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Model Mayhem #:
304244
Last Activity:
Sep 08, 2018
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Shoot Nudes:
Yes
Joined:
Jan 02, 2007
Age:
33
Height:
5' 7"
Weight:
220 lbs
Bust:
46"
Waist:
45"
Hips:
48"
Cup:
DDD
Dress:
16
Shoe:
10.0
Ethnicity:
Skin Color:
Tanned
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About Me

GeishaVi is a multi-award-winning Cosplay veteran, Cosmetologist, Makeup Artist, Stylist, Costume Designer and Entertainer here in New York City. She’s performed and modeled in cosplay and alternative fashion for over 15 years and her various work has been featured both locally and internationally. Her work has been published in Cosplay Culture Magazine, Nubiamancy, The Curvy Geek, NY Japion, We Rise Mag, Cosplay Plus Mag, Marvel, Chopsticks NY, The New York Times, TimeOut NY and Buzzfeed. Her “Body Positive Cosplayer of Color" documentary by Bustle.com and Marvel Comic’s "Superheroes and Bakers Unite!" episode of Cake Boss have been recognized by Kat Blaque, Ivy Doomkitty, Marvel, Fan Bros Show, Women in Comics International Collective, Cosplay-France, TED Talks, Flame Con, Geeks Out NY, New York Comic Con.
    She’s been a featured cosplay guest for a variety of events including: Flame Con, Anime Tosho-con, Castle Point Anime, New York Comic Con and Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. An active body-positive, diversity, anti-harassment and LGBTQPIA+ activist; GeishaVi has spoken at many panels across North America on how people can come together and be a supportive influence in their communities. As an administrator of  C.U.A.H "Cosplayers United Against Harassment" she is very passionate about helping others overcome their fears and insecurities so they too can enjoy life. She’s a certified cosmetologist with a fully validated license. As well as an experienced peer counselor and cultural sensitivity consultant. Women in Comics member and supporter/ performer for FanBros.com community events. She regularly performs in charity events that support Women in the Comic and Entertainment industry, various LGBT+ organizations as well as the fight to end child trafficking and. She also enjoys networking with new people, while sharing her love of fashion, music, gaming, cats and anime!

She has that IT factor that can spice up any portfolio. Let her charisma and photogenic style work your lens. She enjoys being a motivational voice in the Cosplay and Fashion/ Beauty industries. Though her styles are always changing, she loves Cosplay, Boudoir, Glamour, Gothic and Punk Rock themes. As a recent Cosmetology School Graduate she has previous experience working on indie films, portfolios and runway. Also in vocal work i.e. voice-overs, motivational speaking, MC etc.

For press inquires contact [email protected]

Main Website:
https://www.GeishaVi.com
Websites:
https://www.backstage.com/u/geishavi/
https://www.facebook.com/GeishaViCosplay
https://instagram.com/GeishaVi
https://GoddessGeishaVi.tumblr.com/
https://worldcosplay.net/member/219812
https://twitter.com/GoddessGeisha

Entertainment History
Awards & Accolades:
2018 - Flame Con Costume Contest - “Best Style”
2017 - Bunny Hutch Cosplay Contest, Dragon Con: “Best in Show”
2015 - NYCC Villains Contest "Best Cosplay"
2015 - Flame Con Costume Contest “Best Cosplay”
2014 - NYC Maid Café Chara Con Cosplay Contest, NYC – “Best Cosplay”
2013 - NYCC Villains Contest  "Best Villian Group"
2013 - NYCC Heroes Contest  "Best Female Hero"
2013 - Wizard World New York Cosplay Contest "Best Female Costume"
2013 - Wizard World Philadelphia Cosplay Contest “Best Female Superhero"
    Costumes worn:
    2018 - Pastel Passion - Jen Bartel Art Inspired Cosplay
        2017 - Queen Tritonia/ King Triton Genderbend & Mistress Ursula, Bunny Hutch
        Cosplay Contest, Dragon Con: “Best in Show”
        2015 - Burlesque Poison Ivy (custom design) - NYCC Villains Contest "Best
        Cosplay"
        2015 - Starfire/ Galaxy Princess Koriand’r (custom design) FlameCon Cosplay
      Contest “Best Cosplay”
      2014 - Yuuko Ichihara Empress (custom uchikake) NYC Maid Café Chara Con
      Cosplay Contest, NYC – “Best Cosplay”
      2013 - Black Cat Symbiote - NYCC Villains Contest  "Best Villian Group"
      2013 - Starfire Teen Titans - NYCC Heroes Contest  "Best Female Hero"
      2013 - Starfire Teen Titans - Wizard World New York Cosplay Contest "Best Female
      Costume"
        2013 - Starfire Teen Titans - Wizard World Philadelphia Cosplay Contest “Best
        Female Superhero"

