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Cosplayer Spotlight #28: Envel Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #28: Envel Cosplay

Hello, my name is Jo! I work full-time as a floor manager for JoAnn: Fabrics and Crafts. Among the things I love are sewing, general crafting, wig-styling, designing, prop-building, and makeup (not necessarily always in that order!). If it’s creating garments, jewelry, or just big messes, I love it!

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Cosplayer Spotlight #27: Phaleure Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #27: Phaleure Cosplay

I’m Lauren, a self-proclaimed jack-of-all trades. By day, I work as a chemical engineer building training simulators for power plants. By night, I am a costume-making, cupcake-baking, game-playing, corgi-taming lover of life and things!

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Cosplayer Spotlight #26: Karmaluna Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #26: Karmaluna Cosplay

Karmaluna Cosplay was chosen as the Representative Team at Anime St. Louis to represent the Eastern region of The United States at the 2014 U.S. World Cosplay Summit Finals at Anime Central 2014. Karmaluna Cosplay is comprised of two Michigan Cosplayers Karmada and Lunaladyoflight.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #25: Green Jello Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #25: Green Jello Cosplay

Green Jello Cosplay was chosen as the Wild Card Team at Nan Desu Kan to represent the Eastern region of The United States at the 2014 U.S. World Cosplay Summit Finals at Anime Central 2014. Green Jello Cosplay is comprised of two Utah Cosplayers Elrowiel and Pannon.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #24: Bejitaballz Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #24: Bejitaballz Cosplay

On the west coast, Mike and Diana are a team called Bejitaballz Cosplay. They cosplay under the names Badman and Binkx. These are their interview answers. (dun dun!)

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Cosplayer Spotlight #23: Cute Classy Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #23: Cute Classy Cosplay

Cute Cosplay Cosplay is comprised of two Louisiana Cosplayers SanctuaryMemories and Oolala Cosplay, selected to compete in the 2014 World Cosplay Summits - USA Finals. The winner of this competition will travel to Japan for the International World Cosplay Summit and compete for America against representatives of the other countries involved in the WCS.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #22: Kirayume

Cosplayer Spotlight #22: Kirayume

A shared burning passion for costuming, performing, and all things magical are just a few reasons why the cosplay duo Kirayume was formed. Daydreamer Nessa (Nessa) and Sparkle Pipsi (Suzanne) have been avid fans of Japanese animation and video games since childhood, and both ladies became seamstresses to express that love through costume-making.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #21: Teca

Cosplayer Spotlight #21: Teca

Hello! My name is Mandi, or Teca, if you like cosplay names. I’m twenty-eight and I live in Denver, Colorado! I’m about as stereo-typically extroverted as you can get. I love meeting new people and talking for hours and hours.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #20: Lilacwire Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #20: Lilacwire Cosplay

I’m from Denver, CO, and still live there. I have a husband, an identical twin, and an evil poodle. My day job is in oil & gas, and I enjoy it very much!

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Cosplayer Spotlight #19: Cat-chan Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #19: Cat-chan Cosplay

I'm Cat-chan and I'm a cosplayer. I love making costumes and attending cons all over the country! (but mostly in Texas). I am a professional graphic designer by day, specializing in digital design for multi-touch platforms. I am also a bit of a couch potato and love watching TV and reading manga. I have two very frisky cats (Karma and Yourichi) and a wonderful Husband I enjoy spending most of my time with.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #18 Cupcake Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #18 Cupcake Cosplay

Cupcake Cosplay is composed of cosplayers Breathlessaire and Starlighthoney. These two ladies won the USA Finals of the World Cosplay Summit in 2013 and represented our country in the International Finals at Japan last summer, and came back with the Brother Industries LTD sponsored award, along with Second Place overall!

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Cosplayer Spotlight #17: Nandolópez Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #17: Nandolópez Cosplay

My name is Luis Fernando López Álvarez; I am from Costa Rica. I am 29 years old, my zodiac sign is Gemini. I really love and enjoy making cosplay, especially together my nephew. I love anime since my first years like a child. My favorite anime have always been Dragon Ball and my favorite character is Goku and always is gonna be Goku.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #16: Kitnichi Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #16: Kitnichi Cosplay

I'm Kitnichi, I'm from Florida. I grew up wanting to become a singer but ended up going to school for Medical Records and Billing. Now I just like to make costumes and play dress up. I started cosplaying in 2012.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #15: Avalon Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #15: Avalon Cosplay

My name is Kayla, but I also go by the name of Avalon Cosplay. I’m 22 years old, an art graduate, and a cosplayer based out of Orange County, New York. I’ve been interested in cosplay since high school (about 6 years now), but only started getting into it around three years ago. I loved it since the beginning and there’s no way I’m stopping now.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #14: Alaska’s Cosplay Corner

