Candace first attended Hal-Con in 2011 and fell in love with the positive energy and creativity that filled every room. Feeling inspired by the talent that surrounded her, she crafted her first set of armour in 2014 (Shae Vizla, Star Wars: The Old Republic) and took to the costume contest stage, placing third in the Journeyman category.
In 2014 Candace joined Hal-Con’s Official Cosplay Street Team. As a recreation therapy graduate with volunteer experience in mental health and long-term care, Candace was thrilled when she was able to combine her love of volunteering with her ever-growing love of cosplay.
You can spot this droid obsessed, Halloween fanatic at a variety of charity events and fundraisers, perhaps as her alter ego Kara Zor-El or one of her favourite animal-loving princesses. Candace continues to add new, exciting creations to her cosplay collection. Give her a follow on Instagram @candacealysia to see what shenanigans she’s up to next!