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$500 Cash Cosplay Contest with Disfusional Studios at #Astronomicon 4

Get your tickets for Astronomicon:
February 12-14, 2021 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, MI

Astronomicon is Michigan’s Most Exciting Pop Culture Convention celebrating its 4th year strong, February 12th, 13th & 14th 2021 at the Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights Michigan.
Toys, Comics, Video Game Tournaments, Cosplay, Celebrity Guests and so much more!
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Hailing from Southeast Michigan, Disfusional Studios’ lead designer and fabricator, Ashlee Kalthoff, has been creating and showing her artwork since 2005. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design (with concentration studies in welding and painting), Ashlee has applied her traditional artistic background to costume and prop designing. Through artistic collaborations Disfusional Studios has been able to bring their creations out of the studio, and into the abandoned heart of the Motor City.

Since 2012, under the direction of Kalthoff, Disfusional Studios has won many cosplay ‘Best in Show’, and craftsmanship titles around the Great Lakes region. Her attention to detail and advanced sewing and fabrication techniques have allowed her creations to stand in the spotlight again and again. To further her commitment to the craft and culture she shares build guides, fabrication techniques, tutorials, and general advice and information to whomever asks. As a former educator, Kalthoff imparts wisdom on anyone who shows interest in her creations.

Photographer: S.M. Scott Photography


Gallery Pages Coming Soon. Enjoy these teasers in the meantime.
Available to Shoot:
  • ‘Yukata’ Appa [Avatar, the Last Airbender]
  • Morrigan Aensland [DarkStalkers]
  • Yuuko Ichihara [xxxHolic]
  • Vanessa-Human Ursula [The Little Mermaid]
  • Lady Death [Coffin Comics]
  • Retsuko [Aggretsuko]
  • Fremy Speeddraw [Rokka no Yuusha]
  • ‘Shadow’ Sae Niijima [Persona 5]
  • Himiko Toga [Boku no Hero Academia]
  • 2B ‘w/ Virtuous Contract Katana’ [Nier Automata]
  • Druid [Fantasies]
  • Siren + FinFolk Fabric Tail [Fantasies]


Convention Appearances:

Are you looking for cosplayers to make special appearances/guests at your convention or event? I can judge your costume contests, hold panels, Q&As, workshops, and much more!

Costume or Prop Fabrication:

Do you find yourself needing a well crafted prop for your next costume, video game, movie or ad? I can even build your sets and display pieces!
Commission Form

Event Promotion in Costume:

I can also attend conventions/events/trade shows dressed as character from YOUR game or movie.


  • C2E2 [Dec 10-12] – (TBD) 
  • Monroe Pop Fest [Sep 18] – (TBD)
  • Astronomicon 4 [Aug 20-22] – (TBD) Cosplay Guest
  • Cosplay Beach Party [Aug 14] – (TBD)
  • Really Cool Comic Con – RC3 [Aug] – (TBD)
  • Tennocon [July 17] – (TBD) DIGITAL TWITCH EVENT
  • Astro Presents Darby Allin – State of Comics [May 8] – (Sith) Astronomicon Promo
  • Angry Unicorn Interview Series: Ashlee Kalthoff AKA: Disfusional [May 7] – (Starts at 12pm ET) LIVE TWITCH INTERVIEW
  • Virtucon [April 10] – (Queen Bee FX Makeup) ASTRONOMICON FACEBOOK EVENT


