Cosplay is the art of dressing up as one of your favorite fictional characters. It can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. But some cosplayers go above and beyond! Every Tuesday, we feature one of these dedicated hobbyists, along with some information about their chosen cosplay.
This week the spotlight is on Kamri Jade and her killer Suki costume.
What”s your name?
My name is Karina but people mostly call me by my nickname, Kamri Jade.
What made you want to cosplay as this?
I love Suki! She is strong/assertive and beautiful and I admire those traits in female characters. When Alias Magazine (a local cosplay magazine in my country Trinidad) called for submissions for their 2014 issue, I jumped at the opportunity to make a Suki cosplay. Doing the make-up was my favourite part!
How long did it take to create the costume?
It took me approximately three days to make. Most of the time was used to hand sew the entire thing because I do not have a sewing machine yet. After that, most time-consuming task I had was hand-colouring a blonde wig with a red marker to get a nice auburn. That took five hours. I couldn”t find an auburn wig, so desperate times called for desperate measures! The fans were easy to hand-paint and the headpiece was made in an hour or so from craft foam and then hand-painted as well.
Do you have a favorite comic–con memory from this cosplay?
I didn”t attend any cons with this cosplay, but the photoshoot for Alias Magazine was super fun! My friends helped me find poses to experiment with and we even googled a fan dancing video. Guru Kast – the photographer – was amazing! He is great to work with and always up for anything. He does a lot of awesome work for the local cosplay scene!
You can check out the rest of Karina”s cosplay photos on her Facebook page!
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