“Some people can push personal boundaries,” TJ says. People asking why I’m with an old man. That’s why she keeps her cosplay persona as far away as she can from her real life. Neither does fellow cosplay star JusZ. The mask can be washed. TJ doesn’t use her real name when she talks about her life as a cosplayer in the public eye. They say this minutes into their respective chats with The New Daily, avengers costumes for adults recalling moments when strangers would cross the line between admiration and intrusion.