Matthew Penick

con-bio-picMatthew Penick has been a cosplayer for a little over a decade and took his passion for creating costumes to the professional level in 2010 with the creation of the theatrical design company Ribbons and Rivets. The self taught designer began primarily working with leather, and still considers leatherwork to be the company’s specialty, but over the years has added a plethora of materials and processes to the Ribbons and Rivets toolkit to bring all manner of characters to life for other cosplayers, promotions, book covers, and films. His work can be found at www.facebook.com/Ribbons.rivets or purchased from ribbonsandrivets.storenvy.com/ and while he spends most of his time working on commissions or inventory pieces for Renaissance Festivals and Comiccons he does manage to feed his old cosplay itch every now and then. His personal costumes can be seen at www.facebook.com/Zealouscosplay