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 )
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.
Angel is an office manager at a local fitness center. She loves to dress up as different characters, and make children smile. She is a crafter, and makes most of her own costume props. She is very creative, and a great addition to Cause-Play Memphis.
RODNEY "SPIDEY" ADAMS
Rodney "Spidey" Adams started cosplaying shortly after being given the nickname "Spidey" in high school. His job in the U.S.Navy keeps him very busy, but when he has free time he is quick to suit up and swing into action!
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 bringing joy to others through the comic book characters he himself has always enjoyed.
Christi began cosplaying with her husband in 2013. She has always had a love for great characters, and being able to portray some of her favorites is a very special experience. Volunteering with Cause-play Memphis enables her to share these characters with others who may need the smile of a princess or the strength of a superhero, and that is truly a gift.
Jordan’s love of costuming started when she was little, but her first defining cosplay moment happened when she assembled a Captain Jack Sparrow costume with her mother's help. Ever since then, she has learned new skills such as crafting, sewing, and, prop-making. Jordan loves bringing joy to others, and will keep doing so with Cause-Play Memphis.
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 project manager, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and attending events as characters that hopefully bring excitement and joy to those who need it.
Andrea has loved dressing up in costume her whole life, and has been cosplaying for nearly 20 years. She makes each piece of her costumes herself, and all of this she credits her mother for the knowledge and passion she has for the craft. Besides using her costuming for volunteer work, she puts the skills to use costuming local theater productions for both youths and adults, and teaches many of the interested youths how to make costumes for themselves.
Tanealya is a teacher and mother of 3. She began her work with children with special needs about 15 years ago, and during that time became certified in special education. Tanealya first began costuming about 4 years ago, and it has become one her greatest passions in life. Tanealya is also a self-taught seamstress, and her most recent projects include Ping Mulan and Voyager Moana.
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.
Born on Halloween and having lived half her life in theatre, Destin has always had a love for creating and performing. Volunteering with Cause-Play Memphis has allowed her to recreate her favorite childhood characters and bring them to life for others. She started cosplaying as The Miraculous Ladybug, being a huge fan of the show, and is quickly working on expanding her wardrobe to include a variety of characters.