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Who's ready for con-season?

Disfusional Studios would like to thank everyone for their support.
Tenno, your mission has altered.
After starting off 2019 with 2.25 video game characters, we are going to continue to ride out our love for PC gaming. We will be putting our new Bernina/Bernette Serger to use. With that being said; we plan to use our photo/video footage as visual aids for upcoming panels this summer!
If you are interested in having Ashlee Kalthoff and/or Disfusional Studios at a convention near you; kindly reach out to your convention and ask for us!! We are happy to host cosplay contests, judge, create intermediate-advanced panels, and so much more.
We are hoping to be able to post new content, for our viewers/lurkers to enjoy!! If you would like to follow along with our Garuda (Warframe) Build, please follow our Blog/Tumblr link(s)!

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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.

Dark Goddess_SMScott Photography

Morrigan Aensland
Photographer: Shawn M. Scott


YoRHa No.2 Type B
Photographer: G.E. Anderson

Himiko Toga_GEAnderson

Himiko Toga
Photographer: G.E. Anderson

Scarecrow_Eeza James

Photographer: Eeza James

Scarecrow_Eddie Lai

Photographer: Eddie Lai

Dark Goddess_SMScott Photography

Dark Goddess
Photographer: Shawn M. Scott

Scarecrow_Marokiandy Cinematographer

Cinematographer: Andy Maroki

Mad Moxxi_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

Photographer: Shawn M. Scott

Scarecrow_Marokiandy Cinematographery

Cinematographer: Andy Maroki

Scarecrow_Marokiandy Cinematographer

Cinematographer: Andy Maroki

Talon_SMScott Photography

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

coming soon

Appa - 'Yukata' (Avatar the Last Airbender)
Fremy Speeddraw (Rokka no Yuusha)
Himiko Toga - 'Full Gear' (Boku no Hero Academia)
Shadow Sae Niijima (Persona 5)
YoRHa No.2 Type B - 'w/ Virtuous Contract Katana' (Nier Automata)
Morrigan Aensland (DarkStalkers)


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.

until July 2019


"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.

Disfusional Studios
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.




  • Miracle Hero-Con [April 25-26] - (TBD) Cosplay Guest: Cosplay Judge + Booth
  • C2E2 [March ???] - (Goal = Maghda) Reg. Attendee
  • Astronomicon 3 [Feb 8-10] - (TBD) Cosplay Guest: Judge w/ Booth
  •   2019

  • Grand Rapids Comic Con [Nov 8-10] - (TBD) PENDING
  • Youmacon [Oct 31-Nov 4] - (TBD) PENDING
  • Windsor Comicon [Sep 21-22] - (TBD) PENDING
  • Colossalcon East [Sep 13-15] - (TBD) Reg. Attendee
  • Michigan Comic Con [Aug 16-18] - (TBD) Cosplay Guest: Judge
  • Really Cool Comic Con [July 20] - (Raging Office Retsuko and Office Haida) Cosplay Guest: w/ Panel + Booth
  • Tennocon [July 6] - (Garuda) Reg. Attendee
  • Heroes Helping Heroes Expo [Jun 22] - (YoRHa No.2 Type B) Cosplay Guest: w/ Booth
  • JAFAX [June 7-8] - (Yūko Ichihara) Cosplay Guest: Judge
  • Denver Pop Culture Con [May 31-June 2] - TRIP CANCELLED, SORRY


  • 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) Cosplay Guest: Judge
  • Astronomicon 2 [Feb 8-10] - (Black Clover-Alt, Morrigan Aensland, YoRHa No.2 Type B) Cosplay Guest: Judge w/ Booth
  •   2018

  • 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) 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
  •   2017

  • Youmacon [Nov. 3-5] - (Mad Moxxi, Litten, Kigu Kero) Reg. Attendee
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con [October 25-27] - (Talon + Court of Owls) 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] - (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) Reg. Attendee
  • Motor City Comic Con [May 20th] - (Talon) Reg. Attendee
  • ShutoCon [March 19] - (Yukata Appa) Reg. Attendee
  •   2016

  • 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

  • Awards


    As of right now, we do not have any competitions planned.
    Stay tuned!


  • 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)

  • Read/See More about DISFUSIONAL STUDIOS with these Publications:
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    Cosplay Confidential - Podcast Interview
    March 7, 2019 | Bonus Ep.-Cosplay Confidential
    Live from Astronomicon with Ashlee from
    Disfusional Studios | Podcast Detroit

    Jeremy Waldorf - Convention Write Up
    March 2019 | Jeremy Waldorf
    Great Lakes Comic Con 2019
    Bags Unlimited

    MLive - Gallery
    Feb 11, 2019 | Edward Pevos
    Top 10 Cosplayers at Astronomicon

    DET Metro Times - Gallery
    Feb 9, 2019 | Mike Pfieffer
    Second Annual Astronomicon
    Detroit Metro Times

    DET Metro Times - Gallery
    Feb 6, 2019 | Mike Pfieffer
    Twiztid's Astronomicon Returns
    Detroit Metro Times

    Cosplay Confidential - PodcastInterview
    Oct. 11, 2018 | Episode 21
    Cosplay Confidential w/ Disfusional Studios
    Podcast Detroit

    Cosplay Confidential - Podcast Interview
    Oct. 4, 2018 | Episode 20
    Cosplay Round Table Women in Cosplay
    Podcast Detroit

    Wandering Educator - Interview
    Photographer: Shawn M. Scott
    May 01, 2018 | A.O.T.M. Interview
    Dr. Jessie Voigts | Wandering Educator

    Edward Pevos - Gallery
    Aug. 20, 2018 | Edward Pevos
    Top 10 ... Michigan Comic Con

    Edward Pevos - Gallery
    June 30, 2018 | Edward Pevos
    The top 10 ...from 2018...

    Edward Pevos - Gallery
    Feb. 12, 2018 | Edward Pevos
    The best cosplay ...first Astronomicon

    @joeyradio - Gallery
    Oct. 27, 2017 | @JoeyRadio
    Mojo's Halloween Bonfire Bash RECAP
    Channel 95.5

    Edward Pevos - Gallery
    Oct. 23, 2017 | Edward Pevos
    ...Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017

    Aaron Jordan - Gallery
    Oct. 22nd, 2017 | Aaron Jordan
    Photos: Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017

    Edward Pevos - Gallery
    Sep. 25, 2017 | Edward Pevos
    The best cosplay ... at MeggaXP

    Dave Herndon - Gallery
    June 5, 2017 | Dave Herndon
    2017 Downriver Comic Con
    The News Herald

    Edward Pevos - Gallery
    May 21, 2017 | Edward Pevos
    ...day 2 of Motor City Comic Con

    Jason of Nerdlocker - Gallery
    May 20, 2017 | Jason of Nerdlocker
    Motor City Comic Con 2017 – Day 2

    John Froelich - Gallery
    May 20, 2017 | John Froelich
    (Imgs. 37/38) Motor City Comic Con 2017: Day 2
    Free Press

    Sara Goodwin - Gallery
    March 24, 2015 | Sara Goodwin
    Shuto Con 2017 Cosplay...(pg.4)
    ESCapist Magazine

    Worbla - Artist Gallery
    Oct. 15, 2015 | Worbla.com
    Blood Elf Mage – World of Warcraft
    Photographer: Tom Selling


    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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