Chad Hoku is the founder of HokuProps, a fabrication house based in Southern California, and is best known for winning Grand Prize at Twitch Con’s first-ever Cosplay Contest in 2016. Chad began his journey by studying at Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation and eventually graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business: Arts Management from The University of California, Riverside. In 2020, Chad organized and judged the first Ultimate Online Cosplay Championship and after the contest’s success, he went on to co-found the Ultimate Cosplay, LLC.