Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer of the Week: Alice Liddell (Harleen Quinzel)

Leo Nocedo :  How did you discover cosplaying?
Alice Liddell :Someone I was dating when I was 18. They told me about Metrocon in Tampa, FL.
Leo Nocedo :  What was your first cosplay?
Alice Liddell : Summoner Yuna from FFX.
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Alice Liddell : I’d like to do Super Sailor Saturn, Scarlet Witch, and Cirilla of Cintra.
Leo Nocedo :  Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Alice Liddell : No.
Leo Nocedo :  Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Alice Liddell : I can’t do these currently.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Alice Liddell : It depends if it’s just for me or a group of people part of the world my cosplay is from.
Leo Nocedo :  Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Alice Liddell : Heroes. But I’m trying to do more villains.
Leo Nocedo :  Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Alice Liddell : JoelXero, CountessAlyx, Natiicos.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Alice Liddell : Triss Merigold.
Leo Nocedo :  What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Alice Liddell : Research, research, and research!
Leo Nocedo :  What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Alice Liddell : Super Sailor Jupiter and Triss Merigold
Leo Nocedo :  What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Alice Liddell :I was doing a Silk Spectre II cosplay and people thought I was Kitty Pryde
Leo Nocedo :  What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Alice Liddell : Pretending to kidnap a James Patrick March cosplayer from AHS at Spooky Empire.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Alice Liddell :Telling people to ‘Shut up Stupid’ as Saya Takagi
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Alice Liddell : My daughter is just starting.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Alice Liddell : Currently my Ada Wong photos from Ancient City Con.
Leo Nocedo :  What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays? Miccostumes
Leo Nocedo :  Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Alice Liddell : Prestyled if I can find it.
Leo Nocedo :  Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Alice Liddell :Yes. As Silk Spectre II I was confused as Kitty Pryde
Leo Nocedo :  List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Alice Liddell : Summoner Yuna, Saya Takagi, Super Sailor Jupiter, Moka Akashiya, Daria, Chun-Li, Fu from Samurai Champloo, Tohru Honda, Sally from NBC, Alice from Madness Returns, Triss Merigold, Erza Scarlet, Ada Wong, Mary Mason, Sabrina Spellman, Esther from The Orphan, Rubber Woman, Mizore Shirayuki, Michael Myers.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Alice Liddell : Star Wars Celebration
Leo Nocedo :  Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Alice Liddell : With props.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Alice Liddell : The tip of my Alice knife broke off somewhere at AFO.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Alice Liddell :  Yes for a Hell Girl cosplay I never did.
Leo Nocedo :  Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Alice Liddell : I love groups.
Leo Nocedo :  If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Alice Liddell :I’ve always wanted to meet the Don Esteban Cosplay. He’s in Austria. I’d thank him for encouraging me to cosplay from The Witcher.
Leo Nocedo :  Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Alice Liddell : Yes. For Sailor Moon, Fruits Basket, Alice in Wonderland, and a Japanese Horror Panel.
Leo Nocedo :  Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays? Buying.
Alice Liddell : I don’t have time or money to learn how.
Leo Nocedo :  If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Alice Liddell : Don’t be shy.
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Alice Liddell :The Padme Amidala Parade Dress at the end of Phantom Menace.
Leo Nocedo :  What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
it’s probably going to be Mary Mason because her cosplay requires heels.
Leo Nocedo :  What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Alice Liddell : Michael Myers. Getting the full face paint rights can be difficult.
Leo Nocedo :  What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer? I’d say craftsmanship is a big part of it.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Alice Liddell : Meeting fellow fans of my cosplay and making friends over it.
Leo Nocedo : Make up your own question!
Alice Liddell : How long will you cosplay?
Alice Liddell : Until I’m gone.

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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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