An Interview with Magical Me Cosplay

Photo Credit: Houston is Photography

 

 

What made you get into Cosplay modeling?

I looked forward to Halloween every year to see what I can dress up as, and then I came across and joined the Houston Harry Potter Meetup Group we went to HP Cons and dressed up as Harry Potter Characters.  We were then invited to have a table at a former con (Space City) and made friends with other cosplayers, I then started cosplaying other characters outside of Harry Potter.

 

What made you think of your cosplay name?
It is Harry Potter related of course, “Magical Me” by Gilderoy Lockhart from the second book in the Harry Potter series “Chamber of Secrets”

 

Where do you live? How is the cosplay scene there?
I live in Houston, we have several major cons here the biggest one is Comicpalooza. We also have several cons within the state of Texas in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Victoria.

 

How long have you modeled?

Since 2008

 

Photo Cred: Houston is Photography

 

 

Who’s your favorite character to model?  The top 3 I started with and grew from there.

Storm

Black Widow
The Baroness from GI Joe

 

2nd favorite? 
Cat Woman

 

Do you buy outfits or do you make them yourself?

Both as my Husband makes most of my clothes, I buy them for the template, so he does not have to start from scratch. He takes them apart and remakes them to fit me better.

When was the first time you saw Star Wars?

When it came out in 1977, I was 13 it was easy to sneak into a movie theater back then lol.

 

Who’s your favorite character?

From the first movie R2D2

 

 

 

 

What do you feel about the presence of (or lack thereof) POC in the Cosplay scene?

Unfortunately, there are very limited POC for Action, Drama etc…. We need more people to start writing movies for POC and/or demanding they play the part when it is not written for them.

 

 

What are your favorite Cosplay events to attend?

So far it is conventions in Houston:  Anime Matsuri, Comicpalooza, been to Dragon Con and plan on traveling more to other states in 2018.  Definitely set for Hal-Con in Halifax Canada in October.

 

 

Are you watching any dope animes or any shows with Cosplay worthy characters?

No not really into Anime I can say I enjoy Dragon Ball series and currently watch Dragon Ball Super. And as for TV Shows most of them now I look at in a different light, like who can I cosplay shows like: Game of Thrones, Into the Badlands, Marvel Agents of Shield, The Flash and Emerald City to think of a few.

 

Who was the photographer of your submitted photos?

Photo on the flyer by Super Hero Photos

Houston is Photography did that amazing photoshop edit of my Dark Lady of the Sith.
Houston is Photography is also from the Houston area and an amazing photographer you can check out is work on FB and IG

https://www.facebook.com/HoustonISPhotography/

https://www.instagram.com/houstonisphotography/

 

Is there anything you want your fans and the fans of PUNK BLACK to know?

I am a member of many groups:

Cosplay Vogue Houston (I am one of 3 admins) we are a group of cosplayers and photographers that get together monthly for varies photoshoots.

Houston Harry Potter Meetup – Head Girl of Ravenclaw & Ravenclaw Seeker

The Fightin 788th a GI Joe and Cobra Costuming Club

Star Wars Enthusiasts of Houston Cosplayers and Events

Houston Chapter – North American Assassin’s Creed Guild.