Lindsay Elyse Having Fun In The Valley Of The Sun
RESIDENCE: Chandler, Arizona
SCHOOL: Scottsdale Community College – AA degree in Journalism
HOBBIES: Cosplay, Video Games, Irish Step Dancing, Marathoning TV Shows
ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
CF. How did you get into cosplay, who did you portray first, and why?
LE:My mom! She made my first few costumes and taught me! My first costume was Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist because I was obsessed with the anime! Ed was such an awesome character and I wanted his jacket!
CF. What’s the best part of cosplay?
LE:Seeing the costume start to come to life. Being able to watch a fictional character on TV and then create them and embody their personality is an awesome thing!
CF. If you could be any super hero or villain who would you be and why?
LE:Definitely Wonder Woman. She’s such a strong woman and I would love to have some of her qualities! She’s empowering!
CF. If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say to them?
LE:Walt Disney. He’s always been my greatest inspiration and hero. I would tell him that he inspires me to keep going even when it’s rough and that I love him. Haha
CF. What’s your favorite sci-fi movie and what captivates about the plot?
LE:I really love Star Wars. A New Hope was a movie my family always watched together and I grew up on. As for the plot, well, it’s Star Wars. What DOESN’T captivate me?
CF. What’s the craziest thing a fan sent you or requested?
LE:I get some pretty weird requests, people asking for articles of my clothing and to print my picture out on bedsheets. Kinda strange!!
CF. What sidekick would you hire to be your personal assistant and why?
LE:Harley Quinn! She would just be a ton of fun to be around I think! Not sure if she’d actually help me with anything though… hahaha!
CF. What character intimidates the heck out of you, why, and when will you attempt take the challenge to portray them?
LE:KOS-MOS from Xenosaga. It’s just an insane blocky costume and it’s just so awesome, I don’t want to attempt it unless I’m sure it’ll be PERFECT. And her big turret gun thing, oh man. So badass, and so difficult.
CF. Do you know a lot about the series you cosplay?
LE:DEFINITELY. I will not cosplay a character I don’t know. That’s mostly because when people see a character, they want to talk to me about it. If they ask a question and I’m like uhhhh, I don’t know? then I feel like my credibility goes away! So yeah, I definitely cosplay from games I’ve played or series I’ve seen more than one episode of.
CF. What’s your favorite comic con to attend and what makes it so special?
LE:E3. Not a comic con, I know, but it’s still an event. I’ve had the pleasure of going the last two years, it’s just great to be able to meet the developers and play demos of games I’m looking forward to!
CF. What comic con’s are definitely attending this year?
LE:I’ve got a lot in the works, but I’ll be at Convencion Senka in Mexico, San Diego Comicon, DragonCon, and a few more I can’t talk about! haha
CF. What’s one thing you wish fans wouldn’t do?
LE:NOT SAY HI TO ME WHEN THEY SEE ME. I get messages all the time from people who said they saw me at convention/event/movie theatre/disneyland and they were to shy to say anything! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ALWAYS SAY HELLO. I would love to take a picture with you and high five you and whatever else. Don’t be shy, I’m not mean or anything hahaha
CF. Who was your favorite character to portray and what rocked about it?
LE:Lara Croft. She’s a badass adventurer! What isn’t to like! I cosplay her in hopes that some of her awesomeness and bravery will rub off on me!
CF. How do you keep cosplay fun?
LE:It’s always been fun! I’ve been doing it for 10 years now and it’s just never lost it’s fun! I keep going because I love it and because I love to be able to see myself create something and grow in skill levels and all that. The people in the scene are great, the fans are great, it’s all a blast!
CF. Where can new fans go to follow you?
Facebook.com/LindsayElyseFanpage or at twitter @ohhlindsayelyse
CF. Other than this interview, what’s the craziest thing you agreed to do?
LE:Get painted by my friend Jessica haha I was wrapped in seran wrap, covered in a body suit, then stood there while she spray painted the suit. It was such a weird experience, but so fun!
CF. In your opinion what’s the meaning of life?