Cosplay is a fairly new field, a completely 21st century art form. We previously posted about Jessica Nigri, who is a legend in the field, but there are other top talents besides Jessica, and we don't want to slight anyone - well, at least we don't want to slight everyone.
So, here's another top cosplay girl. For those unfamiliar with it, cosplay means dressing up as a video game, fictional comic book, film or animation character. In other words - it is meant to be fun, lighthearted, and full of outlandish embellishments. The best embellishment of all is a pretty girl like Raychul Moore.
Raychul describes herself as a "video game addict." She is big on Youtube, has a Twitter account with tons of followers, Instagram... she is out there getting her name known.
Let's let Raychul explain what she does. Here is what Raychul said in a 2015 interview:
Hi! I’m Raychul! Ummm, let’s see…I’m a gamer; have been since my single-digits. I’m also a cosplayer; which I think was a pretty natural hobby for me to get into due to that first fact about me. And I’m also a YouTuber; where I blend the first two facts into videos and livestreams. Oh, and I also am an avid action figure collector and have an obsession with knee socks. I think that about sums me all up!
Raychul is not exactly a household name, but people in the cosplay world know exactly who she is. Anyone who attends the big conventions has seen Raychul - unless they're blind, in which case they've probably heard of her.
Raychul has branched out into television.
She played Elina/Harlequin on Sharp News in 2015, appeared in Mega64 in 2006, and was a guest on TakePart Live in 2013.
Raychul ks known for her detailed cosplays. She is at all the big conventions, such as PAX Prime, E3, PopCon and so forth.
Raychul has her own website, and of course is on Facebook.
Raychul got her start writing about video games for GamePro. She branched out onto Youtube, and that got her noticed.
Cosplay is new, and there isn't really an industry devoted to it. THat means that Raychul has to make, or at least design, her own costumes.
Now for some basic facts about Raychul Moore for those who've made it this far and thus must be interested in her: She was born on 18 May 1993. Her birth sign is Taurus.
Raychul created a small gaming blog in college. That got her a gig with some big video game magazine companies.
That led to Raychul writing her articles for GamePro.
After that, Raychul became Editor-in-Chief for GameGirl.
Raychul hosted E-3's coverage from Turtle Beach. She also had her own show on Machinima.
Jessica lives in Los Angeles and has a boyfriend named Seth (at least at this writing).
Raychul likes to collect action figures. She also loves horror movies.
As you can tell from the pictures, Raychul also is a big Star Wars fan, at least of Princess Leia.
She has been host of the weekly "Week in Geek" video game news show.
Raychul Moore is a host on the Gamer Nation episode Console Kings.
Raychul has been cosplaying since 2005 or 2006 (she's not sure herself, so how can we be?).
Raychul got her start when a friend decided to go to ComicCon in San Diego (where else?) and decided to dress up as Danger Girl comics characters. Raychul had a great time.
Raychul has to create the image she portrays herself. There are no textbooks or templates - very few girls have done this before her, so it is virgin territory.
Raychul always hits Wondercon and ComicCon, which are the two biggest spots on the schedule.
Raychul only portrays characters that she likes. If there is a hot new game that she likes, she dresses up.
Of course, there are the classics that she loves, too.
For instance, one of her classic costumes is Snow White.
Joss Whedon of all people posted a picture of Raychul doing Thor. Now that's the big time! So, you'll likely be seeing a lot more of Raychul, maybe some day even on the big screen!
Below, two of the legends of cosplay, with Raychul interviewing Jessica Nigri.