Riki LeCotey

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Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Introduced to gaming and anime at an early age, it was only a matter of time before Riki LeCotey would find the best way to express her fandom: cosplay. According to Riki "each costume presents its own set of challenges, requiring me to learn new skills like translation, sculpting, molding, casting and of course, sewing."
 
Riki is a native of Canada who moved to the United States to help further her costuming skills. It was a success, because she has gotten the opportunity to work on films Big Momma's House: Like Father, Like Son and X-Men: First Class as a SPX PA. She has been involved in costuming for over 14 years and is internationally recognized in the cosplay community for her ability to translate costumes and focus on craftsmanship. She's been invited to many conventions around the world, to judge costume contests, host workshops, and promote cosplay.

Also an avid cook, Riki is the creator of Cosplay for a Cause, whose first project was a cosplay calendar that raised more than $30,000 with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Japanese Red Cross tsunami disaster relief. Her favorite act of charity, however, is rescuing and rehabilitating baby squirrels.

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