If I were to introduce you to people what name do you go by?
What's a quote/motto you like to follow?
"A person's name is nothing until emotions are attached to that name. How do you want your name to be remembered by?"
Are you a Cosplayer or Utility (Photographer, Graphic Artist, Foamsmith, 3D Designer, Seamstress, MUA, Hairstylist, Gamer, Cosplaying Sex Worker, etc) and for how long?
Cosplayer for 11 years
Tell Us About You
My name is Shanay but I am often known as my cosplay name, Sayonay. "Sayonay" is a combination of my first name "ShaNAY" and my Nigerian middle name, "OluwaySAYOfumi". I am a huge sci-fi/astronomy nerd that loves anything to do with unexplained and unknown. I live for the macabre and the peculiar. I love experimenting and trying to find new ways to put things together. Art will always be a passion and my first love. My goal is to inspire black nerds and people of color to feel amazing in the skin they are in while showcasing to the world their own individual aesthetics.
What are your Fandoms?
Sailor Moon. Yuyu Hakusho. Dead Space. Reboot. Lore Olympus.
Brag about your accomplishments?
- My Persephone cosplay I wore to Otakon 2019 went viral
-Creator of Lore Olympus, Rachel Smythe, reposted my cosplay on both IG and Twitter
-Became a permanent podcast member for
the Blerd Spectrum
-Created a cosplay page on both Facebook and IG and actually have a supportive following
Do you take on commissions?
Can people go to you for advice/questions *
What are your social media platforms?