My name is Vanessa Santiago. I’ve been cosplaying for the last few years – I mostly like to Cosplay villains. I love to have fun, especially when I’m a character I like which people and children can relate to. I tend to make my own costumes for myself or my daughter, and if not then I usually have something commissioned. I joined the Guardians of Justice because I like how they are different from most groups – there’s diversity of characters within the group. I also have a personal reason I do Cosplay: I love to make children happy, especially since my five-year-old nephew was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Though my nephew is doing well, there are many more children out there who need a reason to smile. This is why I love Cosplaying.