It is almost time for the International CSI Association conference in the lovely city of Anonville. The who’s who of the forensic world is already trickling into the Grande Resort & Hotel. The crème de la crème of forensic investigators will present their exciting and innovative forensic science research projects to their colleagues, followed by the traditional social hour where a delectable buffet-style dinner will be served.  The forensic investigators from around the globe will relax, enjoy good food and catch up on the past year’s research findings. They’ll be sure to discuss their big cases and trade interesting stories from the crime scenes they’ve investigated over the past year.

It’s well known that some of these investigators have a turbulent history and have not always gotten along harmoniously. Social media outlets have been peppered with posts of ill intent, and scandals are simmering at the surface, ready to boil.  However, the event hosts are in good spirits about the convention and believe the CSI personnel will remain professional and the convention will go off without a hitch. They may be dreaming. Many think there may be enough fuel added to the fire for a public eruption by putting these people in the same room.  You’ve got your itinerary and are set to arrive at the Grande Resort & Hotel tomorrow morning.  This is where your story begins.

 


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SUSPECT LIST

TAYLOR HOLMES
London, England
If you had to choose one word to describe Taylor Holmes it would be genius. Taylor is the director of the crime lab of the Metropolitan Police Service in London, England.  Taylor is highly respected in the U.K. as a criminal investigator, and is an international leader in biochemical forensic research!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab coat and any type of investigation tools - notepad, latex gloves, forceps, etc.

CRICK WATSON
Sydney, Australia
Crick Watson is the crabby trace evidence analyst from Sydney Australia. Brilliant-minded but lacking social skills, this microscope-wielding lab tech is the one to go to if you need a hair, fiber or paint chip analyzed!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: More traditional detective attire - i.e. a Sherlock Holmes costume.

CAT WILLOWS
Las Vegas, U.S.
Cat  Willows is the dependable trace evidence specialist from Las Vegas, Nevada.  Known to suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Cat checks test results two, three, or even four times!  However, if Cat’s analyzed the data - you know the analysis is correct.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All black attire with a black jacket that says ‘Forensics’ or ‘CSI’ on it. You can make the letters out of construction paper and tape it to the back.

ALEX CHRISTIE
Los Angeles, U.S.
Alex Christie is the ultra-mysterious DNA analyst from Los Angeles, California. Even though Alex has been a crime scene investigator for over ten years, nobody truly knows the real Alex.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A trench coat and a fedora hat and any type of investigation tools - notepad, latex gloves, forceps, etc.

MAGNUS PI
Dallas, U.S.
The ultra-eccentric Magnus Pi is the talented questioned document examiner from Dallas, Texas.  An international legend in handwriting and document analysis, this fraud-spotting CSI is the one you call to investigate crimes involving documents!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab coat, a cowboy hat and any type of investigation tools - notepad, latex gloves, forceps, etc.

JORDYN “J.J.” GITES
Dublin, Ireland
Fingerprints anyone?  Jordyn ‘J.J.’ Gites is the world’s preeminent fingerprint examiner. If a crime lab can’t lift a fingerprint from a piece of evidence, it’s sent to J.J. who will find every last one!  A nerdy perfectionist, J.J. is the expert on dusting prints…and how to cut a rug on the dance floor!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A light-colored suit and a makeup brush and baby powder in a small container (i.e. a fingerprint dusting kit).

SKY STOKES
Cape Town, South Africa
If you hear singing during a crime scene investigation, it’s probably coming from the songbird known as Sky Stokes.  Known to be quite paranoid, this firearm and tool mark analyst from Cape Town, South Africa is the one to be around if you want entertainment!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: All black attire with a black jacket that says ‘Forensics’ or ‘CSI’ on it. You can make the letters out of construction paper and tape it to the back.

JAIME CLUSEAU
Ontario, Canada
Jaime Cluseau is the ill-mannered DNA analyst from Ontario, Canada.  One of the brightest minds in the field of molecular biology, but difficult to work with in the lab. Jaime has developed a reputation for being problematic.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: More traditional detective attire - i.e. a Sherlock Holmes costume.

RYAN LANGLEY
New York, U.S.
Ryan Langley is the overly-sensitive entomologist from New York, New York.  Ryan is the leading expert of forensic insect evidence.  If you need an insect identified or to know how long it’s been somewhere… Ryan Langley is who you ask!  However, treat Ryan with the utmost respect, as Ryan can’t take strong personalities.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab coat and any type of investigation tools - notepad, latex gloves, forceps, etc. An I ๏™ NEW YORK button or t-shirt under the lab coat is an optional prop.

TEMPLAS SIMONE
Los Cabos, Mexico
The moody and insensitive Templas Simone is the world’s renowned arson expert.  It’s rumored Templas can smell smoke from over a mile away and detects the cause of a fire by simply walking into an ashy room!  Nevertheless, Templas is a challenging friend to have, as the mood swings are a real killer!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab coat, a sombrero and any type of investigation tools - notepad, latex gloves, forceps, etc.

SAGE SPADE
Bundenbach, Germany
 Sage is the nosy German botanist and long-time member of the International Crime Scene Investigation Association.  There is not a plant alive that Sage doesn’t know every detail about, so Sage is definitely the one to go to for advice on a plant specimen or soil sample. Watch what you say around Sage Spade and take heed of this gossip, because your words will be on public record!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab coat and any type of investigation tools - notepad, latex gloves, forceps, etc. Optional props are any type of plant specimens that you can show your colleagues.

JADEN BRASS
Madrid, Spain
Jaden Brass is the Spanish rookie of the International Crime Scene Investigators Association.  A part-time bullfighter specializing in latent fingerprints, this bluntly-honest CSI has been burning the midnight oil at the Madrid Criminal Investigation Laboratory.  Rumor has it that Jaden is up for a big promotion already!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab coat, a bull-fighting cape and any type of investigation tools - notepad, latex gloves, forceps, etc.

GIOSETTE GRISSOM
Napoli, Italy
The ultra-spunky Italian, Giosette Grissom, is one of the greatest firearms and tool mark analysts this world has ever known.  Giosette Grissom is also known for another awesome talent -  mockery.  Don’t allow Giosette to stand behind you if you don’t want an irritating shadow!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab coat and any type of investigation tools - notepad, latex gloves, forceps, etc. Hair slicked straight back.

SIDNEY SIDLE
Washington D.C., U.S.
Sidney Sidle is the outgoing standup comic and DNA Analyst from Washington, D. C.  Sid’s a super friendly person on the surface, but don’t cross this comic or you’ll pay the price - possibly with your career!  This lab analyst has friends in very high places and is no stranger to seeking revenge!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A dark-colored suit and any type of investigation tools - notepad, latex gloves, forceps, etc. Hair should be ultra-professional. A rubber chicken or any other ‘joke/comedy’ items as optional props.

DAKOTA TRACEY & MANCHESTER LAB PERSONNEL
Manchester, England
Dakota Tracey is a prim & proper poet in addition to being one of the most knowledgeable forensic scientists in the world.  A biochemist by training, Dakota heads up the crime lab in Manchester, England - a famous post-graduate training facility. Dakota typically brings the trainees of the Manchester lab along with him/her to forensic science events, as it is part of their training.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: More traditional detective attire - i.e. a Sherlock Holmes costume.

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