In the limited dealings that I have had with Smirka Cosplay, she is one of the warmest cosplayers that I have ever encountered.  This probably serves Smirka Cosplay well since she is from Moscow, Russia, one of an increasing number of Amazon cosplay goddesses from the former Soviet Union.  If I had to guess, I’d say that Smirka Cosplay is a comic book and former 16 bit gamer at heart.  Smirka Cosplay is the only cosplayer I have ever seen to cosplay as Princess What’s Her Name, and one of the few I’ve seen do Silver Sable so well.  In fact, I think Smirka Cosplay does an especially good job at cosplaying majestic women with power and mystique, like Storm and Raven.  Like most of her comrades, Smirka Cosplay does it all:  costuming, makeup, hair, wig styling, and modeling.  Smirka Cosplay models and works with her friend Milena Hime Cosplay, who is an exceptional photographer as well.
Jonathan Adam is a diamond in the rough of male cosplayers, choosing dramatic characters that require skills in makeup and style rather than crafting and armour.  Jonathan Adam is like a shining knight of the cosplay world that not only seeks to ever improve his art, but devotes time to helping others do so as well, even if it is by just upholding his principles as a cosplayer.  Jonathan Adam does not believe in contrary actions in or out of cosplay character, and makes it a point to respect all of his fellows, regardless of perceived skill in the craft, or dedication.  While I do not think that Jonathan Adam’s works concentrate on armour as this writing, he is a crafter and does still do his own pieces.  Notable cosplay of his include Sephiroth, Dante, and Alucard.  In fact, Jonathan Adam is probably THE best Alucard that I have ever seen!  If they ever make a live action of Hellsing, they need to look Jonathan Adam up.
Crescent Kitty Cosplay is an interesting cosplayer.  If you are not familiar with Crescent Kitty Cosplay, it could be because she is known by many other names, including OscuroLupo, Misaki, and Wolfsmother.  I think that Crescent Kitty Cosplay is a very talented crafter.  Her crafted pieces of her costumes have a very sturdy and functional look to them; they are very professionally done.  Crescent Kitty Cosplay is also an exceptional makeup effects artist.  All one must do is look at her Widowmaker cosplay, and they can see her skills in costuming, crafting, and makeup effects culminate in that one perfect cosplay.  Crescent Kitty Cosplay is also a gas mask enthusiast.  Crescent Kitty Cosplay’s interest in gas masks creates an aesthetic in her that creates such perfectly smooth and refined props, and accurately produced costumes.  I think Crescent Kitty Cosplay would be a beast if she tried her hand in full tech and fantasy armour crafting.  I am also curious to see what would happen if Crescent Kitty Cosplay experimented in creature effects, as well.
Pixelpantz is a maker.  Pixelpantz likes bending and making her own rules, so she is a gamer.  Pixelpantz likes twisting meanings and sounds of words, so she is a pun master.  Pixelpantz likes to recreate herself and her heroes from her fandoms, so she is a cosplayer.  I would say that Pixelpantz cosplay is the fantasy crafting counterpart to the technologically inclined Crescent Kitty Copslay.  Pixelpantz creates a lot of well made armour cosplays, including her original Ashes of Al’ar, based off a mount from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft.  Even though Pixelpantz creates a number of great armour cosplays, she also does her fair share of tailored works, such as her very underrated Disney Snow White, which is actually right up there with Riddle’s refined version.
Every now and then I get a cosplay crush on someone because of her skills to transform herself into so many characters with such extremely different bodies and faces.  The Egg Sisters did that to me.  Elena Samko Cosplay is another.  The latest as of this entry is Henchwench.  Henchwench makes masterful fantasy and tech armours and props.  Henchwench’s creature and makeup effects are also outstanding, and all of these skills can be seen in her cosplay of a Tier 19 Orc Death Knight.  Henchwench also makes a myriad of other costumes of varying materials, textures, and designs.  How did Henchwench get so talented?  Henchwench might just be the most LEGITIMATELY talented cosplayer I have encountered, having earned a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts in Costume, and studying post grad costume design at the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School. (Yes, she is an Aussie!) As you might have guessed, Henchwench is one of those elite cosplayers that has her costuming professionally featured in movies, television, and theatre.  If you are interested in Henchwench’s techniques, she blogs and makes tutorials on costuming as well.
A.K. Wirru, also known as AmenoKitarou, is a costumer, cosplayer, model, martial artist, instructor, and workshop presenter from Sydney, Australia.  A.K. Wirru is one of the few male cosplayers that I know who makes visually elaborate and large stunningly beautiful cosplays.  Like Old Trenchy, A.K. Wirru is a true costumer, some of whom’s works are more like constructs and masterpieces of fabrication in their own rights rather than just cosplays.  However, A.K. Wirru is not just content to be the faceless man underneath all the padding and worbla. There are also A.K. Wirru’s other cosplays, that are more conventional, but no less beautiful in their own rights.  These other cosplays show off A.K. Wirru’s skills not only in costuming, but in modeling and martial arts, as these tend to be epic warriors and heroes with great physiques and athletic prowess.  In fact, A.K. Wirru’s warrior cosplays are also so accurately and beautifully done, that this aspect of his work also reminds me of Aokiji Cosplay.  Are there any more cosplayers that I can compare A.K. Wirru with?  Oh yeah, he loves puns, just like Pixelpantz!  One of the things that I do not seeing many male cosplayers repeating is that A.K. Wirru is the only male cosplayer that I know that has successfully cosplayed Mai Shiranui from the Fatal Fury series!  Maybe KeltonFX could give him a run for his money on that one.
