Miss Quinn, this is your week in our COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT!!
Why do you cosplay?
Cosplaying gives me a break from my real life. It gives me the chance to go out for a couple days and be someone else. Someone who in other words would be more exciting to be. It also gives me the chance to meet new people and friends with the same fandom interests!
What was your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was Gaige the Mechromancer from Borderlands 2
Do you make your own cosplay costumes, if so, which ones, and how long does an average costume take to make?
I make all of my cosplays, and depending on what I need for them as far as materials etc. I can usually get them done in about one to two months (with non stop work).
Who is your favorite character to cosplay?
This is actually a harder question than I thought it would be. I have different cosplays for different fandoms, but the one that keeps coming back to me is Borderlands. The Borderlands cosplay community is something I’ve never seen from any other group, and it’s awesome! That being said, so far my favorite character to cosplay is either Gaige, or Nisha so far from the Borderlands franchise.
Amongst animation, comics, movies, or video games, what is your biggest inspiration for cosplay?
Although I have cosplays from almost all of those listed, video games and comics are probably my biggest inspiration.
Have you ever made any mistakes that you’d warn a first timer about?
Never rush yourself when making a cosplay, you could forget important pieces. I’ve done that on several occasions! Also it’s good to do lots of test wearing! Make sure to walk, crouch, sit etc. in your cosplays for a bit before you get close to convention day. The last thing you want is to get to con, and have everything fall apart on you (also happened to me numerous times).
Are there certain characters that are easier to cosplay as than others?
Of course! Especially if you look at it from a point of a character that wears normal things like jeans, tshirt, etc.
compared to costumes with lots of armor, wings, props, etc. It’s good to go with at least one ‘easy’ or ‘comfy’ cosplay for your lineup so you don’t kill yourself walking around for several days strait in something huge.
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