I have been officially cosplaying for about a year now. My first con was NYCC2013, I dressed up as Harley from the Arkham City Videogame, and was hooked right away. I grew up in theater and have always looked for a reason to dress up in life. My closet is full of Kigurumis, costumes, and random shirts (mostly TeeTurtle right now). I hope to one day be invited to San Diego Comic-Con as a Featured Cosplayer.
Batman the Animated Series was my first glimpse into the Comic Book world, And as I got older I would hide in the school library during recess reading any comics I could find. Batman of course being my first love.
At 14 years old I worked at a Chinese food restaurant where myself and one other girl were the only ones who were not Asian. Our jobs were to answer the phone and take orders. She introduced me to Manga and Anime. After each shift we worked together, she would take me to Barns n Noble and we would pick up one or two mangas. Some of my favorite manga's have to be Kaikan Phrase, Absolute Boyfriend, Sword Art Online, No Game No Life, and Fruit Basket. My top Animes are Inuyasha, Sword Art Online, Full Metal Brotherhood, Sailor Moon Crystal, Fairy Tail and Death Note. She's also the one who introduced me to Lolita and Harajuku fashion, even though at the time I had no idea what it was, just that it was really cute.
Video games are my other love. My first system was a Sega Genesis which I only had one game for, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. After that I had a Gameboy Color for Pokémon Red, until my little brother decided it was a shovel for the sandbox. Now I own a Nintendo 3DS, A Green Nintendo 64, Wii U, PS2, PS3, PS4, and an Xbox360. My favorite system has to be PlayStation, the controllers fit amazing in my hands. Xbox still has a stronger online community but I'm not a fan of their controllers. My favorite games have to be God of War, and the Batman games. Nothing Beats Mario Party, Mario Kart, and Smash Bros when you have friends over, but God of War and Batman are my absolute favorite. Games I've been playing lately are Battlefield 1 and Overwatch. I also really like the Elder Scrolls, Final Fantasy and Ratchet and Clank. but I'm Praying that they re-master Jak and Daxter because breaking out the PS2 every time to play it is a real pain.
For me cosplay is more then just dressing up and taking pictures. Its a way to make new friends and connect with people who have the same interests. its amazing to have such an amazing community of nerds and geeks alike =D
As for this upcoming year I have about 12 cons in my line up and I'm working on about 6 different costumes right now including a new Poison Ivy and Happy from FairyTail. I always post what Cons I'm at and what I'm dressed as on My Instagram. So if you see me at a Con don't be afraid to say Hi.
Here are some of Sydney's amazing cosplays!! Lara Croft, Yoko Littner, Harley Quinn, Ash and Poison Ivy!
I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank Sydney for allowing us to share her amazing cosplays with you our readers! Make sure you go up and follow her on her various social media to keep up with her 2017 Con Schedule! Hopefully we will be hearing from Sydney throughout 2017 and can share about some of the cons she attends! If you liked this post please make sure you let us know!
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