Shandra has loved costumes all of her life. As a child, she used to show up to normal play rehearsals in full costume because it made her feel confident and complete. Since then, Shandra has become a professional cosplayer who has been featured for her cosplay at events around the world. She has also been featured in documentaries and published articles, and her goal is to spread cosplay to every corner of the globe and inspire others to find what makes them bloom.
She finds joy in working closely with non-profit charities as various characters, bringing happiness to children enduring terminal illnesses.
She is passionate about collaborating on creative projects, filmmaking, acting, and teamwork, especially valuing mentoring amateur cosplayers. She is also an adamant supporter of the journey toward mental health and the fight for mental illness acceptance, encouraging the use of the arts to cope, and crediting cosplay as being one of the things that saved her life.
Shandra is also an advanced EMT of 10 years and currently teaches emergency medicine, studied mortuary science, worked as a 911 dispatcher, and has a Master’s of Science in Management and Leadership