Nov 25 2015

Cosplay Spotlight: Glitch Cosplay

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Glitch Cosplay, this is your week in our COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT!!

1. Why do you cosplay?

I cosplay because it’s fun, simple as that. I enjoy making costumes and pretending to be someone else while I’m in costume. Once you get fully into character you can have a lot of fun being in a world of make believe.

2. What was your first cosplay?

My first cosplay was of the vocaloid Hatsune Miku. It was probably a really bad choice for a first try since it was a bit more difficult than I originally thought, but it turned out alright.

3. Do you make your own cosplay costumes, if so, which ones, and how long does an average costume take to make?

I don’t make every part of my costumes. I can sew, but my skills are limited so I like going out and finding all the pieces of my costumes and putting them together. This does typically involve sewing or accessory modifications of some kind so there’s always something unique.

4. Who is your favorite character to cosplay?

Some characters you can just have a lot of fun with, but my favourite is Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. I’ve never spent so many hours actually sewing, dying and painting a costume as I did for that one and I’m very proud to show it off. She is also a very sad and lonely character so you can bring a lot of emotion into her.

5. Amongst animation, comics, movies, or video games, what is your biggest inspiration for cosplay?

I get inspiration from so many different places that I honestly can’t say I have a biggest place for my inspiration. Sometimes it’s from shows & cartoons from the 90’s such as The Addams Family, Beetlejuice and Recess. I’ve done anime characters such as Hatsune Miku and Panty. I’ve even drawn from current TV shows like Archer and movies such as The Corpse Bride and even Alice in Wonderland. I’m a little bit all over the place.

6. Have you ever made any mistakes that you’d warn a first timer about?

I have made countless mistakes when costume making. That’s how you learn. The main tip I would give to a first timer is to always buy good wigs. Cheap wigs are easy to spot and very hard to style and generally manage. Another would definitely be to watch what fabric you buy when sewing. Some fabrics look better and fit the costume better, but can be very hard to sew with and not look the way you want in the end.

7. Are there certain characters that are easier to cosplay as than others?

Some characters are much easier to cosplay. Most of the time they’re characters that are based off of real people rather than a fantasy character. For me, Spinelli was the easiest since she’s a 4th grade kid. You don’t need a complicated coloured wig, jewelry or accessories or elaborate armor.
Corpse Bride photo credit: Vincerine Productions
All other photo credit goes to Jess Bradshaw