Resume of Credentials
Awards and Achievements


Costume Artist

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David S. Ramsay

Professional Experience

 3/99-Current, theJ.A.S.P.E.R. Cosplay Closet, Long Beach, CA
Formed custom costume business
to provide high-quality, creative and unique personally designed costumes, inspired by anime, manga and game characters for individuals of all ages and body types, at affordable prices and with careful crafting.
A California Corporation: theJ.A.S.P.E.R. Cosplay Closet, Inc.

The Cosplay Closet booth at AnimeExpo 1999.

 6/96-8/98, Prop'er Effects & Studio Manufacturing, Culver City, CA

Starship Troopers (Sony/Tri-Star, 1997).  Assisted in the manufacture of "Mobile Infantry" armor and helmets.  On location at "Camp Curie" set and Sony "Bug Tunnels" to inventory, maintenance/repair and issue props to extras.
Double Team (Columbia Pictures, 1997).  Helped design and fabricate working "ball" parachute to be used for CGI effect.
Aliens Resurrection (20th Century Fox, 1997).  Miscellaneous set dressings.
Batman & Robin (Warner Bros., 1997).  Assisted in the manufacture of Mr. Freeze's henchmen's spiked skates.
The Postman (Warner Bors., 1997).  Assisted in the manufacture of post-apocalyptic mail.
Phantoms (Miramax Films, 1998).  Helped design and fabricate gorgets for biohazard suits.
Sleepwalkers (11/1/97, NBC, Saturdays @ 9pm.).  Designed and fabricated beveled interior cushions for sleep chambers.
VISA Commercial (1998).  Helped pattern and fabricate outer skin for 12-foot elephant to be used in a Super Bowl XXXII first quarter VISA commercial: "An Elephant and Me".  Click here for a pic.

 10/98-3/99, The Good Guys! Audio and Video Electronics,
 Huntington Beach, CA
Job Title: Video Sales: Commissioned sales of audio & video electronics.

 9/92-10/98, The Good Guys! Audio and Video Electronics,
 Emeryville, Berkeley, Redondo Beach, Huntington Beach, CA
Job Title: Customer Service Representative: Assisting the Floor Sales Team.

 9/92-2/93, Alanco Manufacturing
Job Title: Research and Development:  Development of voice interactive robotic toys.

 5/88-8/92, Maryland Institute, College of Art: Security Department
Job Title: Emergency Shift Supervisor:  Observed and maintained order on campus grounds.  Assisted people and answered phones. Provided "Rover" service and day Escort Van to students. Maintained "Incident Report" files on Macintosh computer for campus distribution.

 4/91-8/92, Desert Vision Studios
 4400 El Conquistador Pkwy., Suite 12, Bradenton, FL 34210
Job Title: Assistant Video Editor:  Assisted Robert R. Gerhart, Director, in location lighting and filming, pre-production and post-production editing.

 9/86-5/92, Maryland Institute, College of Art
Audio/ Visual Media Services Department.
Job Title: Projectionist:  Operation and maintenance of video cameras, players and recorders, plus film and slide projectors.  Filmed and edited "Ready -Set-Read", a children's educational video tape for Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke.

Here are a few of the awards you will find listed below.
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Achievements 2000
Resume:  1986~1996,  1997,  1998,  1999,  2000,  2001~Current



 Article.  "Stranger in a Stranger Land: An outsider's look at cosplaying" by Owen Thomas.

Stranger in a Strange Land Article


 11/19/00 24th Annual Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

 Exhibited our costumes:  Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.  "The Kleen Team"

Appearance on the All the World's a Stage Charter Cable Channel-3.  "The Kleen Team"

Doo Dah Parade Index


 11/16~22/00 The Pasadena Weekly

 Images.  The Pasadena Weekly's official Doo Dah 24 program.  Special event circulation of 35,000.  "The Kleen Team"

Doo Dah Parade Image Gallery


 11/14/00 KTLA Channel-5 Television Appearance

 Exhibited our costumes for a live telivision appearance: KTLA Channel-5 Morning News.  Popular news anchor Gayle Anderson promotes the Doo Dah event LIVE at the Light Bringer Gallery in Old Pasadena, CA.  Footage includes background for two "teaser" spots and mention during main story segment.  "The Kleen Team"

KTLA Channel-5 Morning News Doo Dah Segment Image Gallery


 11/10/00 Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

 Exhibited our costumes:  Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen Tryouts competition.  "The Kleen Team"

 Appearance on the KNBC Channel-4 Evening News.  "The Kleen Team"

Doo Dah Queen Tryouts Image Gallery


 11/00 Animefringe: Online Anime Magazine.

