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Jez Roth

Cosplayer / Designer
Las Vegas, NV USA

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Jez Roth started sewing at the age of 13 on small crafts and at the local dance studio before falling in love with the art of cosplay at Katsucon 1998.

After many years of competing at anime convention masquerades, winning Best in Show 16 times with tailored costumes and heavily choreographed skits, he moved to Las Vegas to work for The Venetian designing the Opera Gowns. Eventually he landed at Cirque du Soleil's water spectacular O building costumes. Since leaving Cirque, he has worked freelance out of his own studio - creating everything from mermaids that shoot water, to Mirrorball Men, and Golden Fairies that contort through the air. Roth has designed for events with A-list celebrities such as Kim Kardiashian, Eva Langoria, Snoop Dogg, and DJs such as Benny Benassi, and Dash Berlin; his jewelry has even been worn on the red carpet at the Billboard Awards.

He has represented the United States at the IOEA Otaku Expo in Japan as a Cosplay Guest, and also helped choose the Canadian World Cosplay Summit representative for 2016. He believes that the world of costuming is an endlessly fascinating pursuit-from armor to gowns, giant puppetry to monsters. He shares unique events that educate and involve the community (such as Lip Sync For Your Cosplay) and has restructured and organized cosplay events for conventions in his goal to make the competition scene more mainstream. His artistic journey came full circle in 2015 when he was hired as an Artistic Consultant for One Piece: Gold film, working with Toei Animation to give their film a fully realized Las Vegas feel.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Anime USA 2005 - November 18-20 in Vienna, VA
   Anime USA 2006 - November 17-19 in Vienna, VA
   Anime USA 2008 - October 10-12 in Arlington, VA
   UBCon 2012 - April 13-15 in Buffalo, NY
   Animazement 2012 - May 24-27 in Raleigh, NC
   AniMegaCon 2012 - August 17-19 in Las Vegas, NV
   Anime Vegas 2012 - November 10-12 in Las Vegas, NV
   Sukoshicon: Destination Anime 2013 - January 4-6 in Fort Walton Beach, FL
   Animazement 2013 - May 23-26 in Raleigh, NC
   AniMegaCon 2013 - June 14-16 in Las Vegas, NV
   Sabakon 2014 - April 26-27 in Las Vegas, NV
   Animazement 2014 - May 23-25 in Raleigh, NC
   Nekocon 2014 - November 7-9 in Hampton, VA
   Sukoshi Con: Atlanta 2015 - March 20-22 in Atlanta, GA
   Animazement 2015 - May 22-24 in Raleigh, NC
   Cosplay America 2015 - August 8-9 in Chapel Hill, NC
   Sabakon 2015 - September 5-7 in Las Vegas, NV
   Anime Fan Fest 2016 - May 6-8 in Somerset, NJ
   Lvl Up Expo 2016 - May 14-15 in Las Vegas, NV
   Animazement 2016 - May 27-29 in Raleigh, NC
   Otakuthon 2016 - August 5-7 in Montréal, QC
   Sabakon 2016 - August 19-21 in Las Vegas, NV
   Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016 - September 29 - October 2 in Atlanta, GA
   Animeland Wasabi 2017 - February 10-12 in Denver, CO
   Lvl Up Expo 2017 - May 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV
   Animazement 2017 - May 26-28 in Raleigh, NC
   NekoCon 2017 - November 3-5 in Hampton, VA
   Anime Boston 2018 - March 30 - April 1 in Boston, MA
   Tekko 2018 - April 5-8 in Pittsburgh, PA
   Lvl Up Expo 2018 - May 4-6 in Las Vegas, NV
   Animazement 2018 - May 25-27 in Raleigh, NC
31 guest appearances

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