Creator Spotlight: 5 Questions with Cosplay Documentarian BrittGirl


We cover a lot of Cosplay but for Brisbane Supanova Week we have an extra reason to with the new Cosplay Documentary premiering at Nova this weekend. The Documentary focuses on the creative world of costuming talking with cosplayers like Thor of Oz and Jawjarrose.

So take a look behind the camera and take 5 with Cosplay Documentarian Brittany Howarth aka BrittGirl

What are you watching right now? I’ve just gotten out of binge-watching the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Broadchurch while trying to get my hands on Titans! But I cannot wait to go see Aquaman this December.

What is Hot Glue? Why is it important? Hot Glue: A Cosplay Documentary is a fun investigation into why people cosplay, what one can gain from the craft, and how it can grow to become a business.

I’ve been filming cosplayers at conventions for a few years now and I realised that although people involved with geek culture understand the passion and craft that goes into cosplay, people outside of the community usually don’t. So, I wanted to make a documentary that highlighted the value of the cosplay community to people who aren’t involved.

Apart from your Documentary what should everyone be looking out for in local Australian Pop Culture? Definitely pop on over and follow The Fortress on all your socials. These guys are putting in the hard yards and creating some great content!

Also, the Sons of Obi-Wan. Another team from NSW, these guys were one of my first big interviews. They teach you how to use a lightsabre and they sell some of the strongest lightsabres on the market!

Major prediction for Pop Culture 12 months from now? I think we’re going to head towards some more female lead action films. We’ve had Wonder Woman, The Spy Who Dumped Me, and Annihilation on Netflix. And I am so here for this! I love me some Deadpool and Logan, but what I really want is a film where I can better connect to the lead. Here’s looking at Mulan, Birds of Prey, and Captain Marvel!

Best last thing you ate? Haggis in the Isle of Skye with a glass of whiskey!

And that’s 5! Hot Glue is playing at Brisbane Supanova for the first time this weekend and if you are into all parts of the Cosplay scene you should definitely check it out. For more updates on the film and other places you can see it, make sure you follow BrittGirl on YouTube and Facebook for future events.