We teased months ago that we would be expanding into the Austrialian region, and here is some of that noise coming to life. We were lucky enough to have the super talented GemGem Cosplay help us out with this amazing interview and answer a “few” questions for us! Enjoy!
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SMC: Why did you start cosplaying?
GemGem Cosplay: I started cosplaying after going to a small convention here in Canberra and was the only one out of my friends not cosplaying and I thought wow that looks like fun so a few weeks later I went to Sydney Supa Nova 2014 and dressed up at the original Harley Quinn and made a hammer ( it was terrible haha ) and only went for the one day but the whole day was fantastic and I made so many new friends and yeah haven’t stopped since I go to every convention I possibly can now
SMC: What was the first convention you cosplay’d?
GemGem Cosplay: The first convention I Cosplay’d at properly where I had made my cosplay and put in a a lot of effort was Oz ComicCon 2014 in Sydney
SMC: What has been your most memorable convention moment?
GemGem Cosplay: Most memorable moment was actually at Melbourne Supa Nova when I wore Artemis from Young Justice for the first time to a convention I just remember being asked by one photographer for a photo and next minute they were everywhere and I didn’t really know where to look and it was so overwhelming but amazing because all these people appreciated how much work went into that cosplay
SMC: What is your favorite thing about cosplaying at a convention?
GemGem Cosplay: Seeing my friends a lot of the cosplayers I have become amazingly close to life in all different states and its so amazing to catch up and see all the amazing work they have put into there cosplays in the time we have all spent apart and just catching up and having fun being silly
SMC: Where can fans expect to see you next? (2015 Schedule?)
GemGem Cosplay: So from now until the end of the year it will only be
Sydney Oz Comic Con 26th and 27th of September
PAX AUS October 30th to the 1st of November
Brisbane Supa Nova 27th to the 29th of November
SMC: What cosplayers inspire you?
GemGem Cosplay: To be honest there is no one cosplayer that inspires me I think the cosplay community in general is what inspires me . People are so creative and talented and I love that social media mean that we can all connect on a certain level and share and inspire each other .
SMC: Which is your favorite cosplay you’ve created?
GemGem Cosplay: So far I think it’s a tie between Cinderella and Artemis . Both cosplays had a lot of detail in them and there are both characters that I absolutely love
SMC: What cosplay are you best known for?
GemGem Cosplay: At the moment I think people know me for my Artemis cosplay and actually billy from the Saw Movie which I did recently at Sydney Supa Nova for a horror group I was appart of.
SMC: If money was no object what would be your dream cosplay creation
GemGem Cosplay: I would love to make Chocolina from Lightning Returns she is so adroable and the wings would be such a challenge to make which would be fun .
SMC: Do you have any new cosplays currently in the works?
GemGem Cosplay: Biggest plans are Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn I plan on doing it from Pax Aus 2015
SMC: What are your cosplay strengths? (Tailoring, fabric painting, worbla armor, in-character performance etc.)
GemGem Cosplay: Im not sure , I love doing SFX makeup and just doing different things that force me to learn things I enjoy a challenge
SMC: What’s one thing you wish you knew about cosplaying before you got started?
GemGem Cosplay: How much money I would invest into cosplay which by now is a lot haha
SMC: Any advice for people interested in cosplaying for the first time?
GemGem Cosplay: Just have fun with it . Cosplay is all about expressing yourself and the things you enjoy and have fun with that cosplay your making because it will be so much more rewarding in the end when you have a finished product that you love .
SMC: How is it being featured as part of Level40two’s monthly offering?
GemGem Cosplay: Its great , Its such an honour to be the First Australian girls to be featured for them its really fun 🙂
Editor’s note: Kayla Erin & GemGem are both features in September’s box from Level40two.com
SMC: Serious question… How much trouble do you and Kayla Erin regularly get into?
GemGem Cosplay: Ha a lot to be honest we run a muck at conventions and just get a little crazy and hypo but its fun 🙂 she is like my sister and we do a lot of crazy things .
SMC: Have any upcoming projects that we should know about?
GemGem Cosplay: Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn it will be so much fun and I have been talking to Guerrilla Games about hopefully coming to Pax and working together
SMC: What do you do in the real world for a job?
GemGem Cosplay: I actually work in a plumbing store. I design and supply bathroom and kitchen products . For homes and commercial sites like schools and shopping centers .
SMC: What is something your fans may not know about you? Other hobbies
GemGem Cosplay: Im honestly not to sure … other then im a massive star wars fan I have a corner in my house dedicated to all things star wars
SMC: What part of “geekdom” is you favorite avenue of entertainment (i.e. comics, movies, video games, anime, etc?).
GemGem Cosplay: I think gaming because it inspires so many people to create new and exciting things like fan art and videos and new game designs and inspires a lot of cosplayers to try and recreate there favorite game characters.
SMC: What Comic Books are you currently addicted to?
GemGem Cosplay: Re – reading Harley Quinns New 52
SMC: Any favorite TV shows, movies or cartoons?
GemGem Cosplay: Dragon Ball Z / The regular Show / New hope Star Wars
SMC: What is your gaming system of choice?
GemGem Cosplay: PC Steam games
SMC: What are you currently playing / upcoming video game releases?
GemGem Cosplay: Playing Ark Evolved and Dead Realm at the moment waiting for Battlefront and Horizon Zero Dawn .
We here at SMC would just like to Thank GemGem for taking the time to answer our questions, and seriously can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! We wish her all the success in her future projects!
Happy Canadian, as well as a hardcore video game addict. Spends all day and night trying to come up with new ideas for Share My Cosplay. Need help with something feel free to contact me.