Happy almost Halloween, Ninja Nation. With that in today we have a special treat for you. Please join us in welcoming October 2012 Cosplay Babe of the Month, Jean Gomez. Jean has been kind enough to sit down and give us a wonderful interview and share some of her favorite cosplay photos. We’ve split her feature into two parts, so let’s get rolling with part one.
Comics Ninja: Jean, thank you for joining us today all the way from southern California. Briefly tell us a little bit about yourself.
Photo left, Jean as the Lady Joker.
Jean: Hi! Thank you so much for having me. I’m from Temecula, CA, a small town 80 miles north of San Diego. I’m a comic book enthusiast who reads and collects comics. I work a full time job by day, and I’m a star gazer by night. Most of my cosplaying stuff happens at home on the weekends in my cosplay room, that’s also formally known as “the office” lol.
Comics Ninja: What first got you into cosplay?
Jean: Well, it really all started back in 2006, when my husband took me to my first Comic Con. It was the accuracy and the quality of the costumes that attracted me to cosplay, but it wasn’t until a couple years later that I summoned up the courage to actually try it myself.
Comics Ninja: What was your first cosplay experience like at a convention or otherwise?
Jean: My first cosplay experience was Wonder Woman at San Diego Comic Con. The first couple of steps out of our hotel and onto the street were the hardest, but once I hit that convention floor it was like I was at home!
Photo right, Mary Jane Watson does some Spidey Laundry. Peter Parker you are a very lucky man.
Comics Ninja: What is your favorite comic book convention to attend?
Jean: I have been fortunate enough to be able to attend several conventions, I have to say that Phoenix Comic Con was one of my favorite. That convention has so much heart! You can feel everyone’s excitement to be there for the artist, vendors, panels and cosplayers.
Comics Ninja: What does your husband think of your cosplaying? Does he ever participate himself?
Jean: Oh he loves it! Lol. He doesn’t cosplay so he just keeps a watchful eye and makes sure that things don’t get strange.
Comics Ninja: What do you think of all of the attention you have gotten from the fanboys (and girls) on the internet and at conventions?
Jean: It’s a great compliment to have people ask to take pictures with me. I love that they want to include me in their memories, and that they like my cosplay so much that they want to remember it!
Comics Ninja: What are your best and worst fanboy experiences at the conventions?
Photo left, Jean as Elektra.
Jean: I have so many great experiences with fanboys/fangirls! The most memorable ones are those who stop and ask me how I’m doing, its so sweet that they’re fully aware of how uncomfortable some of the costumes are, and they’re genuinely concerned about how bad my feet hurt! Lol. I have been fortunate enough to not have bad encounters. I think the “worst” one was a guy why blatantly walked up and took a picture of my booty! Luckily the husband was there to ask him very nicely to delete the pic!
Comics Ninja: Good for you and husband!
That wraps up part one of our feature, be sure to join us tomorrow for part two, until then get the latest comic book, gaming, sci-fi, movie, cosplay and animation news on our all new revamped Ninja Report, containing the best 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!
And one last shot for the next time you’re sitting around reading your new comics. Trying getting this little image out of your head.