Jessica Nigri (born 5 August 1989) is the Queen of cosplay. You may not know what cosplay is - but there is a huge audience out there for it.
Jessica is the Queen of Cosplay, but there are other legends as well, such as Raychul Moore.
But Jessica - it's all about Jessica here.
Jessica is just having fun. If you take her act too seriously, you are completely missing the point.
Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime. Basically, it is making yourself resemble an animated character in a recent video or video game.
Jessica is from Reno, Nevada. She later moved to Arizona. Jessica began cosplay modelling for fun in 2009, when she was just 19. She found that she had a knack for it.
Her first role was as "Sexy Pikachu" at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2009. This got her noticed, because Comic-Con is the biggest platform for cosplay and she did a great job there.
|Jessica Nigri, appearing as a character from Lollipop Chainsaw.|
She later modelled Anya Stroud from Gears of War 3, a popular Microsoft/ Gamestop video game.
In 2012, Jessica won IGN's contest to portray Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw, a Suda51 video game. This vastly increased her popularity.
Warner Bros. Games then hired her to be a spokesmodel.
Jessica pushes the envelope. Some of her costumes are very sexy, and some consider this or that costume offensive.
For instance, her initial pink costume for Juliet Starling caused some complaints. She almost got banned from the 2012 Penny Arcade Expo East Convention as a result. Even when she put on a second, less-revealing costume, the convention organizers wouldn't allow her to appear.
She later portrayed other Suda51 characters, such as Vivienne Squall from "Killer Is Dead."
She also sometimes plays character that originally were male. For instance, she played Captain Edward Kenway from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag at gamescom 2013. This is known as "crossplay."
Jessica was the spokesmodel for Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2011.
Jessica has done a little film and television work - nothing major, just voices (since she does animated characters, it would be difficult to appear as herself). For instance, she was in RWBY, Red vs. Blue (a cameo in season 12), and a lead in Super Sonico: The Animation.
She also sometimes acts as the interviewer. For instance, she conducted interviews for GameZone, RUGGED TV, and Comic Book Therapy.
Jessica also does work for organizations such as theCHIVE.
Jessica also does commercial work. She has performed her Juliet Starling and Vivienne Squall characters on television ads.
Jessica also has been in a couple of music videos, playing Sonya Blade from Mortal Kombat in one, and "Cos-Play Girl" in another.
Jessica is on Facebook.
She also has a subreddit. If you want to see up-to-date characters, such as seasonal Christmas-related themes, that is a great place to go.
Jessica is also on Twitch.
Jessica of course is on Twitter.
She also has her own youtube channel which is a lot of fun.
Naturally, she also posts photos to Instagram.
Here is Jessica's IMDB page.
Naturally, she has a lot of admirers online. Here is an "unofficial" fan page.
She describes herself as "Just a gooberdork trying to make friends!"
Here is Jessica's Vine page.
Jessica is on Google+, too.
Now that Jessica is considered a pioneer in the cosplay field, she also judges cosplay contests.
Here is a cool page of Jessica GIFs.
You can see an un-official Jessica Nigri fan page on Tumblr here.
Jessica is a sexy girl and plays that up, but she resents being treated as a bimbo. It is about the costumes and having fun, not being a stripper. When one audience was rude to her, she wrote the following on her Facebook page:
“I want to emphasize, cosplay is not all about T&A. It’s about fun, creative magic with your friends. It’s about spending weeks on something to wear for one day. It’s about feeling good about yourself in a costume to share with the world. These boys did an amazing job and I just wanted to say how much I appreciated their costumes.”
So, have a little respect!
Jessica has gone international, too. She appeared at Comic Con Germany in September 2015.
Anyone who knows anything about video games knows that female characters are usually sexualized. Thus, there has to be an element of that in Jessica's outfits. However, she always tries to stay within character and not go overboard.
Anyway, Jessica is a legend in her field, and her fame is just beginning, so best wishes to her.