Ricardo Venancio is the Director of Design for CosplayFabrics.com. He has a bachelor degree in industrial design and a masters degree in scenic arts. Venancio is also an alumni of the Juilliard School in New York City, where he designed costumes for the drama, opera and dance division with great response.
Originally hailing from Brazil, Venancio received multiple awards there for his efforts in costume and set design. Among the most prestigious of these awards were the Coca-Cola Youth Theatre Award and the Moliere French Award.
After completing his studies at Juilliard, Venancio moved straight to a career in the fashion industry, working for many years in the Garment District as an apparel designer and eventually as head designer for several brands including Jennifer Lopez, Baby Phat, DKNY, Nicolle Miller, and Disney. He is very excited to be a part of the Cosplay community and to be working closely with Yaya Han developing her exclusive line of fabrics for cosplayers as his career has now come full circle, returning to his creative costuming roots.
Ricardo will be judging some of our Cosplay Contests!