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Riki ‘Riddle’ Lecotey – Conquering the Cosplay World, One Squirrel at a Time!

Symbiote Black Cat, photo by Ngo Photography

Riki Lecotey, aka Riddle, is an Internationally recognized Cosplayer and Costume Maker who loves to cook, play video games, sleep, rescue baby squirrels and make people laugh.

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Riddle is responsible for so much quality cosplay that it is simply impossible to include it all in one post, so we’re just going to feature her cosplays that slap us in the face and make us say “shut up!”

Spiderman/Black Cat mash-up by Riddle
“I’m Not Unlucky!” Black Cat Symbiote, Photo by Ngo Photography

Riddle was a main castΒ member on both season of Heroes of Cosplay, SyFy channel’s 2013 reality TV show.

Huntress, photo by Benny Lee Photography
Huntress, photo by Benny Lee Photography

Not only did she win the most number of awards on the show, but also created some of the most memorable costumes of both seasons.

Silk Spectre, photo by Creative Edge
Silk Spectre, photo by Creative Edge

Riddle also appeared in two award winning documentaries, Four Days at Dragon*Con and Cosplay! Crafting a Secret Identity.

"Dormammu I've come to bargain!" Dr. Strange, photo by Ngo Photography
“Dormammu I’ve come to bargain!” Dr. Strange, photo by Ngo Photography

Introduced to gaming and anime at an early age, it was only a matter of time before young Riki LeCotey would find the best way to express her fandom: cosplay – and her persona of Riddle would emerge.

Sailor Moon by Riddle
Sailor Moon, photo by Christian Gschweng Photography
Black Cat, photo by JT Photography
Black Cat, photo by JT Photography

“Each costume presents its own set of challenges, requiring me to learn new skills like translation, sculpting, molding, casting and of course, sewing.” – Riddle

The Rocketeer
The Rocketeer

Riddle transplanted from her igloo in Canada, moving to the United States and has been involved in costuming for over 14 years.

The Wasp by Riddle
The Wasp

Riddle is internationally recognized in the cosplay community for her ability to translate costumes and focus on craftsmanship.

Evil Mary Marvel cosplay by Riddle
“Sometimes Lightning does strike twice” Evil Mary Marvel

She’s been invited to conventions around the world, to judge costume contests, host workshops and promote cosplay. She has even had the opportunity to work on a few films during this time.

Elizabeth from Persona 3, photo by Lexa One Photographie
Elizabeth from Persona 3, photo by Lexa One Photographie
Tifa Lockhart by Riddle, photo by Ngo Photography
Tifa Lockhart, photo by Ngo Photography

Riki is the creator of Cosplay for a Cause, whose first project was a cosplay calendar that raised more than $30,000 with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Japanese Red Cross tsunami disaster relief.

Riddle’s favorite act of charity, however, is rescuing and rehabilitating baby squirrels.

You can follow Riddle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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