Reported by Lucas Ballard
Cosplay or “costume play” is a popular form of expression. Those that participate in this form of performance art often find themselves donning looks from characters from video games, anime, and other fictional media. Cosplaying originated in the 1970’s in Japan and gained a much larger following in the 90’s. The term Cosplay was coined by Nobuyuki Takahashi after he attended the 1984 World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles. The term has since spread and been a staple in pop culture. Cosplay conventions are prevalent and happen year round in a multitude of countries such as the United States, Japan, The United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Krissy Victory is an avid cosplayer and frequently attends cosplay conventions. She has taken on the role of many characters such as Freddy Krueger, Velma, Wonder Woman, and a multitude of other characters. Most recently, at Anime Los Angeles, Victory took on the persona of Zero Suit Samus, a character that is well renowned for the Metroid video game series. The convention took place in early 2022 from January 6th to the 9th. Her skin tight suit features a mix of darker and lighter blue fabric and black and neon blaster bracelets. It has slight variations from the video game version as the purple accents are more blended in Victory’s rendition. Victory also sports blonde hair and a prop blaster gun to aid in the realism of the character.
Another outfit Krissy Victory sported was a yellow and red costume that captured the essence of Faye Valentine, the deuteragonist in the anime Cowboy Bebop.
Krissy Victory has been cosplaying for a long time. It began with modeling as a kid she eventually took up acting in middle school. This paired with her affinity for video games eventually evolved into a hobby that requires a lot of detail, passion, and attention.
With a huge catalog of characters, Krissy has built quite the resume and following. Be sure to check out Krissy’s Instagram @Krissyvictoryy and also visit her website at https://www.krissyvictory.com for more exclusive content.