I would like to present to you our first GirlHero Spotlight, Raechel Spinnie - Cosplayer 1. Tell me a little about yourself.
I’m a cosplayer, collector, and blogger.Mystery Science Sailor Scouts 3000 @ MTAC 7. Just for fun, do you ever wish you could really be a certain character you have cosplayed? Which one and why? I would love to be a sailor senshi. Though if I had to really pick, it would be Sailor Moon or Sailor Mars. I would love to control fire. It's my favorite element. 8. What are some other hobbies you enjoy doing? When I'm not cosplaying at a convention, you can find me behind a camera. I've dabbled in beginner photography. I love watching anime. I'm also a little bit obsessed with the paranormal. I'm a rollercoaster junkie. I love traveling, which is amazing because it's part of the convention life. I hope to branch out to other cons next year. But most of all I really enjoy kicking back with my friends and having a good laugh. 9. Any upcoming events we will be able to catch you at?
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention - March 29-31 - Nashville, TN Anime Central - May 17-19 - Rosemont, IL (HUGE maybe) OMGcon - June 14-16 - Paducah, KY Fandomfest - July 26-28 - Louisville, KY Anime Weekend Atlanta - September 26-28 - Atlanta, GA Geek Media Expo - November 1-3 - Franklin, TN Ohayocon - January 24-26 - Columbus, OH10. Lastly, do you have any advice you would like to give for those starting out in cosplaying? Everybody can cosplay. Age, height, weight, skin color, gender, and religion do not matter. We're all just geeks in costumes. Never look down on anybody. We should be helping each other up in stead of tearing each other down. Nobody likes an elitist. Don't try to chase after "cosplay fame." Dedicate your time and resources to improving yourself. The more you try, the more people will notice you. Do something to make it your own. Always work on improving yourself! Lastly, don't forget where you first started. My first costume was an absolute disaster, but it made me want to work harder and do something much better. Video Appearance // Ohayocon 2013