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


 9/2~6/04 Noreascon 4, Boston, MA

Exhibited our costumes: "8 Seconds", "Daddy-O Ram Rizzle" and "C.C. Limon"

Noreascon 4 Report
"Roughneck Joe" in Art Show
"Roughneck Joe" Starship Troopers Action Figures


 9/04 Doll Reader Magazine

Article: "Japan's Favorite Daughter: Licca dolls have been popular with collectors here and abroad for 37 years." by Toni Fitzgerald

Chara Doll Collection


 11/16~18/01 AKA KON, Vancouver, B.C.

Convention Guests.  Exhibited our costumes: Dragon Ball Z "The Hame-Kame Twins", "The Kleen Team", "Mr. Kappa & Mana Oiseau"

Fabricated Midori-chan Mascot Costume
Presented Hall Costume Awards
Industry Judges for the Masquerade
Hosted Three Panels


 10/31/01 West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

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

 Appearance on the KCAL Channel-9 Evening News.  "The Hame-Kame Twins"

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Image Gallery


 10/1~6/01 CustomCon 5

 Exhibited custom action figures: "Roughneck Joe©" featured on Wednesday.

CustomCon5 Index
CustomCon 5: Wednesday: Ramsay
CustomCon Archive Index


 7/19~22/01 Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA

 Exhibited our costumes: "Mr. Kappa & Mana Oiseau", "Scorpii Lord & Lady"

Presented Hall Costume Awards
Industry Judges for the Masquerade
Masquerade 101 Panel


 7/5~8/01 AnimeExpo, Long Beach, CA

 Exhibited our costumes: "Mr. Kappa & Mana Oiseau", "Scorpii Lord & Lady"

Presented Hall Costume Awards
Craftsmanship and Presentation Judges for the Masquerade
Variety is a Spice of the Cosplay Closet Panel


 3/29~4/01/01 Fanime, Santa Clara, CA

 Exhibited our costumes: "CPC Pageant" Boy & Girl

Presented Hall Costume Awards
Cosplay Tips and More Panel


 5/01 Site-Data Magazine (Published 3/23/01)

 Review.  "Cosplay Closet: Full Order Made Costume" Strong costume maker is in United States - overseas order. Costume American company, hi-level, good quality - recommended. Gundam character - Char Aznable, is president of this company. Company in California - local scene. by Motoyasu Okura

Site-Data Magazine, May 2001, no.10, page 33


 2/15/01 Sci-Firearms

 Review.  "... now Starship Troopers fans have reason to rejoice as well. TrooperPX has created a line of 1/6 scale Starship Troopers MI armor and equipment dubbed Roughneck Joe. This is a line that started as a project for friends, and has developed into an actual product ..." by Kurtis Harris


 2/01 Anime Web Turnpike: Last Exit Before Toll

 Article.  "Cosplay Sites!" by Ryan Matthews

Last Exit Before Toll Article


 1/01 Tomart's Action Figure Digest

 Image.  Three "Roughneck Joe" action figures (from Starship Troopers) were chosen as Runner-Ups in AFD's Figure Design 2000 contest.

AFD, issue no. 83, page 30

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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