It’s Madman Anime Festival Brisbane time and this CosFriday we have a special featured Cosplayer who is also going to be at the con all this weekend! Catch her before performing at the Madman National Cosplay Comp this Sunday, meet The Gaming Goddess!

Photo by MKT Photography

What’s your name & how old are you? Ria (Victoria Feakes) 31

How long have you been cosplaying? 11 years

What inspired you to start cosplaying? I saw people cosplaying online and thought it was only in America. Then I found out about a local con and decides to go and cosplay. I enjoyed meeting lots of new people and making friends and that had me hooked on the hobby.

What was your First Cosplay? My first cosplay was Ada Wong from Resident Evil 4 which I wore to a friends birthday BBQ. My first cosplay to an event was Meryl Silverburgh from MGS4 and I wore it to London MCM Expo 2008

What is your most recent cosplay? The Scottish Trainer from Pokemon Sword and Shield. I enjoy taking a break from my big builds by making a simple cosplay and at the end of the day it’s always fun to be a meme.

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What cosplays are you currently working on? I’m currently making Sun Shang Xiang from Dynasty Warriors 9.

Who are your favourite cosplayers in the community? I adore a lot of Australian cosplayers. The community is full of a lot of very talented people and too many to pick one or two.

Who else do you want to cosplay? I am hoping to cosplay Lady Maria from Bloodborne and Raphtalia from The Rising of the Sheild Hero later this year. My dream cosplay is Screaming Mantis from MGS4.

Photo by MKT Photography

Tell us an odd fact about yourself! For my first 3 years of cosplay I didn’t own a sewing machine so made everything with a needle and thread and I was slower when I finally got a sewing machine while I learnt to use it.

You can see The Gaming Goddess performing in the Madman National Cosplay Comp this Sunday at MadFest. The Gaming Goddess will be at Madman Anime Festival all weekend but if you can’t make it you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

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