Truthful Comics- How long have you been Cosplaying?
Alexikins- I've been dressing up to go to conventions for about 2 years and I just had my first photo shoot!
TC- Cosplay or Crossplay? Or both?
Alexikins- Cosplay... for now. Oh wait, I did The Penguin Cosplay so... both? LOL!
TC- Why do you Cosplay?
Alexikins- When I was a kid I was always fascinated by the characters in my comic books or TV shows. Cosplay is my adult way of pretending to reenact those characters. It's so much fun and brings me back to my childhood
YM- I'm having so much fun with it and I don't think I can ever stop.
TC- Homemade Cosplay or bought/comissioned cosplay?
YM- I try to get my cosplay outfits custom made or else I just put them together myself!
TC- Do you have a current Cosplay fav?
TC- What is your most expensive Cosplay?
YM- I currently have a Catwoman costume being custom made. So far it has cost me 600$.
TC- What Cosplay has gotten more attention from your fans?
YM- My current Catwoman costume got a lot of attention at comicon but Penguin was my first photo shoot and I've only gotten good feedback so far. I'm happy because it has given me the confidence to pursue this hobby further.
TC- What is a Cosplay pet peeve of yours?
YM- Waiting for a costume to be made or a delay in the shipping for any of my accessories!!
TC- What was your first convention? What was the reaction?
YM- My first convention was Comicon Montreal. I had put together a Catwoman costume from the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" and the attention I got was unbelievable. I enjoyed having my picture taken every 5 minutes. I especially enjoyed meeting other people who enjoy the same hobby!
YM- My backgrounds and certain effects are photoshopped in my pictures.
TC- How do you pay for your Cosplays?
YM- I put money on the side for it.
TC- When do you do Cosplays? At conventions only?
YM- For now at conventions only. This is a new beginning for me. I can't wait to see where this takes me!
TC- What got you into Cosplaying?
YM- After the attention and the amazing people I met after my first convention, I didn't want to stop. A friend of mine convinced me to dress up as Catwoman, that's when my new hobby started.
TC- Thank you for a fun interview. Hopefully we'll do this again soon, maybe spotlighting your newest Cosplays. If you want to see all of Alexikins' photos visit her official Instagram page at: http://instagram.com/alexikins10 and tell her the good people from Truthful Comics sent you. :)
**Photos by Cinevita Productions**