Today's Feature is an amazing talented Canadian artist. You probably know her best from her bad ass cosplay designs, and her groups! Find out more about the life of Gladzy by reading below.
How and when did you get into cosplay?
I got into cosplay back in 2009 when my friends from University introduced me to this hobby!
What do your friends and family think of your hobby?
They think it's cool but also expensive haha!
If you're still cosplaying in 10+ years, do you think it will have an effect on your cosplay choices, or the characters you choose to portray?
Yes it would definitely! It will depend on the existing fandom of that certain time too:)
What do you do when you're not in cosplay or geeking out?
My day job is actually also sculpting full time! I get to learn a lot of new techniques from the studio I currently work in. I'm also an avid drummer and I love jamming with my bandmates. :)
When did you start designing cosplays?
I started about two years ago when we did the battle Disney princesses group!
Do you prefer designing the cosplays, or crafting the cosplays?
I prefer to choose both honestly:) When I started designing my cosplays it brought back the spark and my passion for crafting. Back then I found it hard to commit to a certain character because I'm not as invested in it compared to my own designs.
What cosplay(s) are you working on right now?
Right now I'm working on Demon Vi just to sort of get back in the game, and she's also designed by one of my favorite illustrators Paul Kwon!
You have done many group cosplays, including the most recent Valkyreeves. What is your dream group cosplay and who would be your dream team?
Oh yes I've done many many group cosplays over the years! I feel like that's the essence of cosplay is to meet new friends... I've done the princesses, sailor scouts, and valkyreevees!
For my dream team I guess is that hopefully I get a chance to work with the masters of armor crafting like Kamui Cosplay, Lightning Cosplay, and the cosplay queen of Asia Alodia!:)
What is your favorite cosplay you've made?
Right now it's Sylveon since she's the latest design I've had to build, and also because it brought together so many people and I've made so many new friends because of it!
What is your favorite convention to attend?
I think my favorite would be Katsucon! That's probably a given? Haha
What is your dream convention to attend?
Hmmmmmm probably Blizzcon or AX! There's so much talent there and I want to appreciate everyone's craft in person and not just online :)
Do you have any cosplay or convention pet peeves?
I try not to think about pet peeves to be honest! I'd like to stay positive with the whole hobby itself.
Do you have any horror stories or mistakes you've made that other's can learn from?
Hmm.. I guess make sure you add double reinforcement with attaching your armor so it doesn't fall off!
Do you have any tips or words of encouragement for other cosplayers?
Keep doing what you love and don't let anybody talk you down!
Where can we find you on all things social?
Gladzy has been a huge inspiration to me ever since I found her Disney battle princess group, and I was lucky enough to meet her a handful of times at local cons. She's an amazing artist and cosplayer. Hit her up on facebook to get a commission sketch of your future cosplay!