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Carmilla Jo's Cosplay Corner

Carmilla Jo's Cosplay Corner

By Carmilla Jo
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 22: Can You Cosplay Another Race?
Racism. No one likes talking about it. It can be just as polarizing as politics, but it's a topic that doesn't benefit anyone if it's swept under the rug. Building off her series of TikToks addressing racism, Carmilla Jo shares her thoughts on cosplaying characters from different races and how we can improve as a community and as individuals within the colorful world we live in.  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
06:55
March 4, 2021
Episode 21: Nerd Community with Papa Bear Cosplay
Chris “Papa Bear” English began his journey into cosplay with a small con in 2013 and has been hooked ever since. Fueled by the love for the craft, and a passion to spread diversity and inclusion, Papa Bear has been heavily involved in the cosplay community as a member of Costumers with a Cause which is a costume charity organization Co-founder of Chicago P.O.C. Cosplayers, and Cosawesome studios. Papa Bear has gone on to be featured on the SyFy Channel, was the official mascot for C2E2, cosplay affiliate for Wizard World, been a guest speaker at various conventions, lead cosplay programmer, internationally published, competed and judged in multiple cosplay events, won multiple awards and has no plans on slowing down. Official Website: https://papabearstudios.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/papabearcosplay 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
35:14
February 25, 2021
Episode 20: Contests and Diversity with Pros and Cons Cosplay
PROS AND CONS COSPLAY is comprised of two multi-award winning cosplayers from Missouri who dabble in all areas of cosplay from craftsmanship, performance, judging, and contest directing. Pro enjoys projects that require a lot of embellishment and intricate detail such as embroidery, bead-work and painting. Con prefers projects that require challenging the laws of physics and using unconventional building techniques such as wig styling, larger than life builds, and historic fabric manipulation. They love talking shop about cosplay builds, and creating inclusive environments in the cosplay community. You can find them on Instagram at instagram.com/prosandconscosplay, Facebook at facebook.com/prosandconscosplay and on Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/prosandcons Photo credit: John Clayton 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
51:35
February 18, 2021
Episode 19: Black and Asian Solidarity in Cosplay
February is Black History Month. Unfortunately, February 2021 has seen an alarming spike in Asian hate crimes and murders. Racism is an ugly issue that cannot be ignored within the cosplay community, especially in light of gatekeepers and bullies who harass black cosplayers who cosplay non-black characters. Cosplay is for everyone, regardless of race, as it is a hobby that should unite passionate fans who share a common love of geeking out over their fandoms. In this episode, Carmilla Jo touches upon how Black history has shaped American culture and success, how Asian culture and history has played a complicit role in systematic racism, and how we can do better to become better allies and improve as a community. LETTERS FOR BLACK LIVES is a crowdsourced project started by Christina Xu in 2016 in response to initiating discussions of the Black Lives Matter movement between younger Asians and Asian elders. The letter has been translated into more than 30 languages, including Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Khmer, Hmong, Tagalog, Nepali, Hindi, Russian, and many more. Thank you Shelli Anpan (@shellianpan on Instagram) and @thekitchengorilla for being my sensitivity readers when I wrote up my draft! Cover art by @monyeeart 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
10:30
February 11, 2021
Episode 18: New Year's Resolutions
New Year's Resolutions can be an invigorating way to start the beginning of the year. Some people love them, while others may not feel that they're as conductive for setting goals. In this episode, our host Carmilla Jo shares her thoughts on creating resolutions, setting goals, and what she has done in the past year and hopes to continue into 2021. 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
06:30
January 28, 2021
Episode 17: Happy New Year! 2021!
Happy new year! Today's episode is more of a very short mini-episode ringing in the new year, with two news: the publication of the January 2021 issue of Craft Center Magazine, and guesting on the podcast Nakama Fitness. 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
01:37
January 2, 2021
Episode 16: Cosplay, Bodybuilding, & Christmas Food with Gloria Lee
Gloria Lee is a cosplayer and Pro Bikini competitor and current reigning Natural Olympia Pro Angels Competitor. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, she now lives in San Diego, CA with her 2 beautiful daughters and hubby who also cosplays and is an amateur strongman competitor. She loves being active with her family where they take advantage of their location and going to the beach. Her hobbies include crafts and cooking. Her passion with fitness drives her to create new recipes that fit their family’s lifestyle. Instagram: @glee702 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
43:01
December 24, 2020
Episode 15: Last-Minute Gifts for Cosplayers
Thinking of what Christmas gift to get for a special cosplayer in your life? Here are some suggestions to spark ideas!  Kamui's Cosplay Tutorial Books  Yaya Han's World of Cosplay  Masterclass Subscription  Crunchyroll Subscription  Funimation Subscription  Joann Gift Cards Amazon Gift Cards  Episode Cover Photo by @Cardboard_Accessories 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
05:56
December 17, 2020
Episode 14: Cosplay Fitness With SD_cosplayfit
Brian Lee, also known by his IG handle SD_cosplayfit, is a Korean-American amateur strongman athlete and fitness cosplayer. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and 2 daughters who also cosplay as well as compete in sports of their own. His passion is supporting and uplifting the Asian American community, and helping people become better versions of themselves through competitive challenges. Instagram: @SD_cosplayfit 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
39:45
December 10, 2020
Episode 13: Dear 2020, Thank You For Cosplay
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the 2020 holiday season, Carmilla Jo writes and reads a letter addressed to 2020 for all the things she's thankful to be able to do with cosplay during the Covid-19 quarantine. Special shout-out to fellow cosplayer & friend Yamini Chan for providing the much-needed encouragement and boost for the creation of this episode! 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
07:43
December 3, 2020
Episode 12: Adam Savage's Maker Workshop at SiliCon Review
SiliCon with Adam Savage hosted its first virtual Maker Workshop, led by the King of Makers himself, Adam Savage! In this live-streamed workshop, Adam walked participants through building a cardboard helmet. Each participant of the live-streamed workshop received a physical box that included perforated laser-cut cardboard used to build the helmet. This podcast episode reviews the event, and briefly shares insights into using cardboard as an option for cosplay builds. 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
04:39
November 12, 2020
Episode 11: Full-Time Armor Artistry with Dominique de Leon
DOMINIQUE DE LEON is a full-time artist and costume fabricator born and raised in Santa Cruz California. She lives with her wonderful husband and their trouble-making dog, and has been creating replica props and costumes since the summer of 2013. Many people will recognize her for her replica cosplay costumes from video games, movies and anime. However, in recent years she has started to dedicate more and more time to personal passion projects. Themes of heavy contrast, decay, folklore, and mystery can be seen throughout her original work. Website: dominiquedeleon.com Instagram: @dominiquegdeleon Facebook: Dominique de Leon Cosplay 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
37:05
November 5, 2020
Episode 10: Why This Cosplayer Loves Halloween
Happy Halloween! Some cosplayers may scoff at Halloween as a day for amateurs to dabble in costuming, but our host Carmilla Jo dives into her love for Halloween and how it's a gateway for cosplay and costuming. Episode cover photo shot by Terrence Taylor 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
03:41
October 29, 2020
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, and LIONEL 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
45:39
October 22, 2020
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, and LIONEL 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
46:09
October 15, 2020
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
09:59
October 8, 2020
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
55:05
October 1, 2020
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
11:44
September 24, 2020
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: @CircusofMissJo Facebook: Carmilla Jo
37:26
September 17, 2020
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 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
10:01
September 10, 2020
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
11:28
September 4, 2020
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
10:46
August 31, 2020