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About

I'm Chezza (or Cheryl), a Chinese-British cosplayer, Twitch Affiliate, content creator, gin enthusiast, and overall nerd person. I’ve been cosplaying since 2014 and streaming on Twitch since early 2018.

Location
I currently live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Twitch Speel
I’m a variety streamer with a focus on indie, action role-playing, puzzle, and simulation games. I like anything that will make me (and my viewers) laugh. You can watch past streams and highlights on my Twitch channel!

Cosplay Speel
I tend to cosplay primarily strong, independent female characters, but I’m also not afraid of a fun genderbend here and there. I make many of my costumes from scratch, including sewing and armor building (like the Aela costume you see to the right), but I’m also a fan of closet cosplays. Cosplay is a way for me to celebrate the fandoms I love and the characters I admire or find interesting. It's a way for me to be creative, push myself out of different comfort zones, and be part of a thriving, diverse community of pop culture. You can see a gallery of past cosplays on my Cosplay page!

Background
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. 

 

Pic by Veronica Scallion Photography

Pic by Veronica Scallion Photography

 

Media interviews, features, and appearances

Interviewed for the Rad Gaming Podcast (July 2019). - Link coming soon
Featured in COG Connected (May 2019).
Interviewed for the Edmonton Streamer Community Cast (April 2019).
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.