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Goodbye 2018! Hello 2019!

Disfusional Studios would like to thank everyone for their support. 2018 was a wonderful year, and we cannot wait to se what 2019 has in store. We had wrapped up our convention season and are researching fabrics for our next big build.
After meeting Doug Jones, at GRCC, this past year; creativity is bursting at the seams!! It was simply amazing being able to meet a personal idol. (Tears were shed promptly after these photos were taken.)
As you might already know, we are working to finish up our 2019 "con-tour". Here is a sneak peak of what is to come over these next couple moths... I mean months!! Our current goal is to put Maghda (Diablo 3) back on the cutting counter.
We are hoping to be able to post one-tutorial a week, based off this big build, for folowers to enjoy!!



Detroit, Michigan, USA
http://disfusional.tumblr.com/
COSTUMING

Artistic Collaborations

I am humbled to have the opportunity to work/collaborate with fellow talented Artists.
Just as much time and work goes into getting the perfect photograph/edit as does each costume.
Here are just a few galleries I have been fortunate to be apart of.
I am also open to working with new artists (cosplay or photography)! Feel free to contact me, if you are interested.


Steampunk Satyr_SMScott Photography

Scarecrow
Photographer: Eeza James

Steampunk Satyr_SMScott Photography

Scarecrow
Photographer: Eddie Lai

Scarecrow_Marokiandy Cinematographer

Druid
Cinematographer: Andy Maroki

Himiko Toga_Marokiandy Cinematographer

Mad Moxxi
Cinematographer: Andy Maroki


Steampunk Satyr_SMScott Photography

Steampunk Satyr
Photographer: Shawn M. Scott

The Huntress_SMScott Photography

The Huntress
Photographer: Shawn M. Scott

Himiko Toga_Marokiandy Cinematographer

Himiko Toga
Cinematographer: Andy Maroki

Scarecrow_SMScott Photography

Scarecrow
Photographer: Shawn M. Scott


Scarecrow_Marokiandy Cinematographery

Scarecrow
Cinematographer: Andy Maroki

Scarecrow_Marokiandy Cinematographer

Scarecrow
Cinematographer: Andy Maroki

Talon_SMScott Photography

Talon
Photographer: Shawn M. Scott

Mad Moxxi_SMScott Photography

Mad Moxxi
Photographer: Shawn M. Scott


Mad Moxxi_Justin Causey Photogrpahy

Mad Moxxi
Photographer: Justin Causey

Mad Moxxi_SMScott Photography

Mad Moxxi
Photographer: Shawn M. Scott

Talon_SMScott Photography

Talon Ver.1
Photographer: Shawn M. Scott

Steampunk Satyr_C.Islander Images

Steampunk Satyr
Photographer: C.Islander Images


Phoenix Mage_Tom Selling Photography

Phoenix Mage
Photographer: Tom Selling

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Appa - 'Yukata' (Avatar the Last Airbender)
Fremy Speeddraw (Rokka no Yuusha)
Himiko Toga - 'Full Gear' (Boku no Hero Academia)
Shadow Sae Niijima (Persona 5)




COMMISSIONS

Is There Something I can Assist You With?

Disfusional Studios has been hired by various organizations, over the years.
Are you seeking the assistance of a professional artist? We are skilled in a variety of different mediums.
Feel free to send us a message.


ABOUT

"Creatively, Unfold Your Imagination." - A.Kalthoff

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, Ashlee has applied her traditional artistic background to costume and prop design. At the 2012 Michigan Renaissance Festival her World of Warcraft based headpiece and cosplay garnered high praise from contest judges and was an obvious crowd favorite.

Since 2016, 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.

Photo of Me
Photographer: S.M. Scott Photography




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 costume or prop for your next costume, video game, movie or ad? I can even build your sets and display pieces!

Event Promotion in Costume:
I can also attend conventions/events/trade shows dressed as character from YOUR game or movie.



APPEARANCES/AWARDS

Appearances

2019

  • Youmacon [Oct 31-Nov 4] - (TBD) PENDING
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con [Nov 8-10] - (TBD) PENDING
  • Colossalcon East [Sep 13-15] - (TBD) PENDING
  • Michigan Comic Con [Aug 16-18] - (TBD) PENDING
  • Denver Pop Culture Con [May 31-June 2] - (TBD) PENDING
  • C2E2 [March 22-24] - (Goal=Maghda) Reg. Attendee
  • Astronomicon [Feb 8-10] - (TBA + New Cosplay) Cosplay Guest/Judge

