Cosplay Spotlight: TeeCee Dangerous
Welcome back to Cosplay Spotlight! For our next edition we present to you TeeCee Dangerous! As usual, our promise is to bring you some of the amazing work these cosplayers do, but also we will be focusing on the why’s and the how’s!
I have been cosplaying for I guess 15 years. Only it was just called dressing up back then. LOL. I enjoy comics and superhero movies. And Star Wars and LOTR. Pretty much anything with people that fly, or spaceships, lasers, swords, zombies, or capes. I love going to cons and seeing old friends and making new ones.
CBT – Thank you for taking the time out to speak with us. What got you into doing cosplay?
TC – I always loved Halloween and the idea if getting to be someone else. When I found out there was a whole subculture that made and wore their own costumes, I knew I had to do this. Everybody needs something that takes them out of their everyday routine.
CBT – What is your process in choosing the characters you want to portray?
TC – Of course I always want to do characters I’ve been a fan of, but I also want to do costumes that are somewhat unique. I have a couple of versions of Wonder Woman but I didn’t want to the classic look everybody knows. There are so many ladies that have great versions of that look and I wanted to have one that was a little different.
I also try to pick characters that are more fitting for me. There are enough young ladies in this hobby to take care of Batgirl and Supergirl. Batwoman is more fitting for me.
CBT – What was the first character you cosplayed as? Your favorite?
TC – Batgirl,. LOL. Angela is probably my favorite. There aren’t a lot of ladies that do her so people always have a great reaction to her. Plus she’s so bad ass.
CBT – What are some geek valuables you have in your collection?
TC – All my collection has it’s own special meaning. Since I love cosplay So much, I tend to focus more on acquiring pieces for costumes. So I guess my costumes are most meaningful to me.
CBT – Many are either into Comic Books or Manga/Anime. What are you most into? Favorite Comic or Manga/Anime?
TC – Comics. Batman is my favorite. He’s just a man, a man with expensive gadgets and extensive training, but still just a man.
TC – I was a runner up in the Wizard Magazine Halloween Costume Contest 15 year’s ago. I’ve only took part in the contests at the last 2 local conventions I’ve been to. At the bigger conventions it tends to occupy so much of your time that you miss seeing the sights at the con. The thing I love most about going to cons is seeing all the great costumes and meeting other people. Hanging out with friends and making new ones.
CBT – What is your favorite convention you’ve attended? Your best Con memory?
TC – Gotta say DragonCon. Yes it’s crowded, but it’s about the con that goes pretty much 24 hours a day. Favorite memory? I had really nice time talking with Margot Kidder at Megacon 2009. She just stopped us as we walking by and started talking about our costumes. Could tell she enjoyed our costumes as much as we enjoyed taking to THE Lois Lane.
CBT – There’s been a lot of turmoil because of the “sexual” component that is being discussed amongst convention organizers that sees many cosplayers getting asked to put some more clothes or turned away because their costumes are to “risque”. How do you feel about the apparent censorship of these costumes?
TC – I have some very skimpy costumes but I don’t wear them to cons. I bring my daughter so I know there are plenty of kids in attendance. I mean it’s superheroes and Star Wars and Pokemon, of course they’ll be families there.
I’m all for personal expression and if someone female or male looks great barely wearing anything, I don’t mind seeing it at all. That’s one of the great things about DragonCon, since it goes late into the night, If you have a more revealing costume, that’s a more appropriate time for thongs.
CBT – Thank you so much for your time. Anything else you’d like for us to be on the look out for?
TC – Just more costumes and conventions for 2014. Thanks for having me.
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