Kelli has a passion for crafts and video games! I hope to run into her at RTX this year and meet her! Check out her interview!
GH: Tell me a little about yourself:
Kelli: I am the cosplay content contributor for Weird Girls, a webseries created to provide a safe place for geeks of all genders. I'm an Austin native and I love all the things: Star Trek, video games, arts and crafts, cosplay, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Disney, and anything DIY. I want to pet all the kitties. Seriously. It's a problem.
GH: What made you want to start cosplaying?
Kelli: My hubby and I attended our first comic con a couple years ago. I felt that in order to get the full comic con experience, I should dress in cosplay at least one of the three days. I had such a positive experience cosplaying that I just kept with it. I always loved making Halloween costumes so it gave me an outlet to make costumes all year round.
GH: How long have you been cosplaying for?
Kelli: About 2 years.
GH: What is your favorite cosplay you have done?
Kelli: Tali’Zorah is the cosplay I cherish the most because it was a lot of “firsts” for me- first Pepakura build, first hand drafted sewing pattern, first shoe alteration, first foam armor build. She’s not my favorite to wear simply because she's so uncomfortable but I think she looks spectacular.
GH: Any new cosplay projects you are working on right now?
Kelli: I’m currently working on Steampunk Zatanna and Steampunk Green Lantern for our Justice League cosplay group. It’s been a bit of a challenge for me because this is my first time making a cosplay for another person.
GH: What are some other hobbies you enjoy doing? Other than cosplay?
Kelli: I love sewing and playing video games…if that’s a hobby? There’s something so relaxing about them both.
GH: Any upcoming events we will be able to catch you at?
Kelli: I’ll be at VIDCON June 27 & 28th and RTX July 4-6th
GH: Lastly, do you have any advice you would like to give for those starting out in cosplaying?
Kelli: Don't let anyone dictate how you cosplay. Whether you take artistic liberties or have a different body type/skin color/hair color/etc, your cosplay is your own and no one has the right to tell you you're doing it wrong.
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