Elizabeth is a cosplayer and Mom to Kiogenic, cosplayer extraordinaire.  They’ve both won awards, but Kiogenic is the rockstar: costumer, graphic designer and artist. Elizabeth and Kiogenic recently wrote a book together for beginning cosplayers called Cosplay for Beginners: How to Get Started in Cosplay.

The biggest thing Elizabeth has gained from participating in cosplay is insight into costuming, agency, self and acceptance. She loves cosplayers and all the people who support them. She blogs here about things she’s seen, people she’s met and questions that she has.

In her day job, Elizabeth is a college professor who is a Latin Americanist specializing in popular culture, literature and the arts.  She has written extensively on beauty work and beauty practices in Venezuela, Argentina and around the world in books like Beauty, Virtue, Power and Success in Venezuela 1850-2015, and Beauty Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia. She travels frequently to conventions in the United States and Latin America to interview cosplayers and see all of the amazing creativity out there on display.

If you are a cosplayer or have thoughts about cosplay, she’d always love to hear from you!

4 comments on “About

  1. Hi Elizabeth – I just wanted to say hi on here and thank you for replying to my intro thread over at cosplay.com …. for some reason none of my posts (including one I made earlier today on your cosplay parenting thread) seem to be showing up – I think they are taking a while to moderate them as I am new to the site – and I didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you 🙂 Love your blog – thank you so much for taking the time to write it! It made a dull afternoon at work today bearable 🙂 Sarah/Roo17


    • Hi Sarah,

      no worries on the cosplay.com stuff- I had the same experience when I joined. Your first posts have to be moderated, and that can take time.
      I just wanted you to know that the thread existed. It’s been nice for me to make contact with other cosplay parents.

      I do a fair bit of writing in my work as a college prof, and am hoping that this project will turn into a book of essays. On that idea, I’m really hoping to make contact with other cosparents to get stories, experiences, etc. I plan on interviewing folks at cons (sadly, not at the one you’re attending. That would be amazing to go to the UK for a con 🙂

      Thanks for your kind words and for reading the blog! Look forward to sharing stories here or back at cosplay.com


  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    I hope my english can be understable, I´m from Mexico. Nice to meet you and your interestng blog. (but i have problems to see the latest entries.) my reason to writing is for needing your help.
    im an artist student and a tiny cosplayer, and i searching information for my research protocol (for my thesis) about crossplay, gender roles, cosplay and women cosplayers, i see in another pages texts about you, but i can read them, and sounds very interesting and maybe some paragraphs help my writing.
    can you help me?

    if you can read this earlier… im very thankfull.
    -Mitzi Pérez
    (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro)


    • Hola Mitzi, soy bilingue. Podemos comunicarnos o en espanol o en ingles. Lo siento no haber visto este comentario antes. Claro que puedo mandarle los articulos o informacion que busca. Me puede mandar un email in el correo electronico de mi universidad: enichols@drury.edu. Estaria muy interesada comunicarme mas con Ud.


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