Becoming Jessica Nigri Trailer

RT Docs: Becoming Jessica Nigri Trailer

Through her love of cosplay, Jessica Nigri learned that becoming someone else could give her the courage to be herself. See more of Jessica's story when it premieres 1/26, only on Rooster Teeth FIRST!

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  • sharaglas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 day ago

    IM SO EXCITED!!! I love Jessica so much<3

  • Ethan_Wood FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 day ago

    looks dope, can't wait

  • Melissapocalypse FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ladyface Fancypants

    2 days ago

    Before recent RT stuff, I had no idea who Jessica Nigri was. Now I ADORE her and cannot wait for this. I would love to get into cosplay and have absolutely no idea how to do it, so I'm hoping this is both informational and inspirational.

    But seriously I just want a tiny pocket version of her to carry around and give me tiny high-fives and tell jokes to me all day.

  • bdiddy2012 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    gus looking into other cons and learning a little bit about their communities and cos plays was cool insight. but a full doc about professional cosplayer jessica nigri is amazingly bad ass. i thought it was great when jesscia first started popping up around RT and their productions and its cool to see it progress this far. jessica's cos plays are nothing short of amazing. the amount of detail she puts into her cosplays is astounding. 

  • tmastatay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wuddup :)

    2 days ago

    I’m excited for this. For the appearances she’s had on various RT shows, she seems hilarious and down to earth. Her cosplaying is amazing and with cosplaying being a huge part of the gaming industry, this will be interesting to see how my views change on it (I’m already impressed by the final product of cosplaying, but how much work, money, etc. goes into it. 

  • stygian2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    Personally, I never look to Nigri because"Oh, she's so sexy." I look at the costume and I'm like, holy shit. The time and effort she puts into her costumes is more interest Worthy to me. Not to mention, she's a hilarious person. 


    In short, she's awesome. Her dedication to costumes makes her more than what people think.

    • DABLASTER FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      Her Mail Mondays are some of the funniest content on youtube.

  • Splee_Spree FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold YOUR AD HERE

    3 days ago

    I don't mind people being critical at all. Though they should keep in mind that you can do it without being overly abrasive. Some people understand this, but others don't. 


    I don't care about her either way. Are there people who just make money dressing up sexy for nerds and everything else about them is just another part of the act? Sure. Is Jessica Nigri one of those people? I wouldn't know, and don't care to. I happen to think there isn't anything wrong with it. It doesn't seem to harm anything unless you choose to be irritated by it. 


    I guess some people don't like it when people who make money this way get put on a pedestal (especially the nerds who AREN'T pretty and who still get ostracized without getting any sympathy from anyone), but again I don't think that would actually harm anything. What actually changes for your situation when attention is given to these models? I don't think it makes anything worse. Feel free to correct me if you disagree, that's just my understanding of the situation. 

    I probably won't watch this just because I don't care about Jessica Nigri or her work. But if I did have a problem with her, I just wouldn't watch it. I don't think I would be upset that video itself exists. 

  • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

    3 days ago

    I wonder what it's like being such an extrovert?  I'm sure it's way better than being as introverted as I am.  I can barely even tolerate cameras, let alone enjoy being in front of one. 

    • Xhoi

      2 days ago

      I think the main thing that makes someone an extrovert is confidence. Having something you feel decent at, something you know you can pull off gives people that sort of confidence and most want to show that skill off. Say, you can play the drums. Even an extrovert doesn't go shoving it in every conversation with everyone they meet (unless they're THAT person), but if the opportunity arises, maybe by having a set of drums nearby, or being asked about hobbies or anything, you can mention it and give a demonstration of that one song you feel proud about having learned (or just your favourite piece). In my experience, people who happen to be extroverts are happier with who they are, and that happiness comes from a set of skills they have worked, often hard, to achieve and feel proud about having. Those skills (they can also be certain interests) can become something to talk about or make friends around. This creates a sense of fulfilment and makes them want to keep doing what they're doing, leading to a more extroverted personality. 

      (I hope that whole thing isn't too lame and boring. Have a nice day!)

    • Splee_Spree FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold YOUR AD HERE

      2 days ago

      @Xhoi I think what you are describing is shyness, rather than introversion. You can be introverted and confident, and I know several people like this. 


