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Cosplayer Spotlight – Angelique

I hope everyone has had a fabulous week. If your week is even partly as fabulous as this cosplayer, it is amazing!

WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

Angelique Gonzalez
IG- @jdm_mermaid

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE?

Coffee. I’ve been addicted ever since I was little.

TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

I am married to my high school sweetheart. I am 26, and only getting younger 😉 When I’m not modeling, I’m working at a dog resort and fostering dogs at home. I love animals! I also play Overwatch as well in my spare time.

Photography- Juan Cruz

WHEN DID YOU START COSPLAYING?

I started after I seen a Celty cosplay at Pax South in 2015.

WHY DO YOU COSPLAY?

It’s so fun to dress up as your favorite character and jump into their world.

WHO ARE YOUR COSPLAY IDOLS?

Anyone who can make a good costume. I suck at making anything!

WHAT TYPES OF COSPLAY DO YOU DO?

I mainly do anime.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COSPLAYS?

Celty and D.va from Overwatch.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO COSPLAY BUT PROBABLY NEVER WILL?

Inori from Guilty crown. The outfit total is much more than my budget can handle.

DO YOU MAKE, BUY, OR SPECIAL ORDER YOUR COSPLAYS?

I buy them online.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COSPLAY?

I love that you can be yourself but still be your character too.

Photography by Hidden Vanity Photography

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR YOU ABOUT COSPLAY?

Some of the uncomfortable shoes or costumes you have to wear.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER TO COSPLAY?

Celty from Durarara!!

IF YOU COULD LIVE IN OR VISIT ANY FANTASY WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

I would love to visit anywhere in Japan really.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR COSPLAYS?

Just mainly from the character.

WHAT ARE YOUR “FANDOMS”?

Any anime I enjoy watching. Black Butler and Durarara!! are my main favorites.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH BEGINNING COSPLAYERS KNEW?

To be respectful of where cosplay conventions are being held. Too many act like children and trash the event.

WHAT TIPS OR TRICKS DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER COSPLAYERS?

Wear anything that makes you happy!

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH NON-COSPLAYERS KNEW?

That we aren’t weird or anything like everyone assumes. People love Batman and other tv characters and it’s not any different than liking or dressing as an anime character.

WHAT COSPLAYS ARE YOU WORKING ON?

My next one is Mai from Rascal does not dream of bunny girl senpai.

Photography by Christopher Leslie

WHAT COSPLAYS DO YOU WANT TO DO IF MONEY AND TIME WERE NO OBJECT?

Definitely Inori!!

WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOUR COSPLAYS?

On Instagram or my Facebook fan page.

What do you like most about conventions?

I like seeing all the different cosplays and buying as much merch as I can.

Please remember I do not own any of these pictures and the opinions in this survey belong to the interviewee.

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