International Cosplayer, entertainer and philanthropist Michael “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio.

A current decorated 16 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Knightmage has been cosplaying since 2012 but the love for the comic and video game genre has resided in his heart since he was small.

Having created over 100 costumes, Knightmage has been listed as one of the top male cosplayers in the world from websites such as The Richest, Screencrush, The Nerdery, Kotaku, Geeks are Sexy and more.  He has judged multiple cosplay contests as well as hosts cosplay panels and workshops at conventions showcasing the positive, inspiring and supportive side of cosplay.


Having a love for acting and stunt work, Knightmage has worked on several Hollywood comic book movie productions including The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America 2: Winter Soldier and more. He was also an alternate for the 2006 reality show “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” hosted by Stan Lee. Knightmage has worked on and has been featured in several fan films and productions such as “Flash Fall” by Together Brother Productions and the popular YouTube series “MAN AT ARMS: Reforged”. He has also created various costumes for World Wrestling Entertainment superstars.

Knightmage is a spokesmodel for the independent comic companies “Shot In The Dark Comics” and “Transgenesis Comics”, having his likeness used for upcoming comic book characters.


Genuinely loving to entertain, make a positive impact and bring smiles, he most often uses his costuming by participating in many charitable events, benefits, parades, birthdays and hospital visits to children. This has led him to becoming a member of esteemed costuming groups such as The League of Heroes, The Heroes Alliance-Ohio Branch, East Coast Avengers, Costumers with a Cause and Superheroes to Kids in Ohio and Heroic Inner Kids. Knightmage often works closely with local and national charity organizations as a sponsor, such as The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Capes 4 Heroes, Putting Downs First, Angels for Animals and many others. He has received numerous awards for his charitable deeds including the “’Outstanding Service Award” from Credit Where Credit Is Due and most notably the “Presidential Volunteers Award” from President Barack Obama and the White House.

See Knightmage in person at FLOW AnimeKon: LIM8TLESS on September 2 & 3 in Barbados.

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