One of the features of The WOW! Comic Con will be the build your own costume creation station and contest. Kids of all ages will work alongside artists and volunteers to craft their own one-of-a-kind costume. Interested families can register for the Craft Club Costume Contest for a chance to win goodie bags and photo ops.
Celebrity judges Laura Powers and Audrey Brazeel will join us on stage at 11:30 to register families and view the collection of hand made costumes. These talented performing artists will be looking for their favorites among the crowd.
Laura Powers is an avid writer and adventurer who travels as much as her imagination allows. She received her bachelor’s degree in theatre and her master’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado. When she is not writing or traveling, you may find her singing, dancing, or exploring the unknown.
Laura has extensive professional performance experience including work in voice-over, radio, and film and is currently featured at the historic Lumber Baron Mansion in Denver. She has appeared in musicals, comedies, dramas, and even a sci fi role. In addition to performing, Laura has taught classes in scene study, monologue, improvisational acting, and stage makeup to children and young adults. She is a local leader in creative industry and development in Lafayette, and we are thrilled she can join us at Comic Con!
Audrey Brazeel graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2011 and has spent the past three years teaching, creating, and organizing with young people all over Lafayette! Recently, she was seen at the Cesar Chavez day celebration at LaMont Does Park, and the Day of the Dead celebration at Festival Plaza, with her Project YES, Dance for Social Change, dance troupe! While Audrey has spent the last year directing service-learning and dance programs for Project YES, she organized a number of flash mobs and hosted the Dance for Social Change Showcase this past May with over 100 students from Pioneer, Lafayette, Ryan, and Sanchez Elementary schools. Prior to working with Project YES, she was an Americorps volunteer with the “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s Eagle class at Pioneer.
Audrey has also collaborated with the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, and the Centaurus High School AVID and Public Achievement programs, as they have volunteered and organized community events. Working with young people to ignite social change in the community is her passion, and Lafayette has been a place where she can see the power that resides within our youth today. From marching down Public road for the annual Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez day celebrations, to moving and grooving with students all around Lafayette, Audrey is honored to be a judge for the first Comic Con in Lafayette!