8. Do you make or buy your cosplay? Or maybe both? Do you have any stores or sellers you highly recommend to aspiring cosplayers?
I do a combination of making pieces and getting commissions from friends that I’ve made over the years.
There are some incredible costume designers, and it’s always an honor to get to showcase their work.
9. What do you enjoy about cosplay?
I have a physical condition with my body that has left me differently-abled (so to speak), so I have to wear a brace often.
It’s hard to ignore the stares I get when walking around. I constantly feel like I’m less than perfect because of my condition. I’m a nobody.
But when I don my cosplays, my issues disappear. I’m no longer a struggling student. I’m no longer differently abled. I’m no longer a nobody.
I don the outfit and I become a hero. I become a villain.
My limitations and worries disappear, and I am finally free!