  • Halloween Double Feat. [Oct 30]- (Astronomicon Witch) Astro Promo
  • Westgate Neighborhood Halloween Decorating Contest [Oct 26] – (Witch) Judge
  • Tennocon [Aug 1] – (Wisp) DIGITAL TWITCH EVENT
  • NetFest on Your Couch [May 30] – (Moxxi) FREE DIGITAL YOUTUBE CONCERT EVENT
  • C2E2 [Feb 28-March 1] – (Mad Moxxi, Scarecrow, Aggretsuko)
  • Great Lakes Comic Con [Feb 22] – (Lady Death)
  • Astronomicon 3 [Feb 7-9] – (Lay Death, B3-Mad Moxxi, Aggretsuko ) Cosplay Guest: Judge + Booth
  • Twiztmas Party  [Dec 6] – (Krampus Inspired) Astro. Promo
  • Astronomicon X Pop Swap  [Dec 1] – (Morrigan Aensland) Astronomicon Promo
  • Original Sewing and Quilt Expo [Nov. 16] – (Ursula) ​Dittoform Booth
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con [Nov 8-10] – (Morrigan Aensland, Steampunk Satyr, Astro-Witch) Reg. Attendee
  • Youmacon [Oct 31-Nov 4] – (Yuuko Ichihara, Human Ursula, Witchy Cat) Reg. Attendee
  • Attack of the Ninjas  [Oct 30] – (Astro-Witch) Astronomicon Promo
  • How-to-Halloween [Oct 19-20] – (Himiko Toga) Booth w/ Sunday Scarecrow Demo
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival [Sep 27-28] – (Siren Inspired) Festival Friday/Sweet Endings – Reg. Attendee
  • Colossalcon East [Sep 13-15] – (‘Shadow’ Sae Niijima, B2-Mad Moxxi, Star Fest. Yami Sukehiro/Vanessa Enoteca, Yuuko Ichihara) Reg. Attendee
  • Michigan Comic Con [Aug 16-18] – (Ursula, Mad Moxxi) Cosplay Guest: Judge 
  • Cosplay Beach Party [Aug 3] – (Swim – Mad Moxxi) Reg. Attendee
  • Really Cool Comic Con [July 20] – (Yuuko Ichihara) Cosplay Guest:  w/ Panel + Booth
  • Tennocon [July 6] – (Garuda) Reg. Attendee
  • JAFAX [June 7-8] – (Yuuko Ichihara) PENDING – ???
  • Heroes Helping Heroes Expo [Jun 22] – (YoRHa No.2 Type B) Cosplay Guest: w/ Booth
  • Sewing Expo [April 5-7] – (Scarecrow) Reg. Attendee
  • C2E2 [March 22-24] – (Black Clover-Alt, Mad Moxxi) Reg. Attendee
  • Great Lakes Comic Con [Feb 23] – (Himiko Toga) Guest Cosplay: Judge
  • Astronomicon 2 [Feb 8-10] – (Black Clover-Alt, Morrigan Aensland, YoRHa No.2 Type B) Cosplay Guest: Judge w/ Booth
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con [Nov 9-11] – (Scarecrow) Reg. Attendee
  • Youmacon [Nov 1-4] – (ICL Comp.) Reg. Attendee
  • How-To-Halloween [Oct 13] – (Talon) Reg. Attendee
  • Michigan Comic Con [Aug 17-19] – (Scarecrow, Mad Moxxi) Cosplay Guest:Judge w/ 1-day pre-judging
  • Get Geek’d Entertainment Expo [July 28-29] – (Mad Moxxi, Himiko Toga) Cosplay Guest: Judge + Booth
  • JAFAX [June 29-July 1] – (Violet Evergarden, Himiko Toga, ‘Shadow’ Sae Niijima, Yami Sukehiro) Cosplay Guest:Judge w/ 3-days prejudging
  • Colossalcon [June 2] – (N/A)Reg. Attendee
  • Cherry Capital Comic Con [May 26] – (Scarecrow ver.1 + basic wear-mods) Reg. Attendee
  • Motor City Comic Con [May 18-20] – (Scarecrow ver.1) Reg. Attendee
  • ShutoCon [March 23-25] – (Himiko Toga, Kero Kigu) Cosplay Guest:Judge w/ 2-days prejudging
  • Great Lakes Comic Con [Feb 23-24] – (Talon)Reg. Attendee
  • Action Con!, Windsor [Feb 18] – (Appa) Reg. Attendee
  • Astronomicon [Feb 9-11] – (Mad Moxxi) Reg. Attendee
  • Youmacon [Nov. 3-5] – (Mad Moxxi, Litten, Kigu Kero) Reg. Attendee
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con [October 25-27] – ([Version #2 + Court] Talon) Reg. Attendee
  • MeggaXP 3 [September 24] – (Mad Moxxi) Reg. Attendee
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival [High Sea Adventures September 2] – (Wasteland Headdress) Regular Festival Attendee
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival [Royal Pet and Ale Fest August 19] – (Wasteland Headdress) Regular Festival Attendee
  • Windsor ComiCon [August 12] – ([MODIFIED] Talon) Competing in Cosplay Contest
  • JAFAX [June 16-18] – (Kiki, Fremy Speeddraw, Yukata Appa) Cosplay Guest: Judge w/ 3-day prejudging
  • Downriver Comic Convention [June 3-4] – (Steampunk Satyr “w/ worbla belt”) Reg. Attendee
  • Motor City Comic Con [May 20th] – (Talon) Reg. Attendee
  • ShutoCon [March 19] – (Yukata Appa) Reg. Attendee
  • Youmacon [November 3-6] – (Attack of Titan) Regular Attendee
  • American Sewing Expo [Sep. 25th] – (Steampunk Satyr) Reg. Attendee
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival [Sweet Endings Oct. 1-2] – (Forest Fairy) Regular Festival Attendee
