I actually didn't see anything wrong with her Bowsette cosplay. The fanart for Bowsette is getting bonkers so even her lingerie one fits in this weird, crazy bowsette meme (why god why did nintendo have to make a Toadette?? lmao)
I had to do a double take as well. I'm all forward for people being into what they're into if it's not hurting anybody and not against the law but theres a line you shouldn't cross when it comes to wearing something out in public. It's called respect and courtesy to the people around you. Not everyone is into scantily clad anime women doing suggestive things. I mean I'm not a prude but it can make me uncomfortable in certain settings. I don't think its quirky, cute, or even sexy. I'm not saying Jessica has to be an outstanding model to her fans. She's not responsible for who sees her content but I really wish there was more thought into what is being posted on her platforms. Its not about censorship or shaming something. It's just about respecting the people around you. I remember (and if I even care enough to track it down and screenshot) her wearing that black hentai hoodie and saying something along the lines that it was fun wearing it through the airport and watching people gasp. Smh
People have been saying she'll dry up in a couple years, like, five years ago lol and she's continued to grow and have been given promotional opportunities with companies like Blizzard, her own documentary, voice acting, ect. You may not like them but it doesn't change the fact those opportunities were given to her because her name has become a brand name. And I can only imagine they'll keep coming. Why? Gurl has connections and if you're friends with the right people, you're golden. Life lesson 101 right there. I honestly think people here underestimate her rabid fanbase. Sure she's most likely lost a chunk that were following her for her cosplays (I was one of those people) but look at me, wasting my time looking at her social media, her pictures, a forum just dedicated to her haha. And sure some of those horny fanboys are going to grow up, be busy with they're own personal life and relationships, and may get bored with the same stuff from her (that's obvious looking at the subreddit comments) but guess what, a new batch of horny teenagers will discover her stuff and follow. She'll never disappear. She may reach a peak in popularity but she adapts. She'll figure out how to stay in the picture.
part of it is her trying to do make up hacks. If you look at the bottom line of her lip she's used a color darker than her lips to trace the bottom of her lip to give it a fuller look. That's a pretty common beauty hack but it's not executed well with the blending tool or whatever was used in photoshop.
yeah face-wise, she's going to regret all that makeup, if she isn't already. So much suffocation and enhances the imperfections which really defeats the purpose of having makeup on in the first place (since she rarely deviates from the heavy eyeliner and pale foundation for her cosplays). I wouldn't mind seeing her as a fitness inspiration model and promoting health and exercise. I think she could do a lot of good and motivate a lot of people. If she's getting so stressed with scheduling and meeting deadlines then she really isn't in her field of work and maybe she's realized that since she's started doing these holiday theme shoots. Nothing wrong with that. I'd probably suck as a cosplayer because I would take forever and a day to make something, let alone try to make something for a particular event or company. She was more of a model and body figure than crafting and characters.
Honestly I haven't considered anything in the last year or two as cosplay anymore and more as holiday theme lingerie modeling so it doesnt bother me anymore. In fact, I think I prefer these sort of photo sets than her modifying characters to make them more scantily clad. She works to stay in shape and gets paid for it so these photo shoots suit her (though I really wish she would learn new poses). But I wish I could achieve that level of success even if it's short lived. It beats spending 40+ hours at a desk of a thankless job. Can't hate the player when it's the game that screws people over. But thats my two pennies.
I fail to see the connection to the DMCAs and her Instagram picture. She did imply she was coming down with something not too long ago so I figured she was just feeling better to the point she can go exercise again.
My theory of why there seems to be an up tick of these posts she's been making aren't necessarily stemming from depression per say but rather she may be stressing about what to do about her future. She's going to be 30 years old next year. While 30 years isn't old you should by this age, ideal that is, be in a decent paying career field that with a fix income in some fashion so you can sleep easier at night knowing you can pay bills, a roof of your head, food, and some luxuries. People complain about the amount she makes on patreon but that's not a fix income. Take away patreons share, shipping costs, packaging supplies, poster costs - sure thats still a fair amount. But she doesn't get health benefits like most people. Health, dental, vision, a retirement plan, etc. All that comes out of her own pocket. And I'm guessing she's paying mortgage on their new house. And Ryan, yeah he's got that little shop where he sells whatever for a period and maybe get donations here and there on twitch, that's not enough nor does he get benefits or the such. This isn't an ideal career path and I think that's weighing on her. She was in college for journalism and she quit that when she saw cosplay would pay more and was more fun but she doesn't have any academic background to fall back on. She has connections which is her strongest card in the deck and she needs to figure out who's strings to pull to get into something more long term. Cosplay is great in your twenties but afterwards you have to resort to making props, doing commissions, tutorials, convention planning or hosting if you still want to be in the cosplay scene. I wish she would actually become an employee for a gaming company, it'll make her act more mature, maybe go into marketing for them, just something. She's wasting potential roads to go down and she just does lewd images. I think I'm more frustrated about her life choices than her sometimes. Lol but hey, it's her life, she's a big girl, she has to live with her choices not me.
I feel like this is more on the rumor side. Nigri takes trips with a crap ton of cosplay and photography friends so it's no surprise that they organized a trip with some friends to Japan. But where is this proof they are sleeping with each other? What, were you in the room next door to them and heard? Plus they just got back from Japan. Who would have talked so damn soon if it's meant to be kept on the DL?