Hello! My name is Heather, known as Exelia!

I live in North East England and I have been cosplaying since 2005. I am self taught and have made over 100 costumes for myself and others. I love making cute, classic costumes, experimenting with different materials and techniques.. and of course, bringing my favourite characters to life!

I have appeared at many events as a volunteer or guest to judge competitions and present panels & talks. I love helping people understand what cosplay is and how to get involved! This Profile lists all of the events I have attended as a UK Cosplay Representative or as a Guest, Judge or Speaker below.

You can see examples of my costumes in the Costume Gallery. Each costume has an Introduction, a Gallery, detailed Construction Notes and a Construction Gallery for anyone who is interested in learning how my costumes are made. Not every costume is listed, but there’s plenty!

I also have a Blog where I write up entries about all different aspects of cosplay: getting started, attending events, the cosplay community, competitions and much more!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you like what you see!
You can contact me via email at hi@exeliax.co.uk!
If you like my work, you can support me on Ko-Fi!

2017 European Cosplay Gathering Season 7, Japan Expo, France
UK Solo Representative
Performance – Skies of Arcadia, Aika

2016 Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup, AnimeCon, Netherlands
Team UK Representative with PopcornKuma
Performance – Chobits, Sumomo & Chii

2013 World Cosplay Summit, Nagoya, Japan
Team UK representative with Yuka
Performance – Final Fantasy VI, Kefka Palazzo & Terra Branford

2013 Appearance on Youは何しに日本へ?, Japan
Team UK representative with Yuka

2018
Anime Go!, Wallsend UK – Host, Judge & Speaker
Rai-Con Spring, Glasgow UK – Guest, Judge & Speaker

2017
Rai-Con Spring, Glasgow UK – Guest, Judge & Speaker
Anime Go!, Wallsend UK – Host, Judge & Speaker
EGX, Birmingham UK – Judge & Speaker
Rai-Con Winter, Glasgow UK – Guest, Judge & Speaker

2016
Glasgow Comic Con, Glasgow UK – Guest & Judge
Anime Go!, Wallsend UK – Host, Judge & Speaker
EGX, Birmingham UK – Speaker
Rai-Con Winter, Glasgow UK – Guest & Speaker

2015
Sunderland Comic Con, Sunderland UK – Guest, Judge & Speaker
Newcastle Film & Comic Con, Newcastle UK – Guest, Judge & Speaker
EGX, Birmingham UK – Judge & Speaker
Densetsu, Gateshead UK – Guest of Honour, Judge & Speaker
Halloween Cosplay, South Shields UK– Organiser & Host

2014
SunnyCon, Sunderland UK – Speaker
Hyper Japan, London UK – Guest, Judge & Speaker

2013
AyaCon, Warwick UK – Speaker
Play Expo, Manchester UK – Guest, Judge & Speaker