Why did you choose the name "Diskatea"?
Diskatea is actually a combination of my real name, Kate, and a video game series I love, Disgaea. Video games are a huge part of my life so it felt appropriate to represent them in my user name.
How long have you been a part of SuicideGirls?
My debut set came out in December 2020, and I am going to continue submitting content to go pink and beyond! I hope to provide enjoyable content through cosplay and other unique themes for sets.
Where are you from?
I currently live in Dallas, Texas.
What first got you interested in video games?
My older brother and I grew up playing games together. I’ve always had a friendly contest in my head to be better than him, but he was the main reason I started gaming. I still think he is better at any game I could ever pick up. The quest for greatness continues.
What are some characters that you have cosplayed?
My first cosplay was of Yuna in her Songstress dressphere from Final Fantasy X-2, but I’ve also cosplayed A.B.A. and Dizzy from the Guilty Gear series, Quiet from Metal Gear Solid V, and my latest cosplay that has yet to be worn to a convention due to Covid-19 is the Hunter Doll from Bloodborne.
Any plans for future cosplays?
I have quite a few costumes that I’ve started to work on including Black Lady from Sailor Moon, Auriel from Diablo 3, and Yunalesca from Final Fantasy X. I want to continue to grow as a cosplayer and create costumes that challenge me to learn new techniques and work with new materials. I also want to create better versions of costumes from the past.
Favorite video game? Movie? TV show? Band?
My favorite video game series is the Bioshock lineup, and I am very excited to see its next installment. I have so many tattoos that I designed to represent some of my favorite aspects of the games.
My favorite movie is probably Amadeus. I’m not sure I could explain what’s so charming and alluring about that movie but I can’t get enough of it.
My favorite television show is Dexter. I’m also very fond of Will and Grace. I watch lots of crime shows like Forensic Files and Homicide Hunter with Lieutenant Joe Kenda, he seems like such a chill dude with great stories to tell.
It’s difficult for me to pick a favorite band, but I’m fond of bands like King Conquer, the sound of animals fighting, animal collective, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
I have been getting tattoos since the day after my 18th birthday. Most of them are representative of something very meaningful in my life such as video games, musicians, anime, and literature. I am continuing to add art to my body for more representation of important things such as my love and fascination for tarot cards. I have this full black leg design I am working with my artist on for that aspect of my life.
Out of the cosplays that you have done, is there one that holds a special place in your heart?
I think there are two special cosplays I have created: My Bioshock little sister costume was the first cosplay I won an award with, and always leads to fun and memorable experiences when I wear it at conventions, and I feel that my Bloodborne Hunter Doll costume, which has yet to be worn to a convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is my best in terms of construction.What's the hardest part about cosplaying?
I think the hardest part is finding the patience to work through obstacles that arise during the creation process. I am known to curse at my sewing machine, and I often feel dazed and confused and thus will stare at patterns and materials for extended periods of time questioning how to accomplish my work. I am not a very patient lady, and cosplay can drive me crazy sometimes.
Did you see that they announced a Dexter revival? Do you think that'll be good or bad for the series?
I had not heard of this! After reading some articles and watching the teaser trailer I have to admit I am kind of excited! I am happy to see Michael C. Hall reprise his role as Dexter, I think that is critical to the revival seeing any form of success. I hope that the new episodes have a compelling story about why Dexter’s killer actions have returned, and believe that they could bring a good redemption to what was an awful and seemingly unfitting end.
Outside of cosplay and video games, what are some of your other hobbies?
I love to read and I consider myself a talented singer. Although I limit my singing to when I am around close friends and enjoying karaoke in my car, I have been considering branching out for the sake of musical adventures. I am also searching for a violin teacher so I can learn a new instrument and incorporate that to future musical experiments.
I don’t always find that I have the time to pick up decent literature but bath time with a nice paperback to relax has always been a comforting way to spend my time. I am currently reading the fourth
installment of George R. R. martin’s A song of Ice and Fire series.
Where can fans find more of you?