Dropping in once again, with another Cosplay Gem Interview with a Cosplayer takes a pit stop in Fort Wayne Indiana to chat it up with the tantalizing Amber of S’more Cosplay! She’s ready willing and able to take the growing Cosplay scene in Indiana by storm with her jaw dropping creations. Way more than just a gorgeous face, Amber has the skill to put the finishing touches on a costume in a multitude of different mediums making her a true force to be reckoned with. Let’s see what she’s about shall we?
What is the Cosplay scene like in Fort Wayne Indiana?
In Fort Wayne, the cosplay scene isn’t very huge. We have our local con Ikasucon which is comparable to anime Crossroads. Everyone is so nice around here.
What got you into the art of Cosplay?
It all started in 8th grade. I had a few friends who had been one time to our local con, so me and my friend Emma went and cosplayed Roxas and Axel on Friday, and Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash on Saturday. That following year my older sister joined me and now she and I have been cosplaying for the last 6 years.
Who are your favorite characters to Cosplay?
My favorite characters to cosplay is Halibel from Bleach and Storm from X-Men along with the Firefox and Google Chrome me and my sister have changed up over the years.
Can you tell me what it took to make this particular design? (Time, cost, materials, etc)
To make this version of Storm, from Marvel versus Capcom 3, took maybe a total of about 1 month, thanks to my friend julie, with a total cost of less than $40. Some of the material I already had and of course what I did by, I used tons of Joann’s coupons!! We went the method of Saran wrapping my body and creating the bodysuit pattern from there. I used craft foam and a headband for the crown. Yaya Hans 4-way stretch matte black and metallic gold for the suit material. Leftover fabric for the boot covers and Cape. I handmade the X-Men symbol and earrings with Clay. Then bought my contacts from uniqso
Who/What is your biggest inspiration?
Everyone inspires me in the cosplay community to work harder and create new things. I spend a few hours a day just looking at the work others are doing and learning from them.
What are the Biggest cons in Fort Wayne IN right now?
In Indiana the biggest con I can think of is Gen Con in Indianapolis. Which is a massive tabletop gaming convention. It is the largest table top gaming Con in North America in attendance and events.
Which one is your favorite?
My favorite is Indiana Comic-Con and Popcon, along with anime Crossroads. A lot of those who attend anime Crossroads also attend ikasucon here so it’s like a big Famcon.
What Anime are you currently watching?
I am currently watching fairy tale and food wars.
What are you currently playing?
Currently playing uncharted, ratchet and clank series, bioshock and walking dead telltale games.
What are you currently reading?
And im currently not reading anything, but considering reading jo jo bizarre adventure manga. Since ive only played the game on dreamcast.
What is your favorite cosplay moment?
My favorite cosplay moment was when me and my sister cosplayed Slenderman together at anime Crossroads. Everyone absolutely loved our cosplay! Other than the fact that we couldn’t see very well, due to the bodysuit, we still entered the Masquerade and danced ponponpon our first dance performance, yes it’s on YouTube, and won best performance. This was our third cosplay me and my sister did together. The con love was so real from everyone.
What is your cosplay horror story?
I haven’t experienced any problems with my cosplays but the worst may be any type of thigh high with a cosplay. I have big thighs from playing soccer my whole life and I just can never get them to stay up properly. I’ve tried tape and safety pins. The safety pins only ruined my tights putting an awful running them. But luckily that’s only the worst I’ve experienced.
Where do you see the art of Cosplay in the next 5-10 years?
The art of Cosplay will be even bigger and better I’m sure in 5 to 10 years. With the movies, games, and Anime we keep coming out with someone will recreate our beautiful dreams and make it real. The cosplay fam will grow and I’d like to imagine people being even more supportive and diverse. It won’t be looked at as strictly nerds only, it will be anyone and everyone who wants to cosplay, bought costume or handcrafted cosplays, it won’t matter. WR
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