Featured Cosplayer: Stacey RebeccaMarch 25, 2013
Stacey Rebecca is a part time model that has been putting more and more cosplaying into her work. She was first brought to my attention when she recreated the Amazing Spider-man #601 cover, playing the role of Mary Jane. Since then she has worked on numerous cosplays, including Poison Ivy, Zsasz, Psylocke and Carnage (when he takes over Gwen Stacey’s body in Ultimate Spider-man #127 and #128). Check out her interview with the GCE and some of our favorite cosplays she’s done!
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name’s Stacey Rebecca and I’m a 24 year old model, cosplayer and all round nerd from the UK.
How long have you been modelling for?
I’ve been modelling on and off for a few years now, building up confidence and experience. It’s only really the last year or so that I’ve been doing it regularly and taking it seriously!
You have a couple nerdy tattoos. What are they of?
I have ‘Player 2’ in 8-bit font on the back of my neck (my boyfriend has Player 1) which is an ode to the 2 Player Co-op song by Danny Weissner, the Nobody symbol from Kingdom Hearts on my ankle and a huge Assassin’s Creed piece on my stomach that was based on Ezio’s belt buckle in AC: Brotherhood (I am a massive AC fangirl!)
What are some of your favorite video games?
Haha, Assassin’s Creed and Kingdom Hearts obviously. I also love the Batman Arkham games and any good RPG. I don’t get a lot of time to game at the moment but when I find a game I like, I get completely obsessed with it and won’t leave it alone for months!
What did you think of Assassin’s Creed III? What did you like and dislike?
I loved it. I think because the jump in terms of gameplay was so huge from AC1 to AC2, a lot of people expected the same from AC3 – and it plays very much the same as the other games, except for little extras like the hunting. The weather system and the extra detail in the architecture blew my mind, I really loved what they did to make the environment that much richer. As for Connor, he’s alright. Somehow I don’t feel as attached to him as a character as I did to Ezio, but there’s still time. Oh, and I loved Desmond in AC3, they finally got the present day stuff right!
Do you have any plans to attend any conventions in the coming year?
YES! My first convention of the year will be London Super Comic Con which I am crazy excited about as I’m hoping to meet J Scott Campbell as MJ.
How did you get into cosplaying?
I guess I never really grew out of wanting to dress up! I’ve always been super into fancy dress as an adult and would quite often make adjustments to store bough costumes and get frustrated that particular details weren’t correct or true to the comic/game etc… So I started making my own! I started to introduce my costuming hobby into my modelling and it went from there really. I didn’t expect it to take off like it did!
It’s a tough question but what is your favorite cosplay you’ve done so far?
Connor from Assassin’s Creed, definitely. I like a good challenge, and that costume was such a big leap for me in terms of skill. I am so proud of what I achieved with it, seeing as I have zero textile or woodwork training and just made it all up as I went along.
What was your inspiration for the Gwen Stacey / Carnage shoot?
In Ultimate Spider-Man #127-128, Carnage kills Gwen Stacy and effectively takes over her body. The moment she appears in Peter’s room with the face of Carnage is a really powerful image to me, and thought it would be an awesome concept to recreate. It’s also a little bit different to the standard Carnage origin story you usually see!
Do you have any upcoming costumes that you can tell us about?
I like to keep people guessing, dropping hints and progress photos – sometimes giving things away if they guess correctly… So I’m afraid it’s top secret! I have several comic book characters underway, including a reimagining of one I’m quite well known for. Also got a couple cosplays of animated series on the way – it’s gonna be a good year!
You sell limited edition prints of some of your shoots with the chance to have them autographed. Where can someone pick those up?
Yes, I do! I am selling prints to pave my way to the States, where I hope I can attend some conventions. I have one trip planned in March that I’ll be announcing very soon in a live webchat, and after that I hope to attend something on the opposite coast… So keep your eyes peeled! You can help me get to some conventions over the water at http://www.staceyrebecca.storenvy.com
Check out more of Stacey Rebecca’s photos on her Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/StaceyRebeccaAltModel