CosFriday is upon us! This weeks feature is a Melbourne cosplayer who loves Dragonball and Marvel Comics! (I’m a huge fan of her Gotenks, that wig is amazing!)
What’s your name & how old are you? My names Sivannah (Vannah-Tee) and Im 22 years old.
How long have you been cosplaying? Ive been dabbling in it for a couple of years now, I still consider myself quite new to the scene in that I don’t pump out a lot of costumes compared to some people and Im definitely still a novice in cosplay when it comes to making them haha.
What inspired you to start cosplaying? I’ve been going to conventions since I was about 15 or 16 and always seeing the other cosplayers I wanted to try it, but I was always too broke to start anywhere until after high school.
Eventually I just went “why not?” And got my first costume for a convention!
What was your First Cosplay? My very first cosplay was a Deadpool zentai, I was really thrifty and made some leg holsters with fake pouches and carried a little plushie Spiderman around.
The next convention though was the first cosplay I had ever made, it was a Star Fire cosplay and the wonderful Steph of Snefasaurus (or Instagram) helped me every step of the way with fabric and sewing!
What is your most recent cosplay? My most recent ones have been a couple of casual things but I did do a genderbent Jack Frost from rise of the Guardians with my friend Decoda!
It was so comfortable and the staff was so much fun to make as well as adding the frost details to the clothes, its one I really want to make again and improve on!
What cosplays are you currently working on? Currently none :C but I plan on buying a Spiderman Zentai using one of Brandon Gilberts patterns Another one Im planning to start for next years con season is Raditz from DBZ!
Who are your favourite cosplayers in the community? Man I could go on forever!
Locally I absolutely love Snefasaurus, shes not just a good friend (who started me on cosplay) but also someone I always go to for advice on cosplay and her stuff is mind blowing!
I also looooooove Te-Elle, Elisha Jane, Raquel Sparrow, Jesyka Rose who all have their own pages and now work together on Reject Cosplay!
Im also a big fan of TJ Cosplay too! Plus we’ve got amazing people like Wirru or Amenokitarou, Henchwench, Lumin and Part Time Hero Props! Plus soooooo many more!
On an international scale though its even worse, I love Jessica Nigri’s work, Gladzykei, Yaya Hahn and just so many more. I basically love everyone who cosplays Who else do you want to cosplay? Star Fire again all the way, I love her character and really want to nail a cosplay of her. But I also want to do more armour type builds instead of sewing, which is why Im keen to work on something like an Overwatch character where I can do both!
Tell us an odd fact about yourself! I’m tall I guess? I dont know if that counts as odd hahaha, I’m about 5’10 and sometimes get really awkward due to my height hahaha.