Steff Von Schweetz is a self-taught seamstress, tailor, makeup artist, and all around crafter currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Steff began making costumes with the help of their mom back in 2003. When they got their own sewing machine for Christmas in 2006, Steff began to make costumes completely on their own. Through years of trial and error, they improved their craft and began to enter costume contests, judge masquerades, run panels, and be a guest for conventions. Steff is a firm believer that you can do anything through hard work and continuously pushing yourself. Since their start in 2003, Steff has made over 300 costumes for themselves and others. Their work has been featured in films (Wish I Were Here), magazines (Cosmode, MangaBomb, OtakuUSA, and others), and several websites (Nerdist, Microsoft, Kotaku, i09, and more).
Outside of cosplay, they have worked as a tailor, sewist, and designer for local performers and entertainers. Bringing other's visions to life has been a very rewarding endeavor thus far; and Steff hopes to continue to make fun things.
When not working, they enjoy watching anime, researching the world of fashion, reading, baking, and annoying their friends with facts about Evangelion. Steff is also parent to four dogs: Viktor, Zoro, Caesar, and Boa. They will show you dog photos if you ask!
4th Place- Cherry Blossom Festival 2008
3rd Place- Cherry Blossom Festival 2009
Runner-up Best Performance- AOD 2009
Best Group Craftsmanship- Fanime 2009
3rd Place- Cherry Blossom Festival 2010
Best in Show- Anime Vegas 2010
Best Advanced Craftsmanship- Aki Matsuri 2014
Best in Show- Otakon Vegas 2017
Best Performance in Craftsman Level- Sabakon 2017
Best Overall Craftsmanship- Sabakon 2017
Best in Show- Sabakon 2017
First Place in Craftsman Level- Otakon Vegas 2018
Best Advanced Presentation- Virtual CRX 2020
Judges Award- Virtual CRX 2020