That I haven’t had a chance to write about one of the most exciting moments of my cosplay and sewing career is a sign of how busy and overwhelmed I have been.
“When I was able to take that love I had for a character and put it into a costume and then be that character for a few hours one day, I felt more confident about myself. I felt more a part of the geek community.”
Last summer, right before PAX Prime, I was interviewed by Seattle Met Magazine’s Matt Halverson about my cosplay, sewing, and GeekGirlCon.
It is far too late to pick up a copy of the October 2015 Issue of Seattle Met, but keep an eye out when you are in a doctor’s office or library. I slyly told my dentist about it, and the receptionist quickly stole it from the waiting room so they could frame it. 🙂
Because digial is (nearly) forever, you can read the interview online and even watch a short video of me in four of my costumes:
We created a “Cosplay Hacks” video that showed my evolution of costume-making and offered viewers multiple strategies for making costumes (or thrifting costumes).
It is amazing to see video footage of my costumes. I am so used to static images.
One personal errata for the video: I am uncomfortable with the description of Leliana as “for advanced cosplayers only” (emphasis added by Seattle Met) because I am generally uncomfortable with that exclusive thinking in cosplay. But the costume is significantly more complicated than my Kaylee costume and it certainly is something I would not have felt confident tackling 5 years ago.