No Tricks, All Treats: Meet October Bombshell of the Month, Katy DeCobray

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Katy DeCobray Bombshell October 2020

Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met some talented cosplayers, but also some fine human beings.


With Halloween upon us, the whole world is looking to change into somene -- or something -- else. What better time to pull out some exemplary cosplay to get you, our readers, into the right frame of mind. And so, dear readers, with no tricks and all treats, we are happy  to share with you, our...


Critical Blast Bombshell, October 2020

Katy DeCobray

The Baroness (G.I. JOE, IDW)
Photo Credit: Creative Light Imaging

What is your interest in cosplay?

I've always loved making things and challenging myself to work with new materials. Cosplay combines all my interests and lets me express my passion for comics, movies and costumes.

How did you get into cosplay, and what was your first cosplay experience?

I wore my first cosplay at my first convention in 2009 at San Diego Comic Con. I dressed up as the Baroness from the 80s GI Joe cartoon, and it was absolutely life changing!

How has your cosplay evolved since you began?

I've learned how to sew, build armour, and have honed my painting techniques over the years. I've also had the pleasure of working with some amazing photographers and have definitely upped my modeling game in the last few years.

Wonder Woman (DC COMICS)
Photo Credit: Adrian Teng Photography

What is your "secret identity" outside of cosplaying?

I would tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. ;)

What kind of social or charity activities do you get involved in with your cosplay?

I love going to conventions and charity fundraisers in cosplay. I miss these events terribly since they've been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

Photo Credit: Super Mediocre Photography

Do you make as much of your own costume as possible or rely on purchased materials -- and is that important overall to cosplaying? 

I try to make as much as I can, but sometimes I buy pieces depending on time and budget. For me, buying vs. making cosplays is about balancing deadlines, cost, and effort. I don't stress about it as long as I'm having fun. :)

What's your favorite cosplay, your "go to" look that you just love to put on and act out?

The Baroness and Red Sonja.

Where can people go to find you online?



IG: @katydecobray

Twitter: @katydecobray