      Introverted basically means that you don't enjoy constant social interaction and are more inward focused. Introverted people often describe prolonged social interaction as fatiguing, even if they aren't shy and do enjoy other people to some extent. Of course, being both shy and introverted is really not fun. 

    • Xhoi

      2 days ago

      @Splee_Spree

      Yep. I understand and agree with that, however, I was mostly speaking from my experience with extroverts. 

      Also, shy people tend to be introverted (again, from my experience). But then again, I've come across introverts with huge friend groups. They just tend to be quieter than others, but actually enjoy being there and are liked by their friends. It depends on the person, I guess...

  • jbrand0n FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Why do people care about the boobs portion of her work I'm not even in the slightest fan of cosplay but she still does really awesome costumes plus big small fake or real why hate on boobs

  • FakDendor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    RT docs have a special place in my heart because going in I already have preconceived notions about the subject (ex. Haus of Pain) and completely revolutionize my view on it. There was no way in my mind that I thought I was going to have a respect for professional wrestlers...until Lawrence and James showed me why I should. I've always felt Jessica's cosplay was too sexualized for my tastes...but I am excited to see how my opinion of her and her work changes based on this doc.

    • AbstractSpaces FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      I love the contrast between this comment and the one right below it.

  • jakethesnak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Fucking waste of time and money for Roosterteeth.


  • thelostgirl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    This looks good, hope we see some more of her build process because it's always super impressive

  • Kira_Tsukasa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gundam Pilot

    3 days ago

    Becoming Jessica Nigri:

    1- Get fake boobs

    2- Lie about having fake boobs

    3- Get white knight fanboys to defend your fake boobs

    4- Profit from said white knight fanboys


    There, I just saved RT the money of having to do a documentary on this.

    • BardicBrad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      Your edgelord bullshit isn't welcome here.

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      Careful mate, they are here in full force today, whether you say anything negative about their fair maiden or not.  

      I actually praised her in this thread and still got hammered by the shiniest of knights because they were too stupid to "read" my post.  Have a ZING! from Jim.

    • AggroAndy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Andy Heath

      3 days ago

      Ya know how people go on the internet (behind a fake name, picture, etc.) and hurl insults at anonymously people they've never met because they feel more secure in their online anonymity than they do about themselves in the actual waking world?... this certainly is that at all...

    • cini98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      even if her boobs are fake that doesn't take away from the fact that shes one of the coolest people on the internet.

    • Splee_Spree FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold YOUR AD HERE

      3 days ago

      Really? One of the coolest on the internet? I get that you want to defend her but you can do that without getting hyperbolic.

    • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

      3 days ago

      5: Get people to bitch at you but still pay your bills by subscribing for First membership anyway.  ;)

    • Kira_Tsukasa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gundam Pilot

      2 days ago

      You know what's funny PasvSmkng? Nigri doesn't work for RT and therefore doesn't get any money from First memberships. God damn, these white knights are STUPID. Nigri gets her money from Patreon where her little white knight fanboys pay her to get pictures and videos in her underwear. She's basically an overglorified cam girl.

    • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

      2 days ago

      Oh you are just a treat.  You are aware that she's the voice actress for RWBY's Cinder Fall, right?  You think she does that out of the goodness of her heart?  No, she gets paid by RT for that work, and RT get their funds for that in part from First memberships.  So guess what, she's getting money off you for as long as you have a First membership.  Which one of us is stupid, again?  Please remind me.  


      Also, I just adore how you call anybody who calls you out for your bullshit a white knight, that's just precious.  I honestly don't care one way or another for her, I don't know her, I don't subscribe to her Patreon (and wasn't aware it existed until you mentioned it), I just don't like people being shitty on the internet towards people for no good reason.  


      I'd recommend you cancel your RT sub and sign up on Return of Kings or something.  You'd fit right in there.  

  • DavidtheWavid

    3 days ago

    I was about to go to bed but this inspired me to spontaneously design a character. 

  • breeanna FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian 2017

    3 days ago

    I am SO EXCITED for this!! I love her so much and cannot wait to see this look into her process and what her life is like, especially for such a sweet person to be dealing with all those pressures!

  • RUSERIOS FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    I don't get it. How can she perpetuate an unrealistic stereotype (her words) when she just looks like that. Doesn't that make it pretty natural? Why is it so wrong to be in shape anymore? Not a knock at anyone but isn't body positivity supposed to go both ways?

