New York, NY
Becka Noel is an artist living in New York City. She grew up in Colorado and loved the mountains, the snow, the animals (particularly horses), and her family, so it was a big decision to leave; however, Becka was eager to attend Pratt Institute where she studied drawing and painting, and ultimately she chose designing and costume making as her focus. Becka has been cosplaying for seven years and specializes in armor and props using Worbla and any other materials she can get her hands on.
Recently, Becka partnered with the McCall Pattern Company to design exclusive costume patterns which will be available this and next year, and she is completely self-taught and always working on improving her craft. Becka has organized several cosplay groups that have seen viral online reach, including the My Little Warrior Pony group, Valkyreevees, and Care Bear Knights from Katsucon in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Becka has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets for her cosplay, including Cosplay Culture Magazine, iCosplay Magazine, The New York Times, NBC, Business Insider, Otaku USA, Gizmodo, and many more.
Becka currently teaches workshops on armor and prop making with Worbla at Manhattan Wardrobe Supply.