Making a Living As a Cosplayer
Cosplay – the practice of dressing up as characters from movies or video games – has amassed millions of fans around the globe, yet making a living through cosplay can be challenging.
Jessica Nigri, 28, gained prominence after attending San Diego Comic-Con as “Sexy Pikachu.” Since then, her viral fame has expanded into a successful brand; working with companies like Microsoft to promote Lollipop Chainsaw game as part of Lollipop Chainsaw campaign.
Early Life and Education
Jessica Nigri is an American Cosplay Celebrity, Promotional & Glamour Model, YouTuber, Voice Actress and Fan Convention Interview Correspondent. She began her career in 2009 as a Cosplayer before transitioning into modeling in 2012. Since 2012 she has served as official spokesmodels for several video games and comic series such as Lollipop Chainsaw and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag as official spokesmodels.
She is best-known for her role as Cinder Fall in Rooster Teeth’s animated web series RWBY and has also voiced characters in Red vs Blue and Super Sonico: The Animation.
She boasts an extensive following on Instagram and is very active there, posting regular pictures of herself and her partner; the two have been romantically involved for some time now.
Cosplay is a fun hobby for many fans, while for some it has become their profession. Jessica Nigri, 28, has amassed millions of social-media followers and an upcoming documentary with digital media titan Rooster Teeth will show them all around her daily life as one of the world’s most prolific cosplayers.
Daimler AG has appointed her the head of Innovation Policy at their Washington office, leading Daimler’s efforts in shaping future technology and mobility policy, while forging strategic alliances with NGOs, governments and businesses across the U.S.
Jessica stands out as being truly unique as an American raised by parents from New Zealand – giving her an attractive look with green eyes and silky soft medium-length blonde locks.
Achievement and Honors
Cosplay has quickly become one of the world’s favorite hobbies in 21st-century fan culture, drawing in millions of enthusiasts worldwide. But for certain people like Jessica Nigri – an American cosplayer with over 5 million social media followers who now makes her living by cosplay and promotional modelling – it becomes more than a hobby: it becomes their way of life!
She first shot to prominence in 2009 after dressing as an unconventional version of Pikachu and creating an instant internet stir. Since then, she has worn hundreds of costumes and been the official spokesmodel for video games and comic book series like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Lollipop Chainsaw.
Now, fans of Jessica Nigri can get an insider view into her life through an exclusive documentary on Rooster Teeth FIRST called Becoming Jessica Nigri, scheduled to premiere January 26, 2018. The film will air worldwide.
Nigri is known for her professional cosplay career and remains unmarried and without children. She currently dates a cosplayer named Ryan who boasts impressive costume-making skills.
Nigri is an avid video gaming fan who likes interacting with her fans via social media. Her interests range from running, hiking, watching anime and comics reading – all to name just a few! Born August 5, 1989 in Reno Nevada she currently resides in Phoenix Arizona as both an American Leo as well as dual citizenship of both countries.
Recent Instagram post of hers revealed a stunning photoshoot depicting her as Pyramid Head from Silent Hill video game, showing off both curves and lean legs in this seductive pose.
Jessica has multiple revenue streams that add to her net worth, such as cosplaying, modeling and product promotion via an online business. Additionally, she has appeared in film and TV commercial videos as well as voiced several characters for animated web series like RWBY (Red vs Blue) and Super Sonico: The Animation.
In 2011, she cosplayed as Anya Stroud to promote Gears of War 3 for Microsoft and GameStop. Additionally, she represented Assassin’s Creed video games as well as Lollipop Chainsaw as a spokesmodel. Furthermore, she opened an online poster store called NIGRI PLEASE! to sell posters featuring her various cosplay costumes – contributing significantly to her wealth.