LINDA LE, a.k.a. VAMPY BIT ME
Mistress of Ceremony, Hostess of ANIMEGACON
Whether she’s cosplaying her favorite comic character, The Punisher (her own female version), or anime favorite like Boa Hancock of One Piece, Linda is a true cosplayer who creates her own costumes and then models them (admirably if we may add).
Heavily interested in fashion and the arts, she went to schooling in Japan, London, and furthered her education in styling in the States. She was discovered by Kotobukiya Japan and was featured as one of the main cosplayers in the book Otacool 2, which became a worldwide success. She then became a teacher all around the San Francisco Bay Area, but still eager to be more creative, she collaborated with Street Fighter HD Remix Artist Long Vo to create artwork and a comic for Udon Entertainment’s book. Soon after, her love for toys became her lifestyle, with artistic collaborations with KusoVinyl, Sideshow Toy’s Tim Miller, Nakanari for Gibson Guitar, and other companies around the world trying to promote cosplay in a good light through all avenues and genres, as well as working with non-profit organizations to help Japan. She recently collaborated with Chris Hardwick of the Nerdist to produce a show all about the world of cosplay called Just Cos, which features all cosplayers from all walks of life, and their stories. She continues to keep pushing for creative freedom in all mediums and loves to teach everyone she can about Otaku lifestyles.