Do you know the term, fangirl? Here's a definition for you.
Fangirl is "a female fan who is bonkers about comics, movies, music, or science fiction, or who behaves in an overexcited way."
My personal definition is that feeling when you know your favorite cosplayer, Nik Nitsvetov, is going to cosplay your favorite character, Pietas. [Insert high-pitched squeal here]
I've been telling anyone and everyone about the upcoming cosplay of my immortal king, Pietas. What's a cosplay? It's a mix of the words costume and play; the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the genres of manga and anime (graphic novels and animated videos).
On September 1, the Russian cosplayer, Nik Nitsvetov will be portraying my king during a live feed on Instagram. To take part, follow Nik on Instagram and then watch for the announcement. Bookmark this page, because once I have the specific time, I will update it right here:
Time for the cosplay is 7:00 AM Eastern (2:00 PM Moscow) and will last 3 hours. September 1, 2018.
There, now you know what a cosplay is, you know how to define fangirl, and you know what in the world I have been squeeing about for the last few months. This event started being planned way back in May, but the idea was conceived in April. Truth be told, when I bought the first image of Nik on Depositphotos back in 2015, I had a fleeting fantasy of having him dress as my character.
Back then, I didn't even know who he was. I thought of using Google Image Search to see if there were other pictures of him, which led to discovering his name. It was another year or so before he joined Instagram and I happened to see him. Life is funny that way. If something is meant to be, the stars will line up to make it happen.
How do you define the feeling of having that come true? Well, that's how you really define fangirl. Over the top and way, way over the moon. An added bonus was discovering that Nik is a super polite gentleman who is gracious and kind to his fans. Even the fangirl ones.
Stay tuned for more fangirling, er, I mean information about the cosplay. I'll be sharing inside secrets every day leading right up to the event.
Nik Nitsvetov (above, as Pietas) is a photographer and award-winning cosplayer. A gamer and anime fan, he often cosplays characters from popular series. He lives in Russia and is a strong supporter of Russian Cosplay. His personal photography ranges from cosplay to portraits and often includes animals and nature. You will find him online through various social media.