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Cosplayer Spotlight – Chloe

It is FRIDAY JR everyone! Continue your week with this awesome cosplayer!

WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

Chloe (Last name is a secret because I’m definitely not a spy) – Instagram: @cosplaybychloe

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE?

I absolutely love Cherry Coke! Sprite is a close second for sure.

TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

Well, I am currently a student in college, close to transferring to a university! I’m very new to cosplaying, but it’s the greatest thing I’ve ever been introduced to! I’m a huge anime nerd, Batman nerd, and a Disney fanatic! There probably isn’t a single Disney song that I don’t know.

Photo credit to: https://www.instagram.com/cosplayer_gallery

WHEN DID YOU START COSPLAYING?

My first con was Nerd Bot back in September of 2017! I went as my famous Harley Quinn Cosplay. My friends ditched me, but luckily I found an awesome group of cosplayers who took me in, showed me the ropes, and quickly became my friends!

WHY DO YOU COSPLAY?

I cosplay purely for the fun, the amazing people you meet, as well as being super nerdy and getting awesome merchandise at the cons. I also love making new friends and meeting awesome photographers at the cons!

WHO ARE YOUR COSPLAY IDOLS?

I am not sure I have an idol, but I definitely strive to be just like @darthlexii , @thedrpepperprincess , @kingmaii , and @mikileann ! These four are just amazing beyond words and I would love to be as successful as them in cosplay and in life!

WHAT TYPES OF COSPLAY DO YOU DO?

Currently I do Harley Quinn, I will be doing a Robin crossover, I have done 2B from NieR: Automata, and I have done Rapunzel from House Hufflepuff! I also do tv series cosplays (I have a Daenerys Targaryen cosplay) and a Marvel cosplay (Silk).

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COSPLAYS?

I love my Harley cosplay and definitely my Rapunzel cosplay! Disney and DC are my forte!

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO COSPLAY BUT PROBABLY NEVER WILL?

I would love to cosplay as Zelda, but I have no idea if I will rack up the funds to do so.

DO YOU MAKE, BUY, OR SPECIAL ORDER YOUR COSPLAYS?

I usually buy my cosplays, but sometimes I craft and create original things to add a twist to my cosplay! I like to try and get a decently accurate cosplay finished, even if it isn’t the most detailed or the most expensive.

Photo credit to: https://www.instagram.com/yorkinabox

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COSPLAY?

I love the experience, the friends you make, the environment, and I love that I can just be silly and nerdy and not feel out of place.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR YOU ABOUT COSPLAY?

The most difficult thing would have to be finding the money to purchase certain costumes as well as building the confidence to go to a con alone, since I am still new to the whole scene.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER TO COSPLAY?

Harley Quinn!! She is quirky, funny, crazy, and I feel like I can be my normal hyper and fun self when I cosplay as her.

IF YOU COULD LIVE IN OR VISIT ANY FANTASY WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

I would love to live in Neverland and be a part of the Peter Pan universe. I love the idea of never growing up, having adventures everyday, flying, and never having to worry about things!

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR COSPLAYS?

I mostly stick to what I know/am familiar with. However, if I build a large enough audience and people suggest a cosplay for me, I would be totally open! But, I usually get my cosplays from anime I have watched, games I have seen, or comics and movies I own.

WHAT ARE YOUR “FANDOMS”?

Harry Potter, Disney, GOT, Batman, Anime, Video Games, Marvel

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH BEGINNING COSPLAYERS KNEW?

That cosplay is super fun and you should not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. You are entering a world of nerdy people just like you, so there is no need to feel scared!

WHAT TIPS OR TRICKS DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER COSPLAYERS?

Try to be creative and original! When it comes to already existing characters, add your own little original twist to it to spice it up!

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH NON-COSPLAYERS KNEW?

Cosplay is for anyone and everyone! Young, old, tall, small, skinny, curvy, even furry animals! So, definitely give it a try and you won’t regret it.

WHAT COSPLAYS ARE YOU WORKING ON?

I am currently working on an original Robin from Batman cosplay as well as Silk from Marvel, and Daenerys from Game of Thrones!

Photo cred: https://www.instagram.com/atlus154274

WHAT COSPLAYS DO YOU WANT TO DO IF MONEY AND TIME WERE NO OBJECT?

I would love to do a Female Peter Pan cosplay or even a Zelda cosplay. Getting myself the pointy ears and all the crazy props I want! I love being creative and I would just love to be able to go crazy with my cosplay.

WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOUR COSPLAYS?

My instagram! Instagram.com/cosplaybychloe
This is my only social media outlet for my cosplay so far, however I may make a Facebook in the near future once I have a larger audience.

Would you recommend cosplay to family/friends?

Yes! 100%! Everyone and anyone should give cosplay a try. If you don’t like it, that’s okay! If you do, that’s great and welcome to the most creative universe out there!

Please remember I do not own any of these pictures and the opinions in this survey belong to the interviewee.

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