5, 16, and 27!
5. The character you have cosplayed that is most similar to you.
Oh I’m really bad at the “reflect on your personality and make inferences about it” thing. I honestly have no concept of the kind of person I am. I don’t even think about that kind of thing. I just sort of do stuff. But I guess that’s sort of how Badou behaves? At least, I’m shakily in touch with reality, have the maturity of the average 10 year old and an addictive personality.
16. What is your best cosplay memory?
I have a lot of really good ones, like the time Adam peed on the boat at the racist gas station, and when we won best in show for screaming and plungers. But I think what takes the cake is the first time I went to a con with Animosity Cosplay. I’d only known the gang a few months by that point, and I’d only ever been to crappy old JAFAX, so Youmacon was my first real serious con, it was my first real serious costume. Everyone had been doing this for so much longer than I had and I was sort of concerned I’d look foolish. My Mello costume wasn’t at it’s best, I still had the old crappy party wig because the new one I wanted didn’t come in time and I was sort of embarrassed. So I’d sort of hid in the bathroom on Saturday to put my burn on - it was before we’d reached the point of “no man, it’s totally cool if you take a leak while I’m in the shower” - and get ready, and when I sort of had put myself together, I remember Amanda saying “Oh man you look really good!” and it was like all was well. I had passed the test. I wasn’t going to be a huge atrocity. I mean, seeing the costume now it’s a bit gross, but you know, for my first day out of the house, it could have been worse.
27. What is your favourite cosplay item?
I’m going to assume this means like, prop or costume piece or something like that. That being established, I think it might be my Red XIII mohawk. I really was pleased how Red worked out at the end of the day, I thought I might be taking a risk, not really using and distinct dog elements (other than how I paint my nose), and using a lot of feathers. Especially in my hair, rather than using my own hair and almost making a mane. But I really like it. I like the way it looks on me, and I wish I had more occasion to wear it, since I can’t have orange hair anymore because of work. I’ve been thinking about making a red/orange themed rave outfit, since I already have a blue/black one, just to mix things up a bit and get some more use out of portions of that costume. But here’s the best side view I have of the mohawk, I’m being a bit derpy and my bodice is totally sliding down. Enjoy my binding everyone.