About Marissa Phillips
Marissa Phillips aka Riss Vandal is a cosplayer and an alt lifestyle blogger residing in South Korea.

28th Annual Anne Rice Vampire Ball

October 26, 2016 Marissa Phillips

What are your plans for Halloween weekend? Maybe you’ll binge watch horror movies on Netflix while eating handfuls of fun-sized candies. Or maybe you’ll join the throngs of partygoers and spend a night clutching a […]

The Art of Shawn Dubin

October 29, 2014 Marissa Phillips

A few years back while at a Philadelphia comic convention, sandwiched among the Archie comics and oil paintings of Superman, one artist’s table full of beautifully dark prints caught my eye. It seemed ever so slightly out of place—simple […]

Kato’s Steampunk Couture

August 27, 2014 Marissa Phillips

The Steampunk subculture has seen a huge growth in popularity and mainstream appeal. However, it would be an injustice to write off Kato’s Steampunk Couture as a brand created by a designer jumping on a […]

Kathleen Marie Couture

August 25, 2014 Marissa Phillips

A young Kathleen Marie sat in her 9th grade history class, watching a re-enactment of the French Revolution. As part of the act, a nun entered the classroom, but in place of her traditional nun’s […]