GingerSnap - Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn

GingerSnap - Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn

One of our cosplay guests and cosplay competition guest judge is the wonderful GingerSnap! She took some time out of her busy schedule to do a quick interview with us. GingerSnap is a great British cosplayer who you might have seen recently in her stunning Aloy cosplay.

So Ginger, how long have you been cosplaying?
Over 15 years!

What got you into cosplay?
I went to a star trek convention and saw someone dressed up, it was really rare to see then. I thought it was exciting and fun so I bought a costume the next time. I've always lived dressing up and it progressed like an addiction!

Do you have a favourite cosplayer?
I love Kamui as a whole famous cosplayer, but I look up to a lot of friends as I know how much dedication goes into their work. 

Out of all your cosplays, which is your favourite?
Probably Aloy as it's the most elaborate but comfortable and has loads of pockets!

What do you love most about cosplaying?
Meeting people and passing on knowledge. I'm never happier than when I'm helping someone learn something new or when someone puts on a Comission for the first time and they light up! Being someone else for a time isn't about escape. It's about adventure and we all want a bit of that don't we?

What are your current cosplay projects?
I'm working on a new Aloy costume, several Comissions for some exciting things and I'm enjoying concentrating on some things I've wanted to do for a long time including learning corsetry.. . You might see one at Chester!

Thank you for your time. You can meet GingerSnap, The Cosplay Collective and Geek-Ta-Scale along with many other guests at CCC17!