Customer Spotlight: QuantumDestiny
Posted on 18 February 2015
Q: When did you start cosplaying, and what got you started?
A: When I went to my first convention, I noticed that in the churning sea of normal attendees a select few had donned recognizable home made costumes of anime and game characters. There were Star Trek costumes too, but those looked to be purchased. I ended up talking with home-made costumers and learned it was called ‘Cosplay’. They encouraged me to try it, and I made my first cosplay in 2001! I’ve been cosplaying ever since!!
Q: What is your favorite part of the costume-making process?
A: I really like the act of buying everything. Sourcing out new materials and having them arrive in the mail is always pleasing, especially if the fabric or shoes are exactly want I wanted. When it comes to actual construction, my favourite part is when something goes right the FIRST time. I’m constantly re-making things though, so buying wigs and things is the most thrilling part X’D.
Q: Which costume are you most proud of?
A: Probably Lina Inverse (Slayers OVA) or Ryuko Matoi (Kill La Kill). With Lina I did so much armor, prop work, and resin casting that I had not attempted before and I was so happy with how it turned out! With Ryuko Matoi I’m proud I managed to make Senketsu (the outfit) come to life by using different techniques (follow-me-eyes) and materials (latex sheeting).
Q: Do you have a favorite Arda Wig style and/or color?
A: I LOVE the lace front wigs and Luthien. My favourite colours are the Raven and Dark Purple.
Q: What advice do you have for new cosplayers getting into the hobby?
A: Lighting, photography, and photoshop are things that help cosplays look 10000% more impressive than they actually might be in reality. DON’T GET DISCOURAGED by what you see on the internet, make something because you WANT TO and don’t let others hold you back.