Kuma Cosplay is a French cosplayer and armour phenom.  You can say that Kuma Cosplay got an early start in her passion for armour, as she has been a lover of helmets since early childhood!  Kuma Cosplay creates huge, bulky, and gritty fantasy armours, as well as sleek, LED powered and mechanised tech armours.  In the short time of 5 years between 2011 and 2016, you can really see how Kuma Cosplay went from proficient armour crafter, to a master in her own right.  One quality that I think is underrated in Kuma Cosplay’s work is her dyeing, painting, and emboss work that she treats her armours with, for just the right hues, lusters, and textures.  All of these qualities give Kuma Cosplay’s works not only great detail and accuracy in reproduction, in some cases, but that stunning and awe inspiring illusion of indestructible functionality that all armour crafters strive for.
This is the official website for East Coast cosplayer, Maxine Miles.  Maxine Miles cosplays a lot of fantasy characters, martial artists, and fighters.  Maxine Miles’s cosplays tend to be a mix of light armours and tailoring, with some great fur hide.  Maxine Miles also crafts her own props and weapons.  Maxine Miles is a mistress of wild women and warriors, as many of them have costumes that have the skimpy sexy armour of female game heroines, but also the hides of slain beasts.  In fact, I think that Maxine Mile’s proficiency in working with fur and thick cloths translates well into her making of plushies.  Despite these personal preferences, Maxine Miles is not limited to these styles and does accept commission jobs of all sorts.
Katya Keller is a cosplayer from Voronezh, Russia, where she creates cosplays as a part of the cosplay duo of Shargon & Keller.  Katya Keller is definitely a fan of fantasy and it’s lore, as all of her cosplays are either from games, legends, stories, and fairy tales in that genre.  Katya Keller crafts light to moderately heavy armours and props, as well as perfect spellcaster battle robes and headdresses.  I can also tell that Katya Keller is also a resident of Azaroth because I used to be one, and her cosplays of Keldorei and Sin’dorei perfectly capture the aesthetics of those races and their gear, down to the different types of lashes, ears, tones, and hues.  Of all of Katya Keller’s cosplays, I am especially a fan of her original design of the Russian folk tale character, Elena the Wise.
Kitana Cosplay is another of what I would call a “total package elite cosplayer from Russia.” Kitana Cosplay is from Moscow, and like so many of the talented cosplayers that hail from Russia, she makes her own cosplays, props, and wigs, and styles her own hair, wigs, and makeup.  Kitana Cosplay does not seem to like to cosplay characters that are too armoured, but makes beautiful cosplays of warriors and supernatural beings in sexier things like bodysuits, battle gowns, light armours, and battle corsets.  Kitana Cosplay also uses more body painting in her creature effects, than the average cosplayer.   Kitana Cosplay is also a lot more accessible than a lot of her Russian cosplay superstar counterparts.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Knight Rises at MegaCon Tampa 2018.  I had actually mistaken Mark Knight Rises for Jonathan Carroll, the cosplayer and actor who portrayed Wolverine in the Bat in the Sun Super Power Beat Down of Wonder Woman Vs. Wolverine.  Mark Knight Rises is a lover of superheroes, the dirtier, grittier, and meaner, the better!  I get the feeling that Mark Knight Rises is a relative newcomer on the cosplay scene, but you couldn’t tell by how he takes a picture and the work that Mark Knight Rises does on his costumes.  Mark Knight Rises is a great character cosplayer, and I can’t wait to see how his portfolio grows in the future.
I have to admit that it took me a while for me to appreciate Jazzmin Jolly’s style of cosplay.  Jazzmin Jolly isn’t so different from many of the other cosplayers in the fact that she is also a model.  It also isn’t unheard of that a cosplayer’s style not be so focused on accuracy, but more towards more minimalist themes, like Jazzmin Jolly’s.  However, something that I think that is very unique about Jazzmin Jolly is the particular style of cosplay and costuming that Jazzmin Jolly creates.  Jazzmin Jolly’s creations are worthy of a Victoria Secrets show, with Jazzmin Jolly as the lead runway model.  Jazzmin Jolly’s style is like that of some of your favourite Disney female characters, but what you’d expect to see them slip into if they wanted to get more…comfortable.  As for the quality of Jazzmin Jolly’s costumes, hair, and makeup, not only are they on point and perfect for her, but usually done by her as well.  Jazzmin Jolly is that nymph of sexy cosplay modelling.
