January Cosplay Spotlight

Tell Me How The Sun Rose...

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!

Welcome to 2018 and a brand new bouncing baby Cosplay Spotlight! This year we've decided to (try to) go back to the basics where we spotlight only one cosplayer a month. Wish us luck!!


With a brand new year we decided to bring you The Alpha's Knight who's a relatively new but up-and-coming cosplayer on the local scene. She told us a little bit about herself, her cosplays and her interests.

"Hi! My name is Katie, I'm from coastal North Carolina and I am The Alpha’s Knight!

I’m new to the community as far as my Alpha’s Knight cosplay identity is concerned. That technically only began this year but I started cosplaying in 2016 with my Assassin's Creed III costume. I have always had a love for costumes and cosplay in general.

I personally like to create my own costumes from scratch though I have used a base costume before to alter. I’m still kind of new to sewing but luckily I have my grandmother to help me with the parts of my sewing projects that I get stuck on so that we can work it out together.

I love to cosplay characters that I could see myself in. I like characters I can relate to such as Saber from the Fate series (who’s actually my cosplay for Katsucon) but I also like to create OC (original character) cosplays to symbolize myself in different fandoms. Cosplaying allows me to become someone that I admire and also allows me to embrace and display my artistic skills in a bunch of different ways. I’ve already met some wonderful friends through the art of cosplay and I can’t wait to meet more!

Outside of cosplay, I love drawing and painting with different mediums. I love to write stories and create new worlds. I find myself writing a lot and making up stories for the OC’s I create. I also have two horses and I work as an equestrian trail guide that takes people horseback riding at the beach. Someday, I hope to be an author while also still making cosplays, creating art, and working with my equine friends. So far, I’m doing all the things I love so I know I’m on the right track!"

The Alpha's Knight along with photographer extraordinaire Joey Render Industries are pleased to bring you Amaterasu from Okami and Assassin's Creed III in "Tell Me How The Sun Rose..."


Meet the cosplayer!

The Alpha's Knight

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Joey Render Industries


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