Cheralyn is a professional costume, prop, and puppet builder whose work includes feature films (The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Patriot, The Hunger Games), television shows (Dinosaurs!, Homeland, Outcast), and live/interactive properties (Avenue Q, Star Trek: The Experience, Sir Purr for the Carolina Panthers). She is also a published author with several books including Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers, and her first fiction book, ‘Twas Halloween Evening: A Tale of the Zombie Apocalypse.