Melissa Russell is a costumer, gamer, and aficionado of all things Star Wars. They may be best known for their krogan traits and dwarven engineering – Practices which involve headbutting difficult projects into submission!
Like most cosplayers, Melissa started their passion at a young age. For their Halloween debut, they dressed as their role model: Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. In the early ’90s, they could be found wearing a dress inspired by their very own original Mario Bros. princess.
A decade of costuming in the Southwest US has made them skeptical of craft foam and thermoplastics; their favorite mediums are cloth, wood, pepakura, and ABS plastic.
Today they reside in Seattle (Washington), where they are probably hot-gluing themself into Darth Revan’s armor.