Melbourne Supanova is only a week away and Goldnova is right after that so now is EXACTLY the time you should panic and start throwing together your cosplay to be ready. Need some inspiration? Pseudonym Cosplay is here to help.

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What’s your name & how old are you? My name is Olivia (Liv) and I am 21 years old (22 in March!)

How long have you been cosplaying? About 4 years now

What inspired you to start cosplaying? I have always loved dressing up and admired all the characters and their costumes in movies I watched as a kid. And then when I was invited to accompany my friends to Supanova in 2014 I saw all these amazing cosplayers and wanted to do that too! In 2015 I cosplayed for the first time!

What was your First Cosplay? My first cosplay was Garrett from Thief. I played the 4th game when it came out on Xbox 360, absolutely loved his design and decided to make it. I wore him to my second ever con and have remade him a year later. Now that my skills have improved even more I’m tempted to redo him again!

What is your most recent cosplay? My most recent cosplay is probably Mt Lady, though I made Dabi around the same time (both from My hero Academia). Very different in aesthetic but I love them both. Dabi is probably my favourite of the two though as I have a soft spot for villains!

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What cosplays are you currently working on? Oh man, how much time do you have?

Currently, I’m working on two competition outfits, one for OzCC Championships and the other for WCS. I’m making Amaterasu from Okami, though the design is also inspired by the Shinto depiction of her, and I am also about to begin work on my Bloodborne cosplay, Lady Maria of the Astral Clock Tower!

Also fixing up some things for my Azula cosplay and giving Mt Lady a polish and shine.

Who are your favourite cosplayers in the community? Oh my god, so many! Some personal favourites are Maul Cosplay, I’ve been following him since I found out what cosplay is. Kamui Cosplay is a goshdarn queen of cosplay, and Kinpatsu is such a lovely human being. Others include Roxas Windrunner (Infinite Cosplay – Armour senpai), Silhouette Cosplay (omg her detailing!!) And Sparky Cosplays because dear god is she a positive, driven, amazing little shit. Can I say shit? Sh*t?

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Who else do you want to cosplay? Now that is a dangerous question. It’s a runners joke among friends that I’ll be a super old lady on my death bed and still have a never-ending list of cosplays to make. Currently, the ones I REALLY want to make are Pride and Lust from Darksiders 3, The sisters from Kubo and the Two Strings, Uriel from Darksiders 1 and 2, and 2B from NEIR Automata. But there are so many more I want to make omg! Omg and Jensen from Deus Ex! He’s my best boy!

Tell us an odd fact about yourself! I have never been to a concert or music festival because all the bands I love either never visit Australia or they do it the same weekend as a con (I’m looking at you, Coldplay -.-)

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