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Serenity Lockhart: A Cosplay Queen

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Happy Cosplay Friday! This week we present to you a world class drag performer, Serenity Lockhart. Serenity takes all the classic elements of drag, combined with the new age philosophies of cosplay. She is creating a new brand of drag that has been seen in queens such as Phi Phi O’hara and Nina Bo’Nina Brown. To answer some of our questions, Serenity sat down with us to talk about her drag.

 

JR: How long have you been doing drag?

Serenity: I’ve been a Drag Performer since 2012.

 

JR: What got you started in drag?

Serenity: I started doing drag for charity events. We raised money for local charity organizations. Around that time my fiancé and myself started going to conventions and fell in love with Cosplay. So I decided to incorporate Cosplay in my Drag style. I always thought female characters always had the best outfits growing up.

 

JR: Where did you get your drag name from?

Serenity: Serenity (Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon) Lockhart (Tifa Lockhart from FFVII)

 

JR: Most drag queens are put into four main categories, Comedy Queens, Body Queens, Pageant Queens, and Goth/Punk Queens. What do you consider yourself to be?

Serenity: I feel that there’s a bit of all of those categories in my aesthetic. But I truly consider myself in a whole other category which is Cosplay Drag. When I’m at a convention I don’t really consider myself as a drag queen I more consider myself a Crossplayer. 

 

JR: What do you consider your most memorable cosplay to be?

Serenity: I would say my most memorable cosplay would be my Jacqueline Skellington (Genderbent Jack Skellington)

 

JR: Is there a cosplayer or drag queen in your life that has inspired you? 

Serenity: The cosplay that inspires me is Kamui Cosplay and Yaya Han. Kamui’s craftsmanship is impeccable and Yaya Han’s Cosplay style is astonishing. I want to be a mix of both one day.

 

JR: What is a Drag pet peeve of yours?

Serenity: My drag pet peeve is when drag performers judge another performer’s aesthetic because its different from their own. 

 

JR: Have you ever had anything embarrassing happen to you while on stage?

Serenity: The most embarrassing moment would be when my wig fell off for the first time during a performance. That was actually a couple months ago and I blame my fiancé for jynxing me.

 

JR: If there was one animal you would compare yourself to

Serenity: A chameleon!

 

JR: Many people consider Halloween to be a Drag Queen’s Christmas. What will you be doing this Halloween?

Serenity: Well, the movie I fell in love with this year was IT and it was really appropriate to dress as Female Pennywise for Halloween. I even have a performance for the character as well!

 

JR: What costumes are you currently working on?

Serenity: Currently working on female Joker from Batman and in the early stages of Connie the Hormone Monstress from Big Mouth.

 

JR: Is there something you believe people should never ask a Drag performer?

Serenity: People should never ask a Drag performer if they are transitioning. That’s a very personal question regardless of whether or not they are.

 

JR: What is your favorite song to lipsync to?

Serenity: Anything Demi Lovato!

 

JR: What role do you believe drag plays in the cosplay world?

Serenity: Drag is still new in the cosplay community. At this point, I don’t think it plays a big role, but I want to be a part of the movement that changes that. And, at the same time, change people’s minds about gender and push those boundaries.

 

JR: What does Drag mean to you?

Serenity: Drag is everything for me. It’s my artistic outlet. It was my gateway to Cosplay and I strive to be better each time I make a new outfit.

To see more from Serenity, or to support her art, visit her at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serenitylockhartcosplay/

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/serenemidnightcosplay

 

And as always,

Have a geek filled day!

Mild mannered writer Josie Rose is known as a calm Graphic Design student who never misses a due date. But when darkness falls she becomes the Proverbial Princess. A cosplaying fiend out to decorate the world in glitter. Watch out, or she’ll sparkle you too.