This fabulous cosplayer has a lot of same interests as I do. They are amazing and have some reason answers.
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
My name is Bethany, and my cosplay handle is Infinity Cosplay!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE?
My favorite beverage is strawberry ramune!
TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.
I’m 19 years old, and I’m a Louisiana based cosplayer! My fandoms include Star Wars, Marvel, anime,and I love Disney!
WHEN DID YOU START COSPLAYING?
July of 2016!
WHY DO YOU COSPLAY?
I cosplay because it’s a great escape from everyday life! It helps me to get a different perspective of things! I always loved dressing up as a kid, and I wanted to do it as I grew older, but I didn’t realize cosplay was a thing. When I discovered cosplay, I was ecstatic and I knew I had to be a part of it! Along with that, i just love the cosplay community! They’re the type of people who accept you for who you are, despite your shape, color, or beliefs! I was bullied in school for my weight, and I always dreamt of having a group of friends who loved me for who I was, and the cosplay community was exactly what I was looking for!
WHO ARE YOUR COSPLAY IDOLS?
I have a few cosplay idols. The first one who comes to mind would be JediManda! She is so talented! My favorite cosplay of hers is Fem! Doctor Strange! What I like most about her is she makes all of her cosplays herself, and SLAYS in them! She really inspires me to do my best! Another cosplayer I really look up to is MarriedToMasterChief, who I actually had the pleasure of meeting at my last con! She is so sweet, and all of her cosplays are so amazing! My favorite of hers is either Arcade Ahri or KDA Ahri! Last but not least, one, actually two, of my cosplay idols would have to be my squad, Deku.exe and SoftieMochi! Deku and Mochi are the Jinyoung and Jackson to my BamBam (members of GOT7). They are the best people I know, and I would do anything for them. We may have had ups and downs, but we’re always gonna be friends, and that’s never gonna change!
WHAT TYPES OF COSPLAY DO YOU DO?
Things I cosplay include Star Wars, My Hero Academia, Marvel, Love Live, Overwatch, and other anime and games!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COSPLAYS?
My favorite cosplays are Momo Yaoyorozu, Mei from Overwatch, Nozomi Tojo, and Denki Kaminari. I love cosplaying these characters for many reasons. I love their personalities, and I love how confident I feel in them! For example, when I’m in my Denki cosplay I feel like I’m in my element, mainly because, well, he’s a meme, I’m a meme. Not the main reason but, a perk.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO COSPLAY BUT PROBABLY NEVER WILL?
I really want to cosplay Bakugou from My Hero Academia, but I don’t think I’ll do it. I mean I really like his character, but I don’t think I would do well with him.
DO YOU MAKE, BUY, OR SPECIAL ORDER YOUR COSPLAYS?
I do a little of both. I make most of my cosplays, but when it comes to more complicated cosplays, I order those. For example, I’m cosplaying the bearded lady from The Greatest Showman at Mechacon. I don’t feel like I’m skilled enough to make it, so I’m choosing to order it.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COSPLAY?
I love everything about cosplay. I love the fun environment, I love the preparation, meaning the hype and the hair and makeup! I love dressing up, and I love love LOVE the community!
WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR YOU ABOUT COSPLAY?
The most difficult thing would probably be choosing a character. There are so many characters I love, but I can only afford to do a certain amount. So the hardest part would definitely be narrowing it down.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER TO COSPLAY?
My favorite character to cosplay is hands down Denki Kaminari. I love going around the con as him and being a complete and total meme, because I mean, he’s a complete and total meme so it just fits perfect!
IF YOU COULD LIVE IN OR VISIT ANY FANTASY WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?
I would definitely go to The Star Wars universe. Hands down. I wanna become a Jedi, fight sith, and maybe find love even though it’s against the Jedi code haha. Honestly, I’d probably annoy the heck out of Luke Skywalker and ask him a bunch of questions.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR COSPLAYS?
I get my inspiration from fellow cosplayers. I ask advice, and I see what others have done, and with permission, of course, combine their ideas, with my own little twist!
WHAT ARE YOUR “FANDOMS”?
My fandoms are Star Wars, Marvel, and many anime including Love Live, My Hero Academia, and Others!
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH BEGINNING COSPLAYERS KNEW?
I wish beginning cosplayers knew that they are just as valid as the “pros”!! I know some feel like they aren’t as valid, because if their lack of experience, but that’s far from true! They are amazing just the way they are!!
WHAT TIPS OR TRICKS DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER COSPLAYERS?
When you get frustrated, don’t try and work in your frustration! When you’re frustrated at your work, take a break and come back at it the next day, or later on! It will result in a better project!
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH NON-COSPLAYERS KNEW?
We don’t bite! We’re not as intimidating as we may look! Don’t be afraid to talk to us!! And we may be different, but in the end we’re all human! And we all bleed the same blood!
WHAT COSPLAYS ARE YOU WORKING ON?
I will be making Princess Allura for LouisiANIME, Gamora for Mechacon, and Welcome to the Madness Yurio for Mechacon!
WHAT COSPLAYS DO YOU WANT TO DO IF MONEY AND TIME WERE NO OBJECT?
There are so many! First one would have to be 2015 Cinderella! Her dress is STUNNING and I’ve always dreamt of having it as a cosplay!! Another would be Rebels Ahsoka! The only reason I haven’t done her already is the headpiece! It’s so expensive! So if money was no object, I’d DEFINITELY do her!
WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOUR COSPLAYS?
@_infinity.cosplay_ on Instagram!
Infinity Cosplay on YouTube!
Infinity Cosplay on Facebook!
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