Art Zeal!

​​Who We Are...



Tom Hoppe (Tommy NerdHawg): Although a relative new-comer to the cosplay scene, Tom has been involved in a variety of artistic endeavors throughout his life. Comic illustration, fantasy art, miniature building/customization/painting, costume design, and much more. His passion for cosplay and costume design is second only to his love of his family & geekdom. In addition to his hobbies (gaming, toy collecting, comic book collecting, etc) he is also the founder and admin of NerdHawg - a Facebook community devoted to all things geek! His Cyberman cosplay won the UberZombie Apparel cosplay contest at East Coast Comic Con 2016 held in East Rutherford, NJ & he has been featured on not only their website but quite a few others as well! Another incarnation of his Cyberman made an appearance at New York City's own "Hotsy Totsy Burlesque" in their Tribute to Doctor Who! Tom was featured in the Staten Island Advance (newpaper), had an appearance in the July 2016 issue of CosplayZine on page 12 and also was in The PoughKeepsie Journal in their coverage for a Make-A-Wish Event at the Pandorica Restaurant in Beacon, NY. Look for many more creations by Tom both for his own cosplays as well as those commissioned by other cosplayers for their awesome fantasy creations!