CosPlay Cutie of the Week: Nicole Marie Jean

San Diego cosplayer Nicole Marie Jean officially established herself in 2011.  Nicole has portrayed 65 different characters since that time.

This translates into Nicole creating a new costume or character every 3-4 weeks for the past 4 years.

Her dedication to cosplay has already drawn over 1,000,000 fans world-wide to Nicole’s cosplay work, and has garnered her partnerships with games and Nerd Block toys.

In addition to cosplay and all her other work, Nicole Marie Jean lists herself as a sculptor creating new items for her online store.

In her store, customers will find for sale posters of her cosplays, her modeling, cosplay props and pendants that she has created.

Nicole Marie Jean draws characters from a wide palette of characters which entertain her fans.

With her inspiration coming from comics, video games, anime, books and movies

Gwen Stacy Spiderman, Alice in Wonderland, Bam-Bam, Poison Ivy, Vincent from Final Fantasy VVII, Red Sonja and Bane are just a sample of the wide variety of characters she has portrayed.

Information on the character she will be portraying at each event is frequently updated on her Facebook page.  As well, Nicole updates fans with previews of the costume she will be wearing.

With her ever present smile, wide eyed look, variety of characters and detailed costumes, it’s easy to see why Nicole Marie Smith has quickly become a fan favorite world wide.

You can follow Nicole Marie Smith on Facebook or Twitter, and order from her Online Store.

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