Naomi VonKreeps “Puurring for Cosplay”
RESIDENCE: Ottawa, Ontario!!!
SCHOOL: Too many to list. I love learning and the list of schools I’ve attended shows that!
HOBBIES: cosplaying of course, running, gym, playing video games, reading
ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
CF: How did you get into cosplay, who did you portray first, and why?
NV: I’d been admiring cosplayers for awhile, and at the time I was doing some alt/pinup type modeling and decided to throw on a Boba Fett helmet during a pinup shoot, and it all snowballed from there.I’ve gone from silly Star Wars inspired costumes right into cosplaying characters from other genres that I’ve admired for ages!
CF: What’s the best part of cosplay?
NV: Dressing up as characters you love! And making the costumes can be both incredibly fulfilling and frustrating as well as meeting all sorts of awesome people!
CF: If you could be any super hero or villain who would you be and why?
NV: Darth Vader. Why? Because you don’t know the power of the Dark side.
CF: If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say to them?
NV: My favorite author Laurence Sanders. I’d ask him about his books and where he got his ideas for all the wonderful mystery novels he’s written that have endlessly entertained me.
CF: What’s your favorite sci-fi movie and what captivates about the plot?
NV: The Empire Strikes Back. In the original version (not the remastered version), it’s the first time we see Boba Fett (such a badass), Skywalker isn’t such a whiny ass, Skywalker finds out Darth Vader is his father, the AT-AT scene on Hoth, Han Solo is frozen, no Ewoks. Also Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I could go on and on and onnnnnn about why that movie is so frakkin amazeballs.
CF: What’s the craziest thing a fan sent you or requested?
NV: No one has sent me anything too odd, but someone wanted to pay me for a pair of my panties. Ewww…just ewww…I don’t even..i can’t..just eww
CF: What sidekick would you hire to be your personal assistant and why?
NV: A sidekick should never be a personal assistant!! That’s an insult to sidekicks! LOL! If I needed a sidekick, I’d go with Pinky, and we’d do what we do every night…TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!
CF: What character intimidates the heck out of you, why, and when will you attempt take the challenge to portray them?
NV:The Demon Hunter from Diablo 3. One day, when I have enough time and expertise with worbla, I will make that costume. Oh yes….I will make it…
CF: Do you know a lot about the series you cosplay?
NV: I’m fairly well versed in the characters I cosplay. I only cosplay characters I love and have loved for years. I’m not going to ever claim to be an expert. I don’t know everything about everything.
CF: What’s your favorite comicon to attend and what makes it so special?
NV: Ottawa Comiccon because it is my hometown!
CF: What comicon’s are definitely attending this year?
NV: Definitely Ottawa. Maybe Montreal and New York.
CF: What’s one thing you wish fans wouldn’t do?
NV: I wish they wouldn’t get upset if it takes me awhile to respond to messages. Not everyone is like that, but there have been a few that got fairly upset. Few people realize that this is only a hobby for me, and I have a career, crazy workout schedule and really don’t spend much time on social media.
CF: Who was your favorite character to portray and what rocked about it?
NV: So far it has been the Black Widow. It totally rocked because the costume turned out exactly how I wanted it. I had an image of it in my mind and I made it exactly how I pictured it
CF: How do you keep cosplay fun?
NV: Well, being that it is only a hobby for me, it is always fun for me no matter what. I wouldn’t do it if it weren’t fun. That is what cosplaying is about. It is about having fun. Nothing more, nothing less.
CF: Where can new fans go to follow you?
NV: They can follow me here:
and on IG @naomivonkreeps
CF: Other than this interview, what’s the craziest thing you agreed to do?
NV: Bungy jumping!
CF: In your opinion what’s the meaning of life?
NV: Star Wars lol. Happiness and humor.
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