Featured contributors: Cosplay extraordinaires Li Kovacs, Pisara, Cheyenne Jaz Wise

From left to right: Li Kovacs, Pisara, Cheyenne Jaz Wise

From left to right: Li Kovacs, Pisara, Cheyenne Jaz Wise

Where do you draw your inspiration from when cosplaying?

When at GeekGirlCon, make sure to share your cosplay with us on social with #GGC2016! AND elevate your craft by learning from some of these lovely featured contributors who are sharing their fandom, expertise, and passion at GeekGirlCon 2016!

A friendly reminder: GeekGirlCon is only days away! Get your passes now here if you haven’t already!

Li Kovacs: “Leveling up every single time an outfit is made”

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Li Kovacs started making her own costumes at a young age and has turned her love of videos games, anime, and nerdy culture into a profession.

For over a decade she has been making costumes and modeling professionally for some of the biggest names in the video game industry including PlatinumGames, Koei/Tecmo, and Nintendo.

Credits: PokemonGo trainer costume made and worn by Li Kovacs; SuperGirl costume made and worn by Li Kovacs, original photo taken by Kim Nguyen, editing by Peck Photography; Hyrule Warriors Zelda costume , props and accessories made by Li Kovacs.

Credits: PokemonGo trainer costume made and worn by Li Kovacs; SuperGirl costume made and worn by Li Kovacs, original photo taken by Kim Nguyen, editing by Peck Photography; Hyrule Warriors Zelda costume , props and accessories made by Li Kovacs.

Nintendo recognized Li’s passion for video games and have hired her countless times to bring their iconic characters to life. Her work has won numerous awards and has been featured throughout the world in online and print magazines. She has been invited to dozens of conventions across the globe where she has been a panelist, hosting workshops and judging costume competitions. Check out how she made her Zelda costume below!


Li currently resides in Seattle, Washington. You can keep up with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or at likovacs.com.

Kovacs will be a judge in the Cosplay Contest on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Room Tahoma 3/4 – Garnet.

Pisara Cosplay: “Kinda obsessed with wigs and playing dress up”

GGC’16 Featured Contributor | Pisara Cosplay from GeekGirlCon on Vimeo.

Pisara has been cosplaying and making costumes since 2008. She specializes in wig styling and crossplaying techniques.

Currently, she’s working full-time for Arda Wigs and doing wig commissions for clients around the world. Self-taught in costuming and wig work combines with her Cosmetology School background.

Credits: Photos via Pisara’s Facebook page; credit from left to right: Mitch Sarroca, SNTP/John Lynn, Kyle Mistry.

Credits: Photos via Pisara’s Facebook page; credit from left to right: Mitch Sarroca, SNTP/John Lynn, Kyle Mistry.

When not working on wigs or catching up on anime, Pisara enjoys cooking, drawing, and singing in the shower. You can learn more about her by browsing her Instagram for her wig work, food pics, and cosplay/fashion posts.

Pisara will be a judge in the Cosplay Contest on Saturday at 4pm in Room Tahoma 3/4 – Garnet.

Cheyenne Jaz Wise: “Cosplayer, model, seamstress, DC verified fan”

GGC’16 Featured Contributor | Cheyenne Jaz Wise from GeekGirlCon on Vimeo.

It wasn’t until Cheyenne Jaz Wise accompanied some friends to her first comic book convention as a film student in 2009 that she caught the cosplay bug. A third generation seamstress with a love of comic books and character acting, it was the perfect fit for her quirky mixture of interests. She immediately began to tailor her studies to focus more on costuming, taking a mixture of fashion, theater, and prop classes in order to hone her skills.

Credit: Cheyenne Jaz Wise Facebook page

Credit: Cheyenne Jaz Wise Facebook page

Ever since she made her first full cosplays in the summer of 2013 after graduation, Cheyenne has credited cosplay with some of the best moments in her life. It’s given her confidence, helped her through hard times, and has given her opportunities to make people smile.

Her costumes have been recognized both with awards in cosplay competitions, and recognition from original creators such as Bruce Campbell and George Perez.

As much impact as Cosplay has had in her life, she hopes to keep improving and growing and bring the joy it gives her to others.

Wise will be a judge in the Cosplay Contest on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Room Tahoma 3/4 – Garnet.

At our two-day convention in October, GeekGirlCon sets up an inclusive environment in the heart of downtown Seattle to celebrate every geek and honor the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; game play and game design; and beyond. GeekGirlCon is only days away! Get your passes now here!
 

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One response to “Featured contributors: Cosplay extraordinaires Li Kovacs, Pisara, Cheyenne Jaz Wise”

  1. […] individual featured contributors in some of our earlier blog posts: Ashly Burch and Bonnie Burton; Li Kovacs, Pisara, and Cheyenne Jaz Wise; Natalie “Moxie Girl” McGriff and Sammus; and an amazing set of Pixar creators and […]

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