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Cosplayer Spotlight – Lady Jupiter Cosplay

Saturday is the best day of the week! And this cosplayer might be the last one of the week, but is definitely not the least! I hope you enjoy reading about this talented cosplayer. 

Silk Photo Credit- Derick Vandergriff

Please introduce yourself.

Alisha Monday, but I go by Lady Jupiter Cosplay

What is your favorite beverage?

I love me some Mello Yello.

When did you start cosplaying?

I started cosplay officially almost 2 years ago.

Why did you start cosplaying?

I have always loved costumes, and watching heroea of cosplay and wishing I could do it. I started really with fx makeup. Worked for a local haunt, did make up and costumes and we sat up at a local con to bring actors in and that’s when I met a few cosplayers that inspired me to officially do it.

Billy Photo credit- Haley McCulloch

Who are your cosplay idols?

Honestly, my own friends. My first cosplay friend was Cosplay Cody. And from him I’ve made so many, and I still look up to him.

What types of cosplay do you do?

Cartoons and horror is my favorite, but I have costumes in almost all categories.

What are your favorite cosplays?

My favorites are Classic Harley, Billy the Puppet from the Saw movies, and Moana.

Power ranger group photo: Victoria Alphen
Green ranger- Josh Ooten, Blue- Cody Epling, Black- Tim Fanning, Red- Derick Vandergriff, Pink- Julia Payne, Yellow is myself.

What is something you want to cosplay but probably never will?

I’ve said for years I want to be Princess Zelda from Twilight Princess. I even have all the material to make it..just haven’t.

Do you make, buy, or special order your cosplays?

I started with special ordering..and I’m not a confident sewer or fabricator so I still order a lot..but I finally made my first costume this year. I made Silks original, white costume.

What do you love about cosplay?

That you can be anything you want without judgement. The cosplay community is so accepting.

Moana and Maui- random person i handed my phone to..but Maui is John Mayor.

What is the most difficult thing for you about cosplay?

I’m very into accuracy and it can be tough..and expensive.

Who is your favorite character to cosplay?

Harley Quinn has been the most fun so far.

If you could live in/visit any fantasy world, where would you go?

I would love to be in a Legend of Zelda video game..exploring Hyrule.

Where do you get your inspiration for your cosplays?

Instagram. I find a lot of great cosplayers there that have sparked indeas in me.

What are your “fandoms”?

I’m huge into the Supernatural fandom.

Billy Photo credit- Haley McCulloch

What is something you wish beginning cosplayers knew?

Know your limits. Don’t think you have to be the best..you are just starting..don’t out-do yourself.

What tips do you have for other cosplayers?

Do what you love. If you aren’t into it, don’t do it. And even when you’re frustrated, keep going.

What is something you wish non-cosplayers knew?

That we aren’t just nerds in costumes. This is a true art form and a craft..a lot more goes into it than you would think.

What cosplays are you working on?

Wonder Woman, Mera, Frieza and Padme.

Girl rangers- random person i gave my phone to, and pink ranger is Julia Payne.

What cosplays do you want to do if money/time were no object?

Bumblebee from Transformers and Raphael from Ninja Turtles.

Where can people find your cosplays?

Instagram is where I’m at most. I have a facebook as well but I don’t really use it.

@ladyjupitercosplay

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

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