Mikomi ChanModel Female Lynchburg, Virginia, US
My Website: deviant artMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/HopeLeann
Mayhem # 2506260
About MeI am an experienced model who works mainly in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland. I have experience in runway, fashion, pin up, glamour, alternative, cosplay, fitness, and action modeling. I have decided to end my break from modeling starting in the beginning of 2015, and I have taken a break from modeling since the beginning of 2013 due to finding out I was pregnant with my first child! It has been an interesting experience and a huge change in my family dynamic since bringing my son into the world, and my life is starting to become normal again! I want to start my modeling career back up with a bang to help encourage other women to not lose sight of their dreams once they start a family. I'm currently looking for a wide range of shoots to update my portfolio for the upcoming year. Since I have a family now and more restrictions on my schedule, I am only able to make time for paid assignments. My rate varies per job, but I can assure you that my time is well worth the price. I am punctual, professional, and very easy going. I always have fun during my shoots and jobs, and I try to make others around me enjoy their time making art as well!
Other than my modeling experience, I also am proficient at styling my own hair and make up as well as costume design. I have been designing my own costumes for artistic and cosplay shoots since 2012 and absolutely love it! I am also a classically trained musician in both paino and voice, and I have some ballet, jazz, and modern dance training. Finally, I have training in several different styles of martial arts as well. I bring a lot to the table with my experience and skill set, and I can offer much diversity with my modeling.
If you want to see a larger sample of my work, please go to either my Deviantart (listed as my website), or you can go to my fanpage on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/maid.mikomi. I can also provide references from any of the photographers that you see listed below in my credit section.
CreditsMacy's fashion show, live mannequin 2008-2010
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus- 2011; Beethoven's 9th Symphony, chorus (soprano)
My Cup of Tea Maid Cafe- 2011 through present; performer, dancer, model
Anime USA- 2011 through present; spokesperson, public appearances, public relations
Pirates of Penzance (opera) at Liberty University- 2012; stage manager and makeup/hairstyle coordinator
Fang Fox Fotos 2012- cosplay photo-shoot http://www.facebook.com/FangFoxProps
Nikon John 2012- cosplay photo-shoot http://www.modelmayhem.com/2230537
Medusa Photography- cosplay photo-shoot http://www.modelmayhem.com/2447968
Sharon Wildberger 2011-2012- Strawberry-Photo.deviantart.com multiple cosplay shoots
Mike Dosik 2012- MDosik.com multple cosplay shoots
CityDigitalPhotography 2012- citydigitalphoto.com Figure skating action shoot
Elysiam Entertainment 2012- cosplay photoshoot for My Cup of Tea website
Finalist in the International Maid Cafe Idol 2012- an international competition for maid cosplayers in Akihabara style maid cafes. I was one of the few finalists from the US.
Special performer in Anime USA's Cosplay Masquerade competition (2012)- I, along with several of my fellow maids, from My Cup of Tea, did a dance performance for the Masquerade. The dances were choreographed pop dances from Japan.
Panelist at Anime USA 2012- spokesperson for The AnimeCon for one of their mini seminars.
Promotions model for Anime USA at multiple events during 2012
Panelist at Ichibancon 2013- I led a two hour seminar on Japanese culture and led a one hour dance instructional seminar
Cosplay photoshoot with Jason Mac Photography 2013 2319743
Pin Up, Cosplay, and Fitness photoshoot with EcheltlaeusLLC 2359304
Pin up cosplay shoot with Mindfall Media 2013: https://www.facebook.com/mindfallmedia?fref=ts
Cosplay photoshoot with Flutter-Tee Photography 2013
Promotional model for Anime USA for multiple events in 2013
Yenra Photography 2013, 2014- multiple shoots including fashion, pregnancy and cosplay
Triad Anime Convention 2013- guest panelist
Starrfall Photography 2013- cosplay and pregnancy shoots
Anime USA 2013- Panelist
Rise Magazine- Print work featured article in both their print and web based magazine
Darryl Brooks 2014- multiple cosplay shoots and magazine shoot
Joseph Dinh 2014- cosplay shoot
Anime Central- panelist
Anime Mid Atlantic- honorable mention for craftsmanship in costuming competition
Derrick Wong- cosplay shoot
Mika Takeuchi (Japanese designer)- Gothic Lolita fashion show
Haniel Singh- editorial shoot
We Rise Magazine- two page spreads in Sept, Oct, and Nov 2014 issues. back cover of Oct 2014
ABC News WSET, Living in the Heart of Virginia- featured interview focusing on my costume design business