Hello, Cosplay For All– your friendly neighborhood Mego here! This is a brand new segment for our brand new website, and it requires audience participation! YES! According to the title (or lack therof), this is a Question/Answer extravaganza! It’s quite simple, really– ask me a question, and I will personally answer via a text post or video! These questions do not have to be related to cosplay, either. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS!
Let’s get started!
I have acquired a few questions over the last few days in preparation for my first Q&A (which will be weekly!) and these are the 3 that I selected and answered:
1. Is cosplay more fun than Halloween? If so why? (Andrew on Twitter)
Halloween has always been my personal favorite. I love being able to dress up as whatever I want– which is usually a character I can’t find at most stores. I began making my own costumes and having the time of my life. Cosplay changed EVERYTHING! I get to have the fun of Halloween whenever I want to, but it has taken a bit of the fun out of the actual celebration. I still dress up and visit haunted houses, watch scary movies, and eat candy– but since cosplay– I normally put-together a fun makeshift and/or “lazy” costume, if you will. Last year, I was Kane from Alien with a home-made sock -puppet chestburster xenomorph. So I’d say cosplay is more fun, but Halloween is still awesome.
2. How weird does it feel to be body-painted? (Xarnoa on Twitter)
It feels pretty weird– and cold– at first, but it’s something you just get used to! I felt a little more awkward than usual, as I was not used to revealing THAT much skin, but it was such a blast, and the work body-paint artists do is absolutely incredible. It’s given me such self-confidence, and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone interested in trying it.
3. Who have you bumped into at a con or event that made you star-struck? (Joseph on Twitter)
1. Jason David-Frank. HE’S TOMMY! THE GREEN RANGER FROM MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS! It’s my all-time favorite TV show from childhood. How could I NOT be star-struck? I got the chance to interview him at the Salt Lake Comic Con press conference in 2014, and he is such a down-to-earth guy. It was a really, really cool experience.
2. I got to meet Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, and Billy Boyd– AT THE SAME TIME. If you’re unfamiliar, they play Samwise, Gimli, and Pippin in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I met them backstage during Fantasy-Con, and I may or may not have shed a single tear. It was incredible meeting actors who so beautifully brought to life characters I’ve held so close to my heart. The best part? They are such warm, pleasant human beings, whom actually carried on conversation with me– a total stranger to them. And I finally got to do something I’ve wanted to do in many, many years– I told Pippin (THE Pippin!) about my firm belief in second breakfast. It was a dream come true.
Thanks so much for the questions! If you’d like YOURS answered– leave them in the comments below! Let’s talk!