 Article.  "Ani-Magic 2000 - First time for Everything" by Dai Kou.

Animefringe Article


 10/31/00 West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

 Exhibited our costumes: Dragon Ball Z "The Hame-Kame Twins"

 Appearance on the KCBS Channel-2 Evening News.  "The Hame-Kame Twins"

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Image Gallery


 10/00 Tokyopop Magazine

 Image.  Overview of Summer Conventions Anime Expo and Comic-Con.  "The Kleen Team"

Tokyopop Magazine, issue 4-2, page 10


 10/6~8/00 Ani-Magic, Lancaster, CA

 Exhibited our costumes: "Hikaru Shidou & Z-RAM", "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle", "Kikko-Man & Keiko Ramen", "Cosplay Commandos", "CPC Cheer" Boy, "CPC Cheongsam", "CPC Corps"

Presented Hall Costume Awards
Craftsmanship and Presentation Judges for the Masquerade
Costuming Panels


 9/04/00 Anime Web Turnpike: Guest's Web Pick

 Article.  "David & Kimberly".  Thank you Nikkou!

Guest's Web Picks Article


 8/12~13/00 LA Tofu Festival, Los Angeles, CA

 Exhibited our costumes: Pokémon "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle"  Helped run a charity photo booth at the Children's Pavilion.

LA Tofu Image Gallery


 8/4~6/00 Otakon, Baltimore, MD

 Exhibited our costumes: "Lee van Squirt & Z-RAM the Kid", "CPC Cheer" Boy & Girl, "Hikaru Shidou & Z-RAM", "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle", "The Hame-Kame Twins", "Hikaru-chan & Char Aznable"

Presented Hall Costume Awards
Cosplay in America Panel


 7/22/00 Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA

 Trophy: Most Humorous, "The Kleen Team"

Masquerade Image Gallery


 6/30~7/3/00 AnimeExpo, Anaheim, CA

 Noncompetitive, Exhibition-Only Performance.  "Showdown at the Poké Corral"

Presented Hall Costume Awards
Craftsmanship Judges for the Masquerade
Costuming Panel


 6/29/00 The Los Angeles Times

 Article.  "Bringing Anime to Life," by Charles Solomon, photographs by Alex Garcia.  "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle"

LA Times Article


 5/11/00 E3, Los Angeles, CA

 Exhibited our costumes: Pokémon "Pika Sweet & Mr. Squirtle"

Appeared in event review of:
E3 Image Gallery


 5/5/00 Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python Concert, Los Angeles, CA

 Exhibited our costumes: Dragon Ball Z "The Hame-Kame Twins"

Eric Idle Souvenir Program


 4/14/00 Horror / Kung-Fu Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

 Appearance on the Seventh Anniversary Horror Kung-Fu Theatre Special.  "Poliwhirl & Mr. Squirtle"

HKFT Interview


 4/00 PoJo's Unofficial Pokémon News & Price Guide Monthly

 Image.  Snap Shots.  "Mr. Squirtle"

PoJo's Unofficial Pokémon News & Price Guide Monthly, vol.1, no.6, page 142

Resume:  1986~1996,  1997,  1998,  1999,  2000,  2001~Current


 California State University: Long Beach
Personal Growth
Graduate Theatre Department
California Repertory Company
Master of Fine Arts program: Costume Design, Technical Emphasis, Theatre and Costume Shop experience, Teachers' assistant for Sewing 101 class, Tailoring.

 College of Alameda: California, East Bay
Personal Growth
Apparel Design and Merchandising
Certificate program: Flat Patterning, Industrial Pattern Making, Fashion Illustration.

 San Francisco State University
Personal Growth
Japanese Language

 Maryland Institute, College of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graduated May, 1992

Major: General Sculptural Studies
Areas of development: Wood (lathing, joining), Metal (jewelry, casting, lost-wax, ceramic shell, arc welding, MIG, TIG), Ceramics (wheel, kiln, glaze), Fibers (loom, off-loom, silk-screen, dying, paper, printing).

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David Ramsay and Kimberly J. Ramsay.  All rights reserved.

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