It has been awhile since we have had a new cosplayer interview. Well the wait is over because we have a new cosplayer interview! Let’s not waste any time and meet this cosplayer.
Who are you and where are you from?
Hi! I’m Erin, and I am from California (USA)
How long have you been cosplaying?
It will be my 2-year anniversary at WonderCon Anaheim next month
How did you get started and what was your first cosplay?
I got started by being in different groups that did events, photo shoots and stuff related to pop culture. WonderCon 2013 was my first convention and first Cosplay experience. I attempted a female version of an assassin from the Assassins Creed series.
Which cons or events do you usually attend?
I try to attend the cons that happen in Southern California, as well as a couple in Nevada and Arizona. This year I hope to travel more for conventions.
Which con or event would you like to attend and why?
I’d love to attend New York Comic Con, or Fan Expo in Canada. Both are places that I’ve never been to and would love the opportunity to travel there, even just for a few days.
Where do you get your inspiration for choosing what to cosplay?
I always choose characters that I know. I haven’t, and won’t, Cosplay a character I know nothing about. To me, Cosplay is about bringing characters you love to life, and you can’t really do that if you know nothing about them.
Do you know a lot about the characters that you cosplay?
Coupled with the answer from the previous question, yes, I try to know as much as possible! I won’t Cosplay a character I don’t know.
Do you make all of your cosplays?
Yes and no. I buy my corsets through a local retailer, because I have not yet mastered how to make them. I am very budget-friendly with my cosplays so I find alternative ways to make my cosplays awesome. I shop at thrift stores, fabric stores and even yard sales. Sometimes I find things that I can turn into Cosplay items, and sometimes I order my props and little things from retailers. I’ve never bought a full costume though, and I hope my skills continue to improve so that I never will. However, even if someone does but a full costume it doesn’t make them any less of a cosplayer.
What has been your easiest and most complicated cosplay?
Easiest – Doctor Pamela Isley
I am in the medical field and I already had a lab coat. The skirt and top were items I already had as well because I am in an internship that requires business casual/professional attire.
Hardest – Greaser Harley Quinn
Aside from the project of making my first big prop (my hammer), we custom made my jacket, the makeup was the hardest I’ve done, etc. it was a blast though!
If you could cosplay anybody from anything who would it be?
I’d like to Cosplay a demon hunter from Diablo III. The clothing and armor is intense.
What was one of your most memorable experiences you have had while cosplaying?
Everything. Cosplay has opened me up to meet so many fantastic people, go so many places, and have so much fun. I’m so happy I Cosplay.
What advice would you give to somebody just starting out cosplaying?
Just have fun! It doesn’t matter how good you are, what body type you have or what skin color you are. If you love the craft, just do it Cosplay and conventions are for celebrating love of characters and art – and no one can take that from you.
Besides cosplaying what other hobbies do you have?
Some other hobbies of mine include: video gaming, reading, studying, playing pool, photography, crafting and more.
I want to say thank you to Erin DeBorba. Be sure to check out her social media pages here.