ZiggZaggerZ: Black Cosplay, Disability, and the Dark Cosmos of Becoming.
Shannon Theus, a.k.a. ZiggZaggerZ--transmedia artist and cosplayer.
ZiggZaggerZ, the alternate persona of Shannon Theus, is a multidimensional black alien entity who appears in various shapes, dimensions, and media, including performance poetry, cosplay, graphic novels, and science and speculative fiction storytelling.
As a photophobe, and distanced daughter of Arkestra drummer Sonship Theus, ZiggZaggerZ inhabits a dark universe that eschews the light of the sun and its sons. ZiggZaggerZ the Bastard invents black feminist spaces of cosmic solace beyond the patriarchy of Sun Ra.
As a professional cosplayer, Shannon Theus debuted on The View with Whoopi Goldberg, performing as Frank Beddor’s Wonderland character Queen of Clubs. She has cosplayed at international comic-cons as JetSeer, Uhura, Queen Hippolyta, Wonder Woman, and Catwoman. Her cosplay appears on Instagram @ZiggZaggerZ.