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Wavebird Cosplay

August 2019

Cosplay Spotlight

We’re spotlighting talent in the cosplay community!
Every month, The Variant showcases cosplayers who display talent, creativity, and a positive voice within the cosplay community.

Wavebird Cosplay (Tori) is a 26 year old D.C. native with a flair for the creative. She grew up doing musical theater from an incredibly young age which sparked a massive love for costuming and portraying a wide range of characters. Tori is one of 6 kids in her family, the closest in age is her younger sister, Deanna, with whom she sings in a duo band called The Sunspots.

As a half-Latina woman, Tori loves to go dancing out on the town, and she especially enjoys some nice, spicy cuisine. She naps with her 4 fat kitties during the day and at night you can usually find her dodging sleep by indulging in some retro video games. Her current life goal is to meet Sir Patrick Stewart (for a second time) to see if he remembers carrying her on his hip at the ripe age of 6.

You can catch Tori judging the cosplay contest at Super Smash Con later this month where she’ll be debuting a 
brand new cosplay from her favorite Nintendo series, Metroid!

We went back to Kure Beach, NC to shoot Tori with the aesthetic of “Black Widow stranded on Vorimir a.k.a. The Soul Stone” just vacationing after a long life of being… well, Black Widow. You can catch all the “Vorimir” edits all month long on our social media.

Tori was last seen as a Cosplay Spotlight in February 2017 with her full Samus Aran armor but back then she was known as Carpe Diem Cosplay. We thought her doing a (much) scaled-down version of Samus and Natasha was a great nod to her past Spotlight as well as one of her staple cosplays, Black Widow! 
You can check those out at the Previous Spotlights link below.

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Photography by

Greenfield Photography

Senior Staff Photograher