Featured Cosplayer: PixieQuinnCosplay

VANAPHASE™ the Vanadium powerhouse!

Name: Amanda (PixieQuinnCosplay)

City: Los Angeles

Social Media: Facebook.com/pixiequinncosplay; Instagram:Pixiequinncosplay; Twitter: Pixiedust0623; Snapchat: pixiequinn92

What was your first Cosplay Experience?

My first cosplay experience was during San Diego Comic Con 2014. I had been to the convention the previous year for the first time and was blown away with not only the scale of the convention but all of the amazing costumes. So the next year I decided to do my first cosplay. I was initially going for Harley Quinn from the Arkham City video game as that was my favorite version of Harley Quinn and I am a huge gamer girl. However my outfit eventually turned out to be a complete mess (to me anyways). My boots were spot on from the video game as I got them off of a cosplay costume website however my friend and I had attempted to make the pants Harley wore from the video game and it was a complete disaster since we bought upholstery fabric and not actual fabric for leggings…I don’t know what we were thinking! So in a panic I quickly went on Amazon and got these black and red leggings that could be shipped to my house in a rush. Completely the wrong type of pants for the look. Then for the corset part of the costume that she wore I purchased a “Harley Quinn” style corset but it was completely the wrong look. So all together my Arkham City dreams were dashed due to my lack of experience. But a year later I would redeem myself at the next SDCC and have the Arkham City costume of my dreams.

How long have you been Cosplaying?

I have been cosplaying for a bit over 2 years now! I had always been nerdy and geeky but I never really had a way of expressing it since I was the only really nerdy girl in the group of friends I had. Everyone would call me weird for being overly passionate about all things pop culture. One day I was browsing Youtube and I found this girl named Traci Hines who dressed up as every Disney princess and sang their songs. Not only was I amazed at how amazing her costumes were and how she was able to literally transform herself into any character, I was inspired; I then knew that is exactly what I wanted to do myself. Really it was Traci Hines who inspired me to start cosplaying. And not only are we good aquaintences at conventions and online now but she also follows my cosplay work which really means the world to me. To me my cosplay goal is already reached, since I now have the respect of my role model.

What is your favorite cosplay you have worn/created?

This is hard! There are definitely ones that I love but are a literal pain to wear and then there are some I am proud of myself because I really created them from scratch rather than just bought them. But I think my favorite would have to be my new Gwenom cosplay I just recently wore to LA Comic Con. Not only is it comfy but it is also another one of my cosplays that I had done previously that didn’t turn out how I wanted and this year I felt I really redeemed myself with a brand new suit and some awesome face makeup.

If you had unlimited resources, what Cosplay would you create?

My cosplay “white whale” as I call it, my ultimate goal, is to do a cosplay of Anya Stroud from Gears of War 3. She is one of my favorite video game characters and I always took pride in kicking boys’ butts in Gears of War online whenever I would play, so that character has a lot of meaning to me. Her costume is extremely detailed with the COG armor that she wears. I have been talking a lot with Evil Ted Smith who has been motivating me to just get started. I haven’t worked much with foam and I know it is going to be a mostly foam outfit. It is going to be super expensive too with all of the rest of the detailing I will have to do with Worbla and LED lighting and painting most likely. I am scared to tackle such a huge project!

What advice would you offer others trying to break into Cosplay?

I would say to literally just get started and do it! I had no idea what I was doing that first San Diego Comic Con when I tried to be Harley from Arkham City and then when I learned more skills and branched out in the cosplay community and got advice my cosplay really started to take off and I ended up redeeming cosplays I wasn’t too happy with not once but twice and probably a lot more times to come. Most cosplayers will tell you their outfit is never perfect to them; so even if you think yours isn’t good, that is normal, most cosplayers are never satisfied. I would also urge new comers into the cosplay community not to get caught up in the idea of becoming cosplay famous online. I know here especially in SoCal the cosplay community is a bit competitive especially with follower amounts and who has the biggest and best costume, it can get a bit stressful, so try not to go in with too many expectations.

YogaOutlet.com

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Wolfman's Got Nards
Cinepocalypse 2018 Review: ‘Wolfman’s Got Nards’

The harsh reality of the movie business is that films often...

