Aurora Celeste is a costume dabbler with more than 10 years' experience who shares her costuming knowledge on her blog at Her costuming interests are all over, but her passion is reproducing costumes, mostly sci-fi and fantasy movies and tv shows, anime, and manga. In 2009 she received degrees in Theater & Film and History from the University of Kansas, concentrating in Theater and Film Costuming and the History of Clothing. She gives panels and enters masquerades all over the country, has won Best in Show at CostumeCons 24 and 30 as well as the Chicon and LoneStarCon WorldCons, and is currently serving as Vice President of the International Costumers' Guild Board of Directors. When she's not costuming at a convention she's often behind the scenes running them. She has served as staff and panelist on many conventions across the continent including CostumeCon, Arisia, AnimeNorth, and Archon and a con chair at Naka-Kon Anime Convention in Kansas City.