Hello there! I’m Nikki Karay and I’ve been cosplaying (technically) since 2014 when I attended my first comic con, but costuming and performing has been a part of my life since I was tiny! However, con #1 was when I became completely hooked on this newly discovered thing called cosplay. Since then, I’ve competed in several cosplay competitions, with her Yang Xiao Long being part of two winning RWBY groups. Her favorite part of cosplay is how it brings people from all the different fandoms so they can all geek out together!
As far as skills go, I’m is a self-taught prop maker and Mom-taught seamstress enjoying learning something new with each cosplay! Lately my work has begun to include more armor and weapons which presents its own set of challenges, but I’m determined to master these skills.
My cosplay goal is to bring the community together to enjoy their fandoms, and to help people feel like they have a space they can create in and the ability to do it! Outside of cosplay, I work full-time as a software engineer and enjoys music, friends, cats, gaming, TV/anime, and house projects 🙂