If you enjoyed Gumiho, please support her by Liking, Following, and Sharing her on her many social media formats she took the time to share on. Visit her Patreon and OnlyFans, both pay and free. Lastly, Like and Share her features here on All Cool Things™.
I admire cosplayers, and I enjoy not only their art, but learning what motivates them in it. That is a big reason that I started this page in the first place. That love has only intensified and manifested in our taking a more media direction rather than retail.
As the face of cosplay has changed, so have the types of cosplayers and how far the envelope been pushed. There are new breeds of erocosplayers, fetish cosplayers, and lewd/nude content providers. Some people may disagree, but I think that cosplay is making a full circle back to it’s first roots: erotic roleplay.
Think about it. The first place that a person really roleplayed in a well-known fashion was in erotic roleplay: sexy strippers, wives dressing up as naughty Catholic schoolgirls, and of course sexy Halloween costumes. In my guestimation, they even predate the Star Trek, Star Wars, and comic book geeks that started cosplay on this continent…but I digress. ‘Back to Erotic cosplay.
Many of the erotic cosplay content providers are either busy making content, don’t really care for conversation, or some weird combination of both. This is why it is so fortunate to find such a high profile cosplayer that not only produces so much great content, but is willing to sit down and share about it.
Ladies and Gentlemen, you are in for a treat. All Cool Things™ would like to formally introduce you to Gumiho, also known as Gumiho.arts.
Your English is exceptional. How many languages do you speak? How do you speak this one so well?
Thank you so much for the compliment, I am fluent in German and English and I know a tiiiny bit of Spanish and Japanese, but not enough to speak it. When I was little I was given lots of English books to practice reading with so I developed English skills rather fast, and most of my followers are English speaking, so there’s that. Sometimes I even talk in English by accident to German friends. *uff*
I have to tell you: For a cosplayer that is out making such erotic content, you are remarkably polite! In this climate of Patreons and OnlyFans, I get the vibe that most of the women are only in it for the money, and fake any warmth for the people supporting their art. That’s really not a question in itself, but I was wondering: What do you feel about your fellow erotic cosplayers that provide content like you? Do you feel them a little cold or callus? Do you really have an opinion?
Thank you, even though it saddens me to hear you made rather unpleasant experiences with other girls, personally, I know quite a lot of girls who have a great passion and love for this kind of content as well (: Sometimes I get across girls who are in it only for the money, and while it makes me a bit sad, as I then can’t share my passionate views about photo projects with them, I also think, who are we to judge, I’m sure there’s plenty of people who are stuck in other jobs except sex work just for the money; take retail work for example. About personality: There’s probably bad apples in every community, but most of my experiences with other girls were rather positive. I love this job for several reasons, but one of them is definitely that I was able to met a lot of amazing and kind girls on the way.
This question can kind of go along with the last one. While I have seen a few cosplayers that provide erotic content on free Onlyfans, like yourself, you are the ONLY one that I know does that as an alternative to their regular one. This was another thing about you that earned some respect from me. What inspired you to do this. (You really didn’t have to, and it’s kinda cool.)
Oh, that is actually surprising to hear! I know quite a lot of girls who have both a free and a paid OnlyFans, since it’s a great way to have at least one social where you don’t have to fear about shadow ban, weird algorithms or being deleted for too NSFW stuff. Plus, I love having an alternative for those who can’t afford my paid OF, or who want to check the content out more a bit first, since this way I can still stay connected with everyone.
I can explain this with another example from around 2 years ago: I used to have only Facebook and Instagram back in the day, and when my first posts started to get deleted (nothing too wild even, I wasn’t naked or anything), I had two choices: Either put everything behind paywall and post only somewhat safe for work, or look out for other socials so I can continue to post free lewds. I love sharing my photo projects so I wanted to post at least a part from every set on socials for free. That’s why I opened up a Twitter. However, even Twitter is shadow banning lewd stuff to death now, and my Reddit is really hard to grow, so a free OF was the perfect way out of this misery! It’s my lewdest free social where I can post what I want (:
This is going to be a weird question, but it’s in response to a sort of weird answer given on your Cosplayer Score Card. When asked if you do Nudes, you said “Half-Yes (boobies).” For “More than Nudes,” you answered “Half-Yes (I make softporn, but no full nude yet, who knows what future will bring.)” How did that come about? How does that work? LOL I think most people that would draw the line at boobs would not do softcore porn at all. It’s like just your boobies are naughty, or you’re saving “that” for someone special.
