Now we are all used to seeing anime based cosplays and its cool and they keep getting better. Its rare to see someone cosplaying as anyone who originated from a video game and didnt get any anime spot light. Ms.Dragonblade does the characters she cosplays a nice justice. Not only is she doing something a little off the cosplay norm she id doing it well. I was lucky enough to spend some time with her so let me share our moments together with you .
MAGIK_FOX: Thank you for coming, I have a lot of questions I would like to ask so let me ask the obvious one. What made you decide that video game cosplay was the way you wanted to go?
Dragonblade: To be honest, I’ve always been more of a gamer than an anime fan. I’ve been playing games for as long as I can remember, and they’re very important to me. But I have done some anime cosplay in the past. If there was a character from a show I really enjoyed, there’s no reason why I wouldn’t consider making a costume of them — I just play video games more.
MAGIK_FOX: GAMES FOR LIFE..cough… Everyone has their pride and joy cosplay but all of yours are so well done; which one is your favorite and why?
Dragonblade: You know, I have a habit of always picking my most recent costume when I’m asked this question, so I’m going to probably say my skull suit for Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 2. I love being able to actually dive with it in photos.
MAGIK_FOX: What was the first con you went to? how was the experience?
Dragonblade: My very first convention was Otakon 2003 — about 10 years ago. I don’t remember much of it, other than that I went with my best friend, and that my costume was embarrassingly bad. I didn’t have a digital camera, so thankfully, there’s no existing proof of the travesty that was my costume. I know I had a great time, though.
MAGIK_FOX: Well some one else had a camera…na I’m kidding haha.What kind of music do you like? What do you like about it?
Dragonblade: You know, I’m not a big music person. I like really bubbly pop songs and dance music with lyrics, but I also enjoy almost anything with an electric violin in it. I’m not a big fan of harder stuff, and songs where I can’t make out what the singer is trying to say.
MAGIK_FOX: There are many coplayers out there; are there any specific people you want to work with?
Dragonblade; I’ve never really cosplayed in groups before the last couple years, and even so,it usually happens to be a coincidence because we all met in costume! So I’m not really used to thinking about who I’d want to work with. Finding a partner to put together a team for the World Cosplay Summit has been on my mind, though.
MAGIK_FOX: You are in a dark room and their are zombie squirrels are surrounding you out side. These is a rocket launcher, a flamethrower, and Ramona Flowers’s favorite hammer what do you choose?
Flamethrower, because I can keep my distance, hit a lot, and not get bitten as easily.
Results: We took a long time to think about her answer and we are sad to say Ms.Dragonblade would die. simply because 1. squirrels are really fast so dead ones are half as fast. they could easily get around her. plus we put her in a room so the after math of the flame thrower would be a burning room and with it being surrounded by zombie squirrel she wouldn’t be able to move as fast with out getting caught, but we can say be for her false death she would successfully burn 88% of the zombies. CONGRATULATIONS
MAGIK_FOX: What inspired you to start cosplaying?
Dragonblade: You know, I’m not really sure. I’ve always loved costuming, Halloween, and pretending to be fictional characters. I guess that it was a natural fit once I discovered that it was totally cool to dress up like a character when I first heard about anime conventions.
MAGIK_FOX: Do you have anything to say to your new fans?
Dragonblade: I’m very thankful that you enjoy my work, and I hope you enjoy more of my upcoming costumes this convention season! I’ve got a secret costume for an event coming up next year, so I hope you all are as excited as I am!
DataFist: COSPLAY SURPRISE!!!!!!!