Nicole Snell (KikiCraft)
On any given weekend, cosplayers from all over Minnesota come together for conventions celebrating comics, television, movies, and pretty much all things fantasy. Costumers and cosplayers have begun to carve out a niche in the local art community, both for their creativity and their ability to weave together an alternate universe through their designs. Nicole Snell is a longtime costumer and cosplayer who is often the center of attention at local conventions, comic books shows, and children's events. Whether she's saving the world as Wonder Woman or entertaining kids as a Disney princess, Snell has shown an incredible amount of versatility in the types of costumes she is able to create, as well as how she can adapt her theme to fit any audience. As she says on her website, sometimes life is better when you're dressed as a superhero.