Soo, this is going to be a bit personal, but quite frankly, I didn’t know how far I “could” go in the beginning of me opening up socials. I’m not saying “want”, cause it has always been a dream to create similar content to the one that I consume and look at myself from other creators. When I first made a Facebook page, (my first social ever) I was still in school and I didn’t really know what [kind of job] I would work. I always assumed I would have a boss one day, and work a more standard job, so I didn’t want my boss to fire me for doing very sexy stuff. I kept it to lingerie at first. After about a year I finally made enough to realize, that maybe I could live off this. By now, I definitely can and while my job can only be temporary due to it’s physical nature, I plan to stay self-employed as I can’t imagine not being my own boss. So, my only limits now are what I WANT to do, without the fear of it affecting my work life negatively. I also want to take it at my own pace and tempo.
I could see myself doing full nude or even porn, but I don’t have it planned out 100% yet, and I hope people will not pressure me.
A little birdie told me that your professional abilities go beyond your costuming and modeling. Who does the editing for your pictures?
Yep, that’s me. c: Editing pictures is what consumes the most time in my job and honestly, a bit too much. I would love to have more time to plan out big and complicated projects, get more into crafting or even streaming, so I might hire someone to help me with editing in the future.
I love editing, cause for me it’s some kind of magic or maybe “translation” to fully portray the vision of what I had in mind when I was in front of the camera. I just wish it wouldn’t take so long, ahaha.
You have a true knack for modeling. You radiate sexiness and cuteness in so many varying degrees. You’re a natural, but what got you into cosplaying? What made you then make that jump to erotic cosplay and content?
My, my, thank you. The first question is answered easily though. When I was still in school, (I was 15 I think) a friend asked me to cosplay with her together, and she explained what cosplay is to me. I tried it, loved it, and didn’t stop ever since. ;3
For the second question: I actually was interested in erotic content way before I got interested in cosplay! Look at my old notebooks for school. You’ll find them full with scribbles of tiddies and naked women. xD I was always fascinated by the beauty of the human body, especially the curves of women, (yup, I’m bisexual by the way) so it was only natural to me to combine my love for erotica with my love for cosplay (:
Actually, I also took erotic casual content before I took cosplay content, (of course I never sent that to anyone and I never will, cause I was rather young) so, my love for erotica was definitely first!
If you never discovered cosplay, do you think you would still provide erotic content? Do you ever think about doing specialty porn?
Yep, 100% certain about that! I would also like to emphasize here that I would even create erotic content if it didn’t bring me any money, as I did in the start as well. I would simply not be able to create as many projects as I do now. Fashion, makeup, lingerie, paying photographers, accessory, props, renting locations, travel costs, and cosplay most of all, is all together very expensive.
Do you have a lot admirers and fans within your home of Germany, or is it more international? Is there a country or countries that seem to give you the most love?
My follower base is mostly from the US actually, even though quite a few are also from Germany, yes. I get lots of love in English and German, sadly I don’t understand what other languages have to say about me.
When it comes to cosplays, you choose very sexy characters and variations. Do you have any characters that you think you might want to try outside your comfort zone? ‘Any that you think people might be surprised to see you do? (I actually have the perfect cosplay for you: The Jeff from Teen Titans Go!)
Oh, I think I actually pick a decent amount of non-sexy character designs as well, it’s usually the boudoir or lewd version of the character that I alter into something sexier. For example, High Elf Archer from Goblin Slayer sure is cute, but I wouldn’t say her design is especially sexy (aka revealing). I often make a full cosplay + alternative skimpier versions.
The only thing that’s kinda out of my comfort zone is guys (or in Jeff’s case, people who are supposed to appear male), so Jeff gets a no from me ;3 My first cosplay was a guy (Claude Faustus from Black Butler) but I’m feeling more comfortable portraying women as my face shape and body suits them more.
Other than photo shoots or content compilations, are there any other artists that you like to do work with? Do you ever work other cosplayers for big costuming or prop making projects?
Oh plenty! DAMN YOU COVID for ruining my collab plans for 2021, there’s so many cool girls out there I want to meet but yeah traveling is tough rn. I only meet up with some girls close (Germany, Belgium) to me every few months or so rn and we make sure we all are quarantining 2 weeks prior and take COVID tests.
And yeah I recently finally started to get into crafting more. Dear Mikomi Hokina helped me with a big project I haven’t finished yet, but you will see when it’s done! I’m a crafting noob so I still have plenty to learn!
What do you do when you are not cosplaying, modeling, or editing? What do you like to do in your free time?
I read, (mostly fantasy/sci-fi) game, (mostly League and some Indie games on the side) draw, (mostly boobies) dance, workout, and I like to pretend one of my hobbies is writing, except I haven’t written in ages and I feel super bad about it. I think last time I wrote was when I was still in school and that was… 2017, big oof. I swear, one day I’m gonna write again. *cries*
OH, and I got into TikTok recently, so that’s something I also wanna explore more! I wanna do those cool transition videos from couch potato to full dressed up glamour. ahaha
PS: Follow me on TikTok, I’m new there and need guidance. XD (@gumihocosplay)
I swear, there’s not enough hours in a day! It’s driving me crazy, why can’t I have 10 extra hours please…
Have you ever attended any conventions outside of Germany? Are there any conventions in other countries that you want to go to?
