My name is Jillian and I am a cosplayer, gamer, and Twitch streamer. I focus on sharing the creative process for my costume work and playing video games for the entertainment of myself and others. I enjoy building a positive, inclusive community for other like-minded cosplayers and gamers. I like being helpful and brightening someone’s day. I want to inspire people to be a positive and creative force in their own lives.
Cosplay History: I have been cosplaying since 2010 and have created 50+ costumes since I began. I am self-taught and enjoy learning and developing skills related to all aspects of the costuming process; whether it’s sewing, prop/armor-making, wig-styling, make-up techniques, or modeling. I sometimes participate in highly competitive masquerades and have won awards for my costume craftsmanship and performance. I have judged costume contests and hosted panels relating to cosplay. I pride myself as a chameleon of cosplay and being able to tackle a variety of character types and appearances. Cosplay is a huge creative and social outlet for me and I plan to cosplay for many years to come!
Gaming History: As a young child, I remember my dad getting me hooked on NES games and arcade simulators. I was addicted to Pokemon Red on my Gameboy Color and loved N64 games like Super Smash Bros. and Ocarina of Time. In high school, I spent a lot of time on my Xbox with friends. I’ve played World of Warcraft since Classic and spent most of my free time in college and grad school raiding as a healer (paladin/druid, for the Horde!). After I graduated college, my gaming was reduced considerably and I spent most of my free time cosplaying. But I am once again devoting more time with this hobby!