Cassandra Love, Second grade Costume: The Green Lantern Judges’ choice Best of Show Kids’ contest winner “My mom made it and my dad made the glowing parts.”
Hannah Mora, Art major Costume: Forest Spirit from Princess Mononoke “It’s actually like a deer animal and he’s the spirit of the forest. He’s the one that gives life or takes life and I decided to go ahead and cosplay as him and turn him a little more feminine and turn him into my own interpretation.” How long did it take to make your costume? “About six months to finish everything.” “I eventually want to get a degree in cos¬tume designing and make costumes for movies so that’s my goal. That’s what I’m striving for and cosplay is perfect to get some practice in.” “If you’re going to cosplay always try to think outside of the box. Something that you wouldn’t think would be able to work as a material for a prop, or for example my feet, most definitely it will work. Just think outside of the box and have fun with it.”
Sarah Siemers UNM graduate Costume: Meredith from Brave How long did it take to make your costume? “It took about 13 hours to do all of the screen printing and maybe 70 hours to hand place the 3700 gems on there. The wig takes years to comb. I hand curled it so all the curls I had to get in there. It took a really long time.” “Check out my costumes online. I make a bunch of them. You can find me on Facebook at Callesto.Walken.
K’dawn Butler, Liberal Arts major Costume: Bayonetta Journeyman contest winner How long did it take to make your costume? “In total it was probably a hundred hour process between four [glue] guns. The shoes I designed myself out of an older pair and the suit was all sewn by me, I went through a 12-hour straight sewing. All the designs and the clay, [the guns] they’re all hand made. They’re made out of foam board and piping, a lot of paint, a lot of clay and a lot of time.”
Mike Stanley Costume: The Blue Spirit from Avatar: the Last Airbender, an alias of Zuko Novice competition “This is the first costume that I’ve made out of all the costumes that I made that I actually entered in any competition ever.” How long did it take for you to make your costume? “It took a couple of weeks. It took a week alone for the mask because of the mate¬rial I was working with had a very long drying time.” Former Rocky Mountain College for Art and Design student in Animation and Illustration “For other costumers and cosplayers out there, always keep trying, always look for new ways to try things and look for new materials because there’s always something that can make whatever you’re doing that much better.”