She is the undisputed Queen of all things COS, meet Jessica Nigri.
Love her or loathe her. Jessica Nigri is the queen of cosplay. Some far-fetching claims such as being a nerd and having had breast implants may be brought against her, but they are either unfounded or unauthenticated. To be honest, the Nevada born beauty is cosplay’s ultimate celebrity and arguably the most attractive cosplay girl on the face of planet Earth. She is not only a cosplay celebrity, but also a promotional model, voice actress, YouTuber and fan convention interview correspondent. For that matter, the spotlight is on Jessica Nigri; one of the most famous cosplay celebrities.
For those in the dark, cosplay is a shortened term for “costume play”, a performance art whereby participants wear costumes and fashionable accessories to depict a given character. In most cases, cosplayers always network to create a subculture that is based on various role plays. Cosplay contests are common at various events including video game conventions, comic books and comic-con events.
Born in Reno, Nevada, in 1989, Nigri began cosplaying seven years ago in 2009 when the “Sexy Pikachu” cosplay she wore at the Comic-Con International in San Diego went extremely viral on the internet.
Having not looked back since, Nigri won the IGN’s contest in 2012 after perfectly portraying Juliet Starling, the main central character of Suda51’s video game, Lollipop Chainsaw. Catapulting her to the eyes of the world, her victory in 2012 caught the attention of Warner Bros, who hired her as a spokes model. Later that year at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Convention, Nigri caused controversy with a pink costume that was said to be too revealing. She was requested to change it and changed into a Juliet Starling regular costume, which was also deemed too revealing, leading to her disqualification.
Being her year of success, Nigri signed a contract in 2012 to promote several works such as Grimm Fairy Tales and Knightingail, a comic book series and Elsword, a video game from Kill3rCombo. In 2013, she cosplayed as Connor Kenway, a character from Assassin’s, a video game which in essence, landed her a role with Ubisoft to depict a female version of Captain Edward Kenway, who was the main character of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag at the 2013’s Gamecom. Later that year, Nigri cosplayed both Edward Kenway and Vivienne Squall at the E3 before depicting Miss Monday at the PAX.
Given her 1.5 million followers on Instagram, 3.5 million on Facebook and more than 450,000 Twitter followers, Nigri has everything it takes to be crowned the real queen of cosplay world.
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