Hi Ruby it is a pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy. Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?
I’m Ruby Rapture, a Burlesque perfomer, cosplayer, and model based out of Florida. I lived in California until I was 8, but I love Florida, and the friends I’ve made here, although the humidity is awful!
How did your interest in cosplay develop?
I was actually cosplaying before I knew what cosplay was! When I was 15, my school held a costume contest. I was obsessed with this manga called Di Gi Charat so I decided to dress as Rabi en Rose for the contest. My mother helped me make the costume. No one knew who I was but I still came in 2nd place to a kid dressed as Jesus.
What challenges do cosplayers face that is not usually known?
For me, as a female cosplayer, I see a lot of the creepier side of cosplay. There’s a line between appreciation and degradation. Cosplayers put their hearts and souls into their work, we love these characters and just want to share that love with others. Regardless of what someone is wearing, they should be treated with respect.
Is there an experience everyone should try at least once in their life?
Burlesque! I think everyone has the right to feel sexy and awesome and burlesque is such a fun way to channel that.
You have a passion for burlesque dancing too. What do you love about it?
I love everything about burlesque, the lights, the crowd, the routines, but most of all I love the feeling of performing burlesque. It’s so empowering. I had a lot of body issues as a breast cancer survivor; performing made me feel beautiful and confident. My burlesque family is amazing, too. I manage Shaken not Stirred Burlesque, and the girls in my troupe are really supportive.
What motto or quotes do you live by?
I think the thing I say the most is “everything is fine,” but my motto is glitter and be great . Or ROADHOUSE!
If you could describe yourself as a flavor, what will it be?
Ruby Red Raspberry!
What exciting projects can we see you in the coming months?
I have a lot of awesome stuff going on over the next few months. I’m performing with Shaken not Stirred Burlesque at Epicon on August 19th , then catch me and few of the girls at Space Coast Comic con September 8th and 9th, and at the end of September I’m starring in a short film that I wrote with my best friend. Check the links for more details!
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Ruby. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Confidence, Charisma, and being comfortable enough to be your own damn self. That’s sexy, own it.
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