Cosplay Spotlight: Amelia Bathory

Hey how are you Amelia Bathory? I see that you’re in our COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT!!!!!

Why do you cosplay?

I cosplay because I like the process of becoming someone who isn’t me. I like putting on a wig, make up and all the layers that make up the cosplay that I am wearing for the day. The process of becoming someone completely different for a day or two is a long and tedious one but it’s nice to get away from my every day life. It does suck come Monday when I do have to go back to everyday work life, but I dont think I could cosplay everyday. It would take the fun out of it.

What was your first cosplay?

My first cosplay was actually Roger Smith from Big O. We had a super hero day at school for the seniors, and of course me being a rebellious sophomore I wanted to join in. A friend of mine who was also a huge anime fan was dressing up as sailor moon which made me want to do it more. So I borrowed her boyfriends collared shirt and suspenders, took a pair of plain black dress pants, drew really big eyes brows on and slicked my hair back with about ten pounds of gel. I was lucky that I dyed my hair black because to me, it came out perfect. I Guess you can say I dabbled in cross play for the first time as well.

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

I Think to date i’ve made all of my own cosplays except my deadpool. The length of making one really depends. Ive made one’s in about 5 hours and other’s have taken a week or two. I try to make all of my costumes mainly for the fit. Im short and extremely thin, so pre made costumes don’t usually come in my size.

What is your favorite character to play?

Im gonna say my deadpool. With the mask on I can be just like the character is because it’s easier to hide any embarrassment  I may feel when I get a bit goofy. Also a lot of fun to run up to a Rorschach and photo bomb them ( Point for knowing the reference)

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

I’ve gotta say the one thing that really wanted me to get into cosplay was watching Sailor moon and Card Captors Sakura. They were normal girls, and when they put on their costumes they became amazing, and when I was younger that was the coolest thing ever. So much so I used to race home every day after school just to be able to watch both of those shows.

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

Silk is a horrible horrible fabric and should rarely be used for cosplays. Also, Don’t get a big ego when it comes to cosplay. It’s nice to wanna be the center of attention, just dont take it too far.

Are there certain characters that are easier to play than others?

I really think it depends on the personality of the character. Im not a super bubbly outgoing person, so when I cosplay characters with a sort of serious demeanor its easier for me to be in character because I myself am a serious person.

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