MoNic Cosplays is a Yuma resident and owner of A Healing Touch Day Spa in Downtown Yuma she’s also a face painter and party entertainer with her other business Anime Avenue. Born in Yuma but raised mostly in Phoenix she has been in the cosplay and comicon community for well over ten years and uses the knowledge she gained from her classes in Design and Merchandising and being around other cosplayers to create her own patterns and designs for cosplay and is always trying something new. She is an advocate for using her passion toward charity and volunteer which she likes to call ‘Causeplay’ and has been associated with the Arizona Avengers for many years. She encourages anyone to cosplay and to not let the fear or insecurities of their color, size or shape matter because she believes the art form is for everyone not just a select few.