I had fun reading all the questions asked and then answering them. Some were cosplay related, some were personal from friends, and some were completely crazy! Either way, they were all really fun to answer. The winner is announced at the end of the post! Let's jump right in!
It's really hard to say. I think it was when I first started talking to @tpicdave and he asked me if I knew about jessica nigri, but I didn't at the time. And I was absolutely in love with the craft when I finally found out about it. I just had to do it. So I put on an old halloween Tutu and a Deadpool tshirt and called it cosplay. After that I dived right into the world of full cosplay and creating my own pieces.
Right now, my dream cosplay is Annoy-o-tron. I can't even imagine making something bigger or more bad ass than this. I'm sure one day I will, but I'm so short sighted I can't see past that. =)
No. I do wish I was just pizza though.
Usually whatever fandom I'm currently into, or a show I'm watching, or if I see a lot of cosplayers doing something it kind of gets ingrained in my head.
A perfect example right now is I've been seeing a lot of Kida cosplays, and I just finished watching all the seasons of Legend of Korra. Hence, my newest cosplan of my Korra/Kida crossover! And the potential for other element bending crossovers!
It kind of comes in spurts for me. It depends on what materials I currently have around the house and how much time I have for a particular piece. And it definitely depends on my confidence. I have been putting off my sewing projects because I'm really really nervous.
As far as getting excited for a convention, it's not hard for me. Even before cosplay, I've been going to conventions and loving it.
Well you see, I had this friend who wanted to start cosplaying and I was about to start cosplaying myself. So we decided to do a pokemon cosplay together. He was going to do a really cool Marowak cosplay and I decided on my true love Ninetales. I had lots of work to do so I started right away. I hope one day he ends up making that Marowak. ;)
Hmm. I automatically want to say Ninetales because it took me 94 hours, but I think the hardest cosplay for me was actually Mad Rabbit. I had to re-make almost everything I made for it. The ears were too small. The hat was too big. The tutu was WAY too big. This cosplay took me 23 hours and 45 minutes! You can see the full break down on an earlier blog post here.
The only challenging cosplay I have in the works or plans is Annoy-o-tron. I would like to have it done by Edmonton Expo, but it's my baby so I'll take my time.
The tails took exactly 76 hours. I also did a break down about this cosplay. Check it out here.
The egg came first. It's science. Please feel free to argue with me in the comments. This is my favorite debate of all time. =D
And because I don't understand the question, cosplay is the egg. Because I love eggs.
How dare you even speak such unfathomable possibilities??!!!
Just kidding. But really that's a horror story I never wanna be in.
It would be the Spicy Italian.
I would have to evolve into Flareon me thinks. That fire type life.
There's so many places I want to go, basically if I've never been there, I want to go there. But if I had to stay there for the rest of my life, I think I would stay in Canada. I can't leave my home and my family. As much as I like adventure, I definitely like being around loved ones more.
This is a very good question! I have no idea. I've never been to a bar in Calgary before so I'll have to consult the locals. But definitely somewhere with beer. Definitely beer.
Every cosplay I make seems to be a dream cosplay. Doing new techniques I never thought I'd be able to do. My current dream cosplay is Annoy-o-tron. But after that I don't really know. Probably something with wings or a big mechanical rig. Something that will really push my limits and challenge me.
I have so many dream conventions. The big one is San Diego Comic Con. Honorable mentions include Blizzcon and D23 (disney convention) and after recently seeing so many awesome cosplay photos and idols in one place; maybe Katsucon as well.
Nidalee is actually my favorite. She was really fun to make, I made my first weapon, I got to release my inner warrior, and it's the most accurate costume I've made!
This is a hard one. I never really got into anime until I was older. If we broaden the topic a bit and dare I say "cartoon," my favorite was Kim Possible. I watched it religiously and it definitely shaped me into a stronger more mature woman.
But I can answer your original question based on when I started watching anime as well. Some recent favorites include Darker than Black and Deathnote. But my all time favorite animes come from Mr. Hayao Miyazaki himself. My Neighbor Totoro is easily one of my favorite films ever, and all of his films have a story with a great moral and lesson.
I think my favorite experience of cosplay, is the overall experience. The socializng and making new friends. The sharing of craft tips and other wisdom. The shared love for a fandom expressed in unique ways. I haven't had one significant moment in cosplay that really trumps any others.
This is harder to answer than I thought. My insides are screaming yes because I already put so much time into it, but I think it would become too much of a responsibility and less of a hobby. So I would like to make an income from it, but I wouldn't want it to be my full time job.
We are Groot.
I do! Not as much as I used to, because I usually watch shows in the background while I'm working on other projects. I usually don't have time to just sit and watch a show. I used to love watching foreign films and anime with subtitles.
Well that wraps up a pretty great Q&A. I hope it provided some insight for you. In a few weeks time I'm going to show you guys the life of Bree out of cosplay; the behind the scenes look at my life from day to day.
Without further adu, of the above questions, the winner is: @kevimc1
I really loved how his question made me think of how I get all my cosplans.
Thanks for participating! Everyone had amazing questions and I would love to send everyone prints if I could.
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