Jamila (aka Black Bettie Cosplay) is a nonbinary cosplayer and photographer that has been creating costumes, props and content for over fifteen years. They have a background in theatre production/costuming and love to bring characters to life by transforming themselves with makeup, wigs, and detailed costumes. They have created numerous cosplays over the years for themselves and clients, and have experience with tailoring, building and styling wigs, foam work, resin and using unconventional/recycled materials. They are also known for their expressive character performance and close attention to details, handy skills as a cosplay and lip-sync contest judge for numerous conventions in the Pacific Northwest and online.
As a professional cosplayer, they work hard to spread that message that cosplay is for everyone and encourage more diverse representation within the community and with the various brands they work with as an influencer or brand ambassador.