Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Q&A Interview with Crashqueenbaby Cosplay

When did you first start cosplaying?

I decided that I wanted to start cosplaying in July 2014. I was worried at first since I had never done it before. I chose Misty from Pokemon and then later on that year I decided to do my first full cosplay and loved every moment of it!

Do you create all of your own costumes?

Absolutely! There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and tears involved but in the end I'm proud. I do ask for help with prop making from my other half who also cosplays.

It's rare to see a couple that cosplays together. Did you have to convince your boyfriend to get into cosplaying? Did he convince you? Were you both cosplayers when you met?

I didn’t actually, no. He was already a cosplayer before I met him. I had never cosplayed before, but I really wanted to, thus he convinced me to gain more confidence and go for it! And we have cosplayed together ever since.

What do you like most about cosplaying?

I like being creative and the feeling of pride I get from something that I have made myself. I make pretty much everything from scratch and I get a great sense of accomplishment. But I’m also not going to lie I do love when people ask for pictures!

Which League of Legends champions have you cosplayed?

So far fully I’ve done classic Jinx, but I am also halfway through making Foxfire Ahri. I also want to cosplay as classic Ashe. League has some amazing costumes!

Who is your favorite champion to play?

Jinx naturally! I love playing Marksman, so there’s also Ashe. I do occasionally dabble with Ahri for a bit of something different.

Is there a story behind the name "crashqueenbaby?"

Ohh it's a really old screen name that I use for everything, including League! It stemmed from a couple of My Chemical Romance lyrics and it just kinda stuck!

Can you tell me a little bit about the UK cosplaying scene? What are some of the big conventions there?

There are actually quite a few conventions across the country. Some of the biggest ones are the 'MCM' ones. They hold two a year in London as well as others around the country. They are always fantastic and we love going to these ones! I would like to branch out and try others eventually. Cosplay in the UK is quite big; roughly about 80% of convention goers are in cosplay. Everyone is so friendly and I've made so many wonderful friends across the country.

Do you play any other MOBAs other than League?

I only play LoL!

What about non-MOBAs?

I play mostly JRPGs. Right now I'm restarting Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Explorers. I always have a Pokemon game on the go and soon I'll start Bravely Default!

Are you an anime fan?

I have dabbled in a little bit of anime. I love Sailor moon! But I am first and foremost a gamer!

What are some of your other hobbies outside of video games and cosplaying?

My day job is the assistant manager of a tropical fish store, so I am a fish keeper, with a good few aquariums at home! I also like to travel and will possibly go to Barcelona this year with my boyfriend.

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