January Cosplay Spotlight

The Jedi and the Mandolorian.

We're spotlighting talent in the cosplay community! 


Every month, The Variant showcases different cosplayers who display talent, creativity, and a positive voice for the cosplay community!


"Hello!! The name’s Jess.


I am 33 years old and I love to cosplay. My cosplay journey started about 3 years ago and it’s been one awesome ride so far. I’ve met so many totally awesome peeps from all walks of life who are extremely talented and who I am happy to call my friends. My cosplay journey would not have been possible without the help of my good friend Judy Wyszynski. We collaborate together and she makes my drawings come to life with her sewing skills.

I would like to give a shout out to my Dad and Uncle Scott. When I was a young kid they introduced me to Star Wars, Batman, X-Men, Spider-Man, etc. I wasn’t your typical girl growing up. I didn’t get Barbies or dolls like my sisters, I got Star Wars, superhero toys and video games (I’m a huge gamer btw). My uncle would take me every week to get a couple of comic books from the comic book store as well.

I’m married to the love of my life, my partner in crime, who also cosplays with me. Some of you know him as NC Deadpool. In my free time I enjoy playing video games, working out and occasionally playing my violin. Right now I am not sure what my next cosplay will be as I am currently tweaking my Mandalorian here and there. I would love to do a Nightingale from The Elder Scrolls games, but we shall see!

I am so honored to have been chosen as the January Cosplay Spotlight. It really means a lot to me. Also, for the peeps that come up to me at cons or message me on social media and compliment my cosplays, Thank You So Much! It truly means a lot to me. If you haven’t already, please check me out on Instagram and YouTube!"


Last month you might have noticed a story line that went along with our Spotlight on all our social media. While it's a little harder to tell a story with just pictures from photo shoots, we kinda dug that theme and we're gonna take another swing at it. 

With Jedi Jess, we had a full on Star Wars theme going so we're gonna roll with that and proudly present "The Jedi & the Mandolorian". 

 ...why are you still reading this?? GO CHECK OUT THE PICS!!!!

Meet the cosplayer!

Jedi Jess

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Photos by

Tomisina Lynn Portrait Photography


Jon V Photography

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