Nicole Marie Jean is a cosplayer, artist, sculptor and designer from San Diego, California. Nicole began her journey into the cosplay and convention world in 2011. It was the previous year that she discovered what cosplay was. Nicole fell in love with the idea of being able to combine her love of comics and art to bring her favorite characters to life. During the past four years she has traveled around the world for dozens of events and conventions as both an attendee and a guest. She has judged a number of contests and been a part of many panels. Nicole has won numerous awards for her costumes both at conventions and online.
Nicole has created nearly 80 costumes in the past four years and all are inspired by her favorite characters from comics, movies, books, video games and soon animes. Nicole is most well-known for her take on Bane from the Dark Knight Rises film, which has given her the nickname throughout the cosplay community as Lady Bane.
When Nicole isnt creating or debuting new costumes, she sculpts and makes items for her online store. She hopes to continue this journey for many years to come while meeting new people, teaching and inspiring others, entertaining those who follow her work and becoming better at her craft along the way.