It’s time for another interview, this time with Scandia! She’s a cosplayer in Florida who’s very sweet and talented!
What’s your cosplay alias and why did you choose it?
Scandia. It was already my username in many places.
How many years have you been cosplaying and what got you started?
Since 2002. I wanted to dress up as Emeraude from Magic Knight Rayearth.
What has been some of your favorite things to work with when constructing costumes and why?
Besides Emeraude, I enjoyed making Oscar’s jacket from scratch, Sara Trantoul’s jacket, Terra Branford’s dress, and many others.
What are you excited to be working with in the future and why?
Lilliandil from Narnia, and Allura from Voltron, especially with the new Narnia movie and upcoming Voltron cartoon.
What are some of the traits you like to see in other costumes and who do you think does well in them?
I mainly like seeing costumes of characters I like.
What is your view of the “cosplay scene”?
It is fun. But there is a lot of drama at times.
What are some of the things you want to see change in the scene?
Less drama and backstabbing. Costumes are costumes, not vendettas.
What is some advice you could give people starting to get into cosplay?
Cosplay a character you truly enjoy and want to dress up as – not to hurt someone else’s feelings.
What are some of your favorite conventions you’ve attended and why?
My favorite convention is AWA. It has the best programming, and I love the location.
Give a random fact about one of your costumes that you’re proud of!
The first costume piece I sewed from scratch was the tunic from my Raquel Kasull costume.
Thanks for the interview,Scandia! To see more of her work, you can visit her website.