Share My Cosplay Interview: Mostflogged

Location: New York City, USA

SMC: Why did you start cosplaying?
Mostflogged: it was a combination of not being very good at drawing and searching for a creative outlet and thinking it was a good way to meet nerdy girls!!

SMC: What was the first convention where you cosplayed?

Mostflogged: I suppose it was anime Boston 2008?? I wore an Officer Jenny costume from Pokemon and a Miko Mido costume from La Blue girl a friend of mine helped me make!

SMC: What is your favorite thing about cosplaying at a convention?

Mostflogged: Getting to finally wear something that I spent tens, sometimes hundreds of hours on around people who can appreciate it and see my darling friends who sometimes live far away and I only get to see at conventions is really magical!!!! Plus getting to be around other cosplayers and admire their work and see what kinds of things people make is also totally thrilling!!

SMC: Where can fans expect to see you next? (2014 Schedule?)
Mostflogged: for the past few years the only cons I go to are Katsucon, Fanime & New York Comic Con (since it’s my hometown con!!!) right now Katsucon is my next convention and I’m PUMPED

SMC: What cosplayers inspire you?
Mostflogged: SO MANY there are so many talented people out there it’s WILD but to name a few, Heza-Chan, Meagan Marie, Ryoko-Demon, Yaya Han and JK Cosplay!!!!

SMC: Which is your favorite cosplay you’ve created?
Mostflogged: I’ve made almost 200 costumes so it would be really difficult to pick just one!!! But I would say my Ball Room Dreamer Roxy, Plug Suit Asuka, Sailor Neptune, Casino Panty and Huntress would be up there!!!

SMC: What cosplay are you best known for?
Mostflogged: I’m not sure actually??? I cosplay Asuka (evangelion), Panty (Panty and Stocking) and Ryuko (kill la kill) a lot!!!

SMC: If money was no object what would be your dream cosplay creation?
Mostflogged: Demona from Gargoyles and Bayonetta!!!!

SMC: Do you have any new cosplays currently in the works?
Mostflogged: I really miss cosplaything Catherine, so I’m making myself a new Catherine wig to hopefully shoot her soon, but my next few costumes I’m wearing to conventions are mostly Kill la Kill and Utena related!! After failing to finish Senkestu Ryuko for last katsucon I’m gonna give it another try this year!!

As a New Yorker, how do you find the cosplay scene in the big apple?
Mostflogged: To be perfectly honest, I have no idea! I don’t really attend cosplay events or anything like that, I just cosplay with and shoot with my friends!!

When creating a cosplay, what’s your secret on finding the perfect balance between sexy and accurate?
Mostflogged: I have no idea haha. I try to make all my costumes as accurate as possible, trying to make them sexy or not never really enters into my train of thought! I just want the costumes I make to look as much like the reference art as I can!

SMC: What do you do in the real world for a job?
Mostflogged: I just graduated from Fordham University this year and at the moment I’m taking commissions full time and working on a project with a friend I’m hoping to get off the ground this spring!!!

SMC: What is something your fans may not know about you? Other hobbies?

Mostflogged: Before I got into cosplaying my main hobbies were baking and writing letters, and I still write letters sometimes!! jenni hashimoto P.o. Box 321804 new york, NY 10032. I also make fanmixes for series/characters I like on 8track!

SMC: What part of “geekdom” is you favorite avenue of entertainment?
Mostflogged: My favorite things are Gainax anime (Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking and honorary Imaishi cred Kill La Kill) Watchmen and X-men!! I do love video games but I tend to lean a littttle bit more towards comics/anime!

SMC: What Comic Books are you currently addicted to?
Mostflogged: The current Magneto comic is AMAZING reading that comic is legitimately more satisfying than some sex I’ve had. I also love She Hulk (too bad it’s ending soon booooo) and Storm!!!!

SMC: Any favorite TV shows, movies or cartoons?

Mostflogged: I really love Always sunny in Philadelphia and King of the Hill! As for movies, Man of Steel, Watchmen, District 9, Secretary and Judge Dredd are some of my faves!!!! As for cartoons the 90’s X men animated series will always be near and dear to my heart.

SMC: What are you currently playing / upcoming video game releases?
Mostflogged: I’m playing Persona 4, Fatal Frame 2, Dead Space 3 and Alien Isolation!!! I’m also beyond excited for Pokemon and Bayonetta!!!!!