Melissa Russell is a costumer, gamer, and aficionado of all things BioWare. She may be best known for her krogan traits and dwarven engineering – Practices which involve headbutting difficult projects into submission! me

Like most cosplayers, Melissa started her passion at a young age. For her Halloween debut, she dressed as her role model: Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. In the early 90’s, she could be found wearing a dress inspired by her very own original Mario Bros. princess.

A decade of costuming in the Southwest US has made her skeptical of craft foam and thermoplastics; her favorite mediums are cloth, wood, pepakura, and ABS plastic.

Today she resides in Seattle (Washington), where she is probably hot-gluing herself into Darth Revan’s armor.