Candy Keane Cosplay and Costume Design Resume

Candy Keane won her first costume contest at age five and fell in love with the creativity that goes into making costumes, and the excitement of dressing up as her favorite characters. In 2005 she turned her love of costuming into a full-time business and created Three Muses Inspired Clothing. She built the business as an e-commerce website for four years before she opened the Three Muses Costume Boutique in Jacksonville, FL.

During that time Candy was featured in several publications for her cosplay and her costume handiwork can be seen in Movies and TV. She became well known after appearing on the cover of the Jedi Junkies DVD. She was also a featured cosplay guest and costume contest judge at many conventions.

After seven fun years of making and selling costumes, she closed her shop in 2016 and made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom. During that time she started writing about her experience, struggles, challenges and occasional triumphs as a first-time parent with a highly active little boy. The result is her blog, GeekMamas.comit’s like a mom blog, but geekier. In 2020 she released her first children’s book, I’m Going to My First Comic Convention, now available on Amazon.

Candy still continues to enjoy cosplay and costuming as a hobby, and she firmly believes you are never too old to dress up and have fun.

Cosplay & Costume Resume

Film & TV

Jedi Junkies, Star Wars documentary, on cover and interviewed in film

Comic-Con: Episode IV, A Fan’s Hope, Morgan Spurlock Comic-Con Documentary, appears in film as Wonder Woman and Slave Leia

Fanboys, made the Slave Leia costume worn by Kristen Bell in the movie and on the DVD cover.

Being Erica, Season 1, Episode 10, made Madonna costume for main character

E! Entertainment, 25 Most Memorable Swimsuit Moments, appears in Slave Leia segment

Channel 4 News, Beaches Comic Con Promo as Antiope

Print

Books

Legendary Locals of Jacksonville, Pg. 100, Featured local – Dressing for Success

1000 Incredible Costume and Cosplay Ideas, Costumes featured on Pages 231, 255, 270

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, An all-access look at the world’s largest pop-culture event, pg. 68

Die Macht Mit Uns, (The Force is With Us), book about Star Wars fans, pg. 33

Cosplay, Im Bann der Fantasie, book about cosplay, pages 220, 299, 260

Newspaper

US News and World Report, Oct. 2020, quoted, 12 Ideas for Cheap Halloween Costumes

The Florida Times Union, Dec. 2015, interview, Cosplay, Costume Design a Super Combination for Candy Keane

Skirt! in The Florida Times Union, Oct. 25, 2010 – Lady Gaga costume

Mandarin Sun, April 2009, interview, Creative Costumes

The Florida Times Union, Oct. 2009, ‘Cause this is Thriller, Thriller Night…, Zombie costume

Magazines

Folio Magazine, Oct. 2017, Best of Jax cover, The Bestest Show on Earth

Cosplayzine, Cover, March 2016

Buzz Magazine, Oct. 2016, WasabiCon group cover shot

Folio Weekly, Oct. 2015, Cover of Best of Jax issue, The Folio 5

Geek Fantasy Magazine, 2014, Epic Cosplayer feature

Tallahassee Magazine, March 2014, made costume for cover and article, Getting Into Character the Cosplay Way

Good Housekeeping Magazine, July 2014, Wonder Woman costume and accessories used for an article

Movement Magazine, 2014, interview, A Keane Eye for Cosplay

Folio Weekly, Feb. 2011, Cover & interview, Master of Disguise

Jacksonville Magazine, Dec. 2011, Christmas Spectacular

904 Magazine, Dec. 2010, 10 Fashion Must Haves

Empire Magazine, July 2007, 30 Years of Star Wars

The Pyrate’s Way magazine, Autumn 2007, Wenches of Autumn

PC Gamer Magazine, 2001, Holiday Gift Guide

Calendars

Girls of the Con, 5th Anniversary Calendar, 2016

Women of Gaming, 2015

Website Interviews/Features

E! Entertainment, Candy Keane transforms into new 52 Wonder Woman at San Diego Comic Con

NBC News, Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Nerd Mom Blog, 16 Amazing Moms Who Cosplay

Role Cosplay, Top 20 Hottest Rising Cosplay Stars

Girls Gone Geek, G3 Talks Cosplay with Candy Keane

Screen Rant, 10 Best Cosplays That Look Just Like Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman Costume

Geeks Are Sexy, There’s No Underwear in Outerspace – Star Wars Fans and Sex Appeal

The Cosplay Blog, Famous American Cosplay Models

WGRD 97.9, 10 Hottest Cosplay Girls in North America

Enter Cosplay, A Look at the Bombshell Girls of Cosplay and How They Do It

Under Scoop Fire, Sunday Cosplay – Candy Keane

Joypad and Me, Candy Keane Cosplayer

Convention Cosplay/Media Guest:

WasabiCon, Jacksonville, FL, 2013 – 2020, Upcoming guest in 2021

GAAM, Jacksonville, FL, 2012 – 2019

Mandarin MiniCon, co-creator/host, 2015 – 2018

Beaches Library Comic Con, Neptune Beach, FL, 2018, 2019

Hall of Heroes Con, Jacksonville, FL, 2018

JekyllCon, Jekyll Island, GA, 2016, 2017

CollectiveCon, Jacksonville, FL, 2015

ConJure Con, Orlando, FL, 2014, 2015

AmeliaCon, Amelia Island, FL, 2014

DragonCon, Atlanta, GA, 2014

MegaCon, Orlando, FL, 2014

Florida SuperCon, Miami, FL, 2013

Ancient City Con, Jacksonville, FL, 2012, 2013

All-Con Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2013

New York Comic Con, New York, NY, 2013

Awards

2015, 2017 Best of Jax 1st Place, Folio Weekly, Best Local Cosplayer

2016, Best of Jax 2nd Place, Folio Weekly, Best Local Cosplayer

2019, Best of Jax, 3rd Place, Folio Weekly, Best Local Cosplayer

Spooky Empire Costume Contest, 1st Place as Monster High Group