Summer Rain Cosplay

Summer Rain Cosplay

Cosplay / Fan / Panelist Guest / Writer

Summer Rain is a cosplayer of 7 years from Chicago and OKC. While Summer loves crafting and the art of costuming, their real passion is in theatrical presence and bringing characters to life, and mostly specializing in fandoms of gaming and anime. Summer is one half of the duo KiraKira Brigade, Oklahoma’s premiere independent Japanese-inspired idol group, and when they’re not on stage performing, can be found hosting fandom and Japanese-culture events in the OKC metro area like maid cafes and cosplay gatherings. A fanfiction author for 15 years, Summer also writes in popular fandoms like Pokémon, Fire Emblem, and Sailor Moon, participating in NaNoWriMo every year from the fanfiction perspective.

Instagram: summerraincosplay


Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B2

Japanese Idol Style Dancing

Have you ever wanted to be an idol? Japanese idols (dance groups) are increasingly popular around the world. Learn to dance like your favorite idol! Have fun! Let your idol flag fly.

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay

Tracks: Anime, Culture & World Affairs, Health & Wellness

Tags: Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: University C

The Voice of Evil

Villains can be more entertaining than heroes, but there are subtle ways that voicing our favorite baddies differs from voicing the good guy. Learn those differences, and how voice actors develop these characters using various vocal techniques.

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Prince Blackheart, Austin Tindle, Haileigh Todd, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: Anime, Performing Arts

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

What is Crossplay?

Learn about Crossplay and its history, with tips and tricks to improve your skills!

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Courtney's Cosplay, Mrs. Fae, PinkCherry Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer A

Name that Pokémon

For those who aren't familiar with Pokémon, come take a guess at the names of these funny-looking creatures in a-style game.

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Kimber Chessmore, Sally Hamilton, David "Oak" Rice

Tracks: Anime, Gaming

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: University C

The Shining Women of Anime

Female protagonists are some of anime’s most fiercely capable, beloved, and admirable characters. Women and girls in anime reimagine cultural views on power, duty, beauty, wish fulfillment, and coming-of-age storytelling. How do empowering gender roles in anime create new twists on Japanese lore and its fantastic legends?

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Courtney's Cosplay, Sally Hamilton, Honor Lychee, PinkCherry Cosplay, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: Anime, Culture & World Affairs

Tags: Panel

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