Interview with a Cosplayer: Slowpoke Cosplay

Welcome Back to another edition of Interview With A Cosplayer and we have a real treat for you! We’ve had quite a few Australian Cosplayers grace our site and to a man we all can vouch that there is definitely something going on there. Incredible attention to detail, Earth shattering good looks is the usual recipe there. Slowpoke Cosplay can definitely and her name to the mix! At just 22 this Cosplayer, Fetish model, and possible Cyborg has us at The Wandering Ronin seriously considering a one way trip! Let’s see what she has to share!

What is the Cosplay scene like down undah

I just recently moved to Christchurch, NZ from Sydney, Australia, so I’m not too sure about NZ as much. However, in Sydney, the cosplay scene was huge with anime cosplays being the most popular amongst people. We also have a ton of events this year for all areas of popular culture.

What got you into the art of Cosplay?

What got me into cosplay is a pretty funny story. I used to be an anime admin on one of those big anime meme Facebook pages and an artist, so I was always sharing cosplayers as content. After a while, I was curious about doing it, so I bought my first cosplay and just fell in love doing it.

Who are your favorite characters to Cosplay?

Slowpoke Cosplay
Saber Alter Photo by: AT Images

My favourite characters to cosplay would have to be a tie between Saber Alter from the Fate series and 2B from NieR:Automata. Both are incredibly strong badass women who make me feel empowered to cosplay as.

Can you tell me what it took to make this particular design? (Time, cost, materials, etc)

Slowpoke Cosplay
2b Nier
Photo By: Too Shy Photos

The time it usually takes me to make cosplays varies. If I’m doing a very highly detailed cosplay like 2B or Saber Alter Stage 3, it can take on average 3 weeks and average around $200-300AUD to make. If I’m making something quicker like Santa Bikini Umaru, it can take around 3 days using my sewing machine and can average at around $100AUD in total. My tools which I choose to use in cosplay are mainly sewing, but I am hoping in 2018 to branch more out into using worbla for armour pieces.

Who/What is your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspiration in cosplay would have to be a tie between Tatto, Miss Sinister and Most Flogged. All three are incredibly badass, talented people who even outside of cosplay, still remain just as badass.

What are the Biggest cons in Chirstchurch right now?

I know in Christchurch, there is Chirstchurch Armageddon, but back in Sydney, we had conventions like Sydney Supanova, SMASH and OZCC.

Which con is your favorite?

SMASH will always be my favourite con. It was one of my first cons when I was in my early teens and every year, it just allows me to be a complete anime nerd.

What are you into?

Slowpoke Cosplay
Major Kusanagi
Photo By: Magic Missle Studios

I am currently rewatching every Ghost in the Shell series because I need me some Major Kusanagi in my life.

What is your favorite cosplay moment?

Probably my favourite cosplay moment was when I was cosplaying 2B for OZCC and I was doing a public photoshoot and I all of a sudden, decided to pose very sexy as I just felt this massive wave of confidence hit me. I’m usually very shy in public, so doing poses which show off a lot of my curvature in public was a huge accomplishment for me 🙂

What is your cosplay horror story?

Oh boy, probably a cosplay horror story was when I attended PAX Melbourne in 2016 and right before I left to go to the con, the back zipper of one of my cosplays broke completely and I had no way of fixing it without a machine. Instead I decided to walk around and explore the city as I felt so miserable that the zipper broke, aha.

Where do you see the art of Cosplay in the next 5-10 years?

I think cosplay is still going to be a thing in the future. It’s expanding with a lot more communities popping up in many different cultures and countries, and with the progression of technology, I feel that cosplays will get more technically impressive as time progresses!WR












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