Happy Cosplay Friday! This week we present to you a North Carolina based cosplayer who works within Comics, Anime, and Video Games. Miss Faye has been cosplaying for nearly four years. She specializes in beautiful Feminine Cosplays. Look forward to reading her answers to some pressing cosplay questions.
JR:How long have you been cosplaying?
Miss Faye: I started cosplaying in 2010 but I didn’t take it seriously till about 2013/14 -ish. That’s when I started learning foam and worbla techniques and trying to learn how to sew and style wigs.
JR:Do you cosplay or crossplay or both?
Miss Faye: I have never tried crossplay, I’ve thought about it, but I don’t think its my cup of tea. I do like to genderbend characters though!
JR:Most cosplayers consider there to be three main categories of cosplay, TV, movies, and video games. What do you consider yourself to specialize in?
Miss Faye: I find that I like to cosplay from video games, comics, and anime mostly. Those are the areas I enjoy the most!
JR:How do you feel about the stigma that surrounds female cosplayers and the assumption that they “don’t actually know their content”?
Miss Faye: I think cosplay should be for fun, but I also think you should cosplay characters you love and enjoy. I would never cosplay a character I wasn’t well versed with because I feel that I’m trying to portray the characters I love, in real life. But to each their own, I don’t think anyone should assume that just because we’re women we don’t know our content.
JR: What do you consider your most memorable cosplay to be?
Miss Faye: My most memorable so far has got to be my Goldar cosplay, from the Power Rangers. People were stunned to see a genderbent Goldar and it was a ton of fun, even Jason David Frank stopped me to tell me how awesome my cosplay was. He took a picture of me to post on his social media, it was completely mind blowing!
JR:Is there a cosplayer or role model in your life that has inspired you to cosplay?
Miss Faye: I have a lot of cosplayers that inspire me, like Jessica Nigri and Kamui Cosplay to name a few larger ones. A lot of my cosplay friends inspire me everyday with their love for the craft and their struggles to be able to enjoy this hobby!
JR:What is a cosplay pet peeve of yours?
Miss Faye: With myself, I hate when things don’t match the character exactly. It doesn’t bother me with other people but I have to be exact or it will drive me crazy all day.
JR:Have you ever had anything embarrassing happen to you while cosplaying?
Miss Faye: While I was cosplaying Yuna from Final Fantasy X, I had to walk down an alley way connecting the convention center to the hotel. I wasn’t aware it was called the wind tunnel and definitely learned the hard way when me shirt tried to blow open, my skirt tried to blow over my head, and my wig tried to escape. I had two people helping me hold myself together so I didn’t flash everyone!
JR:If there was one animal you would compare yourself to what would it be and why.
Miss Faye: I’m a cat, hands down. All my friends say I’m a cat. I have their attention span, their spaziness and I like attention and love. I’m all around a cat.
JR:What cosplays are you currently working on?
Miss Faye: I’m currently working on Nu V-13 from Blazblue and Midnight from Boku no Hero Academia.
JR:What was your first convention?
Miss Faye: My very first convention was Animazement in Raleigh in 2010.
JR:What was your last convention?
Miss Faye: The last convention I attended was Raleigh Supercon as a guest, and it has been by far my favorite convention to date!
JR:What is your next convention?
Miss Faye: My next convention will be at Anime Weekend Atlanta in Georgia.
JR:What role do you believe cosplay plays in the fandom world?
Miss Faye: I think cosplay helps bring characters to life. Its so fun seeing how different people portray different characters, it really breathes life into the fandom.
JR:What does cosplay mean to you?
Miss Faye: Cosplay is my escape, I’ve always had a lot of hardships in my life and cosplay helps relieve that stress. It’s something I can enjoy alone or bring my family along with me. It has turned into a way of life for me and has definitely helped me accept myself and has brought me so much happiness.
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