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I am now available for modeling commissions. Have an idea in mind or a certain pose that you're just dying to see? Or a certain fantasy outfit that you want to see me wear? Message me or email me, and let's collaborate! (


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United States
My name is Yani and I'm from Boston, MA. I graduated college studying graphic design with hopes of having a graphic/web design career. I enjoy all things anime, manga, and video games. My hobbies are cosplaying, modeling, sewing and reading.

My favorite types of anime and manga are action, suspense, horror, and yuri. For video games, i am a huge fighting game enthusiast.

My modeling style sort of varies depending on what current mood is or my state of mind. When it comes to my modeling work, my all time favorite is cosplaying. It gives me an excuse to be some of my favorite characters from a game or animation and show people how much i love them. When i pick a character to be, i look for how i relate to them, if their appearance catches my eye, etc.

I have been cosplaying since May 2009. Over the years, I have gotten more and more into the art of cosplay. Up until now, i have gotten a chance to meet new people, learn different methods on making costumes, etc. I've had plenty of hard time making cosplays because even though it may seem easy to most people but in reality, it's extremely difficult. However, that doesn't stop me from doing what i love to do. I sometimes like a challenge so with each cosplay i make, my knowledge of making cosplays continues to grow.

I have also dealt with rascist and rude remarks when it comes to my cosplays. It's those kinds of comments that make me want to continue to prove to the world that black people, such as myself, that we can cosplay just as great as anyone else can. The way i see it, the color of someone's skin doesn't determine if a cosplay is accurate. If someone puts all of their effort into a cosplay, that shows real determination and creativity. That's what cosplay is all about: having fun and being creative.

I really hope to get the chance to meet different people and geek out someday :)

To book me for a project you might have in mind, send me an email to

I occasionally upload videos:

Twitter: @Blkcat514
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I also model for GodsGirls and Pixel-Vixens:…

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BigAssJay Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have been impatiently waiting for some new pics of you.
Soxnation617 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
When I came to one of your pics, I thought you were on of those famous top models. You have the talent like one. Sensational work you do.
Blackcat514 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Top model eh? That is very flattering. Thank you. Though i never thought of myself as a big deal when it comes to modeling. 
Soxnation617 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Really? You don't see it? I don't know about model techniques or any of that stuff, but I know a good model when I see it. And you ma'am...are fantastic!
Blackcat514 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No i really don't. I don't have the "top model" look anyway. 
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churchsoho Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
If you haven't done an Elena cosplay then dear lord I hope you get around to doin it soon, a dreadlocked elena I think would be a great little and realistic twist (as opposed to straight white hair). Cmon kat, I know you wanna 0.o!
Blackcat514 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No not really. Besides, i cosplay the characters in their default look if i'm gonna cosplay them. 
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
:clap: :clap:  beautiful new work, Kitty! :D
maros612 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
you're amazing kitty ;-) Much luck with everything you do (heh, like you needed it, right? :-) 
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