Golden Ticket Cosplays

I am an international professional travel photographer who started attending conventions with my children years ago. I immediately fell in love with the Cosplay culture and decided to combine two of my greatest loves: Cosplay and travel. The goal of this personal project, Cosplay 50: The United States of Cosplay, is to photograph amazing Cosplayers from every state.

I bring an entire studio (all 7,500 pounds of it!) to conventions and scour the floor to find exceptional examples of Cosplay. They are then given a Golden Ticket which entitles that Cosplayer to a free thirty-minute professional supermodel-type photography session. Every session is unique and is loads of fun. Golden Ticket holders receive a fully retouched, high resolution, non-watermarked image for their personal use after the convention.

Susan Onysko

Ursula Cosplay


I photographed the stunning Ursula Cosplay at Rose City Comic Con. I also photographed her in 2019 as The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. I love families that Cosplay together. Last...

Comic Convention

Rose City Comic Con 2021
September 10, 2021 • September 12, 2021
Penguin Cosplay


I photographed this uncanny Penguin Cosplay from Batman Returns at Rose City Comic Con. I loved photographing cosplay in the Pacific Northwest during the pandemic, everyone matched their cosplays and...

Comic Convention

Rose City Comic Con 2021
September 10, 2021 • September 12, 2021
White Diamond Cosplay

White Diamond

When I saw this White Diamond Cosplay at Emerald City Comic Con my breath was taken away.  Stunning, right?  White Diamond is from the show Steven Universe.

Comic Convention

Emerald City Comic Con 2019
March 14, 2019 • March 17, 2019
OogieBoogie Ballgown Cosplay

OogieBoogie Ballgown

I photographed this incredibly unique OogieBoogie Ballgown Cosplay at Rose City Comic Con. Can you believe this is a first cosplay attempt?? I was floored - nailed it!

Comic Convention

Rose City Comic Con 2021
September 10, 2021 • September 12, 2021
Raspberry Monster Miku-Raspberryism Cosplay

Raspberry Monster Miku-Raspberryism

I photographed this colorful Raspberry Monster Miku / Raspberryism Cosplay at Holiday Matsuri. The wig was so amazing I only hope that my photo does it justice. More on this...

Comic Convention

Holiday Matsuri 2019
December 13, 2019 • December 15, 2019
Enchantress Cosplay


I photographed this eerie Enchantress Cosplay at Wizard World New Orleans.

Comic Convention

Wizard World New Orleans 2017
January 06, 2017 • January 08, 2017
Thor Cosplay


Owner and service/therapy dog both dressed as Thor at Wizard World Cleveland. So sweet!

Comic Convention

Wizard World Cleveland 2016
February 26, 2016 • February 28, 2016
The Collector Cosplay

The Collector

What is my go-to movie when I fly? Without a doubt Guardians of the Galaxy! Both movies are in my Top Ten movies of all time partly for the amazing...

Comic Convention

Wizard World Austin 2017
November 17, 2017 • November 19, 2017
Moondragon Cosplay


I photographed this exquisite, other worldly Moondragon Cosplay at Wizard World Pittsburgh!

Comic Convention

Wizard World Pittsburgh 2016
November 04, 2016 • November 06, 2016
Freddie Mercury Cosplay

Freddie Mercury

The longer I work on the Cosplay 50 Project the more I notice different types of Cosplayers that come into my studio. I have to imagine it's a bit intimidating...

Comic Convention

Motor City Comic Con 2019
May 17, 2019 • May 19, 2019
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