Creator Spotlight: Cosplayers Tackling the Decades.

We at Inbeon magazine love creativity and spot lighting various creators. Before the pandemic, we were going to cover an event by GOASH ( Geeks Out at Snug Harbor). Unfortunately it had to cancel, but that didn’t stop us from reaching out to the event coordinator Najah Abdul-Qawiyy. Before you know it, this article was born. Najah did an awesome job reaching out to cosplayers, getting their info and pictures of their cosplay that represented a decade. Inbeonmag thanks GOASH for putting this article together and we hope you guys enjoy!

Submission 1

  • Name: Amy Overman
  • Cosplay Name:   Overmama
  • Instagram: @overmama
  • Name of Cosplay: Disco Bat Girl

Amy Overman (overmama) is a third generation seamstress and second generation knitter/crocheter. Her cosplay designs are original, historically inspired takes on classic characters – favorites are Batgirl, Black Widow and Princess Leia.

Submission 2

  • Name: Nicole Lee Aiossa
  • Cosplay Name:   Nephythyss
  • Instagram: @_Nephythyss_
  • Name of Cosplay: Flapper Wonder Women

Nicole Lee Aiossa is a NYC opera singer, stage director, and choreographer who has been doing cosplay for about 10 years. With a background in theatrical costuming and props, her love of historical fashion stems from years of operatic training and productions.

Submission 3

  • Name: Jenn Reddig
  • Cosplay Name:   Grace Lovelace
  • Instagram: @grace_lovelace
  • Photographer: @maedenart
  • Name of Cosplay: 1940’s Ivysaur Gijinka

I’m Jenn, or Grace Lovelace (grace_lovelace on Instagram), this is my 1940’s Ivysaur Gijinka, based on the design by Savannah Alexandra: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkgF5SQl89c/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet. In addition to enjoying vintage fashion, I also enjoy vintage dancing.

Submission 4

  • Name: Pam Smith
  • Cosplay Name:   Dame Dahlia
  • Instagram: @DameDahlia
  • Photographer: Rick Currier
  • Name of Cosplay: Bombshell Black Canary

I have been cosplaying since 2006, some characters of my own design and a lot of different super heroes and Disney characters. I look for strong and confident characters, even though they may have flaws, that can inspire as well as bring joy to kids of all ages.Cosplay is more than a hobby.  I donate my time with the Central PA Avengers doing charity events.  I also attend regional conventions where I discus cosplay and costuming.

Submission 5

  • Name: James Perlas
  • Instagram: @Sexpantherrr
  • Name of Cosplay: Johnny Cage 80’s Miami

A casual cosplayer who enjoys putting creative cosplays together (particularly with his girlfriend), but hasn’t quite mastered the whole “sowing” aspect of it yet. Johnny was the first cosplay I made that involved painting, screen-printing, and some fabric work. Still working on that split-groin punch combo, though! I’m proud of this brash boy and his vibrant, neon 80’s colors.

Submission 6

  • Name: Mia Cerami
  • Instagram: @meebs314
  • Name of Cosplay: Suzie Q – Jojos Bizare Adventure

I’ve been cosplaying for about 7 years now. I love all the creative aspects that come together with it and seeing people portray and bring characters to life. This is my second cosplay I’ve sewn from scratch.

Submission 7

  • Name: Rachel Anne Etra
  • Cosplay Name:   Natalie Anne Cosplay 
  • Instagram: @nataliaannecosplay
  • Name of Cosplay: Rebecca “Becky” Barnes, a USO Girl

My costuming journey began in fantasy and renaissance faires, but it was Marvel superheroes that brought me back to a love of historical and vintage wear. Becky may be more of a costume than some of my other outfits, but I put my own spin on it using a vintage shorts pattern. Plus the period accurate color Victory Red (thank you Besame!) is my favorite lipstick look (though admittedly here, you can only see it in the nail polish)!

Submission 8

  • Name: Natasha Margaret Scarlett
  • Cosplay Name:   Red In Her Ledger 
  • Instagram: @red.in.her.ledger
  • Name of Cosplay: Peggy Carter, a USO Girl

I credit Marvel superheroes (like Agent Peggy Carter, who I’m cosplaying in this photo) with literally saving my life! I’ve made so many incredible friends and gotten so many amazing opportunities through cosplay—nothing makes me happier than to dress up and share the stories I love with other people who love them too.

Submission 9

  • Name: Mike Gilbert
  • Instagram: @shaggypuppet
  • Name of Cosplay: Woodstock Green Lantern

50 years old, married with 2 cats. I have been cosplaying since 2007. In the picture I am wearing elements of my first cosplay from NYCC 2007 and a poncho that used to belong to my mother-in-law. 

Submission 10

  • Name: Cheyenne Clardy
  • Cosplay Name:   Lady Moon Lioness
  • Instagram: @ladymoon_lioness
  • Photographer: @dozenfingers_photography
  • Name of Cosplay: 1920s Cruela De Vil

I have been cosplaying for nearly a year. In terms of cosplay, my preferences have been characters uncommonly used, as well as creating laid back looks for almost everyday use.

Again thank you GOASH for putting this article together. To learn more about GOASH click on the link below.