Maria AKA Oz Costumes carries a Masters in Costume Design and Technology from California State University Long Beach. She has been sewing professionally in the theater industry since 2019. With 15+ years of cosplaying under her belt, she has won multiple Best In Show and Master Division awards throughout the Southwest. Maria's core belief about cosplay is that everyone has the capability to learn and grow and that all skill levels should be celebrated. But most importantly, cosplay is for fun! She hopes to share her love of cosplay with others and offer her knowledge in various aspects of costume construction and cosplay competition. Currently, she lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and many pets.