Dhareza is a Creative Director for an NYC based Marketing agency by day, and by night he is still a Creative Director working at the agency. But when he has spare time, the superhero tights come on. Dhareza has cosplayed for over 8 years and specializes in armor and props using eva foam, worbla and any other materials he can get his hands on. He was bitten by the cosplay bug after attending New York Comic Con with fellow cosplayer Becka Noel. It didn’t take long before the feel of an X-acto blade and a Heat Gun became normal.
Dhareza is one of the winners on Syfy’s TV series “Cosplay Melee.” His other accomplishments in the cosplay circle have included multiple contest wins, including a 1st place win in Denver Comic Con, and finalist at New York Comic Con 2014 and 2015. His work has been heavily featured in multiple online and physical publications, including The New York Times, New York Daily News, Cosplay Culture Magazine, and many others. NBC, Mashable, and Gizmodo have highlighted Dhareza in multiple video segments; showcasing the rise in popularity of cosplay. He also enjoys hosting cosplay related panels which sees jam-packed rooms in various conventions such as Katsucon and New York Comic Con. Dhareza also does commission based requests and has created over 100 cosplay armor and accessories for a growing number of clients. When not cosplaying, Dhareza is an avid photographer, who’s work has been published in various publications.