Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This week’s Cosplay Spotlight features Pam’s Snow Stage, an up and coming cosplayer whose popularity has been growing recently. Her page has recently eclipsed three thousand likes and four thousand is already within sight. I sat down with her to talk about cosplaying and video games.
Where are you from?
I am from Brazil.
How did you first get into cosplaying?
I started to cosplay in 2006. I was 16 years old, so young and full of dreams. For me be your favorite characters was so nice and has been an awesome experience from the first time.
What does “Pam's Snow Stage” mean? Can you explain the meaning behind the name?
Well, my page's name meaning is that I always wanted a good name for my page, nothing like just "my name plus cosplay," and I saw some other cosplayers that used a name that means a place like "wardrobe" or "land.”
But this was a difficult task, because it had to be an original name. So, “Snow Stage” because I always do blue characters or characters with some relationship to the ice and snow. Then “Stage” because a stage is a place where people show off their abilities like dancing, singing, or whatever. My page is the place where I showcase my works for the community and so “Stage” seemed like a good name.
Who is your favorite League of Legends champion?
Jinx. I love to play her and love her personality; she's so lively and cheerful! (and also pretty crazy hahaha).
Which champions have you cosplayed thus far?
So far I have only cosplayed as Teemo.
Any plans for future LoL cosplays?
I am planning to do Firecracker Jinx because it is my favorite skin of hers. But I also want to do Sweetheart Sona and someone from the Star Guardians.
Favorite video games other than LoL?
I love Final Fantasy, Chrono Cross, and lots of games from Square Enix. I am huge fan of Legend of Zelda and recently I have been playing a lot of Overwatch.
What do you think about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake? Are you excited for it, or skeptical of it?
I am very excited about it! Final Fantasy is one of my favorite video game franchises and the VII was one of my favorites as a kid. I played all the spin offs that I could (like Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus) and to see this game getting remade like that is awesome and I am very happy to be alive to see that.
Who is one LoL character you think is under-represented in the cosplay community?
I actually think all characters are very well represented, League of Legends is very popular among cosplayers and even the craziest and difficult characters have been cosplayed.
Does it ever snow in Brazil?
Yes! I live in southern Brazil and sometimes it is very cold here. It snows quite often in some cities near where I live (like the city of Gramado). The snow though is different from other countries; it isn't soft and the flakes are very tiny, not a lot like in others countries.
Is there a big cosplay/convention scene down there?
What are some of your hobbies outside of gaming and cosplay?
Well video games and cosplay take me a lot of time and dedication, so it is just those two hobbies that I have.
Anything else you'd like to add?
I would thank you for the opportunity. If someone wants to know more about me or see my other cosplays, please visit my Facebook page.
Cosplay is a beautiful hobby and we always have a duty to make it stay safe. Be kind to everyone and encourage more people to enter into the cosplay world. That is how it will grow as a hobby and become even better.
And that's it. A big kiss for everybody!
For more images visit her Facebook page.