Cosplayers come from a variety of backgrounds. Rae Melnik, senior in FAA, is also a cosplayer and costume design student. “In terms of cosplay, I definitely have a better eye for things now,” Melnik said. Heather McNaughton, freshman in LAS, likes that she can exercise her creativity through cosplay and challenge herself in her STEM studies. With the blue fabric and bejeweled details, Yubaba’s outfit screams her need for power and dominance over Chihiro and the rest of her employees.