Evenink Cosplay is a mistress of makeup!  Hailing from Belarus of the former USSR, Evenink Cosplay, also known as Irina Sabetskaya, is one of the best when comes to hair, makeup, and body paints.  In fact, before Evenink Cosplay could fully afford true cosplay, she used makeup and body paints to create her own cosplays on her skin!  In fact, Evenink Cosplay did it so much that she had to take a break due to paint allergies.  Evenink Cosplay seldom makes wigs, she does make her own costumes at times.  However Evenink Cosplay usually does her own wig styling and prop making, and always does her own makeup, hair, and body paints.  As a cosplayer, Evenink Cosplay splits her time creating conventional cosplay and sexy cosplay, enjoying the prospect of creating something new in a sensual version of characters that no one has ever seen.
Lady Lemon, also known as Lilia Lemoine, has become a pillar in the cosplay, photography, and modeling communities, just to name a few.  Lady Lemon is a Renaissance Woman in every aspect with backgrounds not only in the fore-mentioned careers, but management, acting, singing, influencing, and even IT.  However, Lady Lemon is featured here for her cosplay, FX, and makeup skills, and just those alone set her in the upper strata of the cosplay community.  Lady Lemon works with materials and styles of all types with masterful execution, as she should, for Lady Lemon is a long time veteran of the industries with over a decade in experience in many of her arts and sciences.
Cree Nicole is one of many cosplayers that finds cosplay as a means of getting through rough times in life.  Cree Nicole is extremely warm and friendly; when I first met Cree Nicole online, I think we chatted for close to 20 minutes straight, and I believe that Cree Nicole has that same openness with everyone.  Cree Nicole is a self-described “budget-cosplayer” whom’s choice of characters is still unfettered.  Cree Nicole is a photographer and model with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine arts and Master’s in Art Education from the University of New Mexico.  Besides being a great prop maker and costumer with all of the previously mentioned talents, Cree Nicole has a charisma that is off the charts.  Her smile alone conveys her charm; Cree Nicole is destined for greatness beyond cosplay.  If all of that is not enough, Cree Nicole plays guitar and bakes.  Oh yeah, she’s also a climber.  Yes.  Cree Nicole still climbs trees.
BadAsh Cosplay is a veteran cosplayer from Wichita, Kansas.  BadAsh Cosplay is either a member of, or extremely friendly with, many fandom and hobby groups within the geek community of her state.  While being self taught in cosplay and crafting, she did learn her fundamentals from her grandmother and mother in sewing.  BadAsh Cosplay expands her crafting skills through what she calls “The Experimental Process.” Unknown to some, but never shy in practice, BadAsh Cosplay is a Math Teacher, and shares her love of cosplay with students and fellow faculty members, alike.  BadAsh Cosplay is a respected member of both the educational system and fandom communities of Kansas.
Miniilay  is a self-taught phenom.  Bourne and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Miniilay learned the basics of sewing from her also self-taught mother, but took those skills to learn costuming and crafting on her own.  Miniilay is extremely talented in tailoring, as well as weapons and armour crafting.  In fact, the lazy and libido-focused eye might discount Miniilay’s costuming prowess because of her obvious charms, but much like her idol, Jessica Nigri, Miniilay is not only the total package of a cosplayer, but a brand in her own right.  As prodigious in talent and charisma she is, Miniilay still considers herself untraveled, and seeks to see conventions all over the world while perfecting her art.
Kalinka Fox is yet another cosplayer of excellence from Russia, of the former Soviet Union.  Where most high profile Russian cosplayers only dabble in sexy cosplay and lewds, Kalinka Fox takes great pleasure and effort into making her cosplay and photography shoots sexy.  What else would you expect from someone who considers herself “a little bit of a cosplayer,” and “a little bit of a model,” that “likes to lie around in lingerie and make everything sexy that’s not supposed to be sexy!”  Kalinka Fox literally lives to bring out the kink in everything, and with her costuming skills, she certainly accomplishes this in her cosplays.
bakka is a cosplayer from Germany with tremendous talents.  bakka is a master wig maker, prop crafter, sculptor, costumer, and makeup effects artist.  bakka also has a French Masters in Art.  In spite of these great skills and certification, bakka considers herself a hobby cosplayer.  I am in awe of bakka’s creativity in her crafting.  Not only is bakka proficient and accurate in her armour and prop crafting, but in the sculpting and creating of things like her skull candles and busts.  Fortunately, bakka’s skills and talents are for hire, as she accepts commission requests internationally.  bakka also takes suggestions in her international travels for attending conventions and making appearances.  I believe that any and all measures and funding made in bringing her to your convention or event is well worth it!
Giu Hellsing reads like a teenage boy’s dream come true.  Giu Hellsing is a Brasilian art teacher turned sexy cosplayer.  Just like with many cosplayers, when Giu Hellsing found cosplay, it changed her life.  Giu Hellsing creates some great and accurate cosplays, and cosplays sexy characters.  Giu Hellsing also creates lewd versions of characters, but unlike some cosplayers like Kalinka Fox or Evenink Cosplay that make a lot of lewd cosplay versions of characters, I think that Gui Hellsing enjoys creating cosplays of sexy characters and saves most of her lewds for Patreon. (which is heavily tiered, so you will find a level of devotion right for you) From what I understand, Giu Hellsing still teaches art.  Where do I sign up?
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