May 28, 2015
May’s Cosplayer Of The Month
May’s Cosplayer of the month is…
What is your name and do you have an Alias?
My real name is Michaila but i often go by Evi Drake or more popularly Neverendingabove my cosplay page name.
How long have you been cosplaying?
oh geez… almost 5 years now! Five wonderful years.
What was is or who inspired you to start?
It was actually the death of my grandmother. She loved halloween and costumes. So when I found out there was a hobby that heavily involved it I jumped right into it.
Tell us about your first Cosplay experience?
My first cosplay ever was a Bioshock 2 little sister. I wore it to a local comic con. This was my first convention and cosplay experience. I loved every minute of it! I was really worried at first because I was unsure if cosplaying was a general thing they did at conventions.
What do you find a challenge with Cosplay?
Wigs. Especially long ones. styling my own hair is a hassle; of course wigs would be an issue.
What is the most enjoyable part of Cosplay for you?
I love peoples reactions.
Have you met any lasting friends because of Cosplay?
Honestly I just started finding people to hang out with at cons. So hopefully they are lasting!
Do you plan on continuing cosplaying for years to come?
Oh yes definitely.
What is one or two characters that you want to do but haven’t yet?
Chii from chobits. I just really want to wear a pretty dress! I also really want to do alternate skin for lana from hyrule warriors called guardian of time.. it is super beautiful.
If you had to choose only one costume to wear for the rest of your life what would it be?
Ellie from the last of us. If you’ve played this game, you’ll know why I’m saying this.
What is your favorite Convention? (FanExpo, Comicon, Anime Con….) and why?
A local con near my house called Matsuricon is my absolute favourite. It’s a small con but they have awesome activities, a great venue and great con goers!
What would you say to someone that knows nothing about Cosplay but is asking why you do it?
I get this one a lot actually. I do it because there is something super satisfying about making the costumes and then becoming your favourite characters. When you obsess over fandoms like I do, you will not be satisfied until you are physically part of the fandom.
Would you like if more friends or family would join you in your love of cosplay?
Very much so. My dream is to do giant group cosplays!
Do you have plans for your next convention yet?
Of course! Colossalcon is my next one. I’ll be debuting 4 new costumes!
Do you have any tips or trick you would like to share with fellow Cosplayers?
Take your time with your cosplays. There is nothing worse than rushing to get an outfit done for a convention. Trust me, you will hate yourself and your costume afterwards.
Do you have anywhere online I can send people to check out your Cosplay adventures?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neverendingabove/ and https://www.facebook.com/Neverendingabove.skydrop
Tell us one or two interesting stories of you in cosplay.
Okay so this one will make any cosplayer sweat. This year at ohayocon I was competing in the masquerade as Lana from Hyrule warriors. 10 MINUTES BEFORE I GO ON STAGE: The whole back of my top breaks off. Meaning there was nothing keeping it from completely falling off. Super embarrassing. The best the staff could do was use masking tape to close it till I got off stage. Most uncomfortable stage walk EVER.
Second story: At a local con during my first year of cosplaying I walked around almost the whole con with my skirt tucked into my pantyhose… yeah… These stories make me seem like I don’t know what I’m doing!
Thank you Michaila for sharing your stories and letting us into you world. We hope you keep on cosplaying and having an amazing time.
Thank you for joining us again as we meet new and exciting people that love cosplay. Check back with us next month for another look into the world of the Cosplayer.
Krystal Clear Photography: www.facebook.com/krystalclearphoto
Krunchy Studio: https://www.facebook.com/KrunchyStudios
faM-cosplay photographer: https://www.facebook.com/famcosplay
Cerulean Photography: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cerulean-Photography/
and finally Skydrop Photography: https://www.flickr.com/photos/skydropphotography/
Also Joel from the last of us cosplayer: RMV
and runner cosplayer: https://www.facebook.com/SkyDropCosplay
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