Cosplayer Spotlight #14: Alaska’s Cosplay Corner

My name is Alex Bradford but in the cosplay community, I’m known as Alaska. The reason for choosing that for my cosplay name is because I moved her from Alaska. When I got to know people, I just told them to call me Alaska because I thought it was a cool nickname. I was born in Texas but moved to Alaska when I was 7. in Texas but moved to Alaska when I was 7.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #13: Awkward Cosplay Girl

Cosplayer Spotlight #13: Awkward Cosplay Girl

Well, I used to be a stage actress…and since I stopped that cosplaying was the next closest thing to my interests. I often cosplay characters I have the personality of or just characters I fall in love with from any media. I love seeing the sparkle in peoples’ eyes when they see some of their favorite characters come to life.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #12: Chiyo Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #12: Chiyo Cosplay

I started cosplaying because I was interested in people who dressed up as the anime characters. I started asking one of them how to be a cosplayer, then I continued to search around for shops where I could buy wigs, costumes, and stuff.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #11: Reya Skye

Cosplayer Spotlight #11: Reya Skye

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Taryn, but I go by Terra or my cosplay alias, Reya Skye. Not to sound like a hipster, but I'm from a small town you've probably never heard of in the panhandle of Florida. It's been an interesting journey cosplaying because in my town there wasn't and still isn't an Anime Club in high school so I've always just done my own thing.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #10: Deanty

Cosplayer Spotlight #10: Deanty

My name is Deanty. I am 17 years old, an Indonesian cosplayer. I lived in Jakarta, Indonesia with my family. I’m still a beginner in cosplaying and need help for it...one day, my friend said to me that she wanted to cosplay, and I wanted to try cosplay too! I didn't know what character I should cosplay, because I wear Hijab, so my friend gave me a picture of Hatsune Miku in Hijab that she got from DeviantArt.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #09: Dat “Manly” Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #09: Dat “Manly” Cosplay

The name is Dat and I’m in Atlanta, Georgia, sucking every drop out of life like a starving leech and having fun while I can. My slow tunneling into this amazing rabbit hole of cosplay started at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012. Not a single bone in my body regrets it but instead all are begging for more like crack.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #08: Shattered Stitch Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #08: Shattered Stitch Cosplay

My name is Alexis and I run Shattered Stitch Cosplay. I’ve been cosplaying since I graduated high school; I’ve recently spread my wings into the cosplay community at large and am really enjoying the experience.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #07: FateTwister Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #07: FateTwister Cosplay

I’m Matt. I’m 26. Originally from Zwolle, Louisiana and now residing in Olympia, Washington. I’m currently a junior at The Evergreen State College with my degree focuses in Communications and Japanese Language.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #06: MehanChan

Cosplayer Spotlight #06: MehanChan

My name is Meghan Haas AKA MehanChan, I am 25 years old from New Orleans, Louisiana. I got into cosplay because, I was in love with Anime since Sailor Moon came on UPN in 1994 or so...It was just a crazy love story from there. I just got to this point where I just wanted to be the justice seeking characters that I had grown to respect so much.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #05: Kiki Kannon Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #05: Kiki Kannon Cosplay

Hello, my name is Kiki! My cosplay company goes by KannonKosplay. Right now I am currently located in the Florida area, I just moved across country this year. So far I love the conventions and people out here. I first started to cosplay in 2003. However I started to take my costuming more seriously in 2010. Meaning putting a lot more money and time into them and try to make it more of a lifestyle than just a hobby.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #04: ShadowGlaive Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #04: ShadowGlaive Cosplay

My name is Chris White, but I'm also known as ShadowGlaive. I am a gamer, and a Cosplayer who lives in Southern California with a passion for all things geeky, nerdy, or just plain awesome. I started Cosplaying in 2010 for Anime Expo. I ended up throwing together a pretty bad closet Cosplay somewhat resembling Kakashi from Naruto XD.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #03: Kio

Cosplayer Spotlight #03: Kio

My name is Brittney Cutrer, most people call me Kio. I am 21 years old and I live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I am a graphic design student at University of Southern Mississippi.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #02: Natsuo Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #02: Natsuo Cosplay

My name is Allison, I am 21 and I live in southern Ohio. I am currently a senior computer science major in college. I started cosplaying in 2008, when I was 17 years old. I grew up loving anime, and once I got into high school, video games became a love of mine as well. A friend of mine asked me to go to Ohayocon with her, so I cosplayed because she was, and I have been cosplaying ever since!

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Cosplayer Spotlight #01: Ashta Nightrayne

Cosplayer Spotlight #01: Ashta Nightrayne

My name is Nicole Luke, I am 21 years old. I often go by my cosplay name: Ashta Nightrayne. I have been cosplaying since 2004. I have lived in various states and finally settled down in Southern Louisiana.

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