Recently we asked her if we could interview her and she immediately got back to us and kindly agreed to do the interview. So, not only is she beautiful, but she's also a very humble and sweet human being. We couldn't be happier to have her be our 1st ever Truthful Comics Cosplay Spotlight!
AZ Powergirl- 2 1/2 years
TC- That's it! Wow!!! You've become very popular in a very short period of time. What kind of Cosplayer do you consider yourself to be?
AZ- There are "kinds"?
TC- LOL! I guess there aren't. Cosplay or Crossplay? Or both?
AZ- I would love to do some crossplay. Already have a few things in mind.
TC- Ohhh... nice! So... why do you Cosplay?
AZ- I love working with the kids for charity. I also really dig bringing a character to life. I take creative license when I want. It's my art.
TC- That's awesome that you work with kids and charity, we also do a lot of cjarity work through our non-profit organization Comics For Christmas. Maybe we could do something together in the near future for the kids. Btw, Cosplay IS an art, and you are a very talented artist. Now let me ask you this, is Cosplay a hobby you consider yourself doing for a long time?
AZ- I think I'll be doing it in some form or another for quite a while.
TC- That's good to hear. Now, I don't think this'll happen to you, let's say hypothetically, if someone told you they hated your Cosplay, what would you do? Be honest now!
AZ- Oh no! Somebody hates something?! Never!!!
TC- Jajaja Fair enough. Let's switch the question, if someone told you they loved your Cosplay, what would you do?
AZ- Oh I see that I can lie here. Hmmm....
AZ- Both. I use the phrase "modified parts".
TC- Cool. There is a lot of debate if western/asians should Cosplay. Your thoughts?
AZ- Of course not! Only Bulgarian midgits should Cosplay.
TC- That's what I say!!! LOL! Do you prefer to work alone or with others?
AZ- I'm a one woman wolf pack. Nothing like trying to go to the bathroom and being trapped in your own costume. AHHHHH!!!
TC- I'm sure you don't have a problem finding a helping hand with getting on, or taking off a costume. Do you have a current Cosplay favorite?
AZ- Jennifer Bliss from my book (ok not totally MY book, but I work on it) Project: Shadows. People think I actually look like her.
TC- Oh cool! I need to buy that book btw. What is your most expensive Cosplay?
AZ- Probably Powergirl, just because I have so many variations. I mix and match things on her all the time.
TC- What Cosplay has gotten more attention from your fans?
AZ- Powergirl! Except in Albuquerque, they love my Jill Valentine.
AZ- When they insist on putting wristbands on your wrists and you're wearing gloves over a long sleeve and you have to pee and you cant get around it so you just have to hold it till the event's over. That SUX!
TC- LOL! That does suck! If you could Cosplay anywhere in the world, where would it be?
AZ- In the Jungle. the mighty jungle.
TC- What was your first convention? What was the reaction?
AZ- Phoenix Comiccon 2010. I won geek prom queen and had tons of video and pics taken of me. IT WAS AWESOME!!
TC- That's cool! What was your last convention? What was the reaction?
AZ- Last was hmmmm... Galaxy Fest in Colorado Springs. I was a celebrity guest and it was a great show. I had fans that came down and did some panels. It was a great weekend. And the hotel manager gave me free food for taking pics with his baby.
TC- Nice!!! Meeting the fans must've been great, but free food is always a plus! What is Cosplay to you?
AZ- It is the sun, It is the air, it is my pizza when I'm drowning in sorrow. Dude, it's grown people dressing up in costume. But seriously, Cosplay has evolved into an art of it's own. It lets the layman create what only Hollywood used to.
TC- Totally agree. What do you prefer, Photoshopped or un-photoshopped images?
TC- How do you view yourself as a Cosplayer?
AZ- Sometimes I view myself in a mirror, sometimes the back of a spoon, often I glance into a reflective window.
TC- You're killing me!!! Jeje How far are you willing to go while in Cosplay? At the end of the day, are you "YOU" or are you the character?
AZ- What character? Oh you don't know...I AM actually Powergirl. Don't tell anybody ok.
TC- Don't tell anybody what? How do you pay for your Cosplays?
AZ- In BLOOD! Or money. People still take money right?
TC- Not that I know of. When do you do Cosplays? At conventions only?
AZ- Usually at circle K. But that's typiclly on my way to a con or a charity event. Or a store signing, or a public appearance, or a fair, or a promo event, or to MC something. So yea, Circle K.
TC- What got you into Cosplaying?
AZ- I started out in a charity group. That simple. Did PCC and blew up. Next thing ya know, I'm at SanDiego Comicon working for Marvel.
TC- That's life, sometimes this just happen. Well, thank you for allowing us to interview you, we know you're a very busy woman. Maybe next time we'll do a video interview! For all of you who want to follow AZ Powergirl, you can visit her Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AZPowergirl?fref=ts and remember to look for her comic book Project: Shadows!!!