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Cosplayer Spotlight – ingstad.cosplay

I hope everyone is having a fun weekend this weekend…and for most of us “fun” would be a con, right??? Well if you don’t have a chance to hobnob with other cosplayers, get to know this fabulous one! 

WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

My name is ingstad.cosplay

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE?

It’s chai latte in winter and cranberry juice in summer.

Photo by @lichtformer_frank

WHEN DID YOU START COSPLAYING?

In 2015. I saw an episode of Vikings that kind of mirrowed my own life situation during this time, so I decided I have to cosplay Lagertha.

WHY DO YOU COSPLAY?

I love to be creative and to make things, and cosplay is my way to express my admiration for my favourite film and series charakters.

WHO ARE YOUR COSPLAY IDOLS?

Dear friends like Shryecosplay and many I haven’t met yet like Silhouettecosplay or downen_creative_studios

WHAT TYPES OF COSPLAY DO YOU DO?

Mostly strong women/superheros from movies/series.

Photo by @lichtformer_frank

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COSPLAYS?

I think at the moment it’s Mera and Wonder Woman. And the all-time-favourite is Lagertha, because she’s badass😉

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

Ivan ‘Whiplash’ Vanko from Iron Man II. I love the charakter and the exo-skeleton and all those tattoos, but I am far too big the perfectionist to make it. I’ll never get that face right 😉

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

Most of my costumes and props I do all by myself. Sometimes I buy a prop like Mera’s trident when I don’t have the time or the patience to make it.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COSPLAY?

The ability to work with fantastic materials, the crafting, sculpting, creating. And the feeling when things turn out the way I magined, and I meet with people at conventions and make them happy with my work.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR YOU ABOUT COSPLAY?

Patience and time-management…on the one hand I want to realize a new costume-idea at once, and perfect, and on the other I am so good at postponing things.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER TO COSPLAY?

Wonder Woman…she’s gorgeous and it took me so long to finish that costume.

Photo by @dont_fade_away_photography_cos

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR COSPLAYS?

From movies and concept art.

WHAT ARE YOUR “FANDOMS”?

Marvel
DC
Game of Thrones
Vikings

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH BEGINNING COSPLAYERS KNEW?

Don’t give up! It’s never easy when you start something new. Just start and enjoy what you do, and ask others for help!
And try to find fabrics that are close to the ones used on the charakter you want to cosplay. It’s so important for the look.

WHAT TIPS OR TRICKS DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER COSPLAYERS?

When you’ve finished your costume/armour, walk around in it at home and try posing before you wear it at a con for hours😉

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH NON-COSPLAYERS KNEW?

That it is my way to express my love for costume-making and charakters that impress me, and I want it to be seen with respect. Noone looks funny at you when your hobby is football and you dress up in the colours of your favourite team.

Photo by @chrissvisuals

WHAT COSPLAYS ARE YOU WORKING ON?

Mera’s royal gown from the Aquaman movie. A big challenge but I love it!

And Cleopatra from Assassin’s Creed. Love the headpiece so much I decided to cosplay her.

WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOUR COSPLAYS?

www.instagram.com/ingstad. cosplay

…and if you like my work, you may support me at
ko-fi.com/ingstadcosplay

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

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