Please sit down, relax, and let me entertain your wildest artistic desires! Now, you may know me as Cosplay Butterfly! My real name is Jessie but my nickname is Butterfly, and I've held that title since I was a little girl thanks to one of my grandfathers. So the name 'Butterfly' holds a special place in my heart, but please, feel free to address me with whichever you'd like! : D
I think I'd like to start off by telling you a little about myself and then go on to give you an overview of what you can expect to discover on here, from me. I'm a professionally trained makeup artist who currently specializes in fashion, bridal, and beauty makeup. I work for a cosmetic artistry company called MAC. However, I was fully trained in film/television, theatrical, time period, and special effects makeup as well. I am able to make my own prosthetic pieces, as well as apply them. This more extreme makeup style comes in handy for one of my other passions, COSPLAY!!!!
I have been cosplaying since I was around 13 years old! That was the age when I moved to a city 6 hours away from my best friend. In order to see each other at least once a year, we decided to attend a convention and cosplay for it. Her mother made our costumes and we always had the most amazing time! This quickly became a tradition for us and we found ourselves cosplaying yearly. As I grew I started to branch off and learn how to create my own cosplays with the help of different friends. cosplay has always come hand in hand with friendship for me and has since become pretty much a way of life for me. I honestly always have cosplay on the mind, even when it comes to shopping for every day items and clothing, I'm always asking myself how it can be applied to a cosplay I want to create, hahaha! Over the years people started to inquire about where they could find my work online, so three years ago I created a Face Book Page, and more recently, an Instagram Page. Ever since then my cosplay life has turned into an amazing adventure! I have found myself invited as a guest to Canadian conventions ( I. AM. CANADIAN! btw), American conventions, and mostly Mexican conventions! This Butterfly has been flying all around North America to transform into different characters and meet my fans in different lands! I absolutely love it and really cherish these experiences! It inspires me to do better. I want to give back and make the people who have supported me very happy and excited. I want to become their favorite characters and meet them in person, and inspire people to be anything they want to be. Cosplay isn't about the individual, it is about the whole community. Cosplayers make fans happy and in return the fans motivate the cosplayers to strive to be the best they can be! I really want to give back to the community that has supported me all this time. And this is what brings me to Patreon!
I am here because this is the best way for me to organize my cosplay life. Cosplay, makeup, and visual art (I'll get into that) take A LOT of time and effort! Time is provided by (lets be real) money. The more funding I have for these artistic conquests, the more time and hard work I can put towards them. Here is what I strive to give you all. I want to create big, beautiful, and complicated cosplays. I want to fully transform into the characters of your dreams! That means crafting tools, materials, armor builds, makeup/ prosthetic builds and transformations, quality photo and video shoots and a means to travel to and attend conventions that I am not guesting at. But that isn't all! I want people to join me on my adventures and have help engaging on their own adventures!!! I want to provide you with behind the scenes crafting tutorials and videos so that you can see what goes into these cosplay builds (and all the crazy shenanigans too XD), makeup tutorials so that you can transform into your favorite characters as well (this will be for both men and women), fun reviews of different comics, anime, manga, and games so that you can be in the now of what is going on in the 'geeky world', and I want to be friends. As I said earlier, cosplay and friendship go hand in hand. It is difficult to completely be myself on social media and this is the place where you will really get to know me. I want to give you my all!!!!
Giving you my all is a way for me to work harder on bringing full art creations into the world. Ever since I was a little kid I have been drawing and painting. I always thought I was going to be an Illustrator. But life happened and I went through some very rough times and my inspiration to draw left me. In recent years I have started creating traditional art again. I think that art is what brings us all together in this community to begin with. We all love the stories, characters and visuals of comics, manga, games, anime, cartoons, and singular illustrations. Cosplay, to me, is the next step to bringing characters to life. Drawing is limited to paper and a screen, while cosplay is living and breathing as that character. Both give birth to thought, inspiration, and happiness! I am going to draw and create traditional art specifically for you! I want to give back and my artwork comes straight from my heart for you in the most personal way!
So there you have it! This is a little taste of me and what you can expect from investing your time on this adventure! Im not forcing you to be here, if you dont like what you're reading or what you see then you can certainly move on to something else you enjoy. If you do choose to stick around then let me warn you. you're about to embark on one hell of a sexy adventure, fore I am here to bring your wildest fantasies to life. Together we will transform our dreams into reality. So again, please sit back, relax, and let me entertain you.