Hello, gentle readers!
Since I did not get to come in costume to Otakon, I decided to interview two cosplayers about why and where they cosplay.
Why do you cosplay?
Stevie: I like to bring the character to life as best I can. I like to pay attention to every single detail, and I like it when people appreciate that level of detail. I also enjoy making people smile and say “Oh, I love that show,” and then you can connect with them.
Haley: I like all those same things, such as bringing the character to life, and I find it fun. I like to meet new people and having people with the same interests to talk to.
Have you been to Otakon before?
Stevie: Yes, this is my second Otakon. I really like the energy at this one! I haven’t gotten creeped on so far.
Haley: This is my first Otakon. It’s really big! I didn’t know it would be this huge. It was exciting to meet some of the folk I knew online. It’s nice to go in groups and meet other people.
What other cons have you been to?
Stevie: Tekkoshocon in Pitts, Setsucon, Colossalcon.
Haley: I’ve been to Tekkoshocon three times.
Who else have you cosplayed as?
Haley: Sailor Moon, Naruto, and Izaya from Durarara.
Thanks for the interview, ladies! Any errors on my part I will have to beg forgiveness for, since we interviewed in such a loud spot!
Question for the readers:
Have you ever been to a convention where you cosplayed? If so, have you ever been “creeped” on? How do you feel about it? Do you think it is a problem for women or for both sexes at these kinds of events?