Nigri cosplayed for the first time in 2009 at the San Diego Comic-Con as “Sexy Pikachu”. As is the case with most first-time convention goers, her look wasn’t the most original interpretation. It’s like Lindsay Lohan’s Mean Girls character was speaking about Nigri when she said
"In Girl World,
Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut, and no other girls can say anything about it. The hardcore girls just wear lingerie and some form of animal ears.”
Although this look doesn’t technically count as cosplay, she received an overwhelming amount of press attention, making her the first “celebrity” cosplayer and helping bring the term “cosplay” into mainstream jargon. She has since cosplayed several other Pokémon characters, and based on their successes, a revamp of this costume would have die-hard fans clamouring to get another peek-at-chu.