Alston Stephanus is a Singapore-born Indonesian accessories designer and cosplayer. He is the founder and creative director of Alston Stephanus Accessories, a Jakarta-based fashion boutique producing elaborate haute couture fashion accessories. Creativity and geekiness runs in his veins and his cosplay work is about making people smile and gasp, expressing himself, promoting costume creation, and bringing visibility to Indonesia.
Having always been a nerd, especially of Star Wars, Alston discovered his love for cosplay in particular at San Diego Comic Con in 2013 and has never looked back. Since then he has devoted himself to creating amazing and unique cosplays that range from the intricate (fiberglass Hiro Hamada) to mash-ups (MegaMan meets R2D2) to genderbending (Princess Mononoke, Belle, Harley Quinn) to the adorable (Adventure Time, Zootopia). Most recently he was a featured performer and cosplay guest at Indonesia Comic Con 2016 and will be a guest at the first ever Seoul Comic Con in South Korea. He is also an ambassador for Nerd Out.
With his background in fashion and accessories, Alston is able to create high quality cosplays that both delight and excite the imagination. His cosplays are further enhanced by whimsical photoshoots and film shorts.
His fashion accolades include having his designs be featured in the Miss Indonesia, Miss Earth and Putri Pariwisata Indonesia (Miss Tourism Indonesia) pageants. He also collaborated with designer Anna Fonti to create the national costume for Miss Indonesia/Miss Universe in 2006.
Name: Alston Stephanus
Birthday: February 10th
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Ethnicity: Indonesian, Chinese, Dutch
What I Speak: Indonesian, English, Conversational Mandarin
What I Do: Accessory Designer, cosplay entertainer, and amateur zoologist
Where I Live: Jakarta, Indonesia
What I Love: Nature, wild life, vintage living, the magic of theater, graphic novels, and making dreams come to life!
In addition to a cosplayer, Alston founded and runs an accessories company that deals in haute couture fashion accessories. For more info on A5 accessories please visit www.alstonstephanus.com