MEET FOXY BOP: COSPLAY GENIUS!
As part of our Reynard City Patreon page, we offer a bunch of exclusive extras from just $1 per month. Now, thanks to our awesome Patreons, we have hit 10 backers, and so we thought we’d share a reward with everyone. Here is an exclusive gallery of AK Girl pictures by cosplay artist Foxy Bop, who we had the fortune of interviewing below. We want to say a massive thank you to Foxy Bop, who was super professional throughout both the interview and the shoot, and who we think did an awesome job!
Our next target is $100 in monthly backing. We are currently at $32 and it is fab that people have supported us! This fund allows us to get more money to the artists, as well as allowing for sponsorship money to go into the running costs. Furthermore, when we hit that target we’ll have another extra reward to share with everyone! Be sure to visit our Patreon page for more information and to donate.
Exclusive interview with Foxy Bop (conducted by Rob Turner)
When did you first start doing cosplay and what inspired you?
I first started cosplaying in May of 2015! I made friends with someone who did the most amazing cosplay of Commander Shepherd from Mass Effect and I got hooked on the idea of bringing characters to life!
How would you define cosplay?
I would define cosplay as bringing childish spirit into adulthood and revisiting thecharacters from your youth (and from today!) who inspired you.
What advice do you have for people who want to cosplay?
If you want to cosplay, just go for it! It doesn’t matter whether you think you won’t suit the character or not. Your love for them will shine through! I’m totally the wrong body shape for some of the anime characters I cosplay but hey, I feel badass cosplaying them!
How did you prepare for the AK Girl photo shoot?
For AK Girl I had to make a spandex bodysuit and then modify the trim to be more inkeeping with the comics. Then, I stitched the logo onto it I had traced (which wasn’t easy!). I got myself some fox ears and used kirby grips to attach them to a wig and stuffed a fox tail with padding and wire to make it stay in position.
Finally, I bought some brown contacts and face paint and went to town on it! Sounds an awful lot of work when you write it down!
What are your plans for 2016?
My plans for 2016 are going to include upgrading my crafting skills and trying my hand at foam construction. I’ll also be attending a lot more conventions! Hope to see you there!