Cosplay Spotlight: Lady K

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Lady K, this is your week in our COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT!!

1. Why do you cosplay?

I cosplay because I love dressing up as my favorite characters and being around people who like the same things as me. Sometimes it is hard for people to connect who like the same things as you or understand what you do. I do cosplay because I can be someone else for another day and love being in character of that person.

2. What was your first cosplay?

My first ever cosplay was Disney’s Snow White. I always thought as a child, I thought I was a princess. Watching Disney ‘s movies , I connected with Snow White the most and thought for my first cosplay,why not her?  In addition, She was my first ever cosplay and one of easiest to put together in the little amount of time for a convention. I was not planning on cosplaying at that specific convention of some of my friends egged my on to cosplay her.

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

Unfortunately, I don’t make my own cosplays. But I do buy them, gathering all the items, props, makeup and hair supplies to get the cosplay together, and even the costume itself usually takes me month or two.  I go to thrift shops , costume stores , hair stores , make up stores and even look online to get all the items to make my cosplay as accurate and on good budget as possible . My rule with a cosplay budget is $ 60 and nothing over then that, lucky I can sew and mend if my cosplay get rip or torn .For I always bring a cosplay kit just in case things go down.

4. Who is your favorite character to cosplay?

My favorite person I would say that I loving cosplaying is Sailor Mars. I have a lot in common with her, she is feisty, strong, understanding and she is a princess in her own right . Plus , she controls fire, can’t beat that. I just love the aura and the costume over all and her character itself. I feel she embodies girl power and I love it about her. Rei was always one of favorite sailor scouts growing up when I watched it on Toonami as a little girl,so in sense me wearing me cosplaying her, I became her as I was wanted to as a little girl.

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

Amongst animation, comics, movies, or video games,  my biggest inspiration is for cosplaying I would have to say is anime  and video games. I grow up on these things, I feel like they are great ideas to look for inspirations. Even though I have a fandoms in comics, movies and other things, these two are my familiar areas and that’s where I get most inspiration from. Animes like Sailor moon, Inyushia , Trinity Blood, Gundam Wing and some many others, many of my ideas come to life and I love it. While video games like Tekken , Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Fatal Fury and Final Fantasy and some many others give me a wide selections of characters to choose from, I can figure out what characters I want to cosplay.

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

The only warning I can give a first time cosplayer is you are your worst enemy. Don’t give up on yourself if you think you can’t cosplay something because of your skin tone, weight or gender or if you can’t make a cosplay. Be yourself, enjoy what you do, be the character and most of all have fun doing it.  Cosplay is about having fun , you can’t have fun if you don’t believe in yourself.

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

For me yes, there are some cosplays easier then others. When I do a Chun- Li versus doing Kikyo. Let’s say Kikyo is a lot easier wise for make -up, hair and costume preparation. While Kikyo, I can have my hair out and organize, little make- up , easily to put together. Chun- li twisting my hair up in buns and keeping that way, along with make-up. Hers can be a little long and little difficult, that’s a lot of work for a girl .Still it’s fun and the preparation is half the fun.
Gothic pics: Cathy Griffin.
Sailor Mars: Anna Renner,Skector Photography
Snow White: Keith Robinson


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