  • --- PAST EVENTS BELOW HERE ---

    2018

  • Grand Rapids Comic Con [Nov 9-11] - (Scarecrow, Fan-Girl-Mode!!) Reg. Attendee
  • Youmacon [Nov 1-4] - (ICL - Competition Cosplay) Reg. Attendee
  • How-To-Halloween [Oct 13] - (Talon) Reg. Attendee
  • Michigan Comic Con [Aug 17-19] - (Scarecrow ver.1, mad Moxxi) Judging Cosplay Contest / 1-day pre-judging
  • Get Geek'd Entertainment Expo [July 28-29] - (Mad Moxxi, Himiko Toga) Cosplay Guest: Cosplay Judge + Booth
  • JAFAX [June 29-July 1] - (Violet Evergarden, Himiko Toga, 'Shadow' Sae Niijima) Judging Cosplay Contest / 3-days prejudging
  • Colossalcon [June 2] - (Street Clothes)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) Judging Cosplay Contest / 2-days prejudging
  • Great Lakes Comic Con [Feb 23-24] - (Full-Talon, DC Batman The New 52 Comics)Reg. Attendee
  • Action Con!, Windsor [Feb 18] - (Appa _ Acatar, The Last Airbender) Reg. Attendee
  • Astronomicon [Feb 9-11] - (Mad Moxxi + Professional Face/Body Paint) Reg. Attendee
  • 2017

  • Youmacon [Nov. 3-5] - (Mad Moxxi + Props, Litten, Cerberus) Competing in Hall Cosplay Contest(Friday)
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con [October 25-27] - ([Version #2 + Court] Talon, Batman/ The New 52 comics) Competing in Cosplay Contest
  • MeggaXP 3 [September 24] - (Mad Moxxi) Competing in Cosplay Contest
  • 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, Batman/ The New 52 comics) Competing in Cosplay Contest
  • JAFAX [June 16-18] - (Kiki, Fremy Speeddraw, Yukata Appa) Judging Cosplay Contest / 3-day prejudging
  • Downriver Comic Convention [June 3-4] - (Steampunk Satyr "w/ worbla belt") Competing in Cosplay Contest
  • Motor City Comic Con [May 20th] - (Talon, Batman/ The New 52 comics) Competing in Cosplay Contest
  • ShutoCon [March 19] - (Yukata Appa) Competing in Cosplay Contest
  • 2016

  • Youmacon [November 3-6] - (Attack of Titan) Regular Attendee
  • American Sewing Expo [Sep. 25th] - (Steampunk Satyr "fabric") Competing in Cosplay Contest
  • 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 "worbla") Regular Festival Attendee
  • Motor City Comic Con [May 13-15] - (Attack of Titan) Regular Attendee

  • Awards

    2018

  • Grand Rapids Comic Con - Cosplay Competition, Grapnd Rapids, MI
    2018, November 10th - Awarded 1st place Female - "Scarecrow" (ver.2 mixed media)

  • Youmacon - Craftsmanship Cosplay Comp., Detroit, MI
    2018, November 3rd - Awarded 2nd place Masters - "Scarecrow" (ver.2 mixed media)

  • C4 (Cherry Capital Comic Con) - Cosplay Contest, Traverse City, MI
    2018, May 26th - Awarded 1st place - "Screcrow" (ver.1 mixed media)

  • Great Lakes Comic Con - Cosplay Contest, Warren, MI
    2018, Februrary 24th - Awarded 2nd place - "Talon" (ver.3 mixed media)

  • Action! 2018 - Cosplay Competition, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    2018, Februrary 17th - Intermediate 1st place (adv.) - "Yukata Appa" (mixed media)

  • 2017

  • Youmacon - Craftsmanship Cosplay Contest, Detroit, MI
    2017, November 3rd - Best of Friday (Hallway) - "Mad Moxxi" (mixed media + props)

  • Grand Rapids Comic Con - Cosplay Competition, Grapnd Rapids, MI
    2017, October 21st - Best in Show Awarded - "Talon" (ver.2 mixed media)

  • MeggaXP 3 - (Adult) Cosplay Contest, Jackson, MI
    2017, September 24th - Judges Award Awarded - "Mad Moxxi" (mixed media)

  • Windsor Comicon - Advanced Cosplay Competition, Windsor, Ontario
    2017, August 12th - 1st Place 2017 Cosplay Advanced Awarded - "Talon" (mixed media)

  • Downriver Comic Con - 1701 Champaign Rd, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
    June 3rd, 2017 - Awarded 1st Place "Steampunnk Satyr" - Original Character (Worbla/Mixed Media)

  • Motor City Comic Con - 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374
    May 20th, 2017 - Awarded 1st Place "Talon" - Batman and The Court of Owls (Fabric/Mixed Media)

  • ShutoCon - 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
    March 19th, 2017 - Awarded 1st Place "Appa" - Avatar, The Last Airbender (Fabric/Mixed Media)

  • 2016

  • 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)

  • OLDER

  • 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, MI
    February 10th – March 15th, 2008 - Awarded 2nd place "Xar" (Welded Steel)



  • CONTACT

    Do you have any questions you would like to ask us?

    We are always open/looking for artistic collaboorations!


    Photographer: C.Islander Images
    Michigan, USA
    Email: disfusionalstudios@mail.com

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