Maki Roll is the “Cosplay Cutie Turned Burlesque Beauty”. The DC native started her journey as a cosplayer in 2007, and through going to conventions and networking, has branched out to various forms of entertainment and modeling. She has made over 50 costumes but gained extreme recognition for her portrayal of Ryuko Matoi’s Senketsu Fashion Week from the anime Kill La Kill.
When not playing dress up at conventions, she can be seen performing nerdy inspired burlesque and sideshow acts all over the US and internationally. She is the producer of several nerdy themed shows and strives to create a safe, fun space for performers of all races, genders, sexual orientation and beyond.
Maki uses her platform to speak on social justice issues both in the cosplay community and outside of it. She has been interviewed by NPR, ESPN’s Undefeated, Viceland and has been featured by Playboy, Kotaku, and MTV. She uses her platform to speak on social justice issues both in the cosplay community and outside of it.
Maki Roll will be attending Awesome Con on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.