Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer of the week : Katherine Krause

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Katherine Krause : I discovered cosplay back in 2012 from my best friend who took me to SuperCon. Once I started, I got hooked!
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Katherine Krause : Sayoran Li from Tsubasa Chronicles
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Katherine Krause : Injustice 2 Black Canary, Shinobu Kochou (Demon Slayer), and Kairi from Kingdom Hearts 2.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Katherine Krause : Yes I have! I won 3rd place at UltraCon 2019 for Poison Ivy.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Katherine Krause : I actually prefer detailing. I enjoy talking plain pieces and working out what can I use material wise or with accessories, makeup, shoes, etc. to enhance the look of my character.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Katherine Krause : I prefer at cons, but am open to specific locations.
Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Katherine Krause : Princess Jasmine from Aladdin (2019).
Leo Nocedo : Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Katherine Krause : Absolutely! Alyson Tabbitha, Phil Mizuno, KosplayKev, and of course The Gotham Underground Cosplay family.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Katherine Krause : Poison Ivy from Batman & Robin (1999)
Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Katherine Krause : Take your time working with glue, I like to do a simple stitch when using fabric glue to help it adhere to fabrics, and when spray painting make sure to do it outside and away from buildings! I accidentally got the side of my house gold when spray painting.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Katherine Krause : Princess Jasmine from Aladdin (2019).
Leo Nocedo : What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Katherine Krause : Thankfully I haven’t had one!
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Katherine Krause : As Harley Quinn at SuperCon 2019. I’m good at improv and being able to immediately jump into character at any cosplayer who passed by and making comments came to me naturally. It was so much fun!
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Katherine Krause : Not with my blood-related family no.

Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Katherine Krause : Cinderella (2015)
Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Katherine Krause : I actually use AliExpress for a lot of my cosplays but also like MiccoCostumes for full cosplays.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Katherine Krause : Pre-Styled is nicer but sometimes you have to still style it to make it more to the character.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Katherine Krause : Oh yeah! At SYFY Bartow as Supergirl I was called Wonder Woman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and Superwoman.
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Katherine Krause : Oh lord I’ve done a lot! Aurora (Pink and Blue Versions), Briar Rose, Belle (2017 Beauty and the Beast), Cinderella (2015 Live Action), Jasmine (2019 Live Action), Black Canary, Mera, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Supergirl, Lili (Tekken), Baby Doll (Sucker Punch), Yuna and Lenne (FFX-2), Esmeralda, Kairi, Sailor Venus, Snow White, Winifred Sanderson (Hocus Pocus), Odette (Swan Princess- retired), Luka (Vocaloid – retired), Sayoran Li (retired), Len Kagamine (Vocaloid – retired).
Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Katherine Krause : MegaCon Orlando and Holiday Matsuri
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Katherine Krause : I prefer characters without props.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Katherine Krause : Yes, countless time’s I’ve lost jewelry that fell off!
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Katherine Krause : I haven’t bought a cosplay piece at a con, but I was gifted some from a friend who was a con vendor.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
– I prefer solo, but also do enjoy being in a group.
Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Katherine Krause : Thank you for inspiring me to being the best cosplayer I can be.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Katherine Krause : I have! I did a makeup 101 with @Ohemerz at OtakuFest 2019 and Gamer Comic Con 2019.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Katherine Krause : I prefer buying since I’m still learning how to make cosplays.
Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Katherine Krause : Do it ASAP because you will be able to finally be the Disney Princess you always wanted to be!
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Katherine Krause : Xena: Warrior Princess!
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Katherine Krause : The most difficult cosplay I’ve done was Poison Ivy since it was a lot of work adding all the leaves, rhinestones, wig styling, and color customizing for her tights.
Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Katherine Krause : A pro cosplayer is one who has been cosplaying for years and tried many methods of cosplay. They also are a positive force in the community and a role model to others.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Katherine Krause : Enjoying being the character and seeing other people enjoy it too! I love seeing a child’s face light up when they see me as their favorite Superhero or Disney princess.
Leo Nocedo : If you could describe your cosplays in one word, what would that word be?
Katherine Krause : Stunning
Leo Nocedo : . Where can people follow you?
Katherine Krause : You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Tok Tok @Sailor_Kit_Kat and also with The Gotham Underground!

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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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