Today we have a great feature with the lovely Maya, also known as Kisskissfallintartarus. Read her full interview below!
How and when did you get into cosplay?
I got into cosplay fairly recently, after deciding to go as Neo from RWBY to ccee with some friends
How did you come up with your cosplay name?
Kisskissfallintartarus is a reference to two series, Ouran high school host club and the Heroes of Olympus. It references both (spoiler!) the main characters falling into Tartarus as well as the Ouran theme song!
What do you do when you're not in cosplay or geeking out?
I play several instruments, mainly guitar and piano though. I do volunteer work with little kids camps and a local nursing home, and I'm also a part of an amazing Love Live cosplay group called Lyrical Garden!
How do you choose your next cosplay?
When I see other people cosplaying a character I've been considering cosplaying, it makes me motivated to make be that character!
What cosplay(s) are you working on right now?
I'm planning on starting Opal from Legend of Korra!
What is your dream cosplay?
Either Sona from League of Legends or Orochi from Fire emblem.
What is a random fun fact about you as a cosplayer or one of your cosplays?
I've made all my costumes so far except for my Haku costume that I bought (which is why it looks so good lol) for 20$ at a cute little manga store!
Do you have any cosplay or convention pet peeves?
Wearing gloves at cons an having to fit my many con essentials into a tiny purse.
Do you have any horror stories or mistakes you've made that others can learn from?
One thing people hopefully learn is to always wear comfortable shoes at cons. I've made two mistakes involving shoes, the first one resulted in bruised feet from wearing cheap heels for Cana from Fairy Tail, and later on I flip flopped down the stairs and ruined some of my costume while wearing flip flops for Hana from Fire Emblem.
Do you have anything else you want to say, or add to this interview?
To all cosplayers reading this stay awesome and that you play an important part in this amazing cosplayer community!
Where can we find you on all things social?
I loved that! Maya is so creative and unique and I adored having her on the blog. Make sure you check her out on all things social and send her some love and support.