Today we have a fabulous interview with the talented Cosplay Meg! Read her full interview below!
Howdy! I'm no stranger to all things nerdy, but I'm a relative newcomer to the convention scene. I took the plunge and attended my first convention in 2015. I was hooked.
How and when did you get into cosplay?
My best friend and I decided to go to SDCC 2015 on a whim. I wasn't sure when I'd get to do that sort of thing again, so I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to cosplay at one of the largest events in the world. Had several people stop me for photos and ask for my business card, wanting to know if I was a professional cosplayer... It was an awesome experience, so I decided that I should see what else I could come up with and started attending more local events
How did you come up with your cosplay name?
I'm boring and not creative, so I just stuck with something simple ;)
What do you do when you're not in cosplay or geeking out?
I fix computers for a collegiate athletic department for a living, so that keeps me pretty busy.
What is your proudest cosplay accomplishment?
Being stopped for a photo in my CW Arrowverse Nyssa by Marc Guggenheim, the creator of Arrow/DC's Legends of Tomorrow/Vixen/etc. He complimented my work and said I did an amazing job! Either that or Stan Lee telling me that my X-Men: Last Stand Jean Grey was "very well done!"
What cosplay(s) are you working on right now?
Just finished my Brienne of Tarth build, so I'm really just working on repairs to my Mandalorian and Senatorial Leia for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Once that's done, I'll be starting on a Donna Noble and Sailor Pluto.
Who is your cosplay idol/inspiration?
No one really comes to mind specifically, I love and try to support any and all cosplayers, regardless of style and skill level!
What is your dream cosplay?
I've accomplished two of those this year, actually (Jean Grey/Phoenix from X3: Last Stand and Brienne), but some of my other ultimate goal cosplays are Agent Tex from Red vs Blue, the Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time, and Scarlett O'Hara's barbecue party dress from Gone with the Wind.
What is your favorite convention to attend?
I absolutely love San Diego. It's amazing getting to meet so many amazing people and cosplayers, as well as meeting up with old friends.
What is your dream convention to attend?
Someday I'd love to be able to do Dragon*Con, or to travel internationally to a convention.
Do you have any cosplay or convention pet peeves?
YES. Unsealed body paint, wrinkled capes, and cosplayers who think they're "above" common etiquette.
Do you have any horror stories or mistakes you've made that others can learn from?
I make mistakes ALL THE TIME. I kind of just wing it for all my projects, and that doesn't always work out. Take my BvS Wonder Woman for example... I made my armor templates incorrectly, the boots wouldn't stay on, and the foam I used for the corset straight up tore while I was wearing it. It was an absolute failure.
Do you have any tips or words of encouragement for other cosplayers?
Just do your own thing! Act like you know what you're doing and nobody can tell you you're wrong. Don't let anyone tell you what you can or can't cosplay, you're doing this for YOU and their opinion doesn't matter.
Where can we find you on all things social?
Loved that interview! So down to earth and creative. Go follow her on all things social!