Becka Noel is an artist living in New York City. Becka grew up in Colorado and loved the mountains, the snow, the animals, particularly horses, and her family, so it was a big decision to leave. However, Becka was eager to attend Pratt Institute where she studied drawing and painting, and ultimately chose designing and costume making as her focus. Becka has been cosplaying for seven years and specializes in armor and props using worbla and any other materials she can get her hands on. Becka found her passion for Costuming and Cosplay after attending New York Comic Con in 2009.
Recently, Becka partnered with McCalls Pattern Company to design exclusive costume patterns which will be available in 2018 and 2019. She is completely self taught and is always working on improving her craft. Becka has organized several cosplay groups that have seen viral online reach, including the My Little Warrior Pony group, Valkyreevees and Care Bear Knights group from Katsucon in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Becka has been featured in numerous publications for her cosplay, including: Cosplay Culture Magazine, iCosplay Magazine, The New York Times, NBC, Business Insider, Otaku Magazine, Gizmodo, and many more. In February 2017, it was announced that Becka would be a member of the cast for the reality competition show ‘Cosplay Melee’, which aired on March 21, 2017 on the SYFY channel. She has competed in multiple cosplay contests nationwide and placed 2nd in her category at the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in their inaugural year. Becka co-hosted a cosplay panel at New York Comic Con for the past four years and Katsucon in 2015 and 2016. She also rung in the NYSE bell as part of a selected group of cosplayers for New York Comic Con in October of 2015. In 2018, Becka was chosen as the face of New York Comic Con and had over 200 ads displayed in multiple NYC subway stations. Becka currently teaches workshops on armor and prop making with Worbla at Manhattan Wardrobe Supply.
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