Gladzy Kei is an illustrator, character designer and cosplayer from right here in Calgary, Alberta. Gladzy came from the Philippines to Canada with her family back in 2009. She graduated from Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor’s of Design Degree majoring in Illustration. She is now working as a full-time sculptor at a studio in Calgary that does fabrication for characters, large scale props, and creative interior and exterior displays.
Gladzy’s designs have been worn by international cosplayers such as Jessica Nigri, and her cosplay groups like Battle Disney Princess, Sailor Scouts, and Valkyrie Eevolutions have been featured in articles on websites such as Cosmopolitan, Movie Pilot, and Kotaku.com.
Gladzy has also been recently featured full-page in the Filipino newspaper Mabuhay Calgary as well as TV Networks from the Philippines like ABS-CBN with her accurate depiction of Moana which gained viral attention on social media.