Name/Instagram Handle Kimmiekattcosplay (Kim)
Location: Dublin, Ireland ( but I am from California )
Favorite Cosplay & Why : Oh this one is tough! I'd have to say Magneto. He's the first cosplay I've made every element of ( first time making a helmet, and sewing!)
How long have you been cosplaying? I've been cosplaying for two years, but have been doing it more seriously ( ie making my own pieces) for the past year.
Do You Buy Or Make Your Cosplay? A bit of both! I love making what I can, but i'm not very strong in the sewing department so will usually order some items already made.... depending on the cosplay.
What's your favorite thing about cosplay? I love getting to be my favorite comic/video game/movie characters. I also love going to conventions and meeting people who have similar intrests as I do. I wouldn't normally be the most outgoing person, but I find it easy to chat to people at cons.
Next Convention? MCM Manchester
Best Experience Cosplaying? Getting to cosplay my Magneto at the world premier for Dark Phoenix in LA. It was a whirlwind trip, and such a fun and surreal experience... and it was nice to get to be there in cosplay I was so proud of.
Advice for new cosplayers: Yes! When crafting, just go for it! I found I learned the most when I tried stuff way outside of my comfort zone. Also just have fun with cosplaying, and don't compare yourself to others.