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Cari F.

Location:

Duluth, GA

Member since:

June 10, 2012

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What area of Cosplay are you interested in?

All areas - I believe Cosplay should be taken by its truest, purest meaning "Costume Play" and should not become an elitist "Anime only" thing. I also maintain an open-minded pursuit of all things in life and cosplay is no exception: I've done mascot costumes, I've crossplayed multiple times, even using the open-shirt binding method (Shippuden Sasuke) as well as worn a jockstrap (Raiden, Metal Gear Solid 2). I’ve painted my skin (Amethyst, Steven Universe) and would love to try airbrushing at some point. I’ve designed a few Gijinka outfits (Mikey from TMNT and Rarity from MLP, among others). I've done video games, 80's cartoons, anime, fursuitting and I've dabbled in the Steampunk & Pirate genres. As I've said previously, I love to act and I firmly believe cosplay is a type of performance art. I treat it as such with the dignity and grace that rolling on the floor, pretending you're a waterdrop deserves =) (This is an inside "joke" & ironically, I don't mean it sarcastically)

How long have you been involved in Cosplay?

My first cosplay was Halloween of '96/97 - I was 10 years old and was Sailor Chibimoon (Sailormoon) while my sister and her friends were the older senshi. We went to the beach & took pictures (role-playing the whole time) and that was my first taste of true cosplay. Around that time, I also did nekomimi-gijinka versions of The Lion King and performed all the songs with my cousins. Then, in '03-'04 (I was a senior in High school), the urge was undeniable and I was a closet cosplayer - I made the outfits, but never wore them out. I wanted to be a Costume Designer & went to UGA, where I discovered Anime Weekend Atlanta and I've never looked back! It also made me realize cosplay was my passion, not the designing costumes for play after play - although I did continue to study Performing Arts; I'm passionate about acting! So, officially, since 2003/2004. But honestly, I've really been role-playing my entire life, and I think the two are inherently connected.

Do you attend Cosplay events such as DragonCon?

Yes! DragonCon, Anime Weekend Atlanta, Momocon, SeishunCon, Atlanta Anime Day (if that counts LOL), I've been to a few Comic Book conventions, GA Renaissance Festival, Video Games Live (not a con but still awesome) Lately, I've been going to the monthly photoshoot meetups with the Atlanta Imaginarium crew and I am also a part of the Cosplay Volunteers of Atlanta.

What are you looking for from this Cosplay Meetup group?

Inspiration, encouragement and (FRIENDLY) criticism; Friendship (possibly open to more, if such a thing develops naturally); Cosplay opportunities: Need Character Q to complete your Alphabet group? I'm in!; I want to get back to the heart of cosplay: The PLAYING part! I sometimes find myself sewing without putting my soul into the work; I want to tape skits and CMVs and I want actual, decent photoshoots, so when I'm 80 I have a scrapbook I can pull out & think of the good times :3 Let's do this thing! My Cosplay group: (I'm Psypris): www.youtube.com/EcoCosplay ) My Cosplay Facebook Page is: www.facebook.com/Psypr1s and I'm also on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, DeviantART as either Psypris or Psypr1s.

Introduction

I have a Bachelor's degree in Theatre ( Performing Arts), I have a slightly above-average understanding of Performance make-up, I'm a decent seamstress (although I'd love friendly tips!) and I'm looking to expand my cosplay group or join another!


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