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Gallery Pages Coming Soon. Enjoy these teasers in the meantime.

Available to Shoot:

  • Fremy Speeddraw [Rokka no Yuusha]
  • ‘Yukata’ Appa [Avatar, the Last Airbender]
  • ‘Shadow’ Sae Niijima [Persona 5]
  • Morrigan Aensland [DarkStalkers]
  • 2B ‘w/ Virtuous Contract Katana’ [Nier Automata]
  • Druid [Fantasies]
  • Siren + FinFolk Fabric Tail [Fantasies]
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR STUDIO? CURIOUS WHAT ELSE WE DO?

ABOUT

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

SERVICES

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.

APPEARANCES & AWARDS

  • Monroe Pop-Con [Sep 19] – (TBD)
  • Cosplay Beach Party [Aug. ???] – (TBD) 
  • Tennocon [July ???] – (TBD)
  • JAFAX [June 26-28] – (TBD)
  • ColossalCon/Main [June 4-7] – (TBD)
  • Miracle Hero-Con [April 25-26] – (Ursula) Cosplay Guest: Cosplay Judge + Booth
  • Indiana Comic Con. [April 10-12] – (TBD)
  • C2E2 [Feb 28-March 1] – (Mad Moxxi, TBD) 
  • Astronomicon 3 [Feb 7-9] – (Mad Moxxi -B3 debut) Cosplay Guest: Judge w/ Booth
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con [Nov 8-10] – (TBD) Reg. Attendee
  • Youmacon [Oct 31-Nov 4] – (Ursula w/props) Reg. Attendee
  • Attack of the Ninjas  [Oct 30] – (Witchy Cat) Astronomicon Promo
  • How-to-Halloween [Oct 19-20] – (Scarecrow, Witch) Booth w/ Sunday Scarecrow Demo

— PAST EVENTS BELOW HERE —

  • 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
  • Cosplay Beach Party – Cosplay Contest, Milford, Michigan, USA
    2019, August 3rd – Awarded 1st place – “Mad Moxxi” (swimsuit)
  • TennoCon – Warframe Cosplay Competition, London, Ontario, CANADA
    2019, July 6th – Awarded 2nd place – “Garuda” ( mixed media)
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con – Cosplay Competition, Grapnd Rapids, MI2018, November 10th – Awarded 1st place Female – “Scarecrow” (ver.2 mixed media)
  • Youmacon – Craftsmanship Cosplay Comp., Detroit, MI2018, November 3rd – Awarded 2nd place Masters – “Scarecrow” (ver.2 mixed media)
  • C4 (Cherry Capital Comic Con) – Cosplay Contest, Traverse City, MI2018, May 26th – Awarded 1st place – “Screcrow” (ver.1 mixed media)
  • Great Lakes Comic Con – Cosplay Contest, Warren, MI2018, Februrary 24th – Awarded 2nd place – “Talon” (ver.3 mixed media)
  • Action! 2018 – Cosplay Competition, Windsor, Ontario, Canada2018, Februrary 17th – Intermediate 1st place (adv.) – “Yukata Appa” (mixed media)
  • Youmacon – Craftsmanship Cosplay Contest, Detroit, MI2017, November 3rd – Best of Friday (Hallway) – “Mad Moxxi” (mixed media + props)
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con – Cosplay Competition, Grapnd Rapids, MI2017, October 21st – Best in Show Awarded – “Talon” (ver.2 mixed media)
  • MeggaXP 3 – (Adult) Cosplay Contest, Jackson, MI2017, September 24th – Judges Award Awarded – “Mad Moxxi” (mixed media)
  • Windsor Comicon – Advanced Cosplay Competition, Windsor, Ontario2017, August 12th – 1st Place 2017 Cosplay Advanced Awarded – “Talon” (mixed media)
  • Downriver Comic Con – 1701 Champaign Rd, Lincoln Park, MI 48146June 3rd, 2017 – Awarded 1st Place “Steampunnk Satyr” – Original Character (Worbla/Mixed Media)
  • Motor City Comic Con – 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374May 20th, 2017 – Awarded 1st Place “Talon” – Batman and The Court of Owls (Fabric/Mixed Media)
  • ShutoCon – 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933March 19th, 2017 – Awarded 1st Place “Appa” – Avatar, The Last Airbender (Fabric/Mixed Media)
  • Spiral Night Club – 1247 Center St, Lansing, MI 48906October 29th, 2016 – Awarded 2nd Place “Steampunk Satyr” (Mixed Media)
  • American Sewing Expo – Suburban Collection Showcase, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374September 25th, 2016 – Awarded 1st Place/Crowd Favorite “Steampunk Satyr” (Mixed Media)
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival – 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442September 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 48442September 10-11th, 2016 – Awarded 1st Place “Steampunk Satyr” (Mixed Media)
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival – 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442September 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, MIJanuary 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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