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      Both ways?  LOL!  That's not how the "progressive" movement works.  If you are attractive you should feel bad because someone who isn't is jealous and has to take out their insecurities on you instead of doing anything about their own situation, no matter if you are naturally attractive or had to work hard to be.  

      Kinda like how all men are born rapists and all whites are born racist now.


      Isn't being progressive fun?

  • MissKazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Magical Anime Girl °☆.。.

    3 days ago

    I love Jess and her constant enthusiasm and bubbly personality, I'll be watching this release day for sure <3

  • papajohn56 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dulator

    3 days ago

    First time I watched it, my internet blinked and I missed the last 5 seconds. Watched again and lost it at the end. 

  • Bad_and_Booty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    SO excited for this!

  • XBoxLingo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Saw her Road Hog at RTX 2017 and was like dayum!

  • z00k33p3r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    ha that end cut was great

  • JackHammer23 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    becoming Cinder Fall- i mean Jessica Nigri

  • PureMatty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    IMO jessica nigri made cosplay big

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      She helped in the west, that's it. 

  • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    LOL, how the fuck can you make it inclusive for everybody?  Why do people constantly feel the need to shun reality and/or human nature?  I am no oil painting so unless I am portraying a fat ugly cunt no matter how good my cosplay is almost no one will pay any attention to it because I am a fat ugly cunt.  Fat, unfit people are not beautiful/attractive and never will be, simple. Unless of course that is your fetish but hey, you do you, just keep it to yourself so it doesn't make us normal people nauseous.


    Don't think I am tryin to diminish the time, effort and dedication that Nigri has applied throughout her life/career as she got where she is because she earned/deserves it, but it irritates me to no end hearing the word inclusive thrown around as though it means anything in the real world and had to stop the video to rant.  No matter how hard one may want to believe this but humans are not born equal, never have been and never will be so get used it it....


    Aaaaanyway, this looks good.

    • CoffeeNut78 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PUC the Lunatic

      3 days ago

      @Invader-Jim 


      On the Newgrounds Pico blam scale ... you get a 1 dude.  I mean you were trying to make a semivalid point but just came off as a dickless wonder that failed stupendously.  As a 40 something yr old FAT ex fit military guy who as a 20 something youth who once upon a time had some serious pull with the ladies but now couldn't get laid in a whore house with a fist full of hundred dollar bills... May I say Fuck you!  I may be old and ugly and miss Nigri may not be a skinny stick figure runway model but what gives a person who is too afraid to even upload a pic of their own face on this site a right to say crap about her?  Upload your own REAL face or STFU!   And yes I checked.  As of my post all you have is a comp generated avatar and a Barbra Meme for your photos.


      She is a beautiful young lady and you can take your body shame crap and stick it.


      One other thing.  Most classic oil paintings of women from the Renaissance had larger women as their subjects.  Miss Jessica would have actually been considered almost too thin, sickly and skinny of a woman for modeling in Da Vinci's time. So stick that in your oil painting.   Cockbite!

    • rcoleman792 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      https://imgur.com/gallery/i6YoZ

    • rcoleman792 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      http://reactiongifs.com/?p=12318

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      CoffeeNut78


      Where the fuck did I imply she was unattractive you mong?   

      She is bloody stunning and has an amazing personality on top of that!!  Looks like I am not the only apparent newshound pico fag or whatever the fuck you said around here aye champski?  

      I think her tits are a tad too big but that's a personal preference I don't really care about much less others, besides, they help her out quite a bit in her line of work.


      For what it's worth that avatar is from EVE Online and looked like me at the time I made it.  

      I am a tad rounder now and couldn't give two shits what others think of myself or my appearance.  Amusingly I don't actually have many photos of myself so yea, the only two I have I use on other forums along with this EVE one, which I chose at random for RT.   

      In fact, embrace my unassailable masculinity.  


      You sound like a real progressive fellow (LOL) so why in fucks name are you bringing up the past as though it matters?  Let it go, live in the now.

      Did you know chickens are almost four times fatter and are said to be less tasty than from a century ago?  Interesting stuff if you ask me but equally irrelevant to the discussion at hand.  


      Cracks me up that you are also gettin down voted for your post.  Have a zing from Jim.  


      edit: Oh hey! My zing has inspired others to upvote your post.  Good for you buddy.


