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In Carmilla Jo’s Cosplay Corner, we talk about cosplay craftsmanship, culture, creativity, and how cosplay can make you a better person. Come for the cosplays, stay for the convos!

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Episode 9: Longevity and Big Motorcycles with Lionel Lum, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of this guest episode with Lionel! LIONEL LUM is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and engineer who is a true creative and craftsman at heart. Bumblebee cheers kids and delights audiences around the world, andLIONEL LUM is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and engineer who is a true creative and craftsman at heart. As a veteran of the cosplay scene since the 90s, Lionel is well-known for traveling to multiple conventions with his large vehicle and motorcycle builds, and cosplaying Bumblebee from Transformers to the delight of children and audiences around the world. Website: http://www.usagichan2.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lumlionel/ Cover photo by Long Ty A new episode is released every Thursday at 8am EST! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo TikTok: Carmillajo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

46 min2 d ago
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Episode 9: Longevity and Big Motorcycles with Lionel Lum, Part 2

Episode 8: Longevity and Big Motorcycles with Lionel Lum, Part 1

LIONEL LUM is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and engineer who is a true creative and craftsman at heart. Bumblebee cheers kids and delights audiences around the world, andLIONEL LUM is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and engineer who is a true creative and craftsman at heart. As a veteran of the cosplay scene since the 90s, Lionel is well-known for traveling to multiple conventions with his large vehicle and motorcycle builds, and cosplaying Bumblebee from Transformers to the delight of children and audiences around the world. Website: http://www.usagichan2.com/ Instagram: @lumlionel Cover photo by Long Ty A new episode is released every Thursday at 8am EST! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo TikTok: Carmillajo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

46 min1 w ago
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Episode 8: Longevity and Big Motorcycles with Lionel Lum, Part 1

Episode 7: My First Cosplay, Contest, AND Con!

Creating your first cosplay can be a very daunting task. It's time for #ThrowbackThursday, as it's been 5 years since KrakenCon Fall 2015 on the USS Hornet in Alameda. Carmilla Jo debuted her very first cosplay, Doll from Black Butler, for her very first cosplay contest AND convention! Listen in to how it all started. Episode cover photo shot by Sweet Light Studios A new episode is released every Thursday at 8am EST! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo TikTok: Carmillajo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

10 min2 w ago
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Episode 7: My First Cosplay, Contest, AND Con!

Episode 6: Generating Positivity and Growth with Stephanie Stone

STEPHANIE STONE is a 26 year old California native who has been cosplaying for 13 years and began streaming on Twitch a year ago. She studied psychology at SFSU but decided against pursuing a traditional career and opted for her current path as a creative. Her passions include de-stigmatizing mental health, encouraging self-care and creativity, and growing her community. You can find her on multiple social media platforms: Facebook: Stephanie Stone Cosplay Instagram: @StephStoneCos Twitter: @StephStoneCos Youtube: StephanieStone Etsy: StephStoneCosplay Patreon: Stephanie Stone CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

55 min3 w ago
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Episode 6: Generating Positivity and Growth with Stephanie Stone

Episode 5: 3 Ways Cosplay Made Me a Better Person

Cosplay can be a powerfully positive outlet for creative expression. Since this podcast explores the uplifting force of this hobby and subculture, our host Carmilla Jo will address 3 ways cosplay has made her a better person when she is out of costume. It's a question that she will be asking all of her guests as well! Episode cover photo shot by BlizzardTerrak A new episode is released every Thursday at 8am EST! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

12 minSEP 24
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Episode 5: 3 Ways Cosplay Made Me a Better Person

Episode 4: Wigging Out and Judging With Barracuda

Let's welcome our first podcast guest, BARRI! Barri aka Barracuda is an award winning cosplayer who has been making her own costumes since 2007. She specializes in wig styling and idol costumes. She loves everything sparkly and ruffled. Twitter & Instagram: @omgitsbarri CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMis...

38 minSEP 17
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Episode 4: Wigging Out and Judging With Barracuda

Episode 3: Virtual Crunchyroll Expo Recap

Crunchyroll Expo held its virtual expo this past weekend, September 4-6 2020. Your host, Carmilla Jo, competed as a finalist in the Crunchyroll Hime's Cosplay Cup, and attended a few panels as well, including: How to Finish 3D Prints You Made That Out of What?! Intro to Gunpla: Starting Out Like a Pro Hella Big Skirts Anime and Drag with Rock Em Sakura Virtual Crunchyroll Expo was a fun event that brought what we love about big anime conventions to the virtual world while we're all stuck in quarantine. Big thanks to Crunchyroll for all of your hard work! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and no...

