Using the tagline, ‘I’ll break your heart and beat your high score’ is how American cosplayer Vivid Vivka introduces herself through her social media.
A long time comic book, game and movie fan Vivid Vivka states that between all the times she has dressed up for parties, clubs Halloween and events; she can’t say (with any accuracy) when she started to cosplay.
Both a cosplayer and nude model, Vivid Vivka (through the use of Patreon) was able to dissolve her hair business (which she said she hated) and begin costuming (and modeling) full time.
She also has hopes/plans to start a YouTube Channel and Twitch stream to show people how to make costumes and to keep her fans up to date on her activities and works in progress.
Something her legions of dedicated fans will further appreciate alongside her constant recognition of their devotion. Vivid Vivka states that she reads everything and replies to people, as quickly as her schedule allows.
As mentioned Vivid Vivka models (in various states of dress) and has appeared on television, videos, comics and various magazines; and she in not shy about how daring she chooses to be with her costumes and in her photoshoots.
This does not mean that she is oblivious to how others may feel, and tells fans (on her Patreon page) that she has no problems with ‘Safe For Work’ imagery and does want to be informed (by fans) if that is what they wish to receive.
Unfortunately her lack of fear (at baring all) has drawn some unwanted attention by people who don’t seem to realize that just because a woman is willing to appear in a sexy costume (or for a nude photo) does not give them the right to call her names or try to get a cheap thrill; and has spoken about it at length (along with others) through the ‘Cosplay is not Consent’ organizations.
Folks- if you want to keep seeing hot women in amazing costumes – keep your hands and nasty comments to yourself around them. The world doesn’t owe you a luxury vehicle you can’t afford anymore then cosplay models owe you a free feel, or be your verbal punching bag.
John Goodale is the author of ‘Johnny Gora’ (available through Amazon.com), and some articles here on TMRZoo.com. His monthly column ‘Indy Comics Spotlight’ appears here and through his blog Indy Comics Spotlight