Carmilla Jo

Model, Cosplayer, and Voiceover Artist San Francisco Bay Area

Carmilla Jo is a San Francisco Bay Area-based cosplayer, voiceover artist, and model. Inspired by her love for storytelling and desire to connect with fellow authentic creatives who chase the fantastical, she has evolved into a one-woman creative producer and powerhouse.

By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications, interviews, and cover features. She has been hired by companies like Adult Swim, Riot Games, and T-Mobile, and is available for diverse opportunities, including audiobook narration, animation projects, video games, and cosplay appearances. She is also an author represented by Erin Murphy Literary Agency under the name Jo Wu.

SERVICE OFFERINGS:
*Cosplay (ambassadorships, events, social media campaigns, trade shows, convention booths, etc)
*Voiceover (commercial, animation, video games, audiobooks, narration, etc)
*Modeling
*Event hosting
*Contest Judge
*Panelist
*Emcee
*Trade show booth representative
*Brand ambassador
*Podcast guest

TESTIMONIALS
"Carmilla Jo is a professional, courteous, and wonderful cosplayer to work with. Not only did she show up on time, she reviewed all requested documentation before the event and acted with decorum and professionalism that isn't common in onsite cosplay staff. Not only is her cosplay craft impeccable, but she engages with the community in such a way that fans are instantly comfortable with her. It takes a special kind of human to not only make the costume to the level she did, but onsite bring an energy that amplified our event. Carmilla was a joy to work with for our League of Legends Worlds 2022 finals and if another event ever came up again- we would hire her in a second. We highly recommend working with her at any large cosplay event."
--Riot Games

"I admire Carmilla Jo's work ethic, acting ability, and initiative. She adapted to notes extremely well, always going the extra mile to get to the heart of the character. For my thriller novel, she checked on the correct tone to use for a Chinese name, mastered advanced medical terms and French phrases, and even sang a song title. She never complained about retakes, worked super fast, and her audio quality passed the check almost immediately. I know Carmilla Jo will go far."
--Melissa Yi, author of The Shapes of Wrath

“Thank you for working with me. You’ve made me a better photographer and keep me in love with photography.”
–Terrence Taylor, photographer

“Jo is a wonderfully committed and amiable person to be around and work with. She shows up when she says she will and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Her enthusiasm and open-mind makes her a invaluable addition to any team. Her sharp communication skills and adventurous and ambitious spirit give her the initiative and drive to carry through on plans, try new poses and build strong relationships, beautiful, original photos and memories with her colleagues. You’re lucky if you have her on your team, no doubt.”
–Terry Alabata, makeup artist

“Thank you for always collaborating with me, Jo! You always bring my ideas to life! You are a great model to work with; very easy-going and absolutely a pleasure to be around. Keep up the fantastic work!”
–Emily Nguyen, photographer

“Carmilla Jo modeled for Prince Noir for the Judas Fashion show and was very compliant and willing to work! We later used her for the Judas photoshoot and she always gave her best. We worked with her again in another photoshoot with a custom PN dress and PN’s BJDs. She was very loving to our items and respected the photographer, makeup artist, and designers. She’s very friendly and was easy to get along with, making the shoots go even easier. We will be using her again for more shoots!”
–Prince Noir, designer

“Thank you so much for collaborating with Roezi and I today, my dear! You are a true joy to work with. Your sweet and friendly nature really made all the difference while shooting!
You put your heart into it, were open to ideas and picked up on directions easily…along with throwing in a few ideas of your own along the way! Always a good thing!!
It was really an honor to work with you, hope we get to do it again soon!!”
–Bridgette Marie, photographer

“I was so so lucky to work with you Jo, you are wonderfully outgoing and professional, friendly, beautiful, and sweet as can be. You were fun to be around and have a fantastically versatile look. I cannot wait to shoot with you again!”
–Roezi Rebel, photographer/makeup artist/stylist/retoucher

“Thank you for the lovely shoot. You came with some ideas and were an absolute pleasure to work with. And your flexibility is astounding!!!
I’m very happy with our photos!”
–Keira Grant, photographer

“Carmilla and I collaborated for a photo shoot for my jewelry line, Ghostlove, in September 2012. I could not be more pleased with her professionalism and attention to detail. I would definitely work with her again.”
–Dawn Rozakis, chief designer / owner Ghostlove Jewelry

"Thanks for that great shoot. You were easy to work with and we got some really good images. Quite the muse for one so young... cheers!"
--Audette Sophia, founder of Catalyst Arts

“Carmilla is a pleasure to collaborate with! Ready to go from having fun, to straight business, this girl will do what it takes to get “the shot”.
Would work with her again in a second! Go girl <333”
–Lauren Wilkinson, Photographer

Education

UC Berkeley

BA in Integrative Biology

Skills

Modeling Creative Director Creative Producer Costume Designer Wardrobe Stylist Makeup Artist Voiceover Artist Public Speaker

Awards

2020

Grand Prize, Best in Show, Adult Swim Cosplay Cup

2020

Finalist, Crunchyroll Expo Cosplay Cup [link]

2019

1st Place, Better Mortgage [link]

2018

Most Resourceful, Kraken Con Masquerade [link]

2017

1st Place, Headsets.com

2017

3rd Place Overall, Sac-Anime Masquerade [link]

2017

Craftsmanship Judge’s Award, FanimeCon Masquerade

2016

Director’s Choice, FanimeCon Masquerade [link]

2016

Judge’s Award, Animation on Display (AOD) Costume Contest [link]

2015

Best Novice, Kraken Con Fall Costume Contest [link]

2013

Dark Image of the Day, Artist’s Choice, Model Mayhem [link]