KERRALDINE - NO. I'M NOT MILEY CYRUS. I'M A COSPLAYER

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Kerraldine Cosplay - Harley Quinn A wise man once said that 'life was for the living and death was for the dead'. Where as a wise woman once said, 'Piss off, dick head! I'm not Miley Cyrus!'. Now the woman in question is a great cosplayer called Kerraldine, and I was fortunate enough to have a chat with her only the other day, whilst twerking provocatively at a bunch of dick heads.





1) What are your own origins, Kerraldine? Plus what path did you take in life prior to getting to where you are today?   I'm a contemporary dance student by day and geek by night. When both of these sides of me collide -- BAM! -- you get mutant cosplayer... thingy.

2) What are the most persistent comments you’ve received from your followers?   'Since when did Miley Cyrus cosplay?'

Kerraldine Cosplay - Buffy
 3) What is your ‘regular’ job? And does it in any way shape or form aide you as a Cosplayer?   As I said before I'm a dance student, and yes, it helps me a lot with the performance aspect of it, for I'm able to study a character's body language, mannerisms, and WHY they do what they do. Dance really helps you see and understand people. Also it has helped with the physicality of the hobby itself.

4) How did your friends, family, and work-colleges first react to the news that you like to cosplay?  Mum's like 'YOU'RE 26, YOU ARE A GROWN WOMAN' but then shrugs it off cause she knows what I'm like and knows it makes me happy. I usually expect people to think it's lame but to be honest most people think it's brilliant and love seeing the photos and hearing what I get up to. It's more exciting than their weekends!

5) How do you decide what Cosplay costume to wear for a convention? And who makes them?   My decisions are always based on whatever characters I love and connect with and know will be fun to do. For cons, I prefer the ones I can be more playful around people.

Robin Cosplayer
The really difficult costumes I get are custom made for me. I'm starting off and making more costumes for myself now, but they're not crazy complex... yet. So at the moment it's a mix, and some can be partly made by me, some by others!

6) What have you learnt about yourself whilst Cosplaying? And were their any unforeseen obstacles you had to contend with?   I've learnt that I have more of a reason to believe in myself than before. I had no confidence and thought nothing of myself, I felt useless. Cosplay has helped with the first step for me getting some more self confidence.

As for issues, it's mainly been the reaction of the internet and how it can be cruel. People think they can treat you like sh*t just because they don't have to say it to your face. Plus the whole cosplay fame thing is something I never expected or knew about when I got into it

7) What was the best / worst convention you ever attended?   Best? Probably the first LSCC or one of the LFCC's. I always love LFCC, as it's my fave one I always look forward to.

I f*cking hate MCM. End of. 

Kerraldine Cosplay - Help Point8) What would be your dream Cosplay gig and outfit?   Harley, cause she will always be my dream whilst the Spoiler is my ultimate. Steph is the character I feel most connected to and that suit is my fave superhero-suit ever. I'm about to start Yellow Ranger and I want to restart on Buffy's prom dress.

9) Has their ever been an outfit you just did not like wearing? And if so, why?   I hate Rose's. I hate jeans and stuff cause it's so 'normal' people think it's me in my own clothes when it's totally not my style except for the hair. I also miss my gel eyeliner when I'm her and have to use pencil because that's my trademark now.

10) Do you have a credo you live by?   Learn to love yourself, as life is a ball ache if you can't.

So there you have it, dear reader. My pal Kerraldine and her life as a cosplayer. When you have the time please feel free to pay her a visit by clicking on over to her facebook page. But remember, if you do, keep in mind she isn't Miley Cyrus, OK?