Victoria Schmidt

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Hometown: Orange County, CA.

Victoria Schmidt was born in Huntington Beach, CA, and is the co-founder of the geek girl fashion style blog, "Set To Stunning" (settostunning.com). Under the avatar "Scruffy Rebel" she has been an avid cosplayer for over a decade, creating costumes from fandoms including Star Wars, Star Trek, Disney, DC and Marvel.

She first got interested in cosplay when she was a high school freshman in 1999 and was invited by a friend in marching band to attend Anime Expo, where she saw cosplayers dressed up as characters from her favorite shows, Sailor Moon and Voltron. A devoted cosplayer ever since, she cites being chosen by LucasFilm to be their Princess Leia on the Star Wars float at the 2007 Rose Parade in Pasadena as being one of her favorite experiences so far. She recently turned her passion into a profession, signing on with Wizard World conventions to help out with exhibitions and artists at their shows and to be cosplay coordinator.

Victoria, who earned a Master's Degree in English Literature from Chapman College, lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, Bengal cat and white rabbit.

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