I'm Chezza (or Cheryl), a Chinese-British cosplayer, Twitch Affiliate, content creator, gin enthusiast, and overall nerd person. I've been cosplaying for over four years and it's a hobby that consumes my life outside of my full-time job. I was born and raised in England by a Chinese mum and British dad. We moved to Canada when I was 12 and I've lived here permanently ever since, excluding a three-month period when I studied at Nanjing University in China and a one-year period when I went back to England to do my Master's Degree in Renaissance Literature.
Cosplay is a way for me to celebrate the fandoms I grew up loving and admiring. It's a way for me to connect with others who love the same things I do. And it's a way for me to be creative, feel sexy, and be a part of a thriving, supportive network of pop culture.
I primarily cosplay characters from video games, anime, comic books, and movies. Keep an eye out for mash-ups and genderbends!
I also stream on Twitch! Catch me playing some games at twitch.tv/miss_chezza
Interviewed for Gamer’s Bay Grand Cayman’s GameChat Podcast (Dec 2018).
Cosplay guest and costume contest host at EekFest 2018 (Oct 2018).
Selected to be featured in the 2019 Share My Cosplay Calendar (Sep 2018).
Cosplay guest and judge for A Taste of Animethon 2017's cosplay contest (Jan 2017).
Interviewed for cosplay feature in Vue Weekly magazine (Sep 2016).
Produced and hosted Shaw TV Edmonton segment promoting the 2016 Edmonton Expo (Sep 2016).
Interviewed for cosplay segment at Edmonton Expo by Game-Refraction (Sep 2016).
Selected to be featured in the 2017 Women vs Cosplay Calendar (Sep 2016).
Interviewed for cosplay feature in St. Albert Gazette (June 2016).
Interviewed as cosplay guest for Eek Fest promo on Global TV Edmonton (May 2016).
Cosplay guest and contest judge at Eek Fest 2015 and 2016.
Cosplay guest and contest judge at Animethon 23 (August 2016).
Featured on Share My Cosplay, Super Cosplay Girls, and ConnectedTV.
Interviewed for HP and Mana Show YouTube channel. (June 2016)
Guest on Northern Nerd Network podcasts.
Panelist for Lady Geeks uNite (LGN) cosplay tutorial night.