Cosplayer of the Month - Autumn Cosplay
Welcome to Cosplayer of the Month, where we feature an incredible cosplayer from our community of fans and learn about who they are beneath the surface and, ahem, WORBLA. This month, we have Autumn Cosplay!
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Cosplayer Of The Month Questions
Can you tell us about your first cosplay?
My very first costume was Ash Ketchum from Pokémon. I remember scouring thrift stores to find the perfect pieces for my first costume. I got a green shirt that did not fit, stripped gloves which were kind of the right colour, and made my hat from felt. When it came to wearing the costume, I even remember drawing the little zig zags under my eyes for the perfect look! I, unfortunately, have no images of this cosplay, but I still do have my Ash Ketchum hat.
Do you have a cosplay piece that you are most proud of?
I am most proud of my Miguel cosplay from The Road to El Dorado. This costume was my first-time tackling embroidery and detailed armour. I had no idea what I was doing! I learned so many new techniques and learned what not to do while embroidering. For example, make sure you have the right paper and protect yourself from pinpricks.
What do you hope to achieve through cosplay?
My hope is to meet people from around the world through cosplay. I have been fortunate enough to meet some incredible people so far and look forward to what is in store for the future.
If you could give any piece of advice to new cosplayers, what would it be?
Make sure to have fun when you are cosplaying! Nowadays, the fun can get lost in the search for fame or likes on social media. But at the end of the day just make sure that you are still having fun too. The hobby will be more rewarding if you cosplay what YOU want to cosplay.
What would you say is the hardest part of cosplaying?
For myself, the hardest part is that I am a perfectionist. Sometimes I will remake a piece three or five times until I get it exactly right! I enjoy perfecting details that I am sure no one will see, but at least I know that it's how I like it. This can be a valuable asset, just not a good thing during con crunch.