'Cosplayer' running for AZ Legislature seat, campaigns at Comicon

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Cara Nicole Trujillo, a 'cosplayer,' is running for AZ State House (Source: Facebook) Cara Nicole Trujillo, a 'cosplayer,' is running for AZ State House (Source: Facebook)
Cara Nicole Trujillo, a 'cosplayer,' is running for AZ State House (Source: Facebook) Cara Nicole Trujillo, a 'cosplayer,' is running for AZ State House (Source: Facebook)
Cara Nicole Trujillo, a 'cosplayer,' is running for AZ State House (Source: Facebook) Cara Nicole Trujillo, a 'cosplayer,' is running for AZ State House (Source: Facebook)
Cara Nicole Trujillo, a 'cosplayer,' is running for AZ State House (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Cara Nicole Trujillo, a 'cosplayer,' is running for AZ State House (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

She’s known to her fans as AZ Powergirl.

But it’s Cara Nicole Trujillo who has announced her candidacy for Arizona State House in Legislative District 26, which covers Tempe and parts of Mesa.

 Trujillo, who has a booth at this year’s Phoenix Comicon, is a costume player, referred to in fan circles as a "cosplayer.”

Through social media, she's built a huge following dressing up as various comic book characters.

And in an election year that’s been full of surprises, controversy and a reality star's campaign for president, it’s not unusual to see a candidate work to turn popularity into votes.

At Comicon this week in Phoenix, Trujillo is hoping to garner support and raise campaign funds. Her booth at the convention has campaign T-shirts, posters, buttons and pictures, including plenty of "cosplay" pictures.

And she she believes that shouldn't stop anyone from voting for her

“When you take your child to the doctor, do you ask them if they're a 'cosplayer' before they save your child’s life?” she asks.

This Green Party candidate knows she’s a little unconventional. But maybe, she thinks, she is just the kind of choice voters need.

“Why not me? Everything else, as it worked for you so far? Our kids are starving in our schools. Our governor is calling people deadbeat dads. You got someone better?"

Trujillo’s mission statement is: “I don’t care about Red or Blue. I care about YOU!”

Trujillo has had extensive experience working with Arizona Family Rights to advocate equal parenting rights. She has also worked with numerous hospitals and charitable foundations to hold events for children and promote fundraisers.

For more information, or to be involved with her campaign, visit: her website or Facebook page.

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