Our Jury

Our Jury is composed of specialists from the cosplay community, familiar with costumes, props, make-up and stage performances.
The jury also includes representatives of Riot Games.

Sarah Kulyk – Riot Jynx

Sarah ‘Riot Jynx’ Kulyk has worked at Riot for almost 7 years, and currently leads Influencer Marketing in North America. It’s a passion for supporting content creators and their craft that has inspired her to invest in community programming, and develop influencer and cosplay initiatives like – Cosplay Lab, Champions Live: A Cosplay Celebration, and Cosplitality Lounges.

Jynx has been a part of the League of Legends community since Season One, and is now obsessed with playing and ranking in Team Fight Tactics. She started crafting costumes over 20 years ago, with her first cosplay being inspired by the character Sailor Moon.
She’s also an artist with a history working on illustrations, webcomics, and 2D game assets, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation. When she’s not at Riot or building new cosplays, Jynx enjoys spending time with her two corgis (Celestine & Abaddon) and drinking bubble tea / boba.~

Social Media:

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook

Mel Capperino Garcia – Riot SwimBananas

Mel aka Riot Swimbananas is a streamer/cosplayer/host and all around internet human. Mel has been cosplaying for the past 5 years, starting with a classic Sailor Moon Cosplay.
Her background comes from Theater, having a degree in Scenic Design for plays in college. Cosplay was the natural transition, and now she mostly focuses on 3D printing props and weapons.  At Riot, Mel acts as host for Summoner Showcase, as well as an Associate Program Manager for Influencers. Mel supports Cosplayers and Influencers connecting them with Riot, and enabling them to make content surrounding Riot’s games. Some notable projects she has helped with has been the True Damage cosplay collaborations, as well as the Cosplay Tutorials for league’s 10 year celebration.

Outside of work, Mel loves playing video games with her favorite game of all time being Legend of Zelda.

Social Media:

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
Twitch

Aleksandra Tora – Shappi Workshop

Cosplay has been her passion since 2009 – she is one of the most experienced cosplayers in Poland. Her cosplay adventure was born at manga and anime conventions – her fascination with the cosplay contests resulted in her first costume: Gwendolyn from Odin Spehere.
For many years, she honed the art of costume making, constantly learning new techniques and solutions, including creation of armors from the Eva foam – a material that she began to use as one of the first cosplayers in Poland. Her hard work and dedication resulted in important achievements such as representing Poland and scoring high prizes at both international competitions and local contests.

Due to her recognition, she is very often invited to foreign events. During all those years, she created many costumes, the most recognizable of which include: Mercy from Overwatch, Saskia from The Witcher, Battleborn Kayle from League of Legends or Bellona from Smite. She is also the author of numerous tutorials for beginner costume creators available on YouTube. 

Shappi will coordinate the League of Legends European Cosplay Contest by answering your application emails, and looking after you backstage during the Finals.

Social Media:

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube

Sarah Kulyk – Riot Jynx

Sarah ‘Riot Jynx’ Kulyk has worked at Riot for almost 7 years, and currently leads Influencer Marketing in North America. It’s a passion for supporting content creators and their craft that has inspired her to invest in community programming, and develop influencer and cosplay initiatives like – Cosplay Lab, Champions Live: A Cosplay Celebration, and Cosplitality Lounges.

Jynx has been a part of the League of Legends community since Season One, and is now obsessed with playing and ranking in Team Fight Tactics. She started crafting costumes over 20 years ago, with her first cosplay being inspired by the character Sailor Moon.
She’s also an artist with a history working on illustrations, webcomics, and 2D game assets, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation. When she’s not at Riot or building new cosplays, Jynx enjoys spending time with her two corgis (Celestine & Abaddon) and drinking bubble tea / boba.~

Social Media:

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook

Mel Capperino Garcia – Riot SwimBananas

Mel aka Riot Swimbananas is a streamer/cosplayer/host and all around internet human. Mel has been cosplaying for the past 5 years, starting with a classic Sailor Moon Cosplay.
Her background comes from Theater, having a degree in Scenic Design for plays in college. Cosplay was the natural transition, and now she mostly focuses on 3D printing props and weapons.  At Riot, Mel acts as host for Summoner Showcase, as well as an Associate Program Manager for Influencers. Mel supports Cosplayers and Influencers connecting them with Riot, and enabling them to make content surrounding Riot’s games. Some notable projects she has helped with has been the True Damage cosplay collaborations, as well as the Cosplay Tutorials for league’s 10 year celebration.

Outside of work, Mel loves playing video games with her favorite game of all time being Legend of Zelda.

Social Media:

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
Twitch

Aleksandra Tora – Shappi Workshop

Cosplay has been her passion since 2009 – she is one of the most experienced cosplayers in Poland. Her cosplay adventure was born at manga and anime conventions – her fascination with the cosplay contests resulted in her first costume: Gwendolyn from Odin Spehere.
For many years, she honed the art of costume making, constantly learning new techniques and solutions, including creation of armors from the Eva foam – a material that she began to use as one of the first cosplayers in Poland. Her hard work and dedication resulted in important achievements such as representing Poland and scoring high prizes at both international competitions and local contests.

Due to her recognition, she is very often invited to foreign events. During all those years, she created many costumes, the most recognizable of which include: Mercy from Overwatch, Saskia from The Witcher, Battleborn Kayle from League of Legends or Bellona from Smite. She is also the author of numerous tutorials for beginner costume creators available on YouTube. 

Shappi will coordinate the League of Legends European Cosplay Contest by answering your application emails, and looking after you backstage during the Finals.

Social Media:

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube