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Your new Cosplayer of the Month: Adrestia.
Welcome to Cosplayer of the Month, where we feature an incredible cosplayer from our community of fans and learn about who they are beneath the surface and, ahem, WORBLA. This month, we have Adrestia!
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What city are you based in?
I am from Drumheller, Alberta.
How did you get into cosplay initially?
I had dressed up as a character from a book series and received a ton of positive feedback from it. I didn't realize at that time that cosplay wasn't just about dressing up at conventions and that people did it all year round. So, I started to learn more about the cosplay community, and started making and altering things and posting pictures online.
Do you have a cosplay piece that you are most proud of?
My most recent cosplay, Aelin from the Throne of Glass book series. I'm super proud of all the detail work in the costume. I used a few different techniques and it all came out beautifully!
What do you hope to achieve through cosplay?
I'm wanting to further develop my craftsmanship skills. I want to create bigger and better things!
Is there a cosplayer that you look up to or inspires you?
That is a LONG list! My friends always inspire me, so to keep the list short I'll only choose three: Winterlights Cosplay, Breezeeweezee Cosplay, and The Geeky Gamer Girl Cosplay. I love watching their progress and their builds and it always inspires me to see how far each of them have come in their cosplay journeys.
If you could give any piece of advice to new cosplayers, what would it be?
It's okay that you don't make 100% of your cosplay. It's okay if you buy your cosplays. It's a hobby and you should be having fun first and foremost!
What would you say is the hardest part of cosplaying?
Finding the time to make things! My armor builds can take a couple months because I have to find the time in between shifts at work to make everything. My days off from work are generally filled with me being in my craft room frantically working on things as much as I can!