When did you first begin your cosplay Journey?
What do you do for the cosplay community?
I’d like to think that I am a body-positivity role model in the community, representing plus sized women who cosplay. In today’s social climate, plus size women are often the most critiqued, and we have a lot of pressure put on us to look a certain way and conform to beauty standards. I like to push against that, and present myself with my cosplays in a way that celebrates my body and my shape – and hope that I inspire others to do so as well.
What mediums do you use to create your art?
I’m a fabric and textiles sort of person! I really love creating costumes that are focused on sewing and garment construction. I also love to add lots of sparkle to my costumes with rhinestones, beads, and other embellishments.
If you could create a dream project without limits what would it be?
I love the costume designs from the Persona games! I would love to create Ann’s Persona from P5!
Upcoming event you’d like to plug?
I have a few things on the docket for later this year, but I can’t reveal them quite yet – stay tuned for my announcements!
Who are two Cosplayers who inspire you?
Indra Rojas & Yaya Han.
A project you are known for?
My Designer Ursula from 2015!
Your favorite project and why?
I had a lot of fun making my Hannah Alexander Sophie cosplay from Katsucon earlier this year! I focused on creating my own sublimated textiles for all of the materials in the costume, a technique that I have done before but not quite on this scale. I also enjoyed adding all of the rhinestone and embellishments to the bodice and skirt – a long process but it was very therapeutic too! I feel really proud when I wear this costume, and it is super comfortable too!
Links to your socials?
@kayecosplay on all socials, and visit my website kayecosplay.com!
COSPLAYERS FROM CONS
Some of our favorite cosplayers and costumers we’ve seen at cons around Florida and Georgia! Photos by Max Michaels for MOVEMENT Magazine
COSPLAYERS FROM FLORIDA & GEORGIA
Bastille the Butler
Cosplay Against Bullying
Hooded J Cosplay
Jesse 13 Mason
Kal Pow Cosplay
King Takes Queen
Lady Ashe XII
Thrifty Geek Cosplay
Sew Much Life