An all-round Comics/Games/Film Geek, my name is Jess and I’m a 21 year old living and studying in Leeds. A soon-to-be-graduate of Photographic Journalism, my interests relate to photography, film, entertainment and social media; however more recently just got in to the world of Cosplay. With that being said, I have taken it upon myself to push my craft and making abilities by cosplaying as such character like Lara Croft and Poison Ivy thus far, with hopes that I can add to my portfolio in the future.
As I have my own fashion blog (jessienoochies), I have had a lot of experience of being photographed and modeling. I have even been able to attend a fashion blogging and modeling event run by fashion site Chiara Fashion in which I got to style and be photographed in my chosen outfits.
With being an avid fan of all things pop-culture, of which I have previously written a number of articles for both online and printed publications; I am hoping to gain experience that revolve around my interests as they cater to a wide range of audiences. As I have just recently got involved in Cosplay, I would say that my strongest abilities lie in my talent for making, acting as characters surrounding Cosplay genres.
In my spare time, I prefer to keep my so-called 'geek' routes and play video games, read comics and continue to write my own, and watch films as well as hone my cosplaying skills by forever pushing to portray compelling characters.
With Cosplay, I like to portray characters that will challenge my crafting skills but also ones that I really admire (Lara Croft is a prime example) and that I identify with...and let's face it, who doesn't want to Cosplay as a zombie every once in a while (hence the Clicker Cosplay).
The characters that I have Cosplayed so far and hoping to in the future are the following:
.Poison Ivy (Completed)
.Tomb Raider Reborn Lara Croft (Completed)
.Comic-Book Black Widow (Completed)
.The Last of Us Clicker (Completed)
.Black Canary (Completed)
I have competed in the Cosplay Masquerade with my Lara Croft Cosplay at MCM Birmingham in 2014, and although I did not win I have to say it was an incredible experience and definitely something that I want to do again the future as I hone my crafting skills. However I am hoping to attend more Conventions throughout the summer which will include LFCC, MCM Manchester, MCM London, MCM Birmingham (again), and finally Thoughtbubble towards the end of the year.