Manage episode 287655877 series 2819273
"Quarantine has caused me to slow down and re-evaluate the things that are important to me and to give me more space and time."- Stella Chuu.
Stella Chuu is an avid cosplayer and has been in the game since 2011. Also a self-taught artist and entrepreneur, she dedicates her days to creating cosplay and promoting geek culture. She's well known for KDA Ahri from League of Legends, Mercy from Overwatch, and Riven from League of Legends cosplays. Stella has been featured on Cosplay Culture Magazine Cover, CNBC, Kotaku, Nerdist, Mashable, Tech Insider, Geek and Sundry, and more. She is the host of Stella Transforms, a live show where she dresses up famous streamers and YouTubers in an epic cosplay!
Stella shares how she started doing cosplaying. She has been in the anime club from school to college and started full-time cosplaying after graduating. She shares how she loves dressing other people up and why she loves doing that more than dressing herself up. The happiness on people's faces after they've dressed up as their favorite characters is immeasurable!
Stella's is an amazing journey to listen to. Quitting her day job, which offered her unlimited vacation days, to now working 16 hours a day doing cosplay has been a journey of passion and love! Stella recollects leaving her job before they actually fired her for not being there on most days. She wanted to leave that on a good note.
For the cosplay industry, the world is so much nicer now- you can buy and rent out costumes and do not have to go about creating things from scratch. Tune in today as Stella shares how the times of the pandemic have given her the license to not be good at everything and still be happy doing them!
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