Name: Viewtiful Jo’Rie
City: Newport News, VA
Photographer(s): Eddie B Photography, LJ Photos
What was your first Cosplay Experience?
I’ll say that my first cosplay experience was going to C2E2. I wasn’t dressed myself, but I saw how much fun everyone else in costume was having and I was super sad I wasn’t a part of it myself. After that I started looking for more conventions to go to and forming my list of future costumes.
How long have you been Cosplaying?
In August it will be 2 years. I’m a cosbaby 🙂
Who or What inspired you to take up Cosplaying?
Learning about the beast that is Dragon-Con inspired me to start cosplaying. When I was living in Georgia I met a bunch of people that attended and after that i needed to know everything about it. It had never occurred to me that there were entire events for people to celebrate and create their fandom.
If you had to pick a favorite Cosplay you have worn or see someone else where What would it be?
So far my Dee (Rat Queens) cosplay is my favorite that i have worn, but there are too many that I’ve seen on others to name.
If you had unlimited funds and resources, what Cosplay would you create?
Aveline de Grandpre from Assassin’s Creed
What advice would you offer others who are aspiring Cosplayers?
I feel like I’m still aspiring myself, so I would just encourage others to not be discouraged by all the hoopla and “cosfamous” talk that’s been floating around. Build your craft, make friends, take tons of pictures and most importantly have fun!
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