Cosplayer Of The Week: Maddy Kay
This week we have a great cosplayer by the name of Maddy Kay! She comes from the Northwest cosplay scene and has such a fantastic attitude about everything. I was so grateful to get to talk with Maddy about her self and her cosplay. You can tell that her quality of work improves with each and every costume she makes and I am stoked to see how talented she becomes down the line!
I hope you enjoy our interview with Maddy Kay!
The Geek Lyfe: There may be a few Geek Lyfers who have not seen your work before, would you be alright introducing yourself?
Maddy Kay: Hi, I’m Maddy Kay. I’m a Nebraskan native living in Washington.
TGL: How long have you been into cosplay and what led you down this path?
MK: I’ve been cosplaying since 2012ish. I’ve been into anime for a very long time and when I went to college my friend suggested going to a local convention, Anime Nebraskon. And Been going ever since.
TGL: What has been your favorite moment?
MK: I have so many!! I guess this isn’t specifically of my costume but someone I was with. There was this one time at my first ever Midwest Teamhooman event. We dressed up as super heroes to handed out comic book to kids. I was dressed as supergirl. The look on the kids faces was amazing.
They wanted our autographs and everything. But this one kid when he saw a cosplayer in our group dressed as Shazam. That kid came sprinting toward him excited as all hell screaming “shazam”! Just the joys of people, kids, and other cosplayers, and nerds faces when you cosplay one of their favorite characters. Is the best in the world. Another time is when I was Nissa Revane at PAX, a group of magic employees gave me the new Nissa vs Ob Nixius pack that was released that day, all because I was dressed as Nissa.
TGL: What was the worst day for you in your cosplay career, what happened, and how did you deal with it?
MK: Gosh the worst experience is kinda lame but my first Naka-Kon in Kansas City, I forgot a change of clothes and pajamas. Like I brought all my costumes and underwear I needed but no shirts or pants. So I had to sleep in my most comfortable costume I had. Which was Kairi.
TGL: When you aren’t doing this, what do you do in your spare time?
MK: I paint and draw mostly. I have a YouTube channel were I post weekly speed paintings. I’m also a graphic designer.
TGL: What geek medium(Video Games, Comic Books, Novels, Movies etc.) made the biggest impact on your life and why?
MK: I grew up in Disney and pretty obsessed with it. But also movies and comic books. Without comic books though I wouldn’t have done a lot of the kids events. Or joined Midwest Teamhooman. Not only that but I have all this incredible information on teen titans and x men.
TGL: Vampire or Werewolf? Why?
MK: Werewolves. Hands down. Wolves are my favorite animal.
TGL: Do you have any projects in the near future we should be excited to see?
MK: Well I’m thinking of something specifically for Halloween. (Even though I have no idea what I’m doing for Halloween.) I haven’t bought the fabric yet. I’m also thinking a new fancy ball gown in the near future.
TGL: What advice do you have for any aspiring cosplayers out there?
MK: At first no one will see you, give them a reason to and you will shine. And you don’t have to just go
out and buy a sewing machine, try hand sewing first, go to good will and alter clothes. Get dirty and have fun with friends, or by yourself. Yes you have assholes, but those out number the people who will cheer you on. Also you might have to ask your friends and family to like your cosplay page. And. that. is. okay!
TGL: Out of the costumes you have done in the past, which one has been the most difficult and why?
MK: The most difficult would probably be Mad Moxxi. There was a lot of hand painting and props and so much going on for the character it was almost overwhelming.
Photos Ariel and Supergirl photos by Kuhl Pics by James
Harley Quinn by Nickel Photography