CosPhilly Communications One on One with InkedRaven!
CosPhilly Communications had the opportunity to catch up with InkedRaven at her most recent appearance at Hampton Impressions at the Barn 2 Shops at 201 Station Road #60 Quakertown, PA 18951 for their "Color with a Super Hero" children's event. We sat down and talked about what drives her in her cosplays, where she got her start and what advise she has for aspiring cosplayers. We can't wait to see her again at her next major appearance at the Salt City Comic Con in Syracuse, New York on June 24th and 25th!
Q: (CosPhilly) What was your first convention?
A: (InkedRaven) My first convention was Batman Day at Ontario Street Comics in Philadelphia, 2013. My cosplay was Cheetah.
Q: What drove you to attend?
A: While I didn't have any experience at all, with cosplay, it was something that I dreamed of doing forever. If it wasn't for the love of Halloween and a good push from a friend, honestly, I don't think I would have ever done it.
Q: Your feature cosplay is Storm. How do you connect and identify with her?
A: When I was a little girl, I saw her on TV with a bunch of men doing powerful things. She was a caring, intelligent woman of color. She gave me the strength, as a woman of such, to to viewed as an equal, plus, confirm that I could do the same things as they (men) did.
Q: What's your favorite part of cosplay construction?
A: My favorite part would have to be the reaction I get from people once my cosplay is done. It gives me a sense of satisfaction; that I can do anything I set my mind to.
Q: What advise do you have for someone who may be hesitant about cosplay, but really wants to do it?
A: Just go with your heart and try to ignore the people with harsh criticisms. Also, cosplay with a friend.
CosPhilly Communications would like to thank Hampton Impressions and InkedRaven cosplay for their continued dedication to supporting local community out reach and creating a positive, safe environment for aspiring cosplayers, costumers, artists, etc.
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By Ryan Weiss/Director of CosPhilly Communications