Yes, I am a “cosplayer” but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing I do. I find it interesting that when I post a pic to social media I will often get the question “is that a character” or “does this mean you will be doing X-character”, or even “you should do a mash up of x and x”. To be honest, it makes me facepalm sometimes. I do other things besides cosplay. I am also a person myself and as such can and will be photographed as such. I am also a colorist. That means I will be coloring art pieces that I am hired to color and that has nothing to do with my cosplay. I am a model. As such, I am hired to model the wares of other people and/or companies. It also means that I need to practice my craft and build a portfolio. I often sing. that is not cosplay and it does not need to be cosplay.
So, as much as I adore cosplay, if you see me NOT in character, it’s probably because I am not in character. And that’s OK.
So here are some pics of the many other things I do that are not cosplay.
This years PCC was a wild ride. Unfortunately because of a gunman situation, the convention was forced to ban all prop weapons and search every attendee and many exhibitors. Fortunately, no one was hurt and everyone had a good time. This year was also particularly sad. We lost one of our own just a few short days before the convention. Our beloved Windy West. She was an amazing woman and our hearts go out to her family.
Everyone has a different convention experience. Some go for the art, others want to see the celebrities, cosplay, autographs, parties, and more. It’s all very personal. I gathered these photos from different people. Friends, photographers, artists, and more. Thank you Courtex studios, Alvin Johnson Photography, Tony Julius, Sandra Le, Sean Johnson, Alfred Trujillo, and especially Jpool.
I hope that you enjoy these as much as I do. I am blessed to have been able to work with many of these cosplayers and creators over the years and hope to continue to do so.