Press:
2018 - Vlog 007: The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo 2018
2018 - “Cosplay Anyway at TCFStyle Expo” The Plus Report 
2018 - “WINC Con 2018 Thoughts” by ReviewFix.com
2018 - “WOMEN IN COMICS CON ROCKS BROOKLYN” by GraphicPolicy.com
2018 - “Women in Comics Con returns to Brooklyn” by http://www.ny1.com
2018 - “4th Annual Women in Comics Convention Brooklyn Library Synopsis” by http://www.BklynLibrary.org
2018 - “50 Plus-Size Cosplayers to follow on Instagram” TheNerdsofColor.org
2017- “70 COSPLAYERS OF COLOR TO FOLLOW AND SUPPORT ONLINE”, Quirktastic.co
2017 - “BlerdCity Convention Coverage: Lets Do It Again” by reviewfix.com
2017 - “Blerd City Celebrated Black Nerds, and Emotions Ran High” by bedfordandbowery.com
2017 - “Body Positivity in Cosplay” article published in Cosplay Culture Magazine, March edition
2017 - “Women in Comics Con 2017” by New York Public Library
2017 - “Women get shut out of the comics world all the time. A New York convention is changing that” by Splinter News
2016 - “Cosplayer of Color Profile: GeishaVi” by Nerd Caliber
2016 - We Rise Mag March 2016 Anniversary Issue #63
2015 - Cosplay+ Magazine Dec 2015 Issue
2015 - Monograph “An Embarrassment of Riches” by Adrian Buckmaster published by Glitterati Incorporated
2015 - NY Japion Newspaper “Cosplay Interview with GeishaVi”
2015 - “Why cosplay is no longer an escape for most of us” by Nerd Reactor
2015 - “LE « BODY POSITIVE COSPLAY », UN MOUVEMENT TRÈS ACTIF AUX ETATS-UNIS” by Cosplay-France
2015 - "Body Positive Cosplayer of Color" documentary by Bustle.com
2014 - We Rise Mag October 2014 Darkside & Fantasy Cosplay Issue #46
2014 -” New York Comic-Con Diversity Panels - We’re Here, We’ve Been Here, We’ll Be Here” by Black Girl Nerds
2014 - “Anti-Harassment Policies and Diversity Panels: How NY Comic Con Worked to Make Geek Culture More Inclusive” by Flavorwire
2014 - “NYCC 2014: Women of Color in Comics” by Girl Gone Geek Blog
2014 - THE VOICES OF “WOMEN OF COLOR IN COMICS” AT NYCC 2014 by MassAppeal
2014 - “RECAP: DIVERSITY PANELS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2014” by Lee and Low
2014 - URBAN SHOTS URBAN SHOTS - OTAKON INTERVIEWS ft. Geisha VI
2014 - PMc Magazine Interview
2014 - Community Fan Service - Katsucon 20
2014 - "Cosplay in America" @ Katsucon 2014
2014 - “Cosplay in America" @ New York City Documentary
2012 - New York Times “Superheroes in Spandex” Article - Interviewed
2012 - New York Times Fashion Week “Sakura Matsuri” Article
2012 - Buzzfeed.com “Best Cosplay Couple of New York Comic Con” – Talia Al’Ghul & Bane
2012 - Buzzfeed.com “Craziest Contacts of New York Comic Con” - Sthenos
2012 - ComplexMag.com “Best Cosplay Costumes of New York Comic Con” – Sthenos
2010 - Chopsticks Magazine "Reni's Maid Show" Photo Advertisement,
2008 - Time Out New York "Lolita Fashion" Article - Interview and Photo Spread

