Carl Martin

Carl Martin

Carl Martin, owner and operator of Shinka Studios is a Professional Prop Maker and Cosplayer from the Killeen area who now lives in Atlanta managing a Prop Maker Coalition and working as a Fabricator for Volpin Props.

Well known for his appearance on Heroes of Cosplay, Carl travels the United States and other countries as a Cosplay Guest, judging contests, teaching at panels, and using his years of experience to better the community. He has been featured multiple times by Kotaku, Cosplay in America, Forbes, Game Informer, and many more outlets. Carl and his studio have also served as both creators and consultants for short films, companies, and studios such as RoosterTeeth and many others.

His awards include Best in Show-Ikkicon 2009, 1st in Masters-Animefest 2010, 1st in Open-Ikkicon 2010, Best Group-Animefest 2011, Best in Show-SXSW 2012, Best Videogame AKON 2013, and Best Masters- Anime Matsuri 2015.

Carl graduated form Harker Heights High School in 2009 then went to Central Texas College for two years prior to transferring to the University of Mary Hardin Baylor to pursue a degree in management.

 


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