Cosplayer Of The Week: Polyjuice Cosplay
Hey friends! Good morning, I hope you are all doing well and are preparing for a wonderful day that leads to a fantastic weekend! Today we have an awesome cosplayer for you from Australia! This is Polyjuice Cosplay and they have such enthusiasm about their craft, I really wanted to try and help them get well known!
I hope you enjoy the article!
The Geek Lyfe: There may be a few Geek Lyfers who have not seen your work before, would you be alright introducing yourself?
Polyjuice Cosplay: I’m Amy my cosplay page is Polyjuice Cosplay. I’ve been cosplaying for 5 years. I found a talent for it when i started really getting into sewing my own. My proudest piece to date with plans for more complex stuff to come is Luna Lovegoods Christmas tree dress she wears to slughorns party. There was 1 scene in the movies with dark lighting and maybe 5 photos on the internet. As far as i could find this is the only dress in existence like it outside of the costumes used on set. I admit I’ve dome some other cool stuff like a tutu that could be worn in a ballet (40 hours of research i was able to dive deep enough into the internet to find enough information that the sewing was challenging but not that difficult once i had gotten started.
TGL: How long have you been into cosplay and what led you down this path?
PJC: Been looking at cosplay since I was 13 and then started cosplaying at 16. My sister’s friend introduced me to this hobby and it just seemed like a nice thing to do. Dressing up as my favorite character and walk about a convention as someone I wanted to best the best thing ever!
TGL: What has been your favorite moment?
PJC: First convention. I met the Phelps twins Fred and George Weasley. I was expecting them to be like the Kardashians kinda all high and mighty we are better than you non famous people. That wasn’t the case, they were so normal, I cried in that panel, not sure why but i think it was the shock or that the characters I’ve seen in the movies growing up were just like me.
TGL: What was the worst day for you in your cosplay career, what happened, and how did you deal with it?
PJC: Worst day probably my first competition: Champions of cosplay 2015. I was cosplaying Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and I hadn’t had time to really test the cosplay, but it had held together in storage as I had finished each piece. My friend dropped me at marshelling and left with all my repair gear, I was falling apart. A friend, who was another cosplayer, helped me out and found a fix it person and they did what they could. Basically I was duct taped into my cosplay! It wasn’t holding all that well because of the vinyl I used. Friendly tip hot glue and fabric isn’t a good combo sew it or a fabric or shoe glue or even super glue work way better. Regardless, I did the competition anyway! While I did not place, this gave me room to rebuild bigger and better (follow my page because that is what I’m working on right now plus a few other things that haven’t been done before) and return with something that is not gonna fall apart for another comp when I’m happy with the result!
TGL: When you aren’t doing this, what do you do in your spare time?
PJC: I work as a girl guide leader, read, hang with friends and family, holiday, snow ski etc. I’ve recently taken up archery! How I do all this I really don’t know. Surprisingly a lot of my time is spent marathoning TV series and movies while working on cosplays!
TGL: What geek medium(Video Games, Comic Books, Novels, Movies etc.) made the biggest impact on your life and why?
PJC: Harry Potter was the first real chapter book I picked up as a kid around 11. I waited for my Hogwarts letter and when it didn’t come, I actually cried! In high school I had real trouble fitting in and making friends. Hogwarts became my friends, I wasn’t in a good place either and probably wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for the series. Nothing in my life captured me like it has. I make sure every time there is a Harry Potter actor at a con, I always make sure I thank them for being part of something that probably has saved my life. My dream is to probably meet jo herself and tell her my story and just thank her for writing harry potter.
TGL: Do you have any projects in the near future we should be excited to see?
PJC: There is a long list, but Brisbane supernova ill be doing a love live group as Nico. I got a number that need repairs, I got a couple original designs in the design stages and one that I keep forgetting to finish. But I love re-wearing cosplays, the more the better! I’ve still got my first bought ones and i wear them still. It reminds me how far I’ve come and to keep going forward to see how far Ican get.
TGL: What advice do you have for any aspiring cosplayers out there?
PJC: Just get out there, everyone starts somewhere and I promise you get better as you go. I’m always open to help a newbie out just message me sometimes I can make it for you. I might not reply instantly but I always get back to everyone as soon as I can.
TGL: What costume would you say is your favorite so far?
PJC: Favorite so far that is a really hard pick, so many characters I cosplay mean so much to me in different ways. I’d have to go with Luna’s Christmas tree dress, the fandom, the character and dress mean so much to me, I had to wait to get the skill set to make it and i’m so dam proud of it, I hope to meet evana again and wear that dress.
I hope you all enjoyed our cosplayer of the week! I want to give a huge shout out to Polyjuce Cosplay for answering a few of our questions! Be sure to check out their page on Facebook to keep up with all of their shenanigans! 😀