The name CALLIE COSPLAY is spreading fast in the fabulous world of cosplay.
“On a day-to-day basis, I strive to improve what I do, how I do it, and with increasing experience. My goal is to make people smile – to entertain people and make a difference. By doing this, I aspire to bring each and every character to life. Know the character, love them…BECOME THEM! Not some fake, drastic rendition of what they stand for…but who they are, really. My dream is to make these amazing creations of great minds come to life.”
A musician, a writer, a model, an artist, an obsessed superhero fanatic, cosplayer and cosplay enthusiast (of course) and a lover of all things geeky.
Affiliation: S.H.I.E.L.D Sector 8/Unclassified Project Initiation
Identity: Secret Citizenship
United States of America with no criminal record
Place of Birth: Huntsville, Alabama
First Appearance: Marvel Movie Marathon, The Avengers premiere
Occupation: Cosplayer, B.S. music management student, musician, computer technician, model, artist, costume designer, freelance writer, photographer, and graphic designer
Abilities: Callie is a skilled musician, tech savy cohort, and trained in the arts, including but not limited to dance, visual arts, photography, and writing
Callie Cosplay is the alias of Florida costumer, Leah Burroughs. While attending school for her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Management, she began building her repertoire of cosplay after first dressing up as Black Widow for The Avengers movie release in May 2012. Leah loved the feeling of being in costume and the positive effect it had on the people around her. With her past love for all things geek, including superheroes, Leah was enthralled by the cosplay community. Within months, she had built a fan base online solely based on her dedication to making costumes and having shoots. Callie Cosplay soon became a well known name in the cosplay scene. She is an official Geek Girl, has been named in the top 100 Sexiest Women Alive for Smart Mark Radio, held the title of “Queen of Cosplay” for many different websites, has a dozens of features and interviews all over the web, has been featured on local television news stations, and can be found in print, including the front page of her hometown newspaper, The Orlando Sentinel. Callie’s portfolio consists of over 50 costumed characters, all of which she has diligently crafted and modeled. She is not only an avid costumer, but also enjoys creating “real life comic book artwork” by combining these skills with her photography and graphic design. Callie has been an official guest at numerous conventions nationwide, from coast to coast. Aside from her vast knowledge and skill sets surrounding costuming, she loves to host panels on multiple subjects including but not limited to cosplay/costuming and anti-bullying. Callie is a strong advocate for anti-bullying and anti-suicide, and welcomes any opportunity to publicly speak on this subject. She is also an experienced costume judge and welcomes everyone to the wonderful world of cosplay.