Rebekah Marine – The Bionic Model

: Rebekah Marine

Birthday: 07/01/1985

Country: Woodbury, New Jersey

Talent: BIONIC MODEL. Inspirational speaker and mentor.

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Rebekah Marine is a model, inspirational speaker and humanitarian. Despite being born without a right forearm, Rebekah has defied all odds in the fashion industry and has become one of the most recognizable models in the amputee community.

Marine, 29, is now ambassador for the Lucky Fin Project, a non-profit organization which helps support those with upper limb differences.

In addition to this, Rebekah is ambassador for Touch Bionics and currently wears the i-limb quantum, one of the most advanced prosthetic hands in the world.

Rebekah has been featured in publications such as TIME, People Magazine, Mashable, Daily Mail, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, The Stir, Vogue Italia and more.


Rebekah Marine speaking at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders 2016

Bionic Model Rebekah Marine at New York Fashion Week via TIME

Rebekah Marine: Bionic Model


: Geisi

Birthday: 12/08

Country: Brasil

Talent: Cosplayer, Model

Follow: Facebook, Worldcosplay, Instagram, Etsy

Photos: Jotape VazHugo Fernandes


Cosplayer since 2010, Loves drama and comedy manga, fighting and action games, DC comics, sci fi and horror movies. Trying to improve more and more each day.

Flash Interview

Obscurena: Apart from cosplay, what kind of photo sets do you make?

Geisi: It doesn’t need to be a cosplay, that’s why sometimes I wear clothes and make up following a concept or character. I imagine by myself or that interests me and then the photoshoots are made. For example, my last photo set was a OC (Original Character) I imagined as a kinda red haired punk girl wearing strong make up and fishnets. That kind of photos are very satisfying.

Obscurena: When did the interest in Cosplay begin?

Geisi: I watch anime and read manga since I was very young. Around 2008/2009 I watched Code Geass and fell in love for the character C.C. It’s still my favorite anime and I’ve become obsessed in making her cosplay. Unfortunately, tho, I only finished it this year, and may do a photoshoot next month. This character made me look for more things about cosplay and in 2010 I did my first cosplay ever which was Selty, from the anime “Durarara!!”. unfortunately I don’t have any good pics from that cosplay.

Obscurena: What are your goals for the future?

Geisi: My primary goal isto get new tools and resources to keep my hobby. I’d love that. It’s quite expensive to keep on with cosplay here in Brazil, and that’s why I try to do most things (props and clothes) by myself to save as much as I can.


Isla de las Munecas – The Island of the Dolls

Just south of Mexico City, between the canals of Xochimico you can find a small island with a sad background which never intended to be a tourist destination. The island is known as Isla de las Munecas (Island of the Dolls).

It is dedicated to the lost soul of a poor girl who met her fate too soon in strange circumstances.

The area has thousands of people, but this small island is home to hundreds of terrifying dolls. Their severed limbs, decapitated heads, and blank eyes adorn trees.

Dolls are threatening, even in the bright light of midday, but in the dark, they are particularly disturbing.

The Legend

It is said that a girl was found drowned in mysterious circumstances many years ago on this island and that the dolls are possessed by her spirit.

Local legend says that the dolls move their heads and arms and even opened their eyes.

Some witnesses claim they had heard the dolls whispering to each other, while others who were on a boat near the island said the dolls lured them to come down to the island.

Of course these witnesses are exaggerating and the island is in no way possessed but the truth is that the Isla de las Munecas is a very creepy place that marks the casual visitor.

Island of the Dolls – The truth behind the legend

Don Julian Santana Barrera was the caretaker of the island. The story goes that Julian found a little girl drowned in mysterious circumstances while he was not able to save her life.

Shortly thereafter, Julian saw a floating doll near the canals. Most probably, the doll belonged to the girl.

He picked up the doll and hung it to a tree, as a way of showing respect and support the spirit of the girl.

Others question even the existence of the drowned girl. Reports conclude that Julian has made up the story about the girl in his solitude.

Julian was apparently haunted by the spirit of the girl and started hanging more dolls in an attempt to please her spirit.

He soon realized the dolls themselves were possessed by the spirits of dead girls, and continued to collect creepy dolls hanging them over the entire island.

According to those close to him, it was as if Julian was driven by some unseen force that completely changed him.

Apparently he was very marked by the fact that he was not able to save the little girl’s life.

After 50 years of collecting dolls and hanging them on the island, Julian was found dead, drowned in the same spot where the girl did.

Many people on the island believe that Julian has joined the other spirits of the island.

The locals are very faithful that the Isla de las Munecas is a charmed place. After Julian’s death in 2001, it has become a tourist attraction, where visitors bring more dolls.

Since the death of Julian, the island has become very famous and has even been featured in many articles and even TV shows.

Although the action of Don Julian was innocent and even admirable, it ended up being portrayed as a real nightmarish destination.

Soulless eyes follow visitors as they visit the small island (which is actually a floating garden).




Sandra Oliveira

Name: Sandra Oliveira

Country: Portugal

Talent: Singer, Songwriter, Vocal Teacher & Event Planner

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Sandra Oliveira is a Portuguese singer-songwriter, vocal teacher and event planner, whose main project is heavy rock band Blame Zeus.

She started singing and writing lyrics 20 years ago. Self-taught at first, she was part of many bands, playing both originals and covers. In 2007 she started having vocal and music lessons. In 2010 she enrolled at Universidade de Évora, to undertake a Music Degree in Jazz Vocals. In 2011 she had the great pleasure of completing the Workshop for Singers and Songwriters at Berklee College of Music, in Valencia, Spain. In 2010 she started giving private singing lessons, Songwriting and Stage Performance. She’s also a teacher at other local music schools.

Besides being a teacher, she’s also a studio vocal coach and back vocalist, Blame Zeus’ manager, and runs Lazy Cat Productions & Management, responsible for organizing rock and metal concerts.

She founded Blame Zeus in December 2010, alongside her husband Ricardo Silveira, the band’s drummer.

Sandra live – by Renata Lino


Sandra live – by João Fitas


Photo by: Hugo Delgado | | For more photos check or our website | 


Photo by João Fitas

Flash Interview

Obscurena: What gives you the most pleasure when you teach singing?

Sandra Oliveira: That moment when the student discovers his/her voice, and realizes all the hard work and sacrifices are totally worth it.

Obscurena: Why a metal band?

Sandra Oliveira: It’s what runs in my veins, rock and alternative metal. What pours from me when I write.

Obscurena: As responsible for organizing rock and metal concerts how is Rock and Heavy Metal in Portugal?

Sandra Oliveira: We have awesome bands with great talent, but little support from the mainstream organizations and media. Even so, we have the best and most loyal fans, that keep heavy music alive.


Sandra Oliveira


Blame Zeus


Blame Zeus