Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Lady Darjuxena : I am a fan of Halloween & been dressing up as my favorite heroes since I was 5 years old as wonder woman Im also a pro belly dancer so we are always in costuming lol
Leo Nocedo: What was your first cosplay?
Lady Darjuxena : 5 years old wonder woman but my more recent ones have been fused with belly dance, I have my own cosplay belly dance troupe find us on FB called cosplay belly dance by Lady Darjuxena
Leo Nocedo: What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Lady Darjuxena : Ursula from little mermaid, kitana from mortal kombat & I have been also doing my version of link from zelda
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Lady Darjuxena : Yes! :
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Lady Darjuxena :Because im legally blind I prefer to use crafting glues projects with some sewing
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Lady Darjuxena :I like to do specific photo shoots ones that are different mostly horror
Leo Nocedo: Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Lady Darjuxena : Yes ones that fit more of me personally or mean something to me. My favorites to cosplay is the original Lynda Carter wonder woman, Xena warrior princess, Princes “slave “ Leia, Vanellope from Wreck it Ralph Moana & Jasmine from Disney
Leo Nocedo: Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Lady Darjuxena : They are all my favorires
Leo Nocedo: What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Lady Darjuxena : Hmmmm idk Twisty clown from American Horror story?
Leo Nocedo: What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Lady Darjuxena : Bring pins glue and extra stuff with you when you go to a con lol
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Lady Darjuxena : Xena
Leo Nocedo: What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Lady Darjuxena : Game of throne mother of dragons it was so hot & I wont cosplay a blonde again no more wigs for me !!I look terrible as a blonde had a head ache & sooo hot I nearly passed out!
Leo Nocedo: What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Lady Darjuxena : I cosplayed xena on my birthday & went horse backing the whole basketball field was yelling Xena xena!
Leo Nocedo: What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Lady Darjuxena : I’ve done some volunteer work for cosplayers with a cause always a great time with them helping kids in need , I was Moana and made quite a bit of kids happy
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Lady Darjuxena : Yes often I would cosplay with my sister
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Lady Darjuxena : My princess leia one & my Xena
Leo Nocedo:What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Lady Darjuxena : Joann’s fabrics, Michaels thrifts stores and some various online sometimes I f running low on time I will hire someone to help me make a cosplay !
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Lady Darjuxena : I don’t use wigs very often I have really thick long hair & it all mine! And it super hard to put under a wig !
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Lady Darjuxena : No but I made a pink & black ( battle cancer) wonder woman costume and confused a few people lol a
Leo Nocedo: List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Lady Darjuxena : Well all the ones I mentioned wonder woman, xena, leia, r2d2, kylo renn, Link the original version of Harley quinn, Jasmine, jack Skellington , Moana Vanellope, the Joker, twisty, negan , cleopatra DC’s enchantress . Daenyrus , Assassin creed, Wednesday Addams , Smurfette, lily munster, the mummy , dark stalkers, etc etc
Leo Nocedo: What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Lady Darjuxena : Megacon
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Lady Darjuxena : It doesnt matter
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Lady Darjuxena : Yes many times
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Lady Darjuxena : Yes
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Lady Darjuxena : It doesn’t matter I do both but the more the merrier
Leo Nocedo: If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Lady Darjuxena : I don’t have one I appreciate all cosplayer & don’t idolize one over anyone else, everyone has their own style of creativity an d talent
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Lady Darjuxena : Yes but it was for belly dance cosplay show not just for costuming
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Lady Darjuxena : I to make them but that not always possible
Leo Nocedo:If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say? Fun times ahead?
Leo Nocedo: What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Lady Darjuxena : Good question !! maybe a really cool version of Evil Lynn
Leo Nocedo: What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done?
Lady Darjuxena : They are all difficult for me lol!!
Leo Nocedo: What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Lady Darjuxena : I did Lill Munster because I really hate doing face paint
Leo Nocedo: What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Lady Darjuxena : The word pro means professional means paid for your art , so if your paid to do anything you’re a pro!!
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Lady Darjuxena : It always been about creativity for me being creative & seeing others other creativity makes me smile!
Leo Nocedo: Is there anything you don’t like about cosplay?
Lady Darjuxena : Not really much but I don’t dig the criticism I see sometimes or the body shaming ,I do think that you should always be tasteful and cautious l not to show too much as most of these events have children at them, if you wouldn’t wear it in front of your own parents maybe you should think twice
Cosplayer Of The Week: Lady Darjuxena AKA D.J. Palumbo
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