First let me say that I LOVE being a cosplayer. I love dressing up, and I love taking pics with people. Now, I don’t like being pushed or questioned about declining to shoot with someone. Maybe I have to go to the bathroom or take an important phone call. Or maybe I just don’t like you. We all have our reasons. I am always polite but seriously, don’t fucking push me. I am not required to kiss your ass while you treat me like shit. No one deserves that. And that, my friends, is what prompted this video. So please be kind to your friendly neighborhood cosplayers.
San Diego 2017!! Glad to have seen many of you there ❤ ❤ ❤
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.