Sara Moni Cosplay: Turn Down For What?
HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ
SCHOOL: Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters
HOBBIES: Blogging, writing, design work, going out, gaming
ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
CF. How did you get into cosplay, who did you portray first, and why?
Always liked costumes, liked making my own t-shirts and eventually I got the courage to start doing it more often. I met many who had the same interests as me and things took off! First portrayal was my own version of Alice, and later the Caterpillar because that book and movie is so classic and iconic.
CF. What’s the best part of cosplay?
Creating something from nothing. Becoming someone or something bigger than yourself. Turning both of those things into smiles on other people’s faces. Cosplay is community for me.
CF. If you could be any super hero or villain who would you be and why?
Ha, oh I will be that character! But it is a surprise that I will unveil as soon as it is finished! I would choose to be her because her abilities are remarkable, but her past is largely mystery. She and I also have similar features, so its like looking at my comic duplicate already!
CF. If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say to them?
I would want to meet Robert Smith and thank him for his music and for being such a massive influence on me only for the better.
CF. What’s your favorite sci-fi movie and what captivates about the plot?
Jurassic Park, hands down. I love dinosaurs anyway, but bring genetic manipulation into a story- and you’ve got something very interesting. It isn’t AI experiments, it isn’t cloning or resurrecting of humans, it’s extinct animals. There are a lot of inherit dangerous about playing with DNA like a toy, but at the same time it pokes at human curiosity and many “what if’s” about our nature. “Just because you can, does it mean that you should”, etc.
CF. What’s the craziest thing a fan sent you or requested?
I don’t think I have “fans” so to speak, I’m just thankful people that like what I do. One follower made a beautiful digital manipulation of some of my cosplays that I loved…But nothing “crazy” really. It made me feel awesome to receive something like that!
CF. What sidekick would you hire to be your personal assistant and why?
Lying Cat from Saga. Not only is she a bodyguard of epicness, but the ability to know when someone was lying would come in very handy.
CF. What character intimidates the heck out of you, why, and when will you attempt take the challenge to portray them?
I’d say the most intimidating character would be Malekith, but I don’t know if I will do a cosplay of him! Though my frost giant was pretty intimidating and I finished that for the Thor 2 premiere!
CF. Do you know a lot about the series you cosplay?
Absolutely. I cosplay characters that I love, not just because I think they’re cute.
CF. What’s your favorite comic con to attend and what makes it so special?
Phoenix because it’s my hometown and there are so many great artists and costumers here!
CF. What comic cons are definitely attending this year?
Phoenix, Amazing Las Vegas, Alamo City, Tucson Comicon, Saboten Con
CF. What’s one thing you wish fans wouldn’t do?
There’s nothing I don’t like that one of my followers has done, which is good!
CF. Who was your favorite character to portray and what rocked about it?
I love cosplaying as Miss America Chavez because I love her and I’m a ringer for the part; also Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie both gave it their approval!
CF. How do you keep cosplay fun?
I keep my passion for the characters first, my passion for the craft second, and the passion for meeting others in the fandom third.
CF. Where can new fans go to follow you?
Facebook.com/SaraMoniCosplay — Instagram @SaraMoniCosplay — Twitter @KrayolaKid
Prints at SaraMoni.storenvy.com
CF. Other than this interview, what’s the craziest thing you agreed to do?
Ha! If this is crazy, then I’ve been playing it way too safe! The craziest thing would probably be trying to crank out as many costumes as I am for Phoenix Con!
CF. In your opinion what’s the meaning of life?
To do what you want, when you want, how you want, with the people you want. If you’re doing something you hate, you’re not living.