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 The dream of growing beyond the border of Michigan was always in the minds of many league members. However, this could not happen without like minded individuals who want to assist in this. Luck would shine upon us and lead a few cosplayers from the Chicago area to contact us. Out of that contact, it lead to the realization that expansion could happen! 

LOE CHICAGO

Chicago
Contact Us

Send us an Email, or
Tel: (630) 439-7640‬

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Grant Paplauskas
Chicago Field Commander

Grant has been cosplaying Thor since the fall of 2019, portraying the mighty Avenger in effort to bring smiles to children of all ages. Motivated by his own memories of meeting his favorite superhero as a child, Grant now works to provide those experiences wherever and whenever possible.


​Stationed in the Chicagoland area, Grant is working to establish and build a branch of the League in Chicago and is eager to strengthen our mission with his involvement. 

 

Jen Watson
Membership Captain

Jen has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, and dressing up as her favorite characters for only slightly less time than that. In 2018 she began cosplaying for charity events as Captain Marvel, and since then, her mission has been to bring her heroes out of their stories and into reality, where she can pass on the inspiration and empowerment that they've given her. She joined the League in 2021 as one of the first members of the Chicago branch, and is very excited to be a part of this exciting new chapter of the organization. 

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Ari Coffman
Media Captain

While she spends her day job working to help people find their own calling and true profession, Ari has discovered her own passion for volunteering as part of League of Enchantment. When children see Elsa enter a room, their eyes light up and they can’t wait to share a moment, a hug or a dance with their favorite snow queen. In what little spare time she has, Ari works to lead the Chicago team’s social media group and utilizes her talents as a designer and maker to create or modify all of her own costumes by hand.

Jim Kutchinski
Assistant to Field Commander

Jim has recently joined the cosplay community. He started out in 2016 by going to his first Comicon in Chicago. Not knowing how to cosplay he met some great people that not only cosplayed but used this to help bring smiles to kids of all ages. Now suiting up as Captain America, Spider-Man, Peter Pan and Lucious Malfoy, Jim has embodied the role of Hero for others and brings imagination to life. When not suiting up and on a mission, Jim spends time with his son, dog and friends. He loves his 9-5 as a corporate trainer for a mobility company and holds a personal trainer license to help people with their health goals.

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Chris Rieck
Events Captain

When he isn’t using his creative skills in the kitchen, working on his degree or cheering on Liverpool, Chris leads the Chicago team’s event group seeking out new opportunities to provide ways for League members to engage the public. Drawn to Captain America, this natural leader has taken the charge to be a driving force behind the development of the Chicago team. An avid costumer, Chris takes on not the roles of not only Captain America but also Batman and others to interact with kids and kids at heart.