Are there any things you would like to accomplish outside the world of cosplay, modeling, and entertainment?
Yep, write and publish a book of my own.
If there was anything you wanted your fans and admirers to know, what would it be?
Thanks to you, I’m able to do what I do, and I’ll be forever grateful for that. I couldn’t imagine my life without you, quite literally. Any creator is nothing without their audience. That gives them their stage. It makes me incredibly happy to read all the motivation, good vibes and feedback from all of you, and I always appreciate constructive feedback too.
That said, here’s a special shoutout to my OnlyFans, cause I never experienced sweeter or more wholesome chats than there. You guys are the MVPs, and proove the point you can release loads of stress to a person and respect them at the same time. ;3 ‘Makes me happy to make you happy by doing something that makes me happy, double the happiness for everyone, yay! <3
Now that you’re tired of hearing me say the word “happy” I’d like to close the last question of the interview: Thank you for having me and I hope it was somewhat interesting to read. (:
Cosplay Name: Gumiho
How You Came Up With Name: Gumiho is Korean and basically means “fox” (in the mythological world, especially), it’s similar to the Japanese word “kitsune.” I love foxes very very much, especially the magical ones from tales and legends, and Ahri, my first league of legends main, is also a kitsune, so it came natural. Kitsune was a name that was already taken a lot in cosplay world, so I dug up the Korean equivalent to this word. I’m happy with how I can shorten Gumiho to Gumi now as a nickname :3
Other Known Aliases: Gumi, my preferred nickname
Base of Operations: Germany!
Years Cosplaying: I started when I was around 15, I think. I am 22 now, so that makes…7 years now?
First Cosplay: ‘Claude Faustus from Black Butler. I only took one picture of it; so sad! XD
First Con: ‘LBM (Leipziger BookFair) when I was 15. I wore a kimono and cat ears; super cringe, but it was HELLA fun.
Cons per Year: Before COVID, it was around 6. I love cons! Meeting friends, snacking overpriced stuff, buying cool stickers and prints from artists, connecting with followers aka having nice chats, taking weird selfies; ah, I miss it!
Make Your Own Costumes: ‘Only partially, ‘can’t sew.
Make Your Own Props: Partially, wanna get into prop making more in the future.
Do Your Own Hair: Yeah.
Do Your Own Makeup: Hell yes, I’m practicing that a lot.
Do Your Own Wig Styling: ;For easier styles yes, for advanced stuff, nope.
Makes Your Own Wigs: No
Favourite Cosplay: Tough question: ‘Maybe KDA Evelynn. I love KDA so much! I will make new KDA All Out Eve this year too. :3
Number of times you have been to Dragon Con: None, that con doesn’t exist in my country.
Nudes: Half-Yes (boobies)
More than Nudes: Half-Yes (I make softporn, but no full nude yet, who knows what future will bring)
Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gumiho.arts/, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gumihocos/, Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/gumiho/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/gumiho_arts, Discord: https://discord.gg/QJJWp6P
Domain of Your Own: Yes! Need it to store my billions of cosplays!
Secret Super Power: ‘Can convince myself to buy a new cosplay even if I promised myself a day before to not buy new ones till I finished some old plans…Wait, that’s like a super ANTI-power. Maybe… ha I got it! Super fast reading. 😀 People are always weirded out by how quick I can finish books.
It was a pleasure featuring Queen B Cosplay for this Up and Coming Cosplayers. I would have thought that cosplayers would be more open to being featured for all of the home-bound masses of a COVID-19 world, but strangely enough we have been hurting for cooperative and participating cosplayers (hence our new series “Cosplay at a Glance).
If you haven’t read our interview with Queen B Cosplay, I suggest you do, as it will lend portent into our choice of photos for her pictorial, as well as give you more of a appreciation for them.
One thing that we will tell you that we did not get to touch upon in her interview, is that Queen B Cosplay is a graphic designer and editor. In fact, you can see some of her work in her pictorial, as well as the other pictures in her Cosplayer Score Card and Interview.
Without further ado, please enjoy the pictorial for Queen B Cosplay: The Fighting Queen!
Cosplay Name: Queen B Cosplay
How You Came Up with Name: I’m a Queen with a name that starts with “B.”
Other Known Aliases: None
Base of Operations: California
Years Cosplaying: 2
First Cosplay: C. Viper from Street Fighter
First Con: Anime Pasedena 2019
Cons per Year: Fairly new, so 2019 I did 3, and this year none 🙁
Make Your Own Costume: ‘Beginner; I made my Menat costume. I mostly buy items or commission talent.
