Since she quit her job as a barista, Elyse has traveled for free to conventions in Florida, Massachusetts and New York, and even has left the country for the first time, traveling to Canada.
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She makes dozens of elaborate costumes by hand and attends about 20 comic conventions a year.
For more than a year, Nigri, 24, and Elyse, 22, have been cosplayers, making full-time careers out of dressing up as fantasy characters.
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She makes six or seven costumes, shoots photos and opens her online store for a three-day sale with the new photos.
So, from 9 or 10 a.
Nigri wrapped Elyse in plastic, put her in a white bodysuit and airbrushed it as Elyse sweated inside.