Canvas Cosplay is the project of award-winning artist Philip Odango from Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a background in psychology and over a decade of experience in directing, producing and stage managing more than two dozen productions, Philip fuses design and theatrical performance in his cosplays to create exuberant interactions and visuals.
Born in the Philippines and raised in the United States, Philip believes in the transformative power of cosplay to transcend race and gender, and he has been spotlighted in The New York Times, Forbes Magazine and Kotaku. His award-winning Doctor Strange cosplay was officially featured by MARVEL, and he was commissioned to produce a replica prop for The Jimmy Kimmel Show. He is excited for BlerDCon's vision to celebrate diversity!