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58-year-old Marina Badianova started working on Cosplay costumes after she retired and her skill level is inspiring Cosplayers around the world!


St. Petersburg, Russia (05 March 2021) – If you don’t know what Cosplay is, its a hybrid word referring ‘Costume Play’ where people dress up and become the fictional characters they know and love from sci-fi movies, comic books, anime and history.

It is an incredibly creative hobby with many of the participants transforming into near-identical copies of the original costumes seen on screen or paper.

Cosplay hobbiest learn are selection of skills to make their costumes a reality. From sewing and prop making to advanced makeup and photography. These are just some of the basics needed to make a costume come to life.

58-year-old Marina Badianova couldn’t bare to sit quietly through her retirement so she started making costumes and pursuing the Cosplay hobby. He favourite kinds of costumes include steampunk, history, folklore, and fairy tales.

Her passion for the hobby came about because she needed to select a costume for her daughter. She worked hard on it and a passion was born.

The best part is this talented grandmother uses her spare time to teach other Cosplay hobbiests the skills they need free of charge.

Take a look at some of her incredible looks below.


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