10 minSEP 10
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Episode 3: Virtual Crunchyroll Expo Recap

Episode 2: Mulan Cosplay Controversy

The live-action remake of Mulan is released on Disney Plus, today, September 4, 2020, after being pushed back from its original March 2020 release due to coronavirus. Many of us watch live-action Disney remakes for the sole purpose of complaining over how the original animated films from our childhoods are far superior. Live-action Mulan has also faced many setbacks of its own, from lead actress Liu Yifei showing her support (likely coerced?) for Hong Kong police brutality, to Disney Plus tacking on exorbitant fees. Despite everything that makes us want to boycott live-action Mulan, our host Carmilla Jo will cover: Why she made the cosplay despite the controversies How Liu Yifei may have been forced by the Mainland Chinese government for what she said The culture shock of freedom of speech The importance of supporting Asian creatives, especially in these difficult times. We have enough with being blamed for coronavirus, for one thing! Mulan is more than just a Disney Princess--she's a beloved centuries-old Chinese legend and badass that we all can look up to and admire. CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

12 minSEP 4
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Episode 2: Mulan Cosplay Controversy

Episode 1: Your Host, Carmilla Jo

Welcome to Carmilla Jo’s Cosplay Corner! In this first episode and podcast maiden voyage, she introduces herself as a cosplayer, and shares her experience of how she got into cosplay and begged her mother to at long last teach her the basics of a sewing machine. She’ll be competing in Crunchyroll Hime’s Cosplay Cup this upcoming Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 7pm PST, so register for your free ticket for the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo to watch her perform and get judged! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

11 minAUG 31
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Latest Episodes

Episode 9: Longevity and Big Motorcycles with Lionel Lum, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of this guest episode with Lionel! LIONEL LUM is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and engineer who is a true creative and craftsman at heart. Bumblebee cheers kids and delights audiences around the world, andLIONEL LUM is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and engineer who is a true creative and craftsman at heart. As a veteran of the cosplay scene since the 90s, Lionel is well-known for traveling to multiple conventions with his large vehicle and motorcycle builds, and cosplaying Bumblebee from Transformers to the delight of children and audiences around the world. Website: http://www.usagichan2.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lumlionel/ Cover photo by Long Ty A new episode is released every Thursday at 8am EST! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo TikTok: Carmillajo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

46 min2 d ago
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Episode 9: Longevity and Big Motorcycles with Lionel Lum, Part 2

Episode 8: Longevity and Big Motorcycles with Lionel Lum, Part 1

LIONEL LUM is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and engineer who is a true creative and craftsman at heart. Bumblebee cheers kids and delights audiences around the world, andLIONEL LUM is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and engineer who is a true creative and craftsman at heart. As a veteran of the cosplay scene since the 90s, Lionel is well-known for traveling to multiple conventions with his large vehicle and motorcycle builds, and cosplaying Bumblebee from Transformers to the delight of children and audiences around the world. Website: http://www.usagichan2.com/ Instagram: @lumlionel Cover photo by Long Ty A new episode is released every Thursday at 8am EST! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo TikTok: Carmillajo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

46 min1 w ago
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Episode 8: Longevity and Big Motorcycles with Lionel Lum, Part 1

Episode 7: My First Cosplay, Contest, AND Con!

Creating your first cosplay can be a very daunting task. It's time for #ThrowbackThursday, as it's been 5 years since KrakenCon Fall 2015 on the USS Hornet in Alameda. Carmilla Jo debuted her very first cosplay, Doll from Black Butler, for her very first cosplay contest AND convention! Listen in to how it all started. Episode cover photo shot by Sweet Light Studios A new episode is released every Thursday at 8am EST! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo TikTok: Carmillajo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

10 min2 w ago
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Episode 7: My First Cosplay, Contest, AND Con!

