Linda Le Biography, Age, Family, Cosplay and Psylocke

Linda Le Biography

Linda Le is an American cosplayer, costumer, artist, model, and Internet personality.

Le is also known as Vampy Bit Me, or just Vampy or Vamp; “Vampy” is also a name which she has given to her own fictional character persona.

How Old is Linda Le?

Linda was born on December 15, 1982, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, U.S. She is 36 years old as of 2018.

Linda Le Family

Le was born to a family of Vietnamese immigrants. She then moved and grew up in San Jose, California, where she then graduated with a business degree from San Jose State University while doing various odd jobs.

Le later studied hairstyling from Paul Mitchell’s the U.S. and also at Toni & Guy in London as well as in Tokyo, before returning to America where she then began teaching makeup and modeling. Linda has been dressing up as classic anime and also video game characters since she was 12.

Linda Le Cosplay

Linda’s early fame came after some of her cosplays were featured in the showcase book Otacool 2 by Japanese toy and collectible company Kotobukiya. She then collaborated with Street Fighter artist Long Vo to create artwork and also a comic for Udon Entertainment’s book VENT, as well as with Sideshow Collectibles’ sculptor Tim Miller, theCHIVE, Gibson Guitar Corporation, KusoVinyl, Myx TV, Manga Entertainment UK, and Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Jessica Chobot, and also other artists and companies in the USA and Japan.

She is a part of the costume and armor prop-making group Team Mantium Designs, which was later renamed Mantium Industries, and also a video gamer sponsored by Mad Catz. Le has been writing a column for YouBentMyWookie and then in 2012, she joined Nerdist Industries to produce Just Cos, an Internet show about the world of cosplay, which is co-hosted by Chloe Dykstra. She was a member of Kat Gunn’s professional gaming and cosplay team, Less Than 3 (LT3), which was also sponsored by Mad Catz. FHM Singapore featured Linda in the December 2013 issue, including on the cover.

Linda Le Psylocke

Linda is a particular fan of Psylocke from X-Men, of whom she cosplayed in every version of the character, and also of Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers. In some 2013 interviews, Linda said she works “almost 15 hour days and sleep about the maximum is around 4 hours”, her favorite costume so far was the one of Teresa from Claymore, the most ambitious costume was Morrigan’s, and the oddest costume request she has got was “the almost-naked Kasumi from Dead or Alive.” Le has been to over 200 American fan conventions between 2008 and 2013 when she has decided to “take some time off” later in the year. Amped Asia in 2010 called her “probably the #1 most universally attractive Asian girl on the planet due to her geekiness (and sexiness too).” IGN in 2011 opined “her cosplay skill is off the charts.” According to Kotaku in 2012, “Le is a cosplay machine, renowned not just for the quality of her costumes, but their variety as well;” Kotaku has also previously described her as “incredibly attractive” and her works as “amazing”.
Asked in 2013 as to where she sees herself 20 years from now, Linda answered: “Cosplay is great, but I can’t be doing it forever … Hopefully, I’ll have my own costume line, come up with toys and do something related to the arts scene.” She was named one of the top ten most popular Cosplayers in 2014.