Meet Pumpkin.Pixie.Princess ( Aka Ashley)
Name/Handle: Ashley, but I go by Pumpkin or my handle.
Location: Atlanta Georiga
Favorite cosplay and why: Favorite cosplay so far is Princess Peach
How long have you been cosplaying? 8 years!
Do you create your own or have it commissioned: I make my costumes, but have purchased or commissioned certain pieces.
Favorite thing about Cosplaying: My favorite thing about cosplay is meeting people in cosplay. It's cool to immediately have a connection and conversation starter. I've made almost all my friends through cosplaying.
Next Convention: Anima Weekend Atlanta
Favorite Experiences Cosplaying: All the best experiences I've had have been children's reactions to my cosplays. One time while wearing Ariel, a little girl asked me if I remembered her from Disney world. it was special to play along and make her day.
Advice for new cosplayers: Don't stress and don't take it too seriously. Don't worry about if you look like the character or if people are going to like your costume. It's all about being creative and having fun. It's a learning experience too so don't beat yourself up about mistakes or malfunctions.