NSFW Gamer Cosplay Spotlight – Fooly Cooly

NSFW Gamer Cosplay Spotlight – Fooly Cooly

I can’t remember when I first saw Fooly Cooly (aka Ashley Cooley) – maybe it was Anime Expo in LA a few years ago – but I’ve been following her cosplay career for a while now.

Before I would just enjoy the random cosplay pic that I would come across online without really paying much attention to the cosplayer, but once I started taking note of who people actually were (Jessica Nigiri, Yaya Han, etc) one of the first I started following was Fooly Cooly.

I have never seen a better Poison (I love the juxtaposition of her skin tone against the costume and pink wig) and her Mai Shiranui is bonkers, but my new favorite might be her Yoruichi Shihōin from Bleach. If you are a fan of sexy cosplayers then you have to check out Fooly Cooly. She’s one in a million!

– Corey Stevenson aka “Geist01″

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Name: Ashley Cooley is my real name and my cosplay name is Fooly Cooly
Location: City of Angels
Website(s):
www.facebook.com/foolycoolycosplay
http://foolycoolycosplay.deviantart.com/
http://daikenkai7.tumblr.com/

NSFW Gamer: How long have you been cosplaying?
Fooly Cooly: I started exactly in March, 2010. I met a friend who ultimately opened the door to cosplay to me.

What made you want to get into cosplaying?
I am an artist and I love all forms of artwork, whether it’s a painting or a well constructed costume on the human body.

What’s your favorite costume to wear?
My favorite is Mai Shiranui from King of Fighters and Poison from Street Fighters for conventions, its light weight, easy to move in and I can be accurate as possible without being in pain or being awkward in certain costumes. I love my Mai because I love to do fan dances, and I intentionally made my fans bigger to stand out more. I like garments with light weight clothing for ease of movements. Most of our cons are in the hottest point in the year.

What was the hardest costume you’ve worked on?
Black Gold Saw from Black Rock Shooter, my first attempt at weapon prop and first attempt at making other props such as her horns, leg armor, shoes, and fingers. It took approximately about 3 months to research and gather and construct the right materials to make a 7ft sword that was big and also light weight to wield. I used mostly expanding foam, foam board, pvc pipe and carved. The horns are made out of expanding foam, carved and plastered. The leg armors are made out of craft foam, and eva foam. The fingers are built from latex. This was debuted at Anime expo 2011, I plan to either revamp this costume once more, or make the anime new version of it.

The next one was Tron Bonne from Mega Man. Second attempt at making a costume from head to toe except well the shoes and pantyhose. Her wig was insane! I had to use a base wire to build a shape and fill it with a light weight material. I had to cut a medium brown wig in the middle to sew in the base wire and cover it over with hair and extra wefts. She also had these custom half circle skull ear earrings I had to make despite not having my ears pierces. I bought some wedges and painted them two toned candy pink and carnation pink. Her jacket was not hard to construct as I had help a bit from my sewing class I was taking at a community college. She also had a armor plated thong was quite interesting to make but none the less funny as I had to measure correctly my crotch area lol.

What costume(s) are you working on currently?
I just finished making a Pink/Green Knight from Castle Crashers recently, next is revamping my Poison from Street Fighter. I want to make a higher waist and lower bottom cut jeans, change wigs, and switch up minor details. I do plan to also start working on Amazonian from Dragon’s Crown. I honestly need to work out my body more to fit the character. Lately, I’ve been more of a fitness nut. She is a strong character, but also one of the hardest to play as a beginner.

What cons do you attend and which one is your favorite?
I attend Anime Expo, Anime Los Angeles, Anime Conji, Wonder-con, AMC, Comic-Con, E3, Fanime, Pacific Media Expo. My favorite Con being E3 and fanime, E3 being a video game restricted con, has so much love for cosplayers. Fanime is because I love going on a road trip out there. I feel its just as big as Anime Expo, it really does have a lot to offer as a con. It also helps that it is ends at 4am :) I would like to branch out to more out of state cons. I am looking at going to Taiyou in Mesa, Arizona, then Colossal Con in Sandusky, Ohio.

What’s your favorite part about cosplaying?
mmm favorite part about cosplay is showing off your artwork perhaps? I looked at reasons as why I still continue to cosplay is because I love to dress up, I love putting effort into something and watching it come alive. Photoshoots are another plus, I just recently started getting into doing them last year, and boy! I should’ve started sooner!

What characters inspire you?
Tiny Tina – Borderlands 2: She is exactly my personality, a bit of crazy, ghetto at times for funs and overall a great ally to have near by! I’ve always been a Borderlands fan and wondered what character to cosplay from. First idea was Mad Moxxi, until I saw there was simply way too much fandom of her. After playing the second series I knew this character was for me! Probably the few characters out there that I actually want to sound and react like them.

Mileena – Mortal Kombat series: The evil clone of Kitana, I simply love this character and I usually pick her in fighting in most of the MK series. I love her ugly face and how she scares people especially in one of fatalities. I enjoyed making this costume and her face was a bit of a challenge and would love to show this again at another future con.

List your top 3 favorite video games:
Final Fantasy series, Suikoden II, Borderlands 2

List your top 3 favorite movies:
Donnie Darko, The Mummy, Star Trek (2009)

What’s your favorite thing about NSFW Gamer?
Great content, I love the articles especially the one of Tiny-Tina not so tiny, it was my same thoughts exactly. I love how you interview real cosplayers who love what they do and not to just get attention. The site is very tasteful, nothing seems like a better idea than combining games and cosplayer girls :)

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4 Responses to “NSFW Gamer Cosplay Spotlight – Fooly Cooly”

  1. glcorp says:

    cant get jaw off of floor

  2. DevilSugar says:

    But GL, which one is your faaavorite?

  3. glcorp says:

    your so evil Devil, but if I had to choose…I would say its got to be the Poison

  4. DevilSugar says:

    haha, That’s me! >D