This Clara cosplay from Barbie in the Nutcracker by @Elissakathryn_ is like a dream!

In the movie, Barbie in the Nutcracker, Clara is an orphan and an older sister. She is very responsible, but longs for adventure. On Christmas Eve, her wish is granted. At the stroke of midnight, magic fills the house and shrinks Clara down to the size of a Nutcracker toy. Clara must embark on a quest to return to her normal size.

"I love Barbie so much. I grew up watching the movies and the lessons have always stuck with me!!"


"This locket was supposed to take me home, but in my heart, I feel like I'm already there."


@Elissakathryn_ feels connected to Clara because they both studied ballet. Additionally, the transformation that Clara undergoes within the story isn't unlike the transformations @Elissakathryn_ undergoes through cosplay.

"I love cosplaying because I love being able to transform myself into a whole new person. It almost feels like magic putting the whole thing together for the first time."

Ghoulia Yelps

Monster High

Ghoulia Yelps from Monster High is the smartest ghoul in school. She is a little socially awkward and has a hard time communicating, but that's why she loves hanging out with her talkative ghoulfriends.

"This is one of my favorite cosplays because the makeup is so fun and the transformation feels so big! I change everything from my eye color to my posture when cosplaying her."



Teen Titans

Terra from Teen Titans is a very strong character that faces harsh moral dilemmas. She desperately wants to be a hero, but doubts herself because of her lack of control over her powers. In order to not hurt others, she ends up hurting the people she loves most.

"This is my favorite cosplay because it’s of my favorite character! Terra has been my favorite character in all of media since I first saw her at 7 years old. Since then, being able to cosplay her and be known for cosplaying her has been a dream!"


Top 3 Favorite Cosplays


Terra from Teen Titans


Clara from Barbie in the Nutcracker


Ghoulia Yelps from Monster High

From Jacksonville, Florida

The Basic Info

@Elissakathryn_ has been cosplaying for three years. Her first cosplay was a closet cosplay of Barbara Maitland from Beetlejuice the Musical! Her background in theatre and love of makeup sparked her interest in cosplay.

Favorite Convention

Her favorite conventions are Megacon and Holiday Matsuri. Megacon was her first convention and Holiday Matsuri is a great place to see lots of creative cosplay designs.

You can meet @Elissakathryn_ at Anime St. Pete this September!


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