Share My Cosplay Interview: Amanda Dawn

Location: Louisville, KY (USA)

SMC: Why did you start cosplaying?

Amanda Dawn: I started cosplaying because I have a strong love of acting and sewing. So when I attended my first convention and saw people dressed up AND acting like their character, I was like…um yes, I have to get into this, like NOW!

SMC: What was the first convention where you cosplayed?
Amanda Dawn: Derby City Comic Con in 2012 I believe, I was Kitana from MK3

SMC: What has been your most memorable convention moment so far?
Amanda Dawn: SO MANY! My most fond memories are the memories I make with my new cosplay friends, whether is finally taking pictures of my Ariel on a beach or trying my first Ramuke soda with my Wolfpack. Those are the best memories for me.

SMC: What is your favorite thing about cosplaying at a convention?
Amanda Dawn: Being able to show off your new creation and meeting new cosplay people. Also all the photobombs I do. Lots of epic ones.

SMC: Related to conventions, where can fans expect to see you next? (Schedule?)
Amanda Dawn: Oh goodness, my next convention is Derby City Comic Con this weekend, then I’m off to SDCC! After that one its Dragon Con time!

SMC: What cosplayers inspire you?
Amanda Dawn: Let me roll out the list… haha, so many. Well my wolfpack ladies always inspire me (April Gloria Cosplay, Sweets4asweet cosplay, and Pretty Lush Cosplay) love them, Tabitha Lyons with her props, Jessica LG which her perfect bodysuits that I envy, Knightmage because of the crazy detail he will put in everything. Tons more too!

SMC: Which is your favorite Cosplay you’ve created?
Amanda Dawn: GAHH! So hard! Right now it will have to be my Daenarys + Drogon and probably Megara, because they are so new.

SMC: What cosplay are you best known for?
Amanda Dawn: I’m not really sure, My Megara is making the rounds on the interwebs so that could be it.

SMC: If money was no object what would be your dream cosplay creation?
Amanda Dawn: Stromtrooper and every Disney princess gown, EVERY ONE.

SMC: Do you have any new cosplays currently in the works?
Amanda Dawn: Right now I am currently finishing Bee and Puppycat and I’m starting on my Fem Rick and Morty cosplay for SDCC

SMC: What is something your fans may not know about you? Other hobbies?
Amanda Dawn: Well I have two degrees in art so I’m big fan of art especially digital and painting. I’m getting into sculpting more but that more for cosplay. I am beer snob, I love to travel, I played competitive tennis for 15 years of my life and also danced ballet.

SMC: What part of “geekdom” is you favorite avenue of entertainment (i.e. comics, movies, video games, anime, etc?).
Amanda Dawn: Well my favorites are film, TV, and animation. Some video games but not much. Those are pretty much the genres that I stick to.

SMC: What Comic Books are you currently addicted to?
Amanda Dawn: Teen Titans.

SMC: Any favorite TV shows, movies or cartoons?
Amanda Dawn: YES! Rick and Morty, Regular Show, and Game of Thrones. Those are my current addictions.

SMC: What is your gaming system of choice?
Amanda Dawn: N64!

SMC: What are you currently playing / upcoming video game releases?
Amanda Dawn: MORTAL KOMBAT X. This will make me finally purchase that PS4.