Monika’s love of anime/manga, pop culture and video games led her to the cosplay community in 2006. She has competed in numerous craftsmanship contests winning several Best in Shows and other various awards. She was a featured cast member of SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay reality TV show. An avid gamer, Monika spends most of her time playing and making costumes from video games and has worked for companies such as Blizzard Entertainment, Carbine Studios, Acer and Intel.
When she’s not cosplaying, Monika is an Associate E-Commerce Merchandiser on the Consumer Products Team for Blizzard Entertainment and an Industrial Design major from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Monika has been invited to conventions and events across the world and her work has been featured on Associated Press, GamesRadar, Kotaku, IGN, and Game Informer, among other publications.
about this website.
This website was designed and developed with much love and not an insignificant amount of scolding by Melissa Lee, with whom Monika shares approximately 50% of her genome and precisely 100% of her obsession with food.
Melissa regrets that accepting this great power and great responsibility now means that for the rest of her life she will be tediously organizing iPhone pictures of neatly stitched hems and warbla (whatever that is).