Allen Ryde is a passionate long time cosplayer and artist since 2006 having attended and done masquerade judging and competitions for varius conventions. He is a professional costume commissioner experienced in many different aspects of costuming from accessories to wigs even full on costume ensembles. He specializes in fantasy ballgowns and intricate detailing in his work to give it a special and unique touch with a touch of couture elegance.
He has worked for and supplied costumes for professional theatre companies, opera houses, entertainment companies and is a freelance pattern designer and product developer for the well known corset company Timeless Trends. When not sewing or building costumes, Allen Ryde is a professional burlesque entertainer performing with various burlesque troupes and professional shows as a nerdlesque performer including Cosplay Burlesque.
Allen Ryde has even gone on tour with the Burlesque Is Coming show which is the only burlesque tour personally approved by George R. R. Martin him as a traveling show based off the characters of A Song of Ice and Fire. Allen Ryde on top of being a costumer and a burlesque entertainer is also the founder and head of a party entertainment company under the name of Faerie Fantastical Parties providing top notch quality character entertainment to birthday parties, school visits and large scale functions and corporate events with princesses, superheroes, pirates etc.
His company of performers also does frequent charity and hospital visits for children in hospitals or in partnership with foundations such as Kids Wish and Hope for the Holidays. Allen Ryde is super excited to be a Spotlight Cosplayer at BlerDCon and hopes to see all of you there!