Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer of the Week: Brittney Marie

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Brittney Marie : I discovered it in high school.My guy friends would oggle over these girls and guys because they looked so much like a character. Growing up as a huge gamer I always wondered what it would be like to be a character, to look like them and wield their weapons.
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Brittney Marie : Foxy the pirate fox from five nights at freddys.
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Brittney Marie : Bayonetta, spoiler, 70s Starfire
Leo Nocedo :Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Brittney Marie : Yes. Even if I know I won’t place I take. As a chance to show off what I made.
Leo Nocedo :Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Brittney Marie : Sewing and wig working. I’m still new to making my own stuff.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Brittney Marie : At cons. There’s been times I’ve been in my way to a shoot and end up meeting some amazing cosplayers from the same fandom and it opens up an opportunity to meet new people.
Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Brittney Marie : I tend to gravitate towards the “I may be a girl but I don’t need help” kind of characters. (ie: Kitana from mortal kombat, Nico from devil may cry, Ada from resident evil)
Leo Nocedo :Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Brittney Marie : I do! So many that have inspired me to do more stuff.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Brittney Marie : I would probably say this dress I made for froppy for a casual outing to universal studios.
Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Brittney Marie : 1. Take. Your. Time. 2. Do not compare yourself to others 3. Make sure it makes YOU happy.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Probably Akali’s Pop/star skin, any form of Kitana, black widow and Nico Goldstein
Leo Nocedo :What is your worst cosplay “horror” story? This past holiday matsuri I was on my way to look for something and ran into this sweet guy.
Brittney Marie : He gave me an akali button (I had on her all out bunny suit I made) and while talking to him the top bursts open and I only had on a cheer lace bra under it. Thank god for this human, he held the back together and escorted me to the cosplay repair guy and made sure I fixed it before leaving. Shout out to that sweet amazing human.
Leo Nocedo : What’s your best cosplay story?
Brittney Marie : Spring spooky 2019, I was in my bishoujo Jason Voorhees. I’m a HUGE F13 fan, and I was doing a shoot with my friends Tristan and Marta (who o absolutely adore. Tristan is an AMAZING photographer and Marta does breathtaking artwork!) something had caught my attention so I looked away for a second and when I turn back, no other than KANE FREAKING HODDER IS WALKING UP TO ME. He just points and says “hey you’re dressed like that we should get a photo”. Y’all. I fell over trying to see if this is real life. Tristan looks over and was like “brit you okay?” Before realizing what was happening. Needless to say, I got some pics.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Brittney Marie : This is also another spooky story. Spring spooky 2021, I was dressed as Jamie Lloyd from halloween 4 in her clown suit. I was standing around and turned and locked eyes with this michael myers cosplayer across the hall. We just stared at each other and he walked over, and I walked over. Every movement he made I mirrored. It was adorable in a weird way.
Leo Nocedo :Have you ever cosplayed with a family member? Does my dog count?
Brittney Marie : I recently got a puppy for my anxiety and her first cosplay was a quickly sewn together Vision cosplay.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Brittney Marie : Definitely has to be my battle damage mk2 Kitana.
Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Brittney Marie : Amazon for full cosplays, joanns for materials.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Brittney Marie : Depends. I don’t mind styling it if I need to in a pinch but ore styled definitely.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Brittney Marie : I’ve been called sub zero while dressed as Kitana.
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Brittney Marie : I’m definitely going to try. This list includes casual versions as well. I’ve done: Anime cosplays: Froppy (My hero academia) Bulma (dragon ball) Fem Bakugo(my geek academia) Fem Kirishima (my hero academia) Mai Valentine (yu gi oh) Pikachu (Pokémon ) Lisalisa (Jojos bizarre adventure) Fem Joseph Joestar (jojos bizarre adventure) Dc: Harley Quinn Catwoman Starfire Marvel: Black widow. Mj Watson Fem venom Bunny deadpool Video games: Kitana (Mortal Kombat) Ada Wong (Resident Evil) Akali (League Of Legends’ K/DA {popstars/all out}) Ahri (League Of Legends’ K/DA {popstars/all out}) Evelynn (League Of Legends’ K/DA {all out}) Nico Goldstein (Devil May Cry 5) Among Us Crewmate Sombra (Overwatch) Naminè (Kingdom Hearts) Kairi (Kingdom Hearts Hammond (Overwatch Horror: Pennywise ( IT) Bishoujo Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) Bishoujo Freddy Krueger (nightmare on elm street) Bishoujo Chucky (Childs Play) Bishoujo Ash Williams (Evil Dead) Jamie lloyd (Halloween ) Tiffany Valentine (Childs Play) Retro Jason Voorhees (NES Friday the 13th) Other: Negan (The Walking Dead) Daenaerys (Game Of Throwns) Ariel (The Little Mermaid) Angelica Schuyler (Hamilton the musical) Heather Duke (Heathers the musical) Foxy the Pirate Fox (five nights at freddys) Ajax (The Warriors) Marie (Aristocats) Fem Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter) Juliet Starling (Lollipop Chainsaw) Maggie Green (The Walking Dead) Archangel Avacyn (Magic the Gathering)
Leo Nocedo :What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Brittney Marie : Megacon
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day? It honestly all depends on how I feel.
Brittney Marie : Most my characters have Easy props so it’s more of do I wanna actually carry it or not.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Brittney Marie : Several times.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Brittney Marie : My ears for Ahri
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Brittney Marie : As a group.
Leo Nocedo :If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
I actually have! Violet Cosplays was someone I looked up to for a long time. One day I walked into work and did a double take and we became coworkers. I finally had someone who understood not sleeping because the stitching on my hem wasn’t right.
Leo Nocedo :Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Brittney Marie : I have. They’re so fun!
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Brittney Marie : Depends on the character.
Leo Nocedo :If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Brittney Marie : Save. All. The money. And don’t exhaust yourself.
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Brittney Marie : There’s so many. One that comes into mind is Ariel’s winter dress.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Brittney Marie : Honestly, my All Out Ahri. The shoulder piece makes it akward to move and her wig to so long I need to just replace her.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Brittney Marie : Post combat Kitana. It takes a while to blend things to look more organic than painted on especially with latex.
Leo Nocedo :What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Brittney Marie : Someone who enjoys doing what they do, who isn’t afraid to lend out tips and tricks to help people out. Followers and sponsorships are great but a pro cosplayer to me is someone is is passionate and loves what they do whether or not they get recognized for it.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Brittney Marie : Getting to dress up and change my look. I’ve swapped cosplays and had friends not recognize me. It’s great.
Leo Nocedo : Make up your own question!
Brittney Marie : What is the hardest part about Cosplaying? (For me is honestly getting to a convention and remembering to function properly. Some cosplays restricts my ability to move or eat).

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