Who are you?
Hi, my name is Nomes. I’m a cosplayer from South East England. I started cosplaying in 2010 whilst studying for my Masters in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at Imperial College London. Almost 50 costumes later I’m still going.
I’ve had the privilege of representing the UK in cosplay competitions on multiple occasions including the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) finals in 2012 (solo category) and 2015 (group category). I represented the UK at the World Cosplay Summit 2018 in Nagoya, Japan with BeMoreShonen (my partner in both cosplay and life <3). Recently BeMoreShonen and I placed 3rd as Team UK at the World Cosplay Summit 2021.
My specialty is wig styling; I don’t really know why, it just happened. I wanted to cosplay from Dragon Ball and I wasn’t going to let the hair stop me! I finished fourth in the prestigious international Arda Iron wig contest in 2015 and I’ve been running a wig commission business aimed at cosplayers since the end of 2016. I share tutorials of my methods on my social media platforms and I’m working on a series of wig styling books (It’s taking me awhile… slowly catchy monkey).