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival [Wonders of the World Sep. 10-11] – (Steampunk Satyr) Regular Festival Attendee
  • Motor City Comic Con [May 13-15] – (Attack of Titan) Regular Attendee
  • Warframe – Tenno Egg-Spression Contest, 
    2021, April. 8th – Awarded 2nd place Physical Egg Category“Kuva-Egg Siphon”  (Mixed Media)
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con – Cosplay Competition, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    2019, Nov. 9th – Awarded 1st place Craftsmanship – “Steampunk Satyr” 
  • Youmacon – Hallway Cosplay, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    2019, Nov. 2nd – Awarded Best Masters Hall – “Vanessa/Ursula”
  • Cosplay Beach Party – Cosplay Contest, Milford, Michigan, USA
    2019, Aug. 3rd – Awarded 1st place – “Mad Moxxi” (swimsuit)
  • TennoCon – Warframe Cosplay, London, Ontario, CANADA
    2019, July 6th – Awarded 2nd place – “Garuda – The Gore Queen” 
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con – Cosplay Competition, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    2018, Nov. 10th – Awarded 1st Place Female – “Scarecrow”
  • Youmacon – Craftsmanship Cosplay Comp.,Detroit, Michigan, USA
    2018, Nov. 3rd – Awarded 2nd Place Masters  – “Scarecrow”
  • C4 (Cherry Capital Comic Con) – Cosplay Contest, Traverse City, Michigan, USA
    2018, May 26th – Awarded 1st Place  – “Scarecrow”
  • Great Lakes Comic Con – Cosplay Contest, Warren, Michigan, USA
    2018, Feb. 24th – Awarded 2nd Place  – “Talon”
  • Action! 2018 – Cosplay Competition, Windsor, Ontario, CANADA
    2018, Feb. 17th – Awarded Intermediate 1st Place (adv.) – “Yukata Appa”
  • Youmacon – Craftsmanship Cosplay Contest, Detroit, Michigan, USA  2017, Nov. 3rd – Best of Friday (Hallway) – “Mad Moxxi” (mixed media + props) 
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con – Cosplay Competition, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA  2017, Oct. 21st – Best in Show Awarded – “Talon” (ver.2 mixed media)
  • MeggaXP 3 – (Adult) Cosplay Contest, Jackson, Michigan, USA 2017, Sep. 24th – Judges Award Awarded – “Mad Moxxi” (mixed media)
  • Windsor Comicon – Advanced Cosplay Competition, Windsor, Ontario, CANADA 2017, Aug. 12th – 1st Place 2017 Cosplay Advanced Awarded – “Talon” (mixed media)
  • Downriver Comic Con – Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA 2017, June 3rd – Awarded 1st Place “Steampunk Satyr” – Original Character (Worbla/Mixed Media)
  • Motor City Comic Con – Novi, Michigan, USA 2017, May 20th – Awarded 1st Place “Talon” – Batman and The Court of Owls (Fabric/Mixed Media)
  • ShutoCon – Lansing, MI 48933 March 19th, 2017 – Awarded 1st Place “Appa” – Avatar, The Last Airbender (Fabric/Mixed Media)
  • Spiral Night Club – 1247 Center St, Lansing, MI 48906 October 29th, 2016 – Awarded 2nd Place “Steampunk Satyr” (Mixed Media) 
  • American Sewing Expo – Suburban Collection Showcase, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374 September 25th, 2016 – Awarded 1st Place/Crowd Favorite “Steampunk Satyr” (Mixed Media)
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival – 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442 September 10-11th, 2016 – Awarded 1st Place “Steampunk Satyr” (Mixed Media)

    September 10-11th, 2016 – Awarded “Judges Pick” “Steampunk Satyr” (Mixed Media)

  • Michigan Renaissance Festival – 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442 September 10-11th, 2016 – Awarded 1st Place “Steampunk Satyr” (Mixed Media)
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival – 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442 September 2014 – Awarded 1st Place “Phoenix Mask” (Leather Tooling)
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival – 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442 
    September 2013 – Awarded 3rd Place “Medusa Mask” (Leather Tooling)
  • Michigan Small Colleges’ – Art Exhibition Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI January 25th – April 17th, 2009 – Honorary Mentions “Zebee” (Wood, glass, mix media)
  • Michigan Small Colleges’ – Art Exhibition
    Ganton Art Gallery, Spring Arbor Univ, MIFebruary 10th – March 15th, 2008 – Awarded 2nd place “Xar” (Welded Steel)

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