Make Your Own Props: ‘Beginner; I mostly buy and commission.
Do Your Own Hair: Yes
Do Your Own Makeup: Yes
Do Your Own Wig Styling: No, I commission @cosplaydesigns4u on Insta.
Make Your Own Wigs: No, but @cosplaydesigns4u might get into making from scratch.
Favourite Cosplay: ‘Wall Market Sephiroth, so far. Jade is second fav.
Number of Times You Have Been to Dragon Con: ‘None, but might consider going.
Patreon, Ko-fi, Onlyfans, Etsy, and/or Support Link: None
Lewds: Sometimes? Insta @bella_victress
More than Nudes: None
Domain of Your Own: None
Secret Super Power: Martial Artist
I think Madookie Cospoop might be the only cosplayer featured because I saw a sponsored link on Facebook. In a lot of ways, she is typical for a cosplayer in 2020. She’s looking for a following, and she’s not afraid to outright work for it. However, she’s also quite friendly and approachable to her admirers and fans; this means cosplay gold.
Please enjoy her pictorial, and as always, if you really like this article, please comment, share, and do the same for Madookie Cospoop
Cosplay Name: Mishamai
Base of Operations: Austin, Texas
Years Cosplaying: Under a year
First Cosplay: Tora (Tiger) from Juuni Taisen
First Con: Ushicon in Austin years ago when I was in high school; first con as a cosplayer was San Japan 2018
Cons per Year: This will be the first full year trying to hit cons and I have 4 done/confirmed for 2019.
Make Your Own Costume: I usually buy since it’s cheaper and faster and cosplays these days are so well-made and accessible, but I alter or make what I can’t buy like certain accessories or weapons. Costumes I have to make from scratch are usually my husbands since he’s a larger size and loves more obscure characters but it’s a great chance for me to practice and learn.
Make Your Own Props: Ones I can’t purchase, yes, so usually my weapons.
Do Your Own Hair: yes
Do Your Own Makeup: yes
Do Your Own Wig Styling: yes
Makes Your Own Wigs: I haven’t had to for any of my characters yet but I was ready to cut and sew two wigs together for Black Hole-Chan. Funnily enough, I really just had to wear one wig on top of the other so I could reuse the wigs if needed.
Bodypaints: accent body paint for Nidalee and Rena
Favourite Cosplay: I have the most fun as Chun Li but I’m also very proud of my Nidalee and Rena as they’ve been my longer builds to date.
Number of times you have been to Dragon Con: none
Patreon, Ko-fi, Etsy, and/or Support Link: patreon.com/Mishamai has all my links to socials and support in the overview!
More than Nudes: no
Domain of Your Own: Mishamai.com for merch, con schedule, and links to my socials
Secret Super Power: that I want or that I have? Some may consider my bodybuilding and powerlifting Super Strength. Some have also considered I have the ability to stop time because I get so much done in my 24 hours that it seems like I have 48 haha
Cosplay Name: Tatted Poodle
Base of Operations:
Years Cosplaying: October 2015
First Cosplay: Green Lantern
First Con: Anime Expo 2016
Cons per Year:4-6
Make Your Own Costume: Yes (Some)
Make Your Own Props: No
Do Your Own Hair: Yes
Do Your Own Makeup: Yes
Do Your Own Wig Styling: Yes
Makes Your Own Wigs: Yes (some)
Favourite Cosplay: Dexter’s Lab Gender Bender
Number of times you have been to Dragon Con: 1
Patreon, Ko-fi, Etsy, and/or Support Link: https://www.Patreon.com/tattedpoodle
More than Nudes: No
Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, -Tattedpoodle
Domain of Your Own: TBA
Secret Super Power: I have the ability to know what gender a pregnant woman will have.
Cosplay Name: Michelle LaBelle
How You Came Up With Name: From the song by the Beatles
Other Known Aliases: n/a
Base of Operations: Los Angeles, CA
Years Cosplaying: 15
First Cosplay: Pirate Harley Quinn
First Con: MegaCon, Orlando
Cons per Year: 2-3
Make Your Own Costume: Sometimes
Make Your Own Props: Sometimes
Do Your Own Hair: Yes
Do Your Own Makeup: Always
Do Your Own Wig Styling: Yes
Makes Your Own Wigs: Haven’t needed to yet
Bodypaints: Only when hired to do it
Favourite Cosplay: The Poison Ivy costume I made out of real leaves
Number of times you have been to Dragon Con: 0
Patreon, Ko-fi, Onlyfans, Etsy, and/or Support Link: Not yet
Lewds: Like years ago
Nudes: Not at the moment
More than Nudes: Not while my Mom is alive
Social Media: IG/TikTok @themichellelabelle Twitter @TheMLaBelle (She also has a Facebook.)
Domain of Your Own:
Secret Super Power: Ability to retain and expose data like google