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mystical Man
Cinepocalypse 2018 Review: ‘The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mystical Man’

We’ve all heard the stories in one form or another. Bill...

Invincible
Amazon Studios Greenlights Invincible from The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman

Amazon Studios greenlights Invincible, from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman,...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
LGBTQ Video Game Archives
Temple Professor Helps Launch First Exhibit of LGBTQ Video Game Archives

Temple University’s Dr. Adrienne Shaw is serving as a curator in her role...

Talking Tom Jetski2
Take a Virtual Beach Break with Talking Tom Jetski 2

Outfit7 celebrates 8 billion downloads of its mobile games with the...

PowerA Xbox One
Up Your Game with New Enhanced PowerA Xbox One Controllers

Up your game and get ready for the upcoming Xbox Exclusive...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams
Sam Kieth Makes Long-Awaited Return to The Outback in Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams

SAN DIEGO, CA and BURBANK, CA (June 21, 2018) – Batman...

Wrestling Writer Legends Bill Apter & Gary Morgenstein Announce, ‘The Last Wrestler’

To names that are synonymous with professional wrestling journalism and well...

thousand year beach
The Thousand Year Beach – Viz Media Debuts Acclaimed Sci-Fi Novel

“The Thousand Year Beach presents an idyllic virtual world, still running...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Solo Lightweight Backpacks
Solo Lightweight Backpacks for the Late Summer Heat

Beat the heat with the new line of Solo lightweight backpacks: Peak,...

Out Of Space on Your Xbox One? Fantom Drives Has Your Back

Fantom Drives will ensure you have enough space on your Xbox...

New Toast Covers
A Toast to New Toast Covers, Now Covering More Than Tech

Raise your glasses for a toast to New Toast Covers for the...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
Jeanie Buss & MGM TV Tags AXS TV to Broadcast WOW-Women of Wrestling Events

Jeanie Buss and MGM Television Tags AXS TV to Broadcast WOW-Women...

Kevin Belington Faces Martin Nguyen for the ONE FC Interim Bantamweight Title

From ONE FC – 07 June 2018 – Manila, Philippines: The...

Showtime to Air ‘Bipolar Rock ‘N’ Roller’ Mauro Ranallo Doc on May 25th

From Bellator MMA and Showtime – New York – April 30,...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Iron Fist Racist
Is Marvel Iron Fist Racist? Part 2- Yeah…

After the casting controversy, two shows, and a guest appearance in Marvel...

Cultural Junkdrawer – Season’s end: The Flash season 4

CULTURAL JUNKDRAWER   SEASON’S END     THE FLASH Season 4...

Adult Continuity Issue #13 – Avengers XXX – A porn parody

I review AvengersXXX and make masturbation jokes. Be smart with your Fapdollar(tm);...

Event News Event Reviews
Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience
AT&T Audience Network Bringing Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience to SDCC

AT&T AUDIENCE Network to Bring ‘Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience’ and Show...

Shout! Factory Anime Expo 2018
Shout! Factory Anime Expo 2018 Lineup Has Big Brands and Big Names

Shout! Factory Anime Expo 2018 lineup includes interactive fan activities, exciting...

Flavors of Youth
Netflix Premiering New Original Anime Flavors of Youth at AX2018

Netflix will host the world premiere screening of their new anime...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Gaming Uncensored: Year in Review 2016

A look back at the year in gaming. Related

Gaming Uncensored Roundtable: December 2016

December’s roundtable discusses story in games with Chad, Josh, and Spencer....

Gaming Uncensored: Podcast #349

Jamie reflects on some of his time with the HTC Vive....

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack
Blake Neely Behind-the-Scenes Recording of Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack

Check out this exclusive Behind-The-Scenes video with Blake Neely as he...

Rising Country Music Artist Kaylin Roberson Talks About her work with St. Jude

Kaylin Roberson is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Raleigh, North...

MTV Unveils Performers for ‘TRL Live’ on October 3rd at 3 p.m. E.T.

NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2017) – MTV today announced that...

%d bloggers like this: