Anna He




Raised in New York City, I started sewing around age 14, after I graduated junior high school, and never looked back. I went on to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After I finished college, I worked for many fashion labels in New York City and Seattle. On the job training sharpened my eyes for details and workmanship. Working with higher priced labels refined my hands for good quality fabric and their ability to drape. It also taught me about best practice construction methods. I have a wide array of experience working with leather, woven fabric, knit fabric, brocade silk, lace, mesh, feather as well as beading, embroidery and painting. I have created over 200 high quality, award winning costumes for myself and customers – ranging from video game, to Epic Fantasy, to comic and Sci-fi and of course, my own original designs.

Most recently, I am focus on reaching out to more DIY cosplayers by releasing cosplay patterns with The McCall Pattern Company.  When my schedule allows, you can finds me in cosplay groups around conventions; volunteer time to judge costumes contests; or constructively critique and help younger sewists become more skillful in their craft and provide an career example to be in the fashion industries. Daily, I aspire to be a better sewist, an effective teacher and a creative cosplayer.

Arizona 2019 | January 11-12-13

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