SMCInterview: Azzyland

Share My Cosplay had a chance to interview a fellow Canadian and of course we jumped at it. Azzyland seems to be every these days show up at all of the major conventions. Read below to actually see how much Azzy’s gaming influences her work.

SMC: Why did you start cosplaying?
Azzyland: I’ve been an avid gamer for as long as I can remember. Video games have not only changed my life but also helped me in so many ways. I’ve grown really attached to the characters and eventually I wanted to try bringing them to life through cosplay! I put it off for so long because I was scared I couldn’t do it and also because I was afraid people would judge me. I used to get teased as kid for loving games and anime but I couldn’t be happier that I got over such a silly fear!!

SMC: What was the first convention you cosplay’d?
Azzyland: The first convention I cosplayed at was Enthusiast Gaming Live, I wore my Skyrim Daedric Armor.

SMC: What has been your most memorable convention moment?
Azzyland: Its hard to pick just one! But I would have to say that the friends I have made along the way make it memorable!

SMC: What is your favorite thing about cosplaying at a convention?
Azzyland: My favourite thing about conventions meeting other people who share the same interests! I have met such incredible humans who I am proud to call my friends.


SMC: Where can fans expect to see you next? (2016 Schedule?)
Azzyland: If anyone would like to see me at their local convention they can email the con and request them to invite me! They might reach out to me and I can go see them! 🙂

But otherwise at the moment this is my 2016 schedule:

-Magic City Comic Con
-PAX South
-Toronto Comic Con
-PAX East
-Puerto Rico Comic Con
-Florida Supercon
-NYC Comic Con

SMC: What cosplayers inspire you?
Azzyland: All cosplayers inspire me in some way.. every cosplayers art is unique and beautiful But if I had to narrow it down I would say Kamui. She has such a touching story, shes brave, and so incredibly talented! Her work always makes my jaw hit the floor lol

SMC: Which is your favorite cosplay you’ve created?
Azzyland: Its always my most recent cosplay, so right now it is my armored Charizard cosplay! I made articulating wings and put my blood sweat and tears into that thing! Also Charmander was always my starter when I was a kid.


SMC: What cosplay are you best known for?
Azzyland: I’m not sure, but probably my Vegeta cosplay!

SMC: If money was no object what would be your dream cosplay creation
Azzyland: I don’t think money should ever be an issue! I’ve used paper in the past to make my cosplays (My Zora armored Links shield and sword are made out of card stock paper). As long as you have the drive you can make anything!

SMC: Do you have any new cosplays currently in the works?
Azzyland: Yes I do! Sinon from SAO, Night Elf Hunter from WOW, Jinx and Ahri from LOL

SMC: What are your cosplay strengths? (Tailoring, fabric painting, worbla armor, in-character performance etc.)
Azzyland: Definitely worbla and foam armor… Im horrible at sewing but I’m working on improving!

SMC: Any advice for people interested in cosplaying for the first time?
Azzyland: Do what you love! Because at the end of the day you are the one that will be wearing that costume and trust me if you have a connection with the character you will not only have fun making it but also wearing it! I remember when I wore my Draven cosplay from League of Legends I had so much fun figuring out how to genderbend it! And then even more fun running about the con saying his quoted from the game and pretending to be him.


SMC: What do you do in the real world for a job?
Azzyland: I am a medical student! I am currently studying to become a doctor. On the side I do some hosting jobs for some YouTube channels to pay my tuition. And I also run my own channel! Its still new but I’m having so much fun.

SMC: What is something your fans may not know about you? Other hobbies?
Azzyland: Youtube has become a huge huge hobby lately! I also love painting, reading, watching anime, and playing video games!

SMC: What part of “geekdom” is you favorite avenue of entertainment (i.e. comics, movies, video games, anime, etc?).
Azzyland: If you have made it this far through the interview I think its easy to tell that Video games is my favourite! But I do still love anime, comics, and movies!

SMC: Any favorite TV shows, movies or cartoons?
Azzyland: GAME OF THRONES! Hands down.

SMC: What is your gaming system of choice?
Azzyland: PC Master Race! But I also love Nintendo products (specifically N64 and 3DS), Xbox, and Playstation

SMC: What are you currently playing / upcoming video game releases?
Azzyland: The list could go on forever but Ill keep it short… League of Legends, Fallout 4, BO3, WOW, GTA5, Zelda, Destiny, Pokemon X and Omega Ruby, etc.


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