Barr Foxx (JaBarr) is a cosplay model and avid comic book enthusiast that is dedicated to the artistry of cosplay and promoting individual style…an approach that he entitles, Cosplay Chic! Barr Foxx takes pride in discussing the creative art form of cosplay by speaking on panels at conventions to empower cosplayers to “cosplay their way”. His #CosplayYourWay campaign encourages individuals to ward off naysayers, not let anyone limit their vision, and choose desired characters regardless of race, size or gender.
Due to his body of work and collaborations with other creative talents in the cosplay community, Barr Foxx has been featured in cosplay themed books such as Cosplay in America Volume 2 and Mad Scientist with a Camera Presents: Costumes of Dragon Con, on Marvel’s official website as Bishop (X-Men) and Gambit (X-Men), and in various articles spotlighting cosplayers to watch.
His approach to cosplay is influenced by his behind-the-scenes work in the television and film industry as a casting agent, editor, and most recently, a producer with The Edit Factor. As such, he knows how to work with lighting and angles to get the best shot. He often steps out of his role as cosplayer to direct portions of the photo shoots to maximize the impact of both the photographer’s and cosplayer’s work.
Barr Foxx feels that cosplay should be a fun, expressive and positive outlet for all involved. “There is truly no wrong way to cosplay. Remember to always cosplay your way and always be…Cosplay Chic!”