Koori Tsuki was born and raised in Hawaii but currently lives in California. She made her first cosplay in 2008 with her aunt’s old sewing machine and became hooked ever since. A performer at heart, she loves combining making cosplays with putting on a show, which drew her to masquerades. She’s competed in both local and mainland masquerades, winning several awards. Off stage, she also makes vlogs on Youtube detailing her cosplay making process as well as talking about cosplay topics and documenting her convention adventures (youtube.com/user/koorinotsuki).

If she’s not working on her new cosplay, you can catch Koori learning K-pop dances or curling up in bed and watching anything that will make her laugh. Photo credit: Carl Pangi (@pangicospix)