January 2012 Cosplay Babe of the Month, Heidi Cosplay Kitten, escapes from the asylum!
Welcome back to part two of our feature on January Cosplay Babe of the Month Heidi Cosplay Kitten. As we found out in the first part of our interview Heidi has very diversified interests and is an all around sweetheart. We assume that it’s the small town Illinois roots. With that, let’s get right back into our wonderful interview with Heidi.
(Right:Heidi as Soul Eater Blair.)
Comics Ninja: What are your best and worst fanboy experiences at the conventions or events?
Heidi: The best experience is definitely the friendships I’ve made. Dressing up is only half the fun of cosplaying – the best part is meeting new people and making new friends who have the same hobby and interests as I do. Conventions have brought a lot of wonderful people into my life and opened up a lot of opportunities for me, and I wouldn’t trade that for the world! I haven’t really had many bad experiences. I guess the worst would be the “drive-by gropers” – guys who try to cop a feel while walking past you as fast as they can, or the macho jock-type football fans who somehow always seem to be in the area at Dragon Con every year and don’t like taking no for an answer.
Comics Ninja: What comic books are you personally reading right now? Favorite games or Anime?
Heidi: Right now I’m reading the Walking Dead trade paperbacks. I own all of them up to volume #14, and am eagerly awaiting my chance to pick up volume #15, which just came out. I’m also reading the Vampire Hunter D novels – I’m almost finished with volume #13 – Twin-Shadowed Knight. My favorite games are old school role playing games – Chrono Trigger, Breath of Fire, the Final Fantasy Series, and so many more to list! As for anime, one of my favorite series would probably be the Fate series. I’m dying a little inside knowing I can’t watch season 2 of Fate/Zero until April!
Scrub a dub dub, Blair in the tub.
Comics Ninja: And now for the tough part of the interview. Better movie The Princess Bride or Willow and why?
(Left: Heidi as Felecia from Darkstalkers.)
Heidi: Oh, you’re a tough interviewer! But I’m going to have to go with The Princess Bride. Why? Because it’s got castles and giants and princesses and pirates. It’s got comedy, swordfighting, adventure, and true love! It’s also got a Dreaded Fire Swamp, Cliffs of Insanity, and Rodents of Unusual Size! But best of all, even though she gets kidnapped, and he gets killed, it all ends up okay!
Comics Ninja: What character would you be if you could be any character in real life?
Heidi: Honestly? I’m happy with who I am. I know it sounds cliché, but I’ve worked hard to become the woman I am today, and am proud of all my accomplishments that make me, well, me. It’s fun to dress up as my favorite characters, but I don’t think I’d want to become any of them. Besides, they have their own problems which are far worse than mine. I don’t think I could handle the stress of stopping a plutonium leak from the local power plant or always having villains chase after my loved ones!
The Shiva Bike from Final Fantasy XIII, made by Lionel. Heidi, on the right, is Nix.
Comics Ninja: If you could have any superpowers what would they be?
Heidi: I think it would be really awesome to be able to find lost things. I’d never lose my favorite piece of jewelry or that sock that went into the dryer but never came out again, and I could also help out the police with missing persons cases. It would also be downright fun to be able to fly or communicate with animals.
Comics Ninja: What costumes are you planning in the near future?
Heidi: I’ve got a couple costumes that I need to keep secret for now, but a few of the ones I’ve started making are Irisviel from Fate/Zero, Echidna from Queen’s Blade, and the ever famous plant loving villainess from Batman, Poison Ivy. I also want to make a Ghostbusters uniform based loosely off of Kotobukiya’s Lucy Bishoujo Statue.
Comics Ninja: Any advice for fellow cosplayers planning to go to the conventions dressed as their favorite characters in the future?
Heidi: Don’t ever forget to have fun! A lot of people often get caught up in the stress of competing in costume competitions, or get upset because they can’t get a costume done in time or done the way they want it. Still others fall victim to cosplay drama. If I could give one piece of advice to anyone who cosplays or is interested in getting into the hobby, it would be this: cosplay is all about having fun; don’t ever lose sight of that or forget how to smile, laugh, and enjoy yourself!
(Left: Heidi as Doris Lang from the Vampire D Manga. We know the costume is a work in progress but we loved the work so far and wanted to include!)
Comics Ninja: Any last parting pearls of wisdom or otherwise to pass onto the readers?
Heidi: Don’t let yourself be discouraged if you don’t think you’re good enough or can’t figure out how to make something – everyone has to start somewhere! No matter how skilled someone is, they too have suffered hot glue gun burns and backwards seams at some point in their years of costuming. With practice and patience, I believe a person can accomplish anything.
Comics Ninja: Finally, any websites we should check out to see more of your wonderful costumes and learn more about you? Thank you!
Heidi: You can find complete galleries of my costumes on my website, www.CosplayKitten.com. I also upload progress shots and the occasional fanservice photo to my Deviant Art account at http://rasmirin.deviantart.com.
Thank you, Heidi, very much for your participation and wonderful interview! Until next time, get the latest comic book, gaming, sci-fi, movie, cosplay and animation news on The Ninja Report, containing sourced and aggregated news from every corner of the internet and updated every ten minutes! Never miss another headline, preview or breaking story, Ninja Nation! Then, when you’re done with the news meet and rate your favorite cosplay models and fans over at our sister site Cosrater.com.
And finally the fan favorite every month, Heidi as…herself.