The Battle Sailor Scout Girls will be at the Edmonton Expo this weekend. Here’s a brief bio of each group member, along with photos from their recent group cosplay at Anime Revolution 2014.
Vicky Lau is an avid cosplayer with over ten years of cosplay experience. Since childhood, she has had an interest in Japanese anime and culture.
Over the past decade, she has immersed herself in the artistry of costume design and creation; spending countless hours crafting costumes and props.
She is heavily involved in the anime community and has travelled to various anime conventions. Vicky is currently working with her battle princesses for their next project, Battle Armor Sailor Chibi Moon, for the Edmonton Expo this weekend. Combining her cosplay skills with her newfound passion in photography, she continues to expand her creative horizon.
A professional cosplayer and model from Nevada, Jessica has been cosplaying since 2009 and has appeared as a promotional spokesmodel for a number of video games and comic book series.
Famous for her Sexy Pikachu costume at the 2009 SDCC, Jessica has since become a household name in the world of cosplay.
She will be appearing for autographs and photo ops at this year’s Edmonton Expo all weekend.
Gladzy Kei is a costume designer and illustrator. She was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Canada back in 2009. She was able to discover Canadian cosplay through her friends from the Alberta College of Art and Design and immediately fell in love with it.
Currently, she’s into armour-making through the use of craft foam and worbla inspired by many professional cosplayers, such as Kamui Cosplay and Lightning Cosplay. Her first full armour cosplay was Battle Princess Jasmine, and right now she’s currently working on a full armoured version of Sailor Mercury designed and illustrated by her along with her cosplay buddies.
Jessica Roh is an art school graduate who’s currently studying to become a teacher. For over 10 years, she has created more than 40 costumes and still continues to create costumes every year. Her costumes have been inspired by anime, video games, movies, books, televisions shows and more.
From her first anime convention, “Otafest,” to visiting one of the biggest in the world, “Comiket”, she has acquired many friends who she calls family. Cosplay has made Jessica grow as an individual by giving her confidence and realizing that anything is possible.
Andy Rae is a costume designer from small town British Columbia in the heart of the Okanagan. She has been cosplaying for roughly a year and has become totally immersed in the amazing cosplay community, making so many close friends along the way. She specializes in armour construction and has created several large-scale armour builds using a thermoplastic material called Worbla.
She is very inspired by video games and many of her cosplays are based on designs from games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo. She also loves creating armoured versions of classic characters such as Snow White, and is currently working on an armoured Sailor Jupiter for a group with the other battle princesses.
As a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Education, when she’s not cosplaying you can find her teaching Elementary School and in her spare time gaming up a storm!
- Facebook: Andy Rae Cosplay
Caroline has been going to Anime conventions with her sister for about 10 years now and every year they would say, “next year, we’ll cosplay!” But they never did…until about two years ago, when she decided to buy her first Erza Scarlet cosplay. Caroline has been cosplaying ever since.
Her passion sparked during design college when she met an amazing group of talented friends who also liked cosplaying. Since then, they have been going to conventions together and have even done a couple of group cosplays.
“I don’t think I could have had the drive to make the cosplays I have without the influence from my friends,” says Caroline. “Each cosplay I make, I push myself more creatively and it’s challenging, but I love doing it and I love putting more and more effort into each cosplay I make. It’s exciting being able to bring your favorite characters to life via your own body and craft.”
CC cover photo credit: Darshelle Stevens Photography.