Riki Lecotey, aka Riddle, is an Internationally recognized Cosplayer and Costume Maker who loves to cook, play video games, sleep, rescue baby squirrels and make people laugh.
Riddle is responsible for so much quality cosplay that it is simply impossible to include it all in one post, so we’re just going to feature her cosplays that slap us in the face and make us say “shut up!”
Riddle was a main cast member on both season of Heroes of Cosplay, SyFy channel’s 2013 reality TV show.
Not only did she win the most number of awards on the show, but also created some of the most memorable costumes of both seasons.
Riddle also appeared in two award winning documentaries, Four Days at Dragon*Con and Cosplay! Crafting a Secret Identity.
Introduced to gaming and anime at an early age, it was only a matter of time before young Riki LeCotey would find the best way to express her fandom: cosplay – and her persona of Riddle would emerge.
“Each costume presents its own set of challenges, requiring me to learn new skills like translation, sculpting, molding, casting and of course, sewing.” – Riddle
Riddle transplanted from her igloo in Canada, moving to the United States and has been involved in costuming for over 14 years.
Riddle is internationally recognized in the cosplay community for her ability to translate costumes and focus on craftsmanship.
She’s been invited to conventions around the world, to judge costume contests, host workshops and promote cosplay. She has even had the opportunity to work on a few films during this time.
Riki 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.
Squirrel fact: squirrels zigzag to avoid predators, useful for hawks but not for cars. Slow down in tree lined areas ♥️ photo by @jo_lin pic.twitter.com/t7ru4yMYDD
— Riddle (@Ridd1e) September 28, 2017
Riddle’s favorite act of charity, however, is rescuing and rehabilitating baby squirrels.
You can follow Riddle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
So, you should definitely check out Danielle DeNicola’s Extra Salty Cosplay, she’s a riot!