All hail the Queen Amidala cosplay! Star Wars comes out on high at this yr’s Houston-based Comic Convention, wowing judges and taking house the highest prize!
Comicpalooza all the time attracts in cosplayers in Houston, Texas. The occasion is an enchanting mixture of genres and fandoms, and this yr the Star Wars followers took the highest spot within the ever-popular cosplay competitors. Today we’re sitting down with Jessica Ontiveros, whose gorgeous recreation of Queen Amidala proved that The Force is robust with this cosplayer.
This Queen Amidala cosplay is implausible. I notably love the detailed work of the embroidery and the textures. This cosplayer has an ideal hand with a needle and thread, and it reveals. The headdress is likewise fantastically crafted. Overall this is a wonderful illustration of Queen Amidala from Star Wars, and it’s no shock it took house the Best in Show award! We’ve sat right down to interview Jessica Ontiveros in celebration of her win at Comicpalooza 2022, and we hope you take pleasure in this Queen Amidala cosplay function.
How did you get your begin in cosplay?
I began constructing costumes for myself in Middle School and ultimately went on to do costuming for theatre in highschool, then received a level in it from SHSU. I didn’t get into cosplay till my mid-late 20s.
What is your strongest development side?
Because my background is in costuming, I’ve an actual want for accuracy so I suppose my strongest side can be consideration to element. I even did all of the gold embroidery for Amidala by hand!
What is most essential to think about as a contest contestant?
I suppose to be assured and affected person. The complete course of took so much longer than I anticipated, however now I do know to only be affected person and it’ll all work out ultimately.
What recommendation do you will have for first-time competitors cosplayers?
Don’t be shy, individuals are so good. I wasn’t anticipating how lots of the different rivals got here as much as me and had been so complimentary.
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What initiatives are you engaged on sooner or later?
I’ve began working with a household buddy on a Labyrinth-inspired gown for her 50th birthday and I’ve plans to do Catherine of Aragon from Six The Musical (go see it, it’s superb!!!)
What message do you will have for folks wanting to interrupt into cosplay?
Do it! The individuals are so good and it was a lot enjoyable to work together with everybody on the con ground. So many individuals had good issues to say. I’m very introverted so it was nice to speak to individuals who liked what I made.
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Jennifer aka “Mayhem’s Muse” is the Cosplay Editor for BoLS and manages Ad Sales and Communications. Her cosplay awards embody the RTX Judge’s Choice Award and Dragon’s Lair Austin’s Cosplay Symposium.
Jennifer has been a Cosplay Guest Judge at RTX, Tacticon and Genghis Con in Colorado. She usually attends conventions to cowl cosplay for BoLS. Her cosplay work has been featured in publications similar to Girls Who Love Monsters, Geek Fuel, and Renaissance Magazine. Jennifer has modeled within the Her Universe Fashion Show, Precision Camera’s yearly Precision Camera University, and has taught a number of workshops for photographers about partnering with cosplayers and artistic muses/fashions.
Jennifer is a lifelong fanatic of retro video video games and loves Dungeons & Dragons, city fantasy, tabletop video games, VR know-how, and historic archery. She has set National Records by way of USA Archery’s Traditional Division for Asiatic Bows and earned 4th Place within the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 for Women’s Korean Archery. Jennifer is presently finding out for her Masters’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.