Share My Cosplay Interview: Hailey S Cosplay

Location: Cincinnati Ohio, USA

SMC: Why did you start cosplaying?
Hailey S Cosplay: I started cosplaying because I love to put on a costume of a character that inspires me and in a way become that character for a while. And how much fun it is to wear costumes in public

SMC: What was the first convention where you cosplayed?
Hailey S Cosplay: the first convention I cosplayed at was Baltimore Comic Con.

SMC: What has been your most memorable convention moment?
Hailey S Cosplay: I have so many memorable moments but the main one that I joke about a lot and was the very first thing that happened to me at my first convention, was when a girl came up to me a just grabbed my boobs and looked me in the eye and just said how in the world do they stay in your costume?!! I just stood there for a minute then answered her question. But I also remember winning 1st place at the Cincinnati Comic Expos costume contest, which was the first time I have ever entered a costume contest

SMC: What is the favorite thing about cosplaying at a convention?
Hailey S Cosplay: My favorite thing about cosplaying would be when people come up to me and say such nice things about the costume. It just feels so gratifying and humbled that all the hard work I put into my costumes is putting a big smile on other people’s faces as well as mine.

SMC: Related to conventions, where can fans expect to see you next in? (any schedule in particular?)
Hailey S Cosplay: I will be at Lexington Toy and Comic Con, C2E2, Colossalcon, Fandomfest, Cincinnati Comic Expo, and Wizard world Ohio. I also hope to go back to New York Comic Con

SMC: What other cosplayers inspire you?
Hailey S Cosplay: All cosplayers inspire me in some way. I love looking at others people’s costumes and figuring out how they accomplish such awesomeness and then apply what I learned to to my costumes. The cosplayers that I look up to are Nicole Marie Jean, Jessica Nigri, Michael “Nightmage” Wilson, Eve Beauregard, and Abby Dark Star.

SMC: Which is your favorite Cosplay’s you’ve created?
Hailey S Cosplay: My favorite cosplay I have done so far would have to be my Poison Ivy and Arrow. But I have so many new awesome ones coming up that I can’t wait to share! !!

SMC: What cosplay are you best known for?
Hailey S Cosplay: The cosplay I think I’m best known for would probably be my Poison Ivy.

SMC: If money was no object what would be your dream costume to cosplay
Hailey S Cosplay: There would be SOOOOOO many I would want to do if money wasn’t an object but right now I would have to say Daedric armor from Skyrim.

SMC: What part of “geekdom” is you favorite avenue of entertainment (i.e. comics, movies, video games, anime, etc?)
Hailey S Cosplay: My geekdom for sure is video games!!! I am a huge gaming girl!!!

SMC: What Comic Books are you currently addicted to?
Hailey S Cosplay: When I do read comics my favorite is Iron Man!!

SMC: Any favorite TV shows, movies or cartoons?
Hailey S Cosplay: I have so many!!! But right now my favorite TV shows are Arrow, Game of Thrones, Lost Girl, and Bones! My all-time favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings series and anything scary!!!

SMC: Do you have any new cosplays currently in the works?
Hailey S Cosplay: I am working on 4 new costumes. Some are a secret!!! I am hoping to get two debuts at Cincinnati comic expo and one for Colloasacon and for Fandomfest I am redoing my Castithan from Defiance.

Photo credits: The Pics of Connor, Kratos, Big Boss, and the Castitan are from Charlene McCoy and the Arrow and Vincent pics Are from Wes The Portrait Dude (