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The Trenzalore Tardis

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The Nightmare Around Christmas

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The Gotham Experience

Shimmer and Shade are award-winning theatrical and costume designers who specialize in costuming, sets, and props of all sizes. Together with our 5 children, Shimmer and Shade Family Cosplay travels the convention circuit teaching others how to bring their cosplaying and geeky desires to reality through inexpensive and creative means.

Over the past 16 years Shimmer and Shade have built many impressive creations including the Trenzalore TARDIS, Nightmare Mountain, the IronFoam Throne, Peter’s Spectacular Dragon “Speck”, and other large prop and set pieces for conventions, theaters, and the television and film industry. Shimmer is also a master builder and special effects makeup artist for theaters, haunted attractions, and the film industry and Shade is an industrial painter.

When we aren’t building, Shimmer and Shade are active in their local community helping children learn to handle bullying and function through their differences as autism and educational advocates. As creators of holiday experiences through their yard displays every year, Shimmer and Shade work for disability acceptance and tirelessly fundraise for local charities through our builds.  Also known as the “Jurassic Family”, the “Deadpool Family”, and the “Arkham Family”, the children direct the cosplays that are used at each convention based on their favorite geek-verses.

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