Best Known for: Cosplayer - Crafter - PCKC Cosplay Contest Judge 2022
Chris “Papa Bear” English began his journey into cosplay with a mission to spread positivity, promote community growth, education, inclusion, and diversity in the cosplay scene. Fueled by the love for the craft, and a passion for helping others, Papa Bear has been heavily involved within the cosplay community volunteering at charity events as a member of the Costumers with a Cause organization, hosting free cosplay workshops to cosplayers and is a Co-founder of Chicago P.O.C. Cosplayers.
Papa Bear has gone on to be featured on the SyFy Channel, is a TNT Cosplay Supply affiliate, influencer for Warner Bros. was the official mascot for C2E2, cosplay affiliate for Wizard World, been a guest speaker at various conventions, lead cosplay programmer, internationally published, competed and judged in multiple cosplay events, won multiple awards, and has no plans on slowing down.
We are honored to have Papa Bear judging the PCKC Cosplay Contest this year. Come see Papa Bear Cosplay at the PCKC Cosplay Contest Saturday night April 23rd at 7:30pm in the Grand Ballroom, Rm 2501AB.