Who is Omgcosplay?
Maggie McGehee was born on 24 June 1997, in Texas, USA, and is a cosplayer and social media personality, best known for earning a huge amount of popularity through cosplaying various pop culture characters on her photo shoots, and during conventions held around the world. She’s been active in cosplay since she was 12 years old.
The Net Worth of Omgcosplay
How rich is Omgcosplay? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $100,000, earned directly and indirectly largely through a successful career cosplaying. She earns support through numerous subscribers of her Patreon, and also gets commissioned work which has helped in building her net worth. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Cosplay Beginnings
Omgcosplay began her interest in cosplay thanks to her sister who brought her to the A-Kon anime convention, and after seeing numerous people in costumes there, decided that she wanted to have that kind of hobby. Cosplay or costume play is a performance art in which cosplayers wear costumes to represent a specific character. There is no limit to the creative freedom and interpretation that the cosplayer has in terms of his/her costume.
Sources often made into cosplay include video games, films, television shows, comic books, manga, cartoons, and anime. Cosplaying began in the 1990s and has since become popular all around the world. Competitions were even made dedicated to cosplaying. However, during her childhood, she had an experience that nearly ended her foray into the art. During her first convention, it was normal for people to ask for their photos, but one particular person kept asking her to change location for the photo and was leading her and a few friends into a service elevator for inappropriate photos. The experience almost led her to stop cosplay.
Life in Cosplay
Despite this, Omgcosplay stayed with her craft and was glad that she was able to survive that kind of experience so that she could help other cosplayers also being badgered by unruly strangers. She’s met numerous lifelong friends along the way, and has maintained contact with many of them despite being far apart. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of North Texas and took up real estate, and plans to use it as a pre-law course, hoping to eventually get into law school using the money she’s earned from cosplaying.
She began her Instagram account in 2015, after numerous fans started asking her if she had a cosplay account that people could follow. Her popularity increased significantly thanks to the additional exposure, and her Instagram account paved the way for her to set up a Patreon account, which was set up to give followers the chance to have a paid subscription with her. Subscribers can gain additional photos and interactions with her as a result. She releases more boudoir-style photos through Patreon but says emphatically that she will not be releasing any nude photos.
Full Time Cosplayer
Omgcosplay now treats her hobby as a full-time job, as she gets a lot of commissioned work, and there are numerous conventions to attend each year. She creates around two to five costumes every two months and must constantly create social media content to keep her followers interested. She has a lot of fans thanks to her personality, which is rare even for cosplayers. She is very honest and personal when it comes to her followers, and has been called everyone’s quirky internet girlfriend.
She has also been open about struggling with certain problems such as an eating disorder, and received a lot of support from her followers even though they were 90 percent of the male demographic, constantly sending her gifts and greetings. She also mentioned that cosplay has allowed her to develop her skills and crafting. She even has more power tools than any guy she knows, and that cosplay has taught her very functional skills, but mentions that she still enjoys beauty products, while also knowing how to use tools such as a heat gun and power sander.
This is my “all my friends are at Katsucon and I’m at work” cosplay pic.twitter.com/OvUhmyNU4X
— OMGcosplay (@theomgcosplay) February 15, 2019
For her personal life, not much is known about Omgcosplay’s romantic relationships. She mentions that she’s had boyfriends before but it is not known if she is currently single or in a relationship. Some of her most popular cosplays include portraying Daenarys Targaryen from “Game of Thrones”, Black Widow from Marvel Comics, Wonder Woman from DC Comics, and Captain Marvel from Marvel Comics.
Similar to numerous cosplayers, she is highly active online through accounts on social media such as Twitter, on which she updates fans on her recent cosplay projects, posting some of her recent photo shoots, comedic content, and a few of her daily thoughts. She also has a Facebook page which functions the same way as her Instagram account, posting photos as well as a few videos – she mainly updates her fans on her recent endeavors through Facebook. Her Instagram account is highly popular, having over 500,000 followers and on which she posts content on a regular basis. She also has a YouTube account on which rarely posts videos due to her busy schedule, and a Patreon account to which people can subscribe, giving her additional income and support for her work.