Speaking Engagements:
2018 - Marcelleen Makeup Tutorial Q&A with Heir of Glee & GeishaVi @ Flame Con, NYC
2018 - “Cosplay Slay Your Way” Panel @ The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo, ATL, GA
2018 - “Feminism and Fandom” Panel @ Women in Comics Convention, BK, NY
2017 - "Cosplay and Consent" Panel @ Flame Con, BK, NY
2017 -"Women and Diversity in Comics" Panel w/ WinC @ Blerd City Con, BK, NY
2017 - “Reconstructing Femininity” Panel w/ WinC @ Women in Comics Convention, Bronx, NY
2016 - “VIDEO INTERVIEW - Hold On to Your socks or These Ladies Will Knock Them Off” by Gay Calgary
2016 - “CALGARY EXPO 2016: EXPO INTERVIEW – GEISHA VI” Podcast by Game-Refraction
2016 - "Confidence in Cosplay" Panel @ Calgary Expo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2016 - Calgary Expo Costume Contest Judge, @ Calgary Expo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2016 - "The Pro Cosplayer Corner" Panel @ Calgary Expo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2016 -"Women and Diversity in Comics" Panel w/ WinC @First CON-Tact: Abduction, Queens, NY
2015 - “COSPLAY WITH GEISHAVI” - Episode 6 Podcast by Geektitude
2015 - "Cosplayers United Against Harassment" Panel w/ C.U.A.H. @Castle Point Anime Convention, NJ
2015 - "Cosplayers Against Harassment" Panel w/ C.U.A.H. @Derpycon, NJ
2015 - FlameCon NYCC Official After Party @RockBar, NYC
2015 - Cosplay New Year's Party for Sexy Nerds, NYC, NY
2015 - "Women in Comics" Panel @ Anime Toshocon, NJ
2014 - "Diversity in Comics" Panel w/ WinC @NYCC, NY
2009 – Activision Super Villain Debate Panel New York Comic Con – Veranke Skrull Empress


Television:
2017 - RuPaul’s Drag Con NY Promo Video for Now Pop
2017 - “Night at the Aquarium” Promo video for the Georgia Aquarium
2017 -  “Crimson Kitty/ Flame Con” Interview video for We Rise PopSugar
2017 - “Geisha Vi Creating an Original Cosplay Design of Starfire” Squee! The Fan Girl Project
2016 - Lady Lobo Promotional Video for MetalSucks.com
2016 - "Black People Respond to All Lives Matter" by Bustle.com
2016 - Calgary Expo Cosplay Parade, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2015 - "Body Positive, Cosplayer of Color" documentary by Bustle.com
2013 - Toy TV show at NYCC
2013 - Cake Boss Season 5 Finale Eps. 29 “Superheroes and Bakers Unite” -Black Cat
2012 - Batman Deception - DC Indie Fan Film – Det. Montoya, “The Question” Vigilante
2012 – Morning Musko Band Sakura Matsuri TV (Japan) Promo Spot - Amaterasu
2012 – ZIP TV (Japan) – La Arc En Ciel Pre/ Post Concert Interview - Gothic Lolita


