Our Judges

Decibel Cosplay Judges


Stella Chuu

International cosplayer, burlesque performer, and social media personality who is known for her prolific touring career. She has amassed a large Instagram following, where she often documents her cosplaying experiences.

Before Fame
She began cosplaying in high school. In 2011, she became serious about doing it frequently as she had taught herself to make her own costumes.

She operates her own eponymous YouTube channel where she creates tutorial videos for costume creation. Since beginning it, she has garnered 20,000 subscribers.

Family Life
She was born and raised within the United States.

Associated With
She and fellow cosplayer Jessica Nigri are both known for their prolific cosplaying and performing careers as models.

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca Foster is a renowned visual artist and actress based in Trinidad and Tobago. She is known for her colourful and vibrant portraits as well as her semi abstract renditions of traditional carnival characters of Trinidad and Tobago.

Rebecca has acted in various feature films and stage productions. She is best known for her role as Christine Solomon in the movie “The Cutlass”.

As Creative Director for Zombie Island, Rebecca and her team are also responsible for the terror unleashed annually here at The Decibel Entertainment Festival.

Valmiki Maharaj

Valmiki Maharaj, Creative Director of The Lost Tribe, has made excellence in service – exquisite design and customer service alike – his calling card in the Carnival industry.

His strong work ethic and can-do attitude have catapulted The Lost Tribe from a wild idea to a popular and highly sought after choice for masqueraders all over the world.

In this game a long time, Val has been a member of the TRIBE family since 2008, and before that, a student at the University of London and Queen’s Royal College.

Melissa Young

Melissa Young is a hero, an under-cover Slytherin and a doer of things. By day, and sometimes by night, she is an independent communications consultant. At all times she is the Creative Director and Co-founder of AnimeKon, the Eastern Caribbean’s best comic-convention, held annually in Barbados since 2010.

Melissa’s oversight of AnimeKon’s creative and strategic direction has been critical to the development of the regional online community of cosplayers, the widely anticipated annual cosplay competition, and the more recent Geekcation® Travel programme.

Before becoming a consultant, Melissa was an award-winning advertising account manager and worked with leading advertising agencies in Barbados for over 12 years. She is proud dog-mom to Xena, not quite a warrior but a princess all the same.