Welcome to part two of our feature on November 2012, Cosplay Babe of the Month, Alexia Jean Grey. We’ve loved her pictures and interview responses so far so let’s get right back to the questions and roll out some more smoking photos.
Comics Ninja: Yeah we agree AvX ended up being a bit of a snoozer (see part one of the interview). And now for the tough part of the interview. Which is better Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead and why?
Alexia: Oh jeez… I could probably go one forever about this. I actually do not like the Walking Dead show. I understand yeah the guy who wrote the comic is also doing the show and it’s supposed to be a different take on it and TV can’t do all the brutal things that the comic can and yatta yatta. But I think the comic book is way better, I watched the first season of WD and a recent episode of it and I was just flat out confused. To me I like the way the comic book flows better and I liked the characters/ the deaths/ the governor everything better in the comic. Not to say the show is bad but I just prefer the book better. So I have to give it to GOT I love both the book and the show equally.
Comics Ninja: Good answer. What character would you be if you could be any character in real life?
Alexia: That is also a tough question. I would have to go with Natasha though, I do love superpowers and would be happy to have some, but I love the fact that BW has none but can defeat enemies that do. She is insanely intelligent and is a master in weaponry as well as martial arts, and to me that is just as badass as being able to fly or super strength.
Photo right, Alexia as Venom. Photo by Max Power. Creative Director Carolos Blanchard.
Comics Ninja: If you could have any superpowers what would they be?
Alexis: Any kind of telekinetic or magic powers. Somewhere between Scarlett Witch and Jean Grey is cool with me.
Comics Ninja: You bring a sensual side to your cosplay. Is that intentional or does that just come out naturally when bringing the characters to life?
Alexia: Yes and no, to me 99.9% of female characters are drawn sexy, so sometimes it does just come out (I would like to believe sexuality is a great superpower ha!) However there are certain characters that have that as part of their personality such as Poison Ivy. Her kisses are deadly and just covered in leaves so of course you have to bring a little sex appeal when wearing that costume.
Comics Ninja: What costumes are you planning in the near future?
Alexia: Currently I am making Felicia from Darkstalkers and Rei from High School of the Dead. As much as I love comics I have not done an anime or video costume in a long time. I am also planning on a really big piece for Megacon next year but I am keeping that one as a surprise!
Comics Ninja: Any advice for fellow cosplayers planning to go to the conventions dressed as their favorite characters in the future?
Photo left by James Holmes.
Alexia: Have fun with it. It’s really easy to get stressed out about the little things. Wigs tangling, super amounts of sweat, buttons popping off. In all honestly though if you take it to seriously you won’t enjoy it as much. I do suggest however breaking in new shoes before a convention because of the super amounts of walking, bring a little kit for repairs, and charge your phone and don’t plan on getting reception!
Comics Ninja: Any last parting pearls of wisdom or otherwise to pass onto the readers?
Alexia: Cosplayers/non cosplayers, never judge or make fun of the people in costumes. Even if they aren’t the best it takes a lot of time, money and courage to walk around in cosplay. I have seen a lot of people online and in person get made fun of and it drives those people not to do it anymore because they get hurt. If you have nothing nice to say just shut up.
Comics Ninja: Excellent advice! Finally, any websites we should check out to see more of your wonderful costumes and learn more about you? Thank you!
Alexia: My main hub is my website where you can see my full gallery (some of my photos are banned on fb) www.alexiajeangrey.com, www.facebook.com/alexiajeangreyfanpage@alexiajeangrey.
That’s the end of our feature on Ms. November, Ninja Nation. 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!
And now for your favorite photo each month, Alexia as…herself (sort of)!