Cosplay Spotlight!!! with Jerrica A.
Hello! I am Jerrica from Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
I have been a cosplayer since 2008.
I started with Lust from Full Metal alchemist, I have done Black Cat, Xena, Wonder Woman in her 600 costume, an original metal Wonder Woman, and I am working on a female Flash costume, femme Scarlet Spider, Gal Gadot inspired Wonder Woman, and possibly Starfire.
This is my facebook page for my cosplay
1. Who or what inspired you to cosplay?
I began cosplaying because I wanted to pay homage to my favorite characters. I love creating things, dressing up, going to renaissance fairs, and it just seemed like a fun accepting group. I felt that through cosplay I could let my nerdiness show and it was okay.
2. When you are not cosplaying what else do you do and what are your hobbies?
I love to draw and paint; portraits mostly, or comic book characters. Karaoke, dancing, and rock climbing are my most favorite things to do.
3. What is one big piece of advice you would give to a new cosplayer?
If you are new to this it’s good to know you can be original. Your supposed flaw could be someone else’s favorite part of your costume. The best costumes I have encountered are the ones that says something about you. It doesn’t need to be accurate down to every seam. It should speak to the character, so that other fans can identify with you, and it should speak about why YOU are such a big fan.
4. What is one thing the cosplaying community can do better when it comes to dealing with each other?
The cosplay community had gotten much larger with fans of all skill levels. This community is great at including each other. We could definitely use more tutorials and technique sharing with one another. This is a community more than a competition. At the end of the day wouldn’t you rather have a person tell you they learned something great from you than to say ‘hey that’s a great cosplay, I could never do that’? Let’s help each other grow our skills, and learn new ways to express our characters.
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