This girl's craftsmanship is absolutely stunning! Check out her work, and read the full interview below!
How and when did you get into cosplay?
My husband and I have gone to Pax West (video game convention) every year for our dating anniversary) for the past 7 years and that is where I was first exposed to cosplay. I was incredibly intimidated by the talented cosplayers and finally decided to give it a shot in 2013 with Lara Croft.
What do you do when you're not in cosplay or geeking out?
I love reading (Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss), video games, crafting, and hanging out with my husband and our doggos.
What is your proudest cosplay accomplishment?
I would say Helena Pierce from Borderlands. When I met Randy Pitchform and Mikey Neumann in costume, they were speechless.
What cosplay(s) are you working on right now?
Right now, I’m working on my first armor build for Pax West - hopefully 6 months will be enough time for me to screw up and start over a few times.
Who is your cosplay idol/inspiration?
Oh man, I have a few: Maul, Yaya Han, Little.Songbird, Labinnak & Mangoloo.
What is your dream cosplay?
I would LOVE to make Nightingale from Skyrim, but I'm going to go for the Glass Armor from Skyrim next.
What is your favorite convention to attend and why?
Pax West will always have a special place in my heart. I’ve been there enough that it feels like home, plus that’s where my husband and I got engaged!
Do you have any cosplay or convention pet peeves?
When people criticize cosplayer body types. Hardly any character could exist in the real world based on their proportions - cosplay is for everyone!
Do you have any horror stories or mistakes you've made that others can learn from?
Do superglue tests on scraps of the fabric you want to use for a project! Superglue can have a chemical reaction with fabric if the fabric is alkaline and it actually heats up pretty hot. Our dining room table has a few white spots from superglue chemical burns.
Do you have any tips or words of encouragement for other cosplayers?
Don't let lack of experience keep you from trying. I’ve been trying to make myself learn one new thing with each costume? Whether it’s working with craft foam to make a prop, new sewing technique, using worbla for the first time, etc. everyone starts somewhere!
Where can we find you on all things social?
Photos for this interview provided by Jeff, and Rafael Strada Photography.
What a great interview! I hope we eventually get to run into each other at a con one day!
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