Riki LeCotey, known professionally as Riddle, has confirmed that she will be a guest at the inaugural BoroughCon event. The new pop culture expo, which caters to New York City’s outer boroughs, will take place May 26-29 at the Queens campus of St. John’s University.
Named by Kotaku.com as “one of the world’s best cosplayers,” LeCotey has been at the craft for more than 15 years. She was a main cast members on both season of Heroes of Cosplay, winning the most awards during her time on there.In this regard, her BoroughCon appearance will reunite her with castmate Monika Lee. LeCotey also has appeared in two award-winning documentaries, 4 days at Dragoncon and Cosplay: Crafting a Secret Identity.
She is internationally recognized in the cosplay community for her ability to translate costumes and focus on craftsmanship. She has been invited to conventions around the world to judge costume contests, host workshops and promote confidence in cosplay through craftsmanship. She has been interviewed by Playboy, NPR and The Washington Post, and has been featured on the covered of two of the most well-known cosplay magazines in the word, Cosplay Culture and Cohaku. All the skills she has learned through cosplay also has gotten the opportunity to work on a few superhero films during that time.
Also an avid cook, LeCotey 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. Her favorite act of charity, however, is rescuing and rehabilitating baby squirrels.