hippolyta-lighttest-7Hi! I’m Beverly! I create quality content focused on providing cosplayers a wide range of tools and instruction needed to create their costumes and props. I have two businesses: Downen Creative Studios and Epoch Echo Cosworx with Heather Robb.

My goal is to continually encourage artists to confidently acquire new maker skills. In addition to creating my own high-quality costumes and props, I create and sell patterns, 3D files, and video tutorials with the purpose of fostering a positive and encouraging community of creators. My goal is to post my build processes and provide detailed write ups of each of my builds whenever possible. My belief is to be as transparent and willing to share my successes and failures whenever I am able. I have been published in Cos Culture Magazine, and I am an ongoing contributing author for the German magazine Cohaku, having co-written two tutorial articles with my husband in the last two years. Most recently I was commissioned by Marvel for the 3rd season of “Marvel Becoming” to create a replica of the Wasp costume from the movie “Antman and the Wasp”. My passion projects are all community based – I have founded many facebook groups with the hopes of fostering a positive and supportive environment for cosplayers and makers alike. These include SheProp (female-focused propmaker group), Cosplayers of Valhalla (for Marvel costumes), Amazon Sisters of Themyscira (Wonder Woman and Amazon warriors), and Epic Families of Cosplay. My goal is to continue to bring my unique knowledge of building processes and techniques to cosplayers of all skill levels, as well as to encourage my fellow makers to create, to learn from each other and to be positive role models within the maker community.

It’s hard to believe this all started with a Darth Vader mask and a free weekend with the kids. Check out our little Origin Story!

Contact: TheDownens@gmail.com

Etsy Shops
Downen Creative Studios
Epoch Echo Cosworx

Upcoming Appearances & Conventions
Marvel Becoming, Season 3: The Wasp Episode
New York Comic Con 2018
Eugene Comic Con 2018 – Guest / Panelist
Emerald City Comic Con 2019

Past Appearances
2018: Renton Comic Con: Guest / Contest Judge / Panelist
2018: DragonCon: Debut of Wasp Costume for Marvel Becoming
2017: Emerald City Comic Con: Panelist
2017: Rose City Comic Con: Panelist
2016: Emerald City Comic Con: Panelist
2016: Rose City Comic Con: Panelist
2016: Jet City Comic Show:  Contest Judge

Awards
2018: Best in Show 2nd Place, Hela (ECCC)
2015: Best in Show, Appleseed (RCCC)
2015: Best Duo, Thor & Lady Sif (ECCC)

Interviews & Podcasts
Craft and Geek Episode 32: Featured Guest Downen Creative Studios 5/14/2018
Prop: Live – Q&A with Epoch Echo Cosworx – 1/25/2018
Craft and Geek Episode 14: Wonder Woman
Episode 09 of Cosing A Problem: Season 2 – Thor: Ragnarok (Build and Review)
Episode 34 of Cosing A Problem: Season 1 – Movie Review of Wonder Woman
Episode 27 of Cosing A Problem: Season 1 – Interview with Beverly Downen

Features & Shout Outs
Tested: Marvel or Mar-Vell – This is Only a Test 465 – 9/7/18
Prop Live podcast 9/6/18 – Dragon Con 2018 Recovery
Welcome To Dragon Con 2018 FT. Far Out & Cartoon Comic/Anime Con Cosplay Music Video VLOG
Astonishing Cosplay at Emerald City Comic Con 2018
Kotaku: The Best Cosplay From Rose City Comic Con 2018
Beat Down Boogie: Dragon Con Cosplay 2018
Justin Cosplay: Cosplay Music Video RCCC 2018
Justin Cosplay: Cosplay Music Video Rencon 2018
Uncle Jessy: I’m Mary Poppins Y’all! Building Yondu’s Fin from Guardians of the Galaxy | 3D Printed Cosplay
Kotaku.com: Cosplayers Create Their Own Wonder Woman Vanity Fair Shoot:
ComicBook.com: These Cosplayers Created Their Own Epic Wonder Woman Vanity Fair Shoot
Adafruit.com: The Making of a Queen Hippolyta Costume
Adafruit.com: How to Make Faux Feathers from Fabric for Cosplay
Fashionably Geek: Perfect “The Huntsman” Cosplay Has SO MANY FEATHERS!
Adafruit.com: A Regal Queen Hippolyta Costume
Adafruit.com: Immortan Joe Jr. Costume
Adafruit.com: This Furiosa Rosie The Riveter Costume Can Do It
The Mary Sue: Things We Saw Today
GeekDad.com: Cosplay Family Spotlight: Downen Creative Studios
Adafruit.com: How to Add a Zipper to EVA Foam

Editorial Publications
Cohaku: How to Glue Silicone to Fabric, Issue 18, 2018
Cohaku: How to use EVA Foam, Issue 16
Cos Culture Magazine: Zipper Tutorial, Issue June/July 2016 

Video Tutorials
Epoch Echo Channel: My Hela Helmet: A Walkthrough
Epoch Echo Channel: Using Dragon Skin Silicone for Cosplay: Making Metallic Effects with Cast Magic Powders
Epoch Echo Channel: How To Make Resin Molds Using Smooth-Cast 300
Epoch Echo Channel: How To Glue Silicone To Fabric With Sil-Poxy
Epoch Echo Channel: Making Resin Mold Boxes for Hela
Epoch Echo Channel: Foam Leather Tutorial
DIY Faux Feathers Tutorial (Ravenna)

Social Media
Facebook
YouTube
YouTube (Epoch Echo Cosworx)
Instagram
Twitter