Allen Ryde


Merchants Hall (PG A-C)

Allen Ryde is a longtime cosplayer and enthusiast having been cosplaying since 2006. He is a professional costume commissioner experienced in many different aspects of costuming from accessories to wigs even full on costume ensembles. He specializes in fantasy ballgowns and intricate detailing in his work to give it a special and unique touch as well as an avid crosplayer with years of training. He has worked for and supplied costumes for many professional theatre companies, opera houses, entertainment companies and is a freelance pattern designer and product developer for the well known corset company Timeless Trends. When not sewing or building costumes, Allen Ryde is a professional burlesque entertainer getting his start working with the convention based burlesque troupe Cosplay Burlesque traveling throughout the convention circuit to bring thrilling entertainment to late night audiences at any con they are at. Allen Ryde has performed in shows with various burlesque troupes throughout the DC and Maryland area and has recently embarked to go on tour with Burlesque Is Coming, the only burlesque tour personally approved by George R. R. Martin as a traveling show based off the characters of A Song of Ice and Fire. Allen Ryde on top of being a costumer and a burlesque entertainer is also the founder and head of a party entertainment company under the name of Faerie Fantastical Parties providing top notch quality character entertainment to birthday parties, school visits and large scale functions and corporate events with princesses, superheroes, pirates etc. His company of performers also does frequent charity and hospital visits for children in hospitals or in partnership with foundations such as Kids Wish and Hope for the Holidays. Allen Ryde is super excited to be a honored cosplay guest at Katsucon 2017 and hopes to see all of you there!