Merry Christmas and happy holidays, Ninja Nation. Our gift to you is wrapped in Cosplay goodness and comes all the way from London. Please join us in welcoming December 2012 Cosplay Babe of the Month, Stacey Rebecca. Now let’s get right to her sizzling pictures and wonderful interview.
Comics Ninja: Stacey, thank you for joining us today all the way from the U.K., and South London. Why don’t you take the opportunity to tell us little bit about yourself.
Stacey: My name’s Stacey Rebecca, I’m an alternative/cosplay model from the UK and my favorite things in the world are mathematics, Batman and my Xbox!
Comics Ninja: We note that you have a pretty extensive and impressive modeling background. Why don’t you tell us a little bit about it.
Stacey: I started modeling a few years ago with some amazingly talented photographer friends, only very occasionally though. I love cosplay modeling but my first love was alternative modeling, being the massive goth that I am. Don’t let the blonde hair deceive you! Most people expect me to be super confident and perfect in real life but I’m really not – modeling has given me a huge boost of self-esteem but in reality I’m just a shy nerd with hang ups just like everybody else. I look like a total mess when I’m not modeling, too!
Photo right, Stacey as Cat Woman. Photo Allen Howden.
Comics Ninja: What came first modeling or cosplay and what first got you into cosplay?
Stacey: I’ve always been into cosplay in terms of fancy dress parties and what not, but it’s only really the last couple of years that I started making my own costumes. I’m quite the perfectionist and would get frustrated when store bought costumes weren’t exactly true to the comic/game, so I’d make alterations and additions myself. And it went from there really – I figured that I had loads of awesome costumes that might make some decent pictures, so I started bringing them along to photo shoots and that was it!
Comics Ninja: What was your first cosplay experience like?
Stacey: I’ve been attending conventions for a couple of years now but I only started cosplaying at them this year, and it was NUTS! I wore my Assassin’s Creed 3 Connor Kenway costume to Eurogamer in the summer, and the attention was really overwhelming – I literally couldn’t get from A to B without being stopped for photos and surrounded by people. I had no idea what was going on! I only got to play two games that day… Next time, I’m having a day dressed normally so I can experience everything to the fullest! I did get to cut the line for Assassin’s Creed 3 though, woooot!
Comics Ninja: What is your favorite convention or event to attend?
Photo left, Stacey as Mary Jane Watson.
Stacey: I’ve only ever been to MCM and Eurogamer, there the big ones over here. In February I’m planning on attending London Super Comic Con to meet J Scott Campbell (artist of the MJ cover I recreated and total sweetheart!) and possible London Film and Comic Con, which had a stellar line up last year. I’m also hoping to head out to the US to experience the convention scene out there!
Comics Ninja: What do you think of all of the attention you have gotten from the fanboys (and girls) on the internet and at conventions?
Stacey: I’m not experienced it very much at conventions yet, no one really recognizes me! The Internet is a strange place in general… The YouTube commenters are the worst, but nothing really shocks me – I used to live and breathe 4chan! Everyone on my fan page is wonderful though, it’s great knowing that I’m doing a good job at something I love. What’s weird is when I get messages from cosplayers I totally fangirl over telling me that they like my work. WHAT!
That’s it for part one of our feature on Ms. December. Please join us soon for part two of her future. Until then, get latest comic book, gaming, sci-fi, movie, cosplay and animation news on The Ninja Report, containing sourced and aggregated news from every corner of the internet and updated every ten minutes! Never miss another headline, preview or breaking story, Ninja Nation!