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:
Sirene “MangoSirene” from Chicago, IL
Sirene aka MangoSirene only began cosplaying several years ago, but you’d never tell that from the costumes that she creates. Not only does she have numerous costumes in a wide variety of genres, but the level of detail that she puts into her work seems like she’s been doing this for far longer. From her Portal 2 cosplay to her incredibly awesome Princess Kraehe, Sirene puts her all into the work of creating the costumes and then into bringing the characters to life.
You can always count on several things at a comic book and entertainment expo: industry pros, dealers, discussion panels, and the ever present cosplayers. I’ve rounded up some images from Comic vine, acomicbookblog, and IGN to display here.