Lyndzy has been dressing up as her favorite characters since she was in the 3rd grade! Her mother always thought she'd grow out of it hehe.
Garrett discovered his affinity for cosplay a few years ago when he and his wife Nikkie began working on costumes together for Halloween. Now, the two of them enjoy cosplaying together at conventions and other events. Garrett makes his living coaching and training salespeople, and enjoys reading, photography, traveling, and video games.
A native Memphian, Nikkie is an elementary school music teacher who enjoys bringing the love of music and the arts to her students. She often uses her costumes at school to help promote literacy and bring book characters to life for the enjoyment of her students. Nikkie is also a choir director and plays both piano and clarinet.
At Cause-Play Memphis, we love what we do! All of our team members provide their own costumes,
we're great with kids, and we always have a blast! Below are some examples of the characters that you will see at a
Cause-Play Memphis charity event.
( You can find more photos of our characters at events HERE )
ALEXANDRA ZIPPORAH RUDNER
Alexandra Zipporah Rudner (You can call her Alex, her name is a mouthful!) is a local indie actress and a local nerd about town! She enjoys animals, cosplay, acting, and entertaining kids. She's usually at the comic book store with her husband. You can't quite place where you know her, but chances are it will come to you if she's sporting a pair of cat ears.
As an emerging professional in the mental health field, Meagan has always had a passion for helping others. As a cosplayer, she loves bringing her favorite characters to life in a fun and exciting way. Joining the team of Cause-Play gives her the opportunity to join her two loves, helping others and costuming, while giving back to the community. Meagan loves all things Disney and Doctor Who (bowties are cool!), and is always up for a new adventure.
RODNEY "SPIDEY" ADAMS
Rodney "Spidey" Adams started cosplaying shortly after being given the nickname "Spidey" in high school. His job keeps him very busy but when he has free time he is quick to put on his costumes!
Jeremy has been a lifelong fan of the world’s greatest detective for quite some time, and a few years ago began the adventure of bring the famed comic book character out of the books and into real life. Since then he has realized a love for costuming and bring joy to others through the comic book characters he himself has always enjoyed.
A local model, aspiring actress, and mom Mia has always dreamed of working at Disneyland. Mia has been dressing up as characters ever since she was child. She loves Disney, DC, and all things fantasy. Her goal is to leave a positive impact on this world.
Brittany's love for cosplay comes from the care and passion her mother showed her growing up, being taught that your love for being over the top is never a bad thing. Being able to cause a laugh and bring smiles to all around her has always been her goal.
As a mother herself now she makes sure to pass on all her love and passion for a future cosplayer in the making.
John has been cosplaying his entire life - even before he knew there was a name for it. He enjoys all things cosplay, comics, and science fiction. When he is not working as a mild mannered IT Specialist, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending events as characters that hopefully bring excitement and joy to those who need it.
Sara moved to Memphis in 2001. After graduating college in 2009 with a degree in psychology, she began pursuing her passion of modeling, acting, art, and writing. She has acted in a number of YouTube and independent films, is currently working on several novels, and sells her paintings online. Her love for anime, Disney, and video games got her started costuming in 2010.
Johnny has been active in the cosplay community for about 2 years. When he found out he could use his cosplay powers for good, he flew at the chance! When he's not championing for truth and justice, he also loves spending time with his son, playing video games, and martial arts.
James fights crime both professionally and through his passion as moonlighting as Batman. When he's not fighting crime, James loves to immerse himself in all things pop culture, spend time with friends and family, and teach his favorite apprentice (his daughter, Harper) what it means to be a true crime fighter!
"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me." – Christian Bale in Batman Begins.
Chelsea has been part of the cosplay community for several years now. She enjoys attending conventions, and is also an active member of the local Star Wars 501st Legion. Her princess and hero visits to local area children's hospitals have brought joyus smiles to many little faces.
Ryann, or "Raven" as many of her friends call her, has been cosplaying for well over 4 years. Her specialty is the character "Raven" from Teen Titans, but she has many other new characters in the works. Raven was a huge inspiration to her as a child, so now she hopes to inspire more kids to keep being super. When she isn't cosplaying, she enjoys riding horses, working on film projects, and studying to become a nurse.
JOSHUA ANDREW MILES SMITH
Josh is an artist, cook, and proud father. While in school to become a historian, he also spends his free days suiting up for kids and bringing smiles to faces. His characters include Spider-Man, Indiana Jones, Batman, and many others. With 6 years of cosplay under his belt, you never know what character he’ll become next.