Welcome to your 2018 CosFriday! We have another year ahead of us bringing you Cosplayers from across the nation. This week we talk to another of our featured cosplayers from our 2018 Charity Calendar raising money for beyondblue (available to order now).
So say Hello to 2018 and say Hi To Heidz Dee Cosplay!
What’s your name & how old are you? Heidi Brooks, 27.
How long have you been cosplaying? 5 years.
What inspired you to start cosplaying? Seeing all the cosplayers at my first convention, I felt like the odd one out. I didn’t know it was a big thing here, before then I had dressed up at a few movie events and book signings but didn’t think it was a big deal.
What was your First Cosplay? Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games.
What is your most recent cosplay? Nancy Wheeler – Stranger Things.
What cosplays are you currently working on? Betty Cooper from Riverdale, Regina George from Mean Girls and Princess Julietta by Sakizou.
Who are your favourite cosplayers in the community? I get a lot of my inspiration from Major Sam. I’ve been following her for a while but having watched her compete in the Australian Championships of Cosplay and watch the live stream for internationals really inspired me to push myself to learn new skills and challenge myself with what I decide to cosplay.
Who else do you want to cosplay? I’m determined to make a Demogorgon from Stranger Things as I absolutely loved the monster! Plus it involves elements of design that I am definitely not used to.
Tell us an odd fact about yourself! When I met my favourite author I cosplayed as one of her characters from her series. When I got my books signed by her she stopped me and said I was the spitting image of her friend who she based some of the character off of!