Spotlight on Cosplay Guests: Chris “Papa Bear” English

Cosplay guest Chris "Papa Bear" English in Hellboy cosplay at O Comic Con 2016. Photo by BPI Multimedia

Cosplay guest Chris “Papa Bear” English in Hellboy cosplay at O Comic Con 2016. Photo by BPI Multimedia

O Comic Con 2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic event! To give you a sense of the show’s features, we’ll be highlighting our comics guests, cosplay guests, and featured artists as the event approaches. OCC 2017 will be jam-packed with things to see and do on the Arena Floor, the ExHall, and in all the panel rooms. We hope you’ll join us! Purchase advance tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets — and we’ll see YOU at the Mid-America Center July 7th, 8th, and 9th

Chris “Papa Bear” English began his journey into the wild world of cosplay with a small local con in 2012 and has been hooked ever since. Fueled by the positive vibes of the community and a love for the craft Chris has definitely expanded his knowledge of costume creation/ prop making as well as attending more conventions. Part of his continued costume efforts is being involved in the community and attending various costumed events as a member of Cosawesome Studios, an Indiana based cosplay group, and attending various charitable events as a member of Costumers With A Cause. Papa Bear has gone on to be a guest at various conventions, compete in multiple cosplay events, won multiple awards and has no plans on slowing down. You can follow his adventures on his Facebook page or @chriscosplays and instagram @papabearcosplay