Who is cosplayer Amy Thunderbolt? Wiki Biography
Amy Thunderbolt was born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia on 13 June 1991, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding Australian nationality – she is popular for being a cosplayer, and for her Instagram account.
Childhood and education
Amy spent her childhood in Australia together with her sister, who she sometimes features on her Instagram account. Amy hasn’t been heard talking about her parents, as she appreciates their privacies and wants to keep them away from media attention.
Amy grew up watching animated movies and animes, and on one occasion expressed her wish to dress as people from the series’ – after her parents told her about cosplay, she decided that it was something she wanted to try.
Amy was very popular during her high school years, mostly thanks to her attractive looks – she was very sociable and had many friends, loved attending parties and having fun with her peers, but also achieved good grades.
After she matriculated, she decided not to pursue a college degree but to rather try and become a model – she didn’t actually attend her first cosplay event until 2011 when she was 20 years old.
Career of a cosplayer and model
Amy’s career began when she attended her first cosplay event in 2011. She worked several jobs before that just so she could financially support herself, and could make her own cosplay outfits.
She was easily noticed at the cosplay event due to her good costume and attractive looks, and she became a sought-after model only a couple of days after the event was done.
She was noticed by a modelling scout during the event, and received a message from him on Instagram in which he asked her if she was interested in doing a cosplay photoshoot – Amy had wanted to try modelling, and after the first photoshoot went well, she was invited for several more and soon officially launched her modelling career.
Amy mostly enjoys dressing as characters from the “Pokemon” animated TV series, while she was praised for her cosplays of Samus from the “Super Metroid”, and Morrigan from the “Darkstalkers”.
What is Cosplay?
Cosplay was officially coined in Japan in 1984 but it has roots in 1939 when people dressed in futuristic costumes during the first World Science Fiction Convention held in New York City.
Even though the term was created in 1984, cosplaying did not become popular until the mid-90s – it first started to spread in Japan, then people all around Asia joined in the fun, and then it spread to Europe and across the ocean to America. There are numerous cosplay events organized all over the world every year, and there are people who organize their own private cosplaying events. Many websites are created only for cosplaying, and offer tips and advice on how to create a costume, and what does it exactly take to be a good cosplayer.
People who are cosplayers mostly choose to dress as anime characters, but they also choose movie, game, cartoon, comic books, manga, and TV series characters as well.
Personal life and relationships
Amy is very secretive when it comes to her love life as she hasn’t shared any details of her past and present relationships with the public.
There are rumors circulating the internet that Amy dated another cosplayer in 2017 after the two met at a cosplay event.
The mysterious man approached her during the event, they chatted for a while and later exchanged phone numbers – after a month over the phone, Amy agreed to go on a date and they instantly fell for one another. Their relationship allegedly lasted for nearly a year, but they broke up in the summer of 2018 apparently due to a lack of time on both sides – however, none of this has been confirmed by Amy.
Amy is currently rumored to be going out with an Instagram star, as the two started talking online and then went on a date – even though the two were seen by her fans walking the streets hand in hand, Amy hasn’t commented on the alleged relationship.
Judging by her social media accounts and her secrecy, Amy currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have any kids.
Likes and other interests
Amy’s number one passion is cosplaying, and posing in front of the camera, but she has other interests as well.
Amy is very passionate about travelling, and celebrated the moment she got her passport on the internet, stating how she was ready to start her adventures.
Catmas ♥️ pic.twitter.com/3oI4MJBKUO
— Amy⚡️ (@AmyThunderbolt) December 26, 2019
She is a big lover of animals, and has several pets including her cat Turbo, who is often featured in her pictures on Instagram – her cats even have an Instagram account entitled “goodestpets” which is currently followed by more than 800 people, while she’s uploaded more than 520 pictures onto it. Amy has a third Instagram account as well, on which she mostly uploads pictures of her cats as well as herself, and which is entitled “fox.and.rose” – it currently counts nearly 4,500 followers.
She loves watching animes, and these series were the reason behind her love towards cosplay – she has seen numerous animes throughout the years, while one of her favorites is “Cowboy Bebop”. She enjoys live action movies, too, while Marvel movies are the ones she enjoys watching the most.
Appearance and net worth
Amy is currently 28 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, while her height and weight are unknown. According to authoritative sources, her net worth as of early 2020 is estimated to be more than $150,000, and is steadily rising thanks largely to her modelling career.
Chucky cosplay! Based from the Kotobukiya figurine! Shot this in an abandoned theme park that never opened. Wish there were most interesting places near by. Photo: Beethy photography
Amy is also making money on her Patreon account, on which she currently has 172 patrons who generate various amounts of income for her every month.
Social media presence
Amy is quite active on several popular social media networks, as this is very important for her career of a social media personality. She launched her Twitter account in October 2014, and has gathered nearly 50,000 followers and tweeted almost 1,800 times. Her Instagram account is currently followed by more than 300,000 people, while she’s uploaded nearly 400 pictures onto it – there is also a fan page of her created on Facebook, which counts nearly 250 followers.