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.
(Click here for a larger image)

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

10/96 Animerica Magazine

Image.  AnimeExpo 1996 Report. "Char Aznable & Sharon Apple"

Animerica vol.4, no.10, page 7

8/96 LACON III: 55th World Science Fiction Convention, Los Angeles, CA

Ribbon: Costume Workmanship Award: Overall Care and Excellence. Wig Workmanship Award: Outstanding Wig Work (friend David Larson's work). Best Manga: Best Recreation of a Manga Character.  "Char Aznable" from Mobile Suit Gundam-Char's Revenge

7/96 AnimeExpo, Anaheim, CA

Best Costume Most Likely To Win An Award At Worldcon.  "Char Aznable" from Mobile Suit Gundam-Char's Revenge

7/29/95 San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA

Trophy: Best Attention to Detail, presented by SDCC.  "Char Aznable" from Mobile Suit Gundam-Char's Revenge

Dengeki, vol.1, page 74



Best Workmanship Award, presented by Timeless Fantasies.  "Genome 17 : Combat Clone for The Ramsay Institute"  Worn by Atsushi Kamioka.

4/94 Fashion Careers Symposium, San Francisco, CA

3rd Place Ribbon: Wearable Art and Fantasy.
"Genome 17 : Combat Clone for The Ramsay Institute"

8/93 ConFrancisco: 52nd World Science Fiction Convention, San Francisco, CA

Ribbon: Costume Workmanship Award: Best Attention to Detail.
"Genome 17 : Combat Clone for The Ramsay Institute"

6/92 M.I.C.A, Baltimore, MD

Graduation Costume.  "Silicon Samurai"

5/92 M.I.C.A., Baltimore, MD

Senior Show.  "The Ramsay Institute: For Biohazardous Engineering and Strategic Misinformation"

4/92 Balticon 27, Baltimore, MD

Ribbon: Best Craftsmanship Award.  "Lone Worf and Club"

11/91 SciCon 13, Virginia Beach, VA

Trophy: Best Science Fiction Costume.  "Captain K'arlock"

10/91 M.I.C.A., Baltimore, MD

Halloween Costume Award.  "Cybernetic Fiend"

4/91 Balticon 26, Baltimore, MD

Hall Costume Award.  "Rasta-Andy"

10/90 Weapons Con, Silver Spring, MD

Best Weapon.  "I.C.E.: Independent Combat Engineers"

1/89 EveCon 6, Crystal City, VA

Best Anime Costume.  "Captain Harlock"

4/88 Balticon 23, Baltimore, MD

Craftsmanship Award.  "Sir Ferric of Lecithin, Son of Queen Pantothenate, from the Land of Carrageenan"

1/88 EveCon 5, Frederick, MD

Best Security Enforcement.  "Phase-Plasma Rifle... in the 80-Watt Range"


1986~92 Japanimation Galore, M.I.C.A., Baltimore, MD

Anime Screenings.  Student activity, weekly gathering of Japanese Anime fans to watch the latest anime, and sleep through marathons of the "classics".

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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"Plasma", "Sir Ferric of Lecithin", "I.C.E.", "DewVak-1: Automated Co-Pilot", "P.A.W.: Personal Assault Weapon", "The Ramsay Institute", "Rasta-Andy", "Cybernetic Fiend", "Lone Worf", "Silicon Samurai" and "Genome-17"
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David Ramsay .  All rights reserved.

Copyright 1997~2006 David Ramsay and Kimberly J. Ramsay.  All rights reserved.

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David Ramsay, 1998~2006.

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David Ramsay, 1999~2001.

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