Performances:
2018 - Flame Con NYC, NY
2018 - The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo, ATL, GA
2018 - Women in Comics Convention BK, NY
2018 - NYC Pride Festival NYC, NY
2018 - NYC Pride Parade NYC, NY
2018 - New York Summer Fashion Explosion NYC, NY
2018 - NYC Pride & Geeks Out Present: CosPlay and Pride Party NYC, NY
2018 - NYC Pride: Youth Pride Day BK, NY
2018 - Mermaid Day Parade BK, NY
2018 - LEVELUP NYC BEACH EDITION Photoshoot Tour with Jose Pagan BK, NY
2018 - Fashion Night Out Runway Show NYC. NY
2018 - Brooklyn Pride Party @City Point BK, NY
2018 - Brooklyn Pride Parade BK, NY
2018 - Brooklyn Pride Multicultural Festival BK, NY
2018 - FanBros.com & Brooklyn NAACP Present: Crown Wakanda, Black Panther Purple Carpet Premiere Event
2017 - Exotic Lenses Promotional Spokesmodel, New York Comic Con
2017 - Guest Judge for Flame Con Cosplay Contest, NYC
2017 - BlackCat for Sony Presents "Spiderman Homecoming" Promo Event, NY, NY
2017 - Runway Model, Cosplay Fashion Show Charity Event by The Set NYC, NY, NY
2016 - Guest Judge for Fanbros/NYCC Crossplay Cosplay Contest, NYC
2016 - Japan LA Spokesmodel, Waku Waku, BK, NY
2016 - Cosplay Guest Vendor Booth for Calgary Expo, Alberta, Canada
2016 - Cosplay Model for various Promotional Photoshoots for Calgary Expo, Alberta, Canada
2016 - Calgary Expo Cosplay Parade, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2016 - Guest speaker for Sonic Ecclectica
2015 - New Year’s Eve Cosplay Event by SexyNerds.net @Rouge, NYC
2015 - Guest speaker for Sonic Ecclectica
2015 - Hostess of NYCC After Party @Rock Bar, NYC
2015 - Guest Judge for Fanbros/NYCC Crossplay Cosplay Contest, NYC
2015 - Guest Booth at Anime Tosho-con, NJ
2015 - Guest Judge for Anime Tosho-con Cosplay Contest, NJ
2015 - CPAC/Anime Boston Mashup Cosplayer Lip Dub: Uptown Funk by WeRiseMag.com
2014 - Anime Next Cosplay Lipdub Dark Horse by WeRiseMag.com
2014 - Cosplay Music Video (3/3) - NEON LIGHTS by Fan's POV
2014 - CPAC 2014 Con-umentary: Cosplay Compilation Video by Comics and Cosplay
2014- Pharrell Williams - Happy (Castle Point Anime Convention Parody Video) by WeRiseMag.com
2014 - Retro Game Night & Cosplay Event Hosted by SexyNerds.net @Nevada Smith’s, NY
2014 - Cosplay Lipdub: Counting Stars @ SpringFest NY 2014 by WeRiseMag.com
2014 - SpringFest NY 2014 Con-umentary: Cosplay compilation video by Comics and Cosplay
2014 - Katsucon Cosplay Lipdub: Here's To Never Growing Up by WeRiseMag.com
2013 - ANIME EXPO 2013 Amazing Cosplay Video 2-2 by Dustin Young
2012 - The Skint.com Winter Wonderland Romp  – Hanukkah Elf
2012 – BBQFlims.com Griswold Family Christmas Film Screening – Hanukkah Elf
2012 – Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade – Elunis the Mermaid
2012 – Fleet Week Celebration Superheroes at the Intrepid Museum – BlackCat, Elunis the Mermaid
2012 – House of Harletz show Featuring Krystine Walker and DJ Little Louie Vega at Cielo – Backup Dancer/ Vocals
2009 – Marvel Costume Contest Improv Guest Appearance on Marvel.com & New York Comic Con – Veranke Skrull Empress
2008 - SNAP! Alternative Fashion Show -Runway Model & MakeUp Artist

Conventions Attended:
2018 - Anime NYC NYC, NY
2018 - New York Comic Con, NYC, NY
2018 - Drag Con, NYC, NY
2018 - Flame Con BK, NY
2018 - The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo ATL, GA
2018 - WinC Con/ Women in Comics Convention BK, NY
2018 - NYC Pride Festival NYC, NY
2018 - NYC Pride & Geeks Out Present: CosPlay and Pride Party NYC, NY
2018 - Mermaid Day Parade BK, NY
2018 - Castle Point Anime Convention, NJ
2017 - Anime NYC, NYC, NY
2017 - New York Comic Con, NYC
2017 - RuPaul’s Drag Con NY, NYC
2017 - Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA
2017 - Flame Con, Brooklyn, NY
2017 - Blerd City Con, Brooklyn, NY
2017 - WinC Con/ Women in Comics Convention, Bronx, NY
2017 - Castle Point Anime Convention, NJ
2016 - Rhode Island Comic Con, RI
2016 - Fort Hamilton Comic Con, BK, NY
2016 - New York Comic Con, NY
2016 - Flame Con, BK, NY
2016 - LGBTQ Expo, NY, NY
2016 - Waku Waku, BK, NY
2016 - Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Alberta, Canada
2016 - Castle Point Anime Con, NJ
2016 - First CON-Tact: Abduction
2016 - WinC Con/ Women in Comics Convention, Bronx, NY
2015 - Wintercon, Bk, NY
2015 - New York Comic Con, NY
2015 - Anime Expo, LA, CA
2015 - Flame Con, NY
2015 - Anime Tosho Con, NJ
2015 - Sakura Matsuri, BK, NY
2015 - Castle Point Anime Con, NJ
2015 - Katsucon, MD
2014 - New York Comic Con, NY
2014 - Otakon, MD
2014 - Anime Next, NJ
2014 - Sakura Matsuri, BK, NY
2014 - WinC Con/ Women in Comics Convention, Bronx, NY
2014 - Castle Point Anime Con, NJ
2014 - Kastucon, MD
2013 - New York Comic Con, NY
2013 - Anime Expo, LA, CA
2013 - Wizard World NY, NY
2013 - Wizard World Philly, PA
2013 - Sakura Matsuri, BK, NY
2013 - Springfest, BK, NY
2012 - New York Comic Con, NY
2012 - Wizard World Philly, PA
2012 - Otakon Anime Con
2012 - Sakura Matsuri, BK, NY
2012 - Springfest, BK, NY
2011 - New York Comic Con, NY
2011 - Sakura Matsuri, BK, NY
2011 - Springfest, BK, NY
2010 - New York Comic Con, NY
2010 - Sakura Matsuri, BK, NY
2009 - New York Comic Con, NY
2009 - Sakura Matsuri, BK, NY
2008 - New York Comic Con, NY
2008 - Sakura Matsuri, BK, NY

