Truthful Comics- So Sonia, let's start by asking you how long have you been Cosplaying?.
Ami Sonia- Actually I just started cosplaying this year... I've never done it before so I'm still a big newbie! Lol
TC- Cosplay or Crossplay? Or both?
Ami Sonia- Cosplay. Crossplay takes an immense amount of talent and ingenuity and I dont think I would do many male characters much justice.
Truthful Comics- Why do you Cosplay?
Ami Sonia- I cosplay for three reasons: its fun and it provides a great way to meet awesome new people who have the same interests and likes as I do, the feeling of seeing how much of a positive impact you make with kids and seeing them light up is just overwhelming, but mostly because everytime I look at my six year old son's face as he watches other kids run to me and are excited about the character I'm playing, all I see is pride. It's awesome knowing that your kid is proud of you... sappy I know. lol
Ami Sonia- Honestly, the more involved I get with cosplaying, the more excitement and ideas consume me. Yeah, I know its something I'm going to be enjoying for a long time to come.
Truthful Comics- Homemade Cosplay or bought/comissioned cosplay?
Ami Sonia- So far, bought cosplay. Eventually I would like to commission my own ideas to life but I lack skill at constructing anything so I doubt I will ever make one handmade... but then again, one should never say never!
Truthful Comics- Do you have a current Cosplay fav?
Ami Sonia- My most expensive, favorite and attention getting cosplay has to be Wonder Woman... its the only one I've done! lol
Truthful Comics- What is a cosplay pet peeve of yours?
Ami Sonia- I'm too new at this to have a pet peeve... I'm just still star struck and excited about the whole lot of it.
Ami Sonia- I was asked to go to a toy and comic con in Orlando, FL earlier in the year and couldn't believe how many people were excited and eager to get a photo with me (Wonder Woman).
Truthful Comics- Photoshopped or un-photoshopped images?
Ami Sonia- So far un-Photoshopped... I'm praying to have the ability to work with people who are talented and creative with the whole Photoshop thing!
Truthful Comics- How do you pay for your cosplays?
Ami Sonia- Out of pocket. Im a single mom and often life has a way of sucking you back to reality, but little by little I save what I need to fund the costumes.
Truthful Comics- When do you do Cosplays? At conventions only?
Ami Sonia- So far only a mini con and at my favorite comic book store ( colissium of comics sanford, fl) for free comic book day.
Truthful Comics- What got you into Cosplaying?
Ami Sonia- My son Justice. He showed an interest in comic book heroes and it kind of developed from there.
TC- Well, thank you for your time and continued success in all your endeavors. We definitely look forward to your next Cosplays and who knows, maybe you'll be Cosplaying as one of Truthful Comics' characters in the near future!