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Sporting shoulder length red hair, it is no surprise that when she decided to reenact a popular Spiderman comic cover, people went crazy. Stacey Rebecca is a London-born model, cosplayer, and nerd. Whether it is under the guise of Posion Ivy or doing a zombie survival shoot, Stacey’s beauty and style always shows through no matter who she is or what she is doing. She has been a calendar girl for Women of Comic Book Cosplay 2013, part of the Catwalk for Slaughter House Couture @ London Fetish Weekend, and featured on several websites, including:

I was lucky enough to get a piece of her time in order to have her sit down in the hot seat and answer a few questions for us.

Mr. Incredible: I gotta say thank you for taking time out to do this. And with that being said…let’s get to it. So for you what came first the Cosplay or the modeling?

306785_257163051062087_1692891640_nStacey Rebecca: I was modelling on and off for a couple years before I really started to cosplay.  I had always been into making my own things for costume parties and the like, so one day I brought along my Psylocke costume to a photoshoot for a bit of fun and the feedback was so great that I started doing it more often – then I did the Mary Jane Amazing Spider-Man #601 cover and all of a sudden I was a cosplayer!

Mr. Incredible: What was the first costume that you designed?

Stacey Rebecca: Psylocke was my first costume that I pieced together and altered.  I did a lot of customization at the beginning, but only recently started making things entirely from scratch.  It’s all a huge learning curve!

Mr. Incredible: Do you prefer dressing up as a hero or as a villain?

Stacey Rebecca: A villain, for sure.  The photo set that I shot with Super Cosplay Girls as Zsasz (Batman) was so horrendously gory and hideous, I absolutely loved it.  It’s nice to get away from the ‘sexy/cute’ stuff and do something completely bonkers every once in a while.  The villains are just so much fun to play.

Mr. Incredible: What have been some for fav. Cosplay outfits?

Stacey Rebecca: Magik (Uncanny X-Men) is one of my absolute favourites to wear because it’s crazy sexy and badass – the leather-look spandex, the goth boots, the massive sword.,. So much fun to wear.  I equally loved running around a convention as Tina from Bob’s Burgers as it was super comfortable and allowed me to act like a total derp and it be in character.  I have so many favourites!282807_402546826523708_798400541_n

Mr. Incredible: Are there any characters that you feel are hands off from doing?

Stacey Rebecca: There are certain characters that are super popular in the cosplay world and have been done to death – Harley Quinn, Black Cat, Catwoman… I tend to stay away from those kinds of characters unless I think I can bring something fresh and exciting to the character.  Some characters have already been done so well that I’d rather tackle something else!

Mr. Incredible: What do you think about he Cosplay boom that has hit the main stream media?

Stacey Rebecca: To be honest, I’ve only been on the cosplay scene for a couple of years now so I don’t really know what it was like in the ‘old days’… I think it’s great that more and more people are interested in cosplay – I love that more people can find a creative outlet for themselves and express their fandom for things!

Mr. Incredible: Do you think there are models who do Cosplay just because it has become popular and not because they actually like it?

Stacey Rebecca: Probably.  It’s difficult though – I’m sure there are people out there that like to accuse me of being fake, and it sucks when someone does that.  Girls shouldn’t have to prove their nerdy just because they have boobs or a pretty face.  Nerds come in all shapes and sizes, whether the internet wants to admit it or not.

Mr. Incredible: Now you also do some modeling. Do you ever see yourself joining a company like Suicide Girls?

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Stacey Rebecca: Nope!  I have a lot of friends that model nude and I have no problem with it whatsoever, I have a lot of respect for girls that put themselves out there like that.  It’s just not something I would feel comfortable doing personally.  SG is great though, I love hot chicks with ink, not gonna lie.

Mr. Incredible: Being an Alt. Model, do you feel that scene is finally getting the love that it should?

Stacey Rebecca: It definitely has a much bigger online presence recently with online magazines and stuff like that, but that also means that are lots of people doing it too!  I guess alternative modelling will always be niche, as cosplay is – more people are learning to appreciate both disciplines but it will never be mainstream, that’s the whole point of alt modelling!

Mr. Incredible: What about being an Alt. model drew you to the field?45736_335743513204040_573864296_n

Stacey Rebecca: I’ve always had mad coloured hair, piercings and tattoos so I never really fit the commerical model stereotype.  I’m also too fat (and an inch too short!) for mainstream catwalk shows and things like that/  Alternative modelling has always just been my little outlet to express my individuality and to create exciting things.

Mr. Incredible: What do your friends and family think about your modeling?

Stacey Rebecca: Everyone is super supportive of it!  I’m pretty sure some of my family feel a bit weird seeing my bottom every now and then, but they are slowly getting used to it, haha.  I have lost a couple of friends due to the cosplay thing – some people are so closed minded that they refuse to even try to understand that yes, some adults like dressing up as superheroes.

Mr. Incredible: Now many of the Alt. models have moved into the realm of webcam and adult film, is that an option in your future?

Stacey Rebecca: Haha, nope.  For the same reasons I don’t do nude modelling.  Not my bag at all.

Mr. Incredible: What do you see next for you in Modeling?

Stacey Rebecca: I really want to get more creative and collaborate with some fantastic make up artists on some alternative beauty shots, that’s something I don’t have much experience of as yet.  Also bigger and better cosplay shoots – I love shooting cosplay in a big way!

Mr. Incredible: Well thank you for taking time to answer some questions for the fans and readers. Is there anything else you would like to say or any projects/events that you would like to promote?

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Stacey Rebecca: You can catch up with me on Facebook (facebook.com/staceyrebeccaaltmodel) as well as Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram @staceyofgotham.  If you’re after posters and the like, head over to staceyrebecca.storenvy.com 🙂

Thank you 🙂