Youtube Interviews, Documentaries & Music Videos:

The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo| How I Survived & Slayed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hNS28Z6Q4o @14:35 - 16:02

VLog 007: The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJC8O6zvYmE

Crown Wakanda - Black Panther Gala Screening Promo Video
http://events.ombooth.com/1776/i324853

Women in Comics: Reconstructing Femininity Panel at WinCCon2k17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmx1f3GRt1g

Cosplay Contest Calgary Expo 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzRWGbJcBmU&index=21&list=PLSKWbZxtX_b-26LpPAYT7gL_gumvp63YM&t=0s

Cosplay Bullying Sucks by Stop Cosplay Bullying
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS6S_6SJUjc&index=22&list=PLSKWbZxtX_b-26LpPAYT7gL_gumvp63YM&t=0s

Black People Respond To "All Lives Matter"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqcnggFUSRM&index=28&t=0s&list=PLSKWbZxtX_b-r7CLa9vxmDXUvZUSMIT2y

I'm a Body Positive Cosplayer of Color
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxCp5G6X9ZA&index=16&t=1s&list=PLSKWbZxtX_b-r7CLa9vxmDXUvZUSMIT2y

URBAN SHOTS URBAN SHOTS - OTAKON INTERVIEWS ft. Geisha VI
https://youtu.be/6_H92XjMiMc

“Cosplay in America" @ New York City Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp3uJu0ReU8&feature=youtu.be

"Cosplay in America" @ Katsucon 2014
https://youtu.be/rrwLjJt2muc

WeRiseMag - “Uptown Funk” Cosplay Lipdub Music Video
https://youtu.be/O48cIDDI_yg

WeRiseMag - Anime Next Cosplay Lipdub Dark Horse
https://youtu.be/LMqojQl9m48

WeRiseMag - Cosplay Lipdub: Counting Stars @ SpringFest NY 2014
https://youtu.be/BEMfrCX0MLU

WeRiseMag - Pharrell Williams - Happy (Castle Point Anime Convention Parody Video)
https://youtu.be/BGG9FP9xc28

WeRiseMag - Katsucon Cosplay Lipdub: Here's To Never Growing Up
https://youtu.be/KJyPdcPtMBA

LEFToWEST - ULTIMATE Cosplay Danthology II
https://youtu.be/1zwoicDHWJk

Comic Con Nerds React to Meta/ MetalSucks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSJSfgGYOqw

Cosplay in America - Anime Expo 2015
https://youtu.be/05faiNYv2FA 

Comics and Cosplay - CPAC 2014 Con-umentary: Cosplay Compilation Video
https://youtu.be/t72vuSWvVeQ

The Fan’s POV - AnimeNEXT 2014 - Cosplay Music Video (3/3) - NEON LIGHTS
https://youtu.be/-lB_DIiI02Y

Comics and Cosplay - SpringFest NY 2014 Con-umentary: Cosplay compilation video
https://youtu.be/0Zl6PnMiA5E

STARFIRE! Evening Attire Version by Geisha VI at Katsucon 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9wrMmhkkyE

Cosplay Contest Calgary Expo 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzRWGbJcBmU&index=21&list=PLSKWbZxtX_b-26LpPAYT7gL_gumvp63YM&t=0s

Cosplay Bullying Sucks by Stop Cosplay Bullying
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS6S_6SJUjc&index=22&list=PLSKWbZxtX_b-26LpPAYT7gL_gumvp63YM&t=0s

The Comic Book Spectrum panel at First CON-Tact: Abduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Z0s6JZtBQ


“Cosplay & Geek Culture Panelist” for 13 episodes of “Eclectika” a Geek News & Politics Youtube Show
Directed by Michael Michael for SEV Network http://sevnetwork.com/eclecticka/

119 - Eclecticka on "Ghost in Shell" and Spider Man "HOMECOMING"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWoAAnVS1zs&list=PLfrRAiaYkL4K0mcWkEvH8cSSN2nan1T6K&t=156s&index=119

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