Aleta Pardalis

Aleta Pardalis is the daughter of a clothing designer. She designed her first Edwardian style dress in 7th grade and had designed a Tudor style gown by 10th grade. After graduating high school in Florida the early 90’s she discovered comic, sci-fi and anime conventions and started to create comic and anime costumes for those events. By 2003 she was regularly attending DragonCon and participating in the Dawn look-a-like contest held there. She credits both DragonCon and that competition for upping the bar for her costuming. She started to specialize in original versions of costumes fairly quickly and in 2002 she redesigned her old Edwardian dress, and then with her mother and grandmother created a Victorian evening gown, followed in 2005 with her Victorian Dawn costume. In 2008 she created her first version of her steampunk Wonder Woman costume which was based on both Amazonia and a Silof figure. That was followed by Steampunk Morgan Le Fey, Airship Pirate Dawn, Steampunk Baroness (GI Joe), a revamped Steampunk Wonder Woman, pinup Belle, Steampunk Poison Ivy, Steampunk Catwoman, Steampunk Black Widow, Steampunk Death (Sandman), Steampunk Rowena Ravenclaw, Steampunk Maleficent, Steampunk Jem and the Holograms, Art Nouveau Evil Queen, and Dieselpunk Captain Marvel . Costumes still in the works include Steampunk Synergy and a Steampunk Wonder Woman armor. 
She has a public Facebook Page www.facebook.com/AletaPardalisPublic, and a Storenvy shop http://aletapardalis.storenvy.com/ where she sells prints, custom made wands and geeky themed handmade soaps. She has also started taking select costume commissions.

Awards and Other Accomplishments 

Best theatrical presentation  Dawn look-a-like contest  2006

Grimm Visions Calendar

Pyrates Way Magazine

Girls of the Con 2012 Calendar

1000 great Costume and Cosplay ideas

Gearhearts Steampunk Glamour Revue vol 8  

Panelist for the Alternate History Track at DragonCon 2012 and 2013

2013 Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Award for best dressed steampunk female

2014 Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Award winner for Steampunk Rowena Ravenclaw

2014 Geeky Awards Cosplay Nominee for Steampunk Rowena Ravenclaw  

2014 costuming guest of honor at ConTemporal.

2014 2nd place Movies and Television category Eastern Championships of Cosplay 

2015 Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Award winner for Steampunk Maleficent 

2015 Guest/Panelist Wicked Faire

2015 Guest/Panelist Steampunk World's Fair

2015 Panelist for the Alternate History track DragonCon

2015 Panelist at Sakura Matsuri Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

2015 Panelist at New York ComicCon

2015 Guest/Panelist Fan expo Geekstraviganza Tom's River, NJ

2016 Panelist at Sakura Matsuri Brooklyn Botanical Gardens 

2016 Attending Profesional at DragonCon

2017 Attending Professional at DragonCon

2017 Guest at Teslacon

2018 Guest at C.O.G.S. Expo

2018 Guest at Key City Steampunk Festival