Creator Of The Month - Tiffany Gordon Cosplay
Welcome to Creator of the Month, where we feature an incredible creator from our community of fans and learn about who they are beneath the surface. This month, we have Tiffany Gordon Cosplay!
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Creator Of The Month Questions
What city are you based in?
San Antonio, Texas
Tell us a bit about yourself!
Hi, I’m Tiffany from Tiffany Gordon Cosplay, and I am a 29 year old girl from Texas. I am a full time cosplay builder and prop maker. I also enjoy playing video games and I spend my free time with my two fur babies, my cat named Fluff, and my rabbit named Chez.
What fandoms are you into?
I have a wide variety of things I’m into at all times, but I have always loved Assassin’s Creed games and trying to get %100 on each game…and lately I’m really big into Genshin Impact! I try my best to delve into a bit of every fandom and enjoy what all each has to offer!
How did you get into prop making and cosplay?
I’ve always been an art student my whole life, whether it be drawing or crafting. I started in 2008, at my first convention as Misa from the anime Death Note. Once I did my first convention with friends I became really interested and decided that it was something I wanted to get more into. After graduating Highschool I went to college for 3d Studio Art – Fibers and Metalsmithing and pursued the traditional art world for a time. Shortly after graduating and working in the corporate jewelry design field I decided that I wanted to choose my own adventure and try to become a full time Cosplayer and Prop Maker.
Do you have a piece that you are most proud of?
The prop that I am most proud of is from one of my more recent cosplay builds, which is the shield and sword from the Sacred Shield Charlotte character from the mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. This is the largest handheld prop that I have ever produced entirely from EVA Foam. I am really proud of the paintjob and the locking mechanism that holds the sword into the shield.
What is your favorite project you’ve worked on?
For me, my favorite project always tends to be the one I am currently working on! Right now I’m finishing up my Alice Cosplay from the Anime Sword Art Online: Alicization. I’m really enjoying the vibrant gold and blue paint scheme and I feel like this is one of my finest foam armor builds to date.
What was the most difficult project you’ve ever worked on?
Combat Medic Ziegler Mercy from Overwatch. I learned so much about what NOT to do during this project, especially what NOT to do when crafting wearable wings. This was the first large scale 3d CAD project I designed and built for cosplay. There were a total of 72 individual 3d designed and printed parts along with carbon fiber tubing, plexiglass, and electronic motors to control the motion of the wings. The engineering was extremely troublesome, and the practicality of wearing and operating the wings on stage was very challenging. However, I was able to use all of the things I learned on this project to make a much more efficient and easy to wear set of moving wings for my Atlantic Mercy Overwatch Cosplay that I took to Twitchcon 2019.
If you could give any piece of advice to new creators, what would it be?
Everybody starts somewhere, but you should start with a character from a Fandom that you are passionate about and that you want to bring to life. Do as much research on tools and materials ahead of time as possible, and try not to bite off more than you can chew as a beginner! Every time you make a new cosplay you will be better and better, and remember to just have fun.