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Wondering who’s notable in the cosplay community? Here are five women famous for their cosplay skills.
In 2009, Jessica Nigri wore a Pikachu getup to San Diego Comic-Con International. A photo of the costumed beauty went viral, and Nigri has been a cosplay star ever since. Jessica has modeled for Lollipop Chainsaw, Elsword, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
A professional model and costume designer, Yaya Han has been a fixture in cosplay since attending her first convention in 1999. Han has attended over 100 events worldwide, and she also appeared on Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay.
Victoria Schmidt got into cosplay in high school and became famous for her costumed portrayals of characters from the Star Wars, Star Trek, Disney, DC, and Marvel fandoms. Schmidt is the co-founder of the fashion style blog Set to Stunning and a former Heroes of Cosplay participant.
Ricki LeCotey hails from Canada, but moved to the United States to pursue a career in costuming. The moved paid off as LeCotey landed work on such films as Big Momma's House: Like Father, Like Son and X-Men: First Class. Ricki has appeared at conventions worldwide and joined Yaya Han and Victoria Schmidt on Heroes of Cosplay.
Actress and model Chloe Dykstra has appeared in Spider-Man 2, Drag Me to Hell, and Inappropriate Comedy and is the daughter of a Hollywood special effects guru. Dykstra also starred in Heroes of Cosplay.
As cosplay grows more popular, more celebs are bound to emerge. Who will be next?
|Sheri Ann Richerson|