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

Wonder Woman Cosplay

Wonder Woman

Imagine my surprise at seeing Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman double at Colossalcon. I am sure everyone will agree that the resemblance is simply uncanny. I was even more surprised that...

Comic Convention

Colossalcon 2016
June 02, 2016 • June 05, 2016
Goku Cosplay


Photographed here is Taimah Duncan at Wizard World Chicago in an unbelievable Goku from Dragon Ball Z Cosplay.

Comic Convention

Wizard World Chicago 2018
August 23, 2018 • August 26, 2018
Supergirl Cosplay


I photographed this Supergirl cosplay at Wizard World Columbus. Little did I know then that I would photograph the amazing shaunascarlett for years to come! Since then I have photographed...

Comic Convention

Wizard World Columbus 2016
July 29, 2016 • July 31, 2016
Cinderella Cosplay


I photographed this beautiful Cinderella Cosplay at Wizard World St. Louis. Oh, how I miss Disney… hoping to get there later this year!

Comic Convention

Wizard World Chicago 2018
August 23, 2018 • August 26, 2018
Klaus Cosplay


When I saw this Klaus Hargreeves Cosplay at Emerald City Comic Con I thought it was the actor Robert Sheehan from The Umbrella Academy. I heard some comments as he...

Comic Convention

Emerald City Comic Con 2019
March 14, 2019 • March 17, 2019
Esmerelda Cosplay


I first met the stunning Nicole Bryan in a Carmen Sandiego Cosplay at Wizard World Philadelphia. She assured me I would want to photograph her new Esmeralda Cosplay she was...

Comic Convention

Wizard World Philadelphia 2018
June 19, 2018 • June 22, 2018
Hatori Sohm Cosplay

Hatori Sohm

I photographed this stoic Hatori Sohma from Fruits Basket Cosplay at Holiday Matsuri.

Comic Convention

Holiday Matsuri 2019
December 13, 2019 • December 15, 2019
Yuki Somha Fruits Basket Cosplay

Yuki Somha Fruits Basket

I photographed this captivating Yuki Sohma from Fruits Basket Cosplay at Holiday Matsuri. Fruits Basket is a Japanese manga and anime series.

Comic Convention

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


I photographed this oh so adorable Varian From Tangled Series Cosplay at Florida Supercon. I wish I still had little ones that would watch that series!

Comic Convention

Florida Supercon 2019
July 04, 2019 • July 07, 2019
Molly Mauk Cosplay

Molly Mauk

I photographed this exquisite Mollymauk from Critical Role Cosplay at Rose City Comic Con. We are hoping to get back to Rose City in 2021, fingers crossed!

Comic Convention

Rose City Comic Con 2019
September 13, 2019 • September 15, 2019
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