After telling a former classmate in 2008 that she could never see herself cosplaying due to shyness, she ate her words not even 2 years later. RivalSkies has been creating cosplays for both fun and competition since 2010. Rival is a hobbyist at heart and loves to create her favorite characters alongside her friends for nothing more than to have a great time at conventions. Her ultimate goals as a cosplayer? To be a good role model for younger cosplayers and to have fun with the hobby itself!