Mel Bateman, of Thunder Jolt Cosplay, is a passionate cosplayer local to Utah. Ever since she was a little girl she has always loved to play dress up and put on plays for her friends and family. She attended her first convention in 2013 and knew that cosplay was something she needed in her life. She immediately began her first cosplay and has always had a project going since then. Mel loves to learn new skills with each project she starts. She pushes herself to learn more advanced techniques every year. She enjoys working with new cosplayers by sharing her joy of cosplay with them and giving tips and advice. Mel is a member of Heroic, a cosplay charity, and loves being able to volunteer with them. Mel is married and the mother of three busy boys who also love to cosplay. She enjoys making them costumes and taking them on lots of geeky adventures. Outside of cosplay Mel is a Domestic Engineer (stay-at-home-mom) and enjoys gaming, drawing, and music. You can find Thunder Jolt Cosplay on Facebook and Instagram.