One of the features we do here at Comic Impact is the monthly Cosplay Spotlight. The idea is to showcase people from every facet of this wonderful world of fandom we call, “Cosplay.” We believe in the fun of dressing up and want everyone who plays a part to be recognized.
What is your name? Nadya Anton
How many years of experience do you have and what got you into cosplay? Since 2006
What character/design are you most well known for? Lady cyclops, lady gambit, jinx.
Which is your favorite character/design? Samus aran, kenshin himura, dj sona.
Did you know how to sew/fabricate before you started cosplaying? Not at all.
How have your techniques improved over the years? They have been growing with time, I still need a lot to learn but I’m trying my best to get better.
How long does it usually take and what’s your typical process to complete a costume? It depends of the difficulty of the cosplay a full armor costume takes 1-3 months just fabric 1-3 weeks. I choose the character, download images, study the character, make a list of materials, buy materials, start with fabric finish with accesories.
Have you met any of the artists/writers/celebrities whose work your costume is based on? Yes! And it’s so amazing.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you at a convention? they think the character that I’m wearing is other that is not
What is one of your best memories in cosplaying? The first time I started, the first big convention, all the new good friends that I have thanks to cosplay.
Do you read comics and if so, what are your favorite titles? Yes, and my favourite comic book is batman hush.
What is your favorite comic book character? Bruce Wayne
Who are your inspirations? Ryoko deamon, Rikki riddle, jia jem, danquish.
Have you ever participated in any cosplay events or costumed fund raisers? Yes
What do you like to do when you’re not costuming, such as other hobbies? Watch movies, sing, draw, design, play videogames, eat, bake, cook.
Do you have any advice for others wanting to get into cosplay? Do it! It’s super fun!
What is your convention schedule looking like for this year?
08.-10. May 2015: Ottawa ComiCon (Canada) *cosplay guest*
16.-17. May 2015: Nerds Assamble (C.d Juarez) *cosplay guest*
13.-15. jun 2015: Oz Fest (colombia) *cosplay guest*
02.-05. July 2015: Metropoli (Spain) *cosplay guest*
08.-12. July 2015: SDCC (San Diego)
17.-19. July 2015: Animex (Monterrey)*cosplay guest*
18.-20. Sep 2015: Amazing Hawaii con (Hawaii) *Cosplay Guest*
08.-11. Oct 2015: NYCC (New York)
20. Dec 2015: AnimeCon (Sonora) *cosplay guest*
Every month, we will be feature a new Cosplay Spotlight. If you’re interested in having your hard work featured, contact me.