Featured Cosplayer Interview – Jennifer Kateri

Jennifer Kateri

Black Widow photo by Bryan Humphrey
There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

The Comic Book Critic Featured Cosplayer Interview this week is:

Jennifer Kateri From Des Moines, Iowa

Emma Frost

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Featured Cosplayer Interview – Alexia Jean Grey

Alexia Jean Grey

Alexia Jean Grey as Poison Ivy

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

The Comic Book Critic Featured Cosplayer Interview this week is:

Alexia Jean Grey From South Florida

Alexia Jean Grey

We caught up with the very busy and talented Alexia Jean Grey and asked her some questions about her cosplaying…

What  made you decide cosplaying was something you wanted to do?

Naturally like many costumers, growing up surrounded by video games, comics, and anime with a little bit of an artsy fartsy side. I also grew up in theater. Even though the costume department in high school never made serious costumes, it gave me a chance to experiment with make up and basic sewing. I never really saw much of cosplay while living in Wisconsin, it wasn’t until I moved to Florida where I was fully introduced to it. I became friends with costumers who helped make my first costume and took me to my first convention. The rest is pretty much history!

Alexia Jean Grey as Black WidowAlexia Jean Grey as Black Widow

How long have you been cosplaying and do you remember your first costume?

My first official costume was in 2009 and it was Kasumi from Dead Or Alive 4. It was a very interesting experience, I knew I wanted to make this costume but with no experience in crafting and stressed from stuffing all this research about sewing I turned to my friend Emily Galea. The two weeks spent at her house taught me a lot about sewing and pattern drafting and also created our friendship. She is a very talented artist and often sidekicks with me when I host panels!

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Featured Cosplayer – Chosplay

Chosplay

Chosplay

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

Read moreFeatured Cosplayer – Chosplay

Featured Cosplayers – Joepool and Kris Lee

Joepool and Kris Lee  Psylocke & The Hand Ninja

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

Read moreFeatured Cosplayers – Joepool and Kris Lee

Featured Cosplayer – Angi Viper

Angi Viper

Angi Viper as Catwoman

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

Read moreFeatured Cosplayer – Angi Viper

Featured Cosplayer – Mizz Jupiter

Mizz Jupiter

THE BLACK WIDOW BY MARVEL.COM JUDY STEPHENS PHOTO 2

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

Read moreFeatured Cosplayer – Mizz Jupiter

Featured Cosplayer – Callie Cosplay

Callie Cosplay

Callie Cosplay - Rogue

UPDATE 04/07/13:

Callie recently had emergency surgery and is without medical insurance coverage. Her supporters are helping her raise funds to cover the cost of her high medical bills. Below are links about what she is going through and where you can help. We wish her a speedy recovery!

http://www.gofundme.com/savingcallie
http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=639
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2013/04/05/gravely-ill-cosplayer-needs-help-callie-cosplay/

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies the spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

Read moreFeatured Cosplayer – Callie Cosplay

Featured Cosplayer – Monika Lee

Monika Lee

Monika Lee as Lara Croft

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies the spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

Read moreFeatured Cosplayer – Monika Lee