Today is the birthday of our beloved Cosplay Sass. Today, they are 24 and I just have to celebrate how proud of them I am. In case you don’t know Bec, the face behind Cosplay Sass, they’re an incredible human being. I want you to know just how great they are.
#01: They taught me about gender non-comformity.
I remember I was driving them home from a shoot when they said “Hey, Jasemine. By the way, my pronouns are They/Them.” My response was huh?? I had never heard that. They didn’t frown and judge me, they simply explained what being non binary meant, considering it was the first of many times in my life I’d ever heard of it. I remember when I was struggling to correctly use the pronoun, they said: “Imagine it as if I’m two different people,” and that has taught me a lesson that has paid off for years to come.
#02: Their Cosplays are freaking amazing!
Collaborating with them is fun, I’ve done it myself and I’ve witnessed other people do it as well. The solo cosplays Bec has done have been incredible. They really go the extra mile. From building up the Hades wig to picking the most sassy characters, they are the embodiment of Cosplay Sass.
#03: Their relationship with their partner is the cutest.
Seriously, Angelo is such a supportive and truly amusing person. He’s always right around the corner from Bec making sure their cosplays look perfect from body paint to the position of the balloons in this birthday shoot. They’ve done shoots together in and out of cosplay now. I always joke that I know I’ve made it because a photo I’ve taken is really on a pillow!
04: They have so many talents.
Bec is tremendously talented. Outside of creating amazing cosplays, they also do crosttitching which is hilarious because their Etsy Shop is definitely called Crossed Stitch Sass. For my birthday, they made me an amazing framed embroidered sign and the stickers they’ve made are amazing! I just found out too that they can do ballet!
05: They’re an amazing friend.
I can’t even describe in the time that I’ve known them all the amazing things they’ve done for team and me personally. Our company has a fog machine because of them… Comes complete with a fog man too. For me, they’ve always been super supportive and I can’t help but laugh when they’re around.