Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer Of The Week: Kat Miller

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Kat Miller : A friend invited me to Anime Boston in 2007 & I fell in love with the idea of Cosplay.
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Kat Miller : Henata From Naruto.
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Kat Miller : Vidia from Tinker Bell, Rarity from My little Pony, and Evie from Descendants
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Kat Miller : Yes, several.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Kat Miller : Sewing & im still learning wigs.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Kat Miller : Both
Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Kat Miller : I enjoy cosplaying the Villains *
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Kat Miller : Jasmine I spent over 40 hours of Hand Sequence on the Top.
Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Kat Miller : Make a Plan, Don’t rush, & have Patience.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Kat Miller : Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time *

Leo Nocedo : What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Kat Miller :
(Answer to previous  question) ~I got into a Flirting back & forth with each other fight with A Dead Pool. While I was dressed as Poison Ivy. To the point he had no come backs. We both stayed in character the whole time until I said some that made him break character.
Leo Nocedo  : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Kat Miller : Most of the time I Cosplay with my Parents & our 5 kiddos. We r some time in a group of 4 – 10 people.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Kat Miller : My Dark Phoenix photo I had taken by a Random photography at Dragon con waiting to the X-men shoot.
Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Kat Miller : Hobby Lobby & Goodwill.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Kat Miller : Style my own.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Kat Miller : Yep get it all the time in Kagome being called a Sailor Scout.
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Kat Miller : Belle (Once Upon a Time), Figment (Journey into Imagination), Dot Matrix (Reboot), Female Joker (DC Comic), Pirate Harley (DC Comics), Evil Queen (Once Upon a Time), Professor McGonagle (Harry Potter), Steampunk Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Female Carnage (Marvel), Poison Ivy (DC Comics), Steampunk Poison Ivy (DC Comics), Demon King/Queen Female Finn (WWE/NXT), Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony), Tank girl (Tank Girl), Oswald (Disney’s Oswald the lucky Rabbit), Steampunk Jasmine (Aladdin), Steampunk Dark Phoenix (X-Men), Kagome (Inuyasha).
Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Kat Miller : Dragon Con, Anime Boston, & Mega Con.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Kat Miller : Yes & No it All depends on the Con.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Kat Miller : Besides leafs from Poison Ivy I haven’t lost anything.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Kat Miller : My wig for Kagome.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Kat Miller : Group *
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Kat Miller : I was a guest on a friends Cosplay Moms Panel, & have go & watched a few.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Kat Miller : Make I have a difficult body type to pre order things.
Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Kat Miller : Nothing, cause if it wasn’t for the past I took I wouldn’t be here now.
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Kat Miller : The blue Rose Dress from Paradise kiss.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Kat Miller : My Partner’s Rumplestiltskin Cosplays From Once Upon a Time.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Kat Miller : My Demon King/Queen Finn Balor.
Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Kat Miller : Having respect for one another & not forgetting they’re friends they started with. Help beginners.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Kat Miller : Bringing mine & other people’s fav characters to life. *

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Leo Nocedo is a cosplay photographer who has been using a camera for the last forty years in many forms , in the military and professional studios in Miami and New York city . He got his start in cosplay photography attending conventions with his brother Juan Nocedo . He keeps on doing what he does to honor his late brother .

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