Episode 6: Generating Positivity and Growth with Stephanie Stone

STEPHANIE STONE is a 26 year old California native who has been cosplaying for 13 years and began streaming on Twitch a year ago. She studied psychology at SFSU but decided against pursuing a traditional career and opted for her current path as a creative. Her passions include de-stigmatizing mental health, encouraging self-care and creativity, and growing her community. You can find her on multiple social media platforms: Facebook: Stephanie Stone Cosplay Instagram: @StephStoneCos Twitter: @StephStoneCos Youtube: StephanieStone Etsy: StephStoneCosplay Patreon: Stephanie Stone CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

55 min3 w ago
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Episode 6: Generating Positivity and Growth with Stephanie Stone

Episode 5: 3 Ways Cosplay Made Me a Better Person

Cosplay can be a powerfully positive outlet for creative expression. Since this podcast explores the uplifting force of this hobby and subculture, our host Carmilla Jo will address 3 ways cosplay has made her a better person when she is out of costume. It's a question that she will be asking all of her guests as well! Episode cover photo shot by BlizzardTerrak A new episode is released every Thursday at 8am EST! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

12 minSEP 24
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Episode 5: 3 Ways Cosplay Made Me a Better Person

Episode 4: Wigging Out and Judging With Barracuda

Let's welcome our first podcast guest, BARRI! Barri aka Barracuda is an award winning cosplayer who has been making her own costumes since 2007. She specializes in wig styling and idol costumes. She loves everything sparkly and ruffled. Twitter & Instagram: @omgitsbarri CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMis...

38 minSEP 17
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Episode 4: Wigging Out and Judging With Barracuda

Episode 3: Virtual Crunchyroll Expo Recap

Crunchyroll Expo held its virtual expo this past weekend, September 4-6 2020. Your host, Carmilla Jo, competed as a finalist in the Crunchyroll Hime's Cosplay Cup, and attended a few panels as well, including: How to Finish 3D Prints You Made That Out of What?! Intro to Gunpla: Starting Out Like a Pro Hella Big Skirts Anime and Drag with Rock Em Sakura Virtual Crunchyroll Expo was a fun event that brought what we love about big anime conventions to the virtual world while we're all stuck in quarantine. Big thanks to Crunchyroll for all of your hard work! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and no...

10 minSEP 10
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Episode 3: Virtual Crunchyroll Expo Recap

Episode 2: Mulan Cosplay Controversy

The live-action remake of Mulan is released on Disney Plus, today, September 4, 2020, after being pushed back from its original March 2020 release due to coronavirus. Many of us watch live-action Disney remakes for the sole purpose of complaining over how the original animated films from our childhoods are far superior. Live-action Mulan has also faced many setbacks of its own, from lead actress Liu Yifei showing her support (likely coerced?) for Hong Kong police brutality, to Disney Plus tacking on exorbitant fees. Despite everything that makes us want to boycott live-action Mulan, our host Carmilla Jo will cover: Why she made the cosplay despite the controversies How Liu Yifei may have been forced by the Mainland Chinese government for what she said The culture shock of freedom of speech The importance of supporting Asian creatives, especially in these difficult times. We have enough with being blamed for coronavirus, for one thing! Mulan is more than just a Disney Princess--she's a beloved centuries-old Chinese legend and badass that we all can look up to and admire. CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

12 minSEP 4
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Episode 2: Mulan Cosplay Controversy

Episode 1: Your Host, Carmilla Jo

Welcome to Carmilla Jo’s Cosplay Corner! In this first episode and podcast maiden voyage, she introduces herself as a cosplayer, and shares her experience of how she got into cosplay and begged her mother to at long last teach her the basics of a sewing machine. She’ll be competing in Crunchyroll Hime’s Cosplay Cup this upcoming Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 7pm PST, so register for your free ticket for the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo to watch her perform and get judged! CARMILLA JO is a Bay Area-based cosplayer and model. Growing up with a love for fantasy and animation, she has evolved as not just a model and cosplayer, but also as a costume designer and creative producer. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications and magazine cover features. As an award-winning cosplayer, her costuming takes inspiration from anime, manga, video games, history, corsetry, and nostalgic cartoons. She plans to continue improving in the craft of cosplay and costuming in the years to come, in addition to collaborating with fellow ambitious creatives for more elaborate and other-worldly photoshoots and projects. Official website: CarmillaJo.com Instagram: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

11 minAUG 31
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Episode 1: Your Host, Carmilla Jo
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