How The Variant Stole Christmas

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.

If you’ve noticed by our cover photo, everyone in our December 2023 Cosplay Spotlight is a villain.
Except Mitsuri… OK, Gambit’s not exactly a villain either, but he is a thief.
Anyway, point being with all of these (especially our Grinch feature), how could we not call this year’s
Holiday Spotlight “How The Variant Stole Christmas!!”?

We’ve got 8 AMAZING sets of photos to represent the “Eight Crazy Nights” of Hanukkah, and
each set has 12 photos to represent the “Twelve Days of Christmas”

 Contoast Cosplays as Bowsette
Powerhouse Cosplay as Lady Dimitrescu
Ichigorose as Harley Quinn
Abominicky as Poison Ivy
Nico425 as Gambit
Lunardahlia as Perona
XO Lynn as The Grinch

TurtleG_ as Mitsuri
Jenna Say What? as Black Cat

 All our phenomenal Cosplay Spotlight photos are the outstanding work of our Photography Director, Tomisina Lynn
and were shot in various locations around Raleigh, North Carolina.  


…why are you still reading this?? GO CHECK OUT THE PICS!!!!

Contoast Cosplays

Powerhouse Cosplay





XO Lynn


Jenna Say What?

Photography by

Tomisina Lynn Photography

Director of Photography