Cosplay Spotlight: Jeanne Killjoy

Jeanne Killjoy is looking good in this week’s COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT!!!!!

Why do you cosplay?

I feel like there are so many reasons why I cosplay, but I think the main one is that I love dressing up like my favorite characters and portraying them. My favorite cosplays tend to be the ones that I get really into character with. It’s a great way to express yourself, plus cons are a great time to hang out with friends that I don’t see very often.

What was your first cosplay?

I’m guessing dressing up like a power ranger until I was like 9 doesn’t count haha! My first cosplay was Tira from Soul Calibur III. I think I was maybe 14? My friends and I wanted to be fighting game characters for Halloween and I chose Tira. It was so bad! I cut up this green tank top and spraypainted my hair teal. I plan on eventually redoing the cosplay one day

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

Up until recently, I never made my own costumes. Though my first cosplay was when I was 14, I didn’t start “cosplaying” until 2010. When I started, all I was able to do was make alterations to my cosplays, but as I continued cosplaying over the years, I started doing more. I made most of my Magneta cosplay, and I fully made my Elektra cosplay. Both of those took a day each. I plan on making more and more of my cosplays as I go into next year.

What is your favorite character to play?

Rogue.

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

I like cosplaying from each genre. I started cosplaying fighting game and anime characters. Though I still cosplay both of those genres, the majority of my recent cosplays have been from comics, specifically X-Men.

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

I know in the beginning I had a hard time shopping for wigs, and especially costumes. Honestly, you just need to be careful when ordering online from anywhere. It’s a big reason why I started making parts of my cosplays or shopping for parts in thrift stores. I hated wasting time and money on parts of costumes that were inaccurate.

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

Absolutely! I think some of the easiest characters for me to play are Rogue, FemGambit, and Mizore. I love each of those characters, so knowing their personalities inside and out is a plus, but it helps when the character has a strong personality too. I love my Persona 3 cosplays, but being that the Main Protagonist doesn’t really have a set personality, it’s hard to portray her in real life.

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