KnightArcana (Al Gardner) is an NYC-based cosplayer, gamer, and streamer with over 10 years of self-taught sewing and crafting experience. Inspired by cosplay as a performance art, Al uses their passion for detail and craftsmanship to replicate outfits with precision and bring their favorite anime, manga, and video game characters (and sometimes characters and designs of their own) to life. They also seek to combine their love of gaming and cosplay on a daily basis by producing live-streamed content on Twitch that engages discussion and celebrates craftsmanship, community, and a mutual love of all things nerdy. When not engaged in any of the above, you can expect to find them playing tabletop RPGs (like Dungeons & Dragons), eating pastries, belting tunes at karaoke, and taking care of their single feline resident — His Royal Highness “Beans,” the Legume Prince — with their partner, Van, in Brooklyn.