    • Roostersaurus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      It’s not like that at all, you don’t have to be as hot as Jessica. To walk around in revealing sexy outfits you do, but thats not all cosplay is. If you’re a short, ugly dude but you have a sweet Gimli cosplay then going to 100% be impressed with the effort you put in. 

    • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

      2 days ago

      Didn't your mommy pay you enough attention as a child?

    • rcoleman792 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      Yikes. I really think you are mis-interpreting what inclusive means. The whole point of cosplay is that it's transformative. You don't have to fall into typical beauty standards to achieve an accurate and high-quality cosplay. You don't have to be attractive to make a damn good dwarf, orc, elf, time-lord, browncoat, or whatever cosplay. It should be inclusive, because the more variety of cosplays and talent, the more interesting it is to walk around a con floor, and the more opportunities there are for cosplay communities to develop. She's just saying that she knows she fits into more of the sexy/modeling spectrum of cosplay, and that she doesn't want her appearance to necessarily be considered the standard by which all cosplayers compare themselves. What's bad about that?

    • DABLASTER FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      Damn Invader-jim you are one salty mofo

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 day ago

      DABLASTER 

      Wow, so stating facts about human nature makes me salty?  The fuck is wrong with this fanbase? 


      rcoleman792

      I never said anything is bad about it, I merely stated that I am sick of hearing people constantly using the word inclusive as though it actually holds any value in the real world.  

      Did you know fat unattractive people have been cosplaying for decades coz they enjoyed doing it and didn't give a fuck what others thought?  Crazy yea?  Only real difference is that the amount of people willing to pay actual money to see them is obviously minuscule in comparison to beauties such as Jess if at all.

      And here we have someone hoping they can make it inclusive to people such as that?  

      LOL blow a goat! 


      This fucking fanbase man, thick as bricks......

  • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Streamer/Fic Writer

    3 days ago

    I AM SO HERE FOR THIS. A Jessica Nigri backstory and behind the scenes and learn about cosplay story? Count me in.

  • RudeOstrich FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    I'm a have an emotional nut now

  • JAHjr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    I am hyped for this

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    I can't wait for this.  

    So glad I'm a first member. 

  • mkbsurfrider FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    I'm really excited about this, she's an amazing cosplayer. I honestly don't know too much about her but from everything I currently know she's awesome and this RT doc will confirm it. I'm also excited to see her process and also how she built her life around cosplay. 

  • MamaKatie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    I started tearing up in this TRAILER, I'm so excited to see this! I ADORE the RT Docs so much! 

  • Williampohlemannjr

    3 days ago

    Cool

  • Raven__Branwen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    All I hear is Cinder's voice lol

  • Crobula FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    "Because I do realize that the way I cosplay perpetuates that stereotype of unrealistic expectations."

    And yet she still does cosplay that way and even got a boob job at one point because she was unhappy with her own body. Not trying to shit on Jessica, because I do like her from everything I've seen of her, but that line alone kind of paints her as super hypocritical considering.

    • Kara.Fortnite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      How people feel about their own bodies is their business. It is up to her to make the decision how she wants to look. A boob job, as long as it is for herself, is not necessarily a bad thing. If she feels more confident and comfortable with herself now because of it, then that's good for her. I have smaller boobs and I am completely ok with that, but it is also ok if others are not ok with having small boobs. She clearly wants to enjoy the way her body looks and that's why she cosplays like she does. There is nothing wrong with celebrating your body type. She did state she wanted to make some cosplays to be all inclusive of body types and that is nobel of her. But by no means is she "required" to accommodate everyone. Just enjoy the impressive cosplays she does. Videogames often over-sexualize women anyway, so what is the difference? It can only bother you if you let it. If it does bother you there are plenty of other amazing cosplayers and games that don't over-sexualize. Just let everyone be themselves. 

    • FPChris FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      Eh... Being comfortable and happy with how your body looks and who you are as a person kind of always comes before satisfying other people. It's decent life advice.

    • Invader-Jim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      YOU SCOUNDREL!!  How dare you bring facts and common sense into an RT comment section while critically analysing the content provided.  


      I'm sure she is well aware of the hypocrisy involved but who gives a shit?  

      Not I, not her and I doubt you do either.  That said you get a ZING! from Jim.

  • frizzical FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    So keen to watch this!  smile

  • Risto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Can't wait!

  • hunter559 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Looking forward too this