P Chan is an amazing Cosplayer who is finally coming into her own in the World of Cosplay. Some some interesting twist to classic Cosplays as well as a bubbly attitude, P Chan is becoming one of the people to keep your eye on. Recently I was able to get her to hop into the CCU hot seat to talk about her current adventures in the world of Cosplay.
Jack Nickelz: So tell us what first got you started in Cosplay?
P Chan: Back in 2006 two friends were going to a convention. I was really excited to overhear their plans and asked to come, their approval was the happiest day of my life and made me the person I am today. Since then I have been working on staying in shape and emulating a large array of characters.
Jack Nickelz: What was your first Cosplay outfit?
P Chan: My first Cosplay was Snake from Metal Gear Solid 3. It was a bunch of clothes from savers, a cheap Halloween store wig, and real bad makeup. I made it work, but will never provide anyone with pictures from such dark times.
Jack Nickelz: How was it going to a convention in full gear?
P Chan: I felt good going to a convention in Cosplay, I could hide my true identity, and it was awesome! No one will ever know that was me, except you, the one reading this.
Jack Nickelz: What has been some of your fav. Cosplays to do?
P Chan: I like doing Cosplays from video games. I played games before getting into things like anime, films, and comic book characters. Most of my morals and values are shaped by characters like Snake, Max Payne, and countless others! I have a real lame Max Payne quote tattoo on my ankle! NO REGRETS HERE!
Jack Nickelz: Do you have a Cosplay that you are becoming known for?
P Chan: In my many years Cosplaying, I don’t think I am known for dressing up as a certain character, but I am known for my kindness and sense of humor. At conventions I usually hand out candy, tell jokes, and try to make people smile.
Jack Nickelz: How do you pick which Cosplay to do?
P Chan: Picking a Cosplay is hard, I try to go with characters I love or take on something one of my idols has done because I love how they brought the character to life!
Jack Nickelz: How long does it normally take you to do a Cosplay?
P Chan: Doing a Cosplay can either be as simple as clicking BUY ME NOW or months at a time. I used to just buy outfits, but the past two years I have made more of an effort to create. I have come a long way and currently proud of an outfit that only took thirty minutes to make, it’s amazing what a glue gun can do!
Jack Nickelz: What’s the hardest Cosplay that you have had to do?
P Chan: The hardest Cosplay is one that is still on my to-do list, Anubis from Zone of the Enders. I have it all blue printed, I just need to level up my skills it seems. I tried making it out of cardboard, but it just looked awful. Just need to increase my XP!
Jack Nickelz: Who are some of the Cosplayers that you admire?
P Chan: I have many Cosplayers I admire, almost anyone who goes out there and dresses up as a character they love has my respect and admiration. I look up to plenty of “big name” Cosplayers such as, Misa On Wheels, Jessica Nigri, Ivy DoomKitty, Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nicklesen, Casey Anne, King Of The North Cosplays, DV8 Props, Iron Bat, Tim (Misfit Toys), Jonathan Ruckus and many many more!
Jack Nickelz: Are there any Cosplays that you had to adjust because they were too revealing?
P Chan: Kano from Mortal Kombat. I was going through a rough spot and rebelled. It was like a pre-midlife crisis Cosplay. You could see so much that your eyes would droop from their sockets and every tooth in your mouth would crumble. What was I thinking?
Jack Nickelz: What have been some of your fav. cons to go to?
P Chan: I like going to Anime conventions. Have you ever been to an anime convention, the merchandise they carry makes my knees weak and my soul cry out. My wallet leaps from my pocket and onto the table. I suddenly pour out all my cash and purchase many trinkets that I don’t need, but desire at that moment in time.
Jack Nickelz: What do you think the next big trend in Cosplaying will be?
P Chan: I have noticed a lot of trends based on what shows, movies, or games are popular. I am hoping to see some Parayste the Maxim Cosplays, Age of Ultron, Sexy Rick Grimes in a g-string, as well as some cute summer outfits!
Jack Nickelz: What do you think conventions could do to make things easier for photographers?
P Chan: I personally know many whom aspire towards being photographers. I really wish everyone got respect, including photographers. Both Cosplay and photography go hand and hand. A photographer gives us a glimpse into the convention lifestyle. I think people need to be courteous and respectful to those around them a man or woman is just as important as anyone else attending a convention.
Jack Nickelz: What future Cosplays can we expect to see from you this year?
P Chan: My future Cosplay list is all over the place. I can say I’m working on one thing and then pull out something from out of the blue. I do know for sure I am doing Eevee from Pokemon and Morrigan from Darkstalkers!
Jack Nickelz: Thank you for taking time out to do this. Is there anything else you would like to say to the fans?
P Chan: Why am I talking to fans? It isn’t that hot yet.