Ryan Wells, from Portland OR, is a professional cosplayer, prop builder and builder for the Magicwheelchair.org. Known for being a “Creature Cosplayer” building larger than life costumes and drawing inspiration from fantasy and science fiction, he has been featured on such sites such as Stan Winston School for Character Arts and MuppetsHenson.
Ryan is admin for his local online cosplay group and is a huge advocate for sharing ideas, community, volunteering. “Cosplay was a natural progression for me since there was simply not enough Halloween in my life. I love to learn new skills, trades, make challenges for myself, getting inspiration and ideas from friends (new and old) and making connections through this great community. I tend to draw inspiration mainly from film but I’m trying to branch out into other genres.”