Comics, Cosplay, Conventions & Community!


Double Feature!!!
Abominicky & Ichigorose!!!


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.

Yes you read that right!!!

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve done a double feature and this one is definitely worth the wait!!!
This month we are ecstatic to welcome Abominicky and Ichigorose to The Variant family!!
These amazing ladies have been coming by the photo booth at conventions and getting their pictures taken with us or
by us since 
around 2016 and have always been just the sweetest and most fun to talk to or shoot with.
For November this dynamic duo has brought us some of their favorite cosplays which were shot by
Photography Director Tomisina Lynn at Fred Fletcher Park and the NC Art Museum both in Raleigh, NC.


Nicky (Abominicky) has been cosplaying since 2021. Local to Charlotte, North Carolina, Nicky got her start attending nearby conventions,
where she partnered with friends to enter cosplay contests and masquerades. Since then, she has developed a focus on prop-making,
which entails working with her 3D printer, EVA foam, as well as frequent trips to the hardware and craft stores.

Nicky is an avid convention attendee and is currently working toward building some of her dream cosplays. She is so grateful for her “found family” i.e. the close friends and community that has supported her since day one, without which she never would have found the confidence and
expertise to even begin her cosplay journey. Nicky is always looking forward to the next convention she
will attend, the next skill she can learn, and the next friend she can meet.

Rose (Ichigorose) is a seasoned cosplayer who started cosplaying when she was 11 years old. Her cosplay journey began in 2013 when
she met two local cosplayers at a craft store. As they told her about conventions and the loving community
that came with them, Rose knew this was where she belonged.
Rose has since grown a love for the competition and knowledge aspects of cosplay. She’s always challenging herself to
find a new skill to improve or learn, and she is working towards becoming a “Master” in her craft.
One piece of advice that Rose wants to pass on to both experienced and beginner cosplayers is to unapologetically be yourself and
to always remember: “You are enough. You are so enough, it’s unbelievable how enough you are.”

For November, Nicky brought us her Amity from The Owl House and Shinobu from Demon Slayer while
Rose brought Jinx from League of Legends and Madoka from Madoka Magica!!! 

WAIT!!…why are you still reading this??

Photography by

Tomisina Lynn Photography

Director of Photography