With her attention to detail and passion for gaming, Raychul Moore does an awesome job on every character she cosplays and the outcome is always mindblowing. SimplySxy catches up with Raychul on how her interest in cosplay all began, the work that goes into creating all the costumes and props, and her favourite games of 2015.
Hi Raychul, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions on SimplySxy. Please share with us a little about yourself and where you’re from?
Well, let’s see, I was born in Florida but mostly grew up in North Carolina and am now in Los Angeles, CA. I started my career in all things nerdy as a video game journalist and now make videos on YouTube and create lots of cosplays!!
When did you develop an interest in gaming and cosplay?
I was raised in a gaming household, so I guess you can say I’ve been into it since…forever! 😀 My love for cosplay was just kind of a natural progression from my love for gaming, but my first time cosplaying was at San Diego Comic Con in 2006. I went with a group of friends and it was all of our first time at a comic con…so we decided to do a group cosplay. I fell in love with it instantly and have been creating several new cosplays a year ever since!!
Did you ever envisage that you would be so successful and popular when you started out?
/blushes Thank you! Ummm, that’s hard to answer. I mean, I never really realized there was such a huge community of fans and creators when I first started! It’s been one hell of an awesome time! But I really do it for my own pleasure. The feeling of finally seeing something you’ve worked so hard on finally come together (even if mostly held together by safety pins and luck) is so amazing! I do it for that moment. That sense of accomplishment and pride is what fuels me. 😀
What are your must play games of 2015?
Best game I’ve played so far this year was The Witcher 3. Oh man, I just adore that game!! Also, Hand of Fate if you’re into table-top card-styled games, and Tales From the Borderlands so far has been pretty awesome…but maybe that’s just because I’m a huge Borderlands fangirl!
Then, coming up I’m super excited for the Dishonored Definitive Edition, Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, Kill Strain and Halo 5 this year!!!
Have you ever been frustrated while playing games and took it out on the console/controller?
Oh no, never on my console or controller. But have I ever beaten a couch cushion to near death?! Oh yes, many times.
Which characters have you enjoyed cosplaying so far?
All of them! 😀 I don’t cosplay as characters that I’m not a fan of myself. So each character I have cosplayed as has a super special place in my heart as a favorite.
Does it take a lot of work to create the costume and props, as well as the makeup to get into character?
One of the many rules of cosplay is: Each costume will take you longer than you expect. So yes, the creation phase takes quite a long time! But I’m a terrible procrastinator, so I never allow myself the amount of time I should for each costume. I’m usually still sewing together pieces or painting props in my hotel room the night before a con. 😀
As far as the time it takes to get ready that morning, yeah, that also takes a lot more time than you’d usually expect. Most costumes have pieces that have to be put on in a certain order, so things have to be planned out beforehand.
If you could have superpowers for real, which would you want to have and why?
I’d totally want mind-control. With the ability to control people’s minds, you could really do anything. You can have endless amounts of money, or why would you need money if you could walk into a store and take whatever you want then make the person working there forget you’d ever been there?! You could make the whole world love you and love each other. You could get rid of crime completely…or create complete chaos! Whatever you want to do, you could do it, and with very little physical effort! So yep…mind control is my kinda superpower. 😀
It’s a great pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy, Raychul. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
What I find “sexy” is people who still let their inner child come out and play. One of the great things about being an adult is getting to do all the things you couldn’t do as a kid, like buy bags of candy and eat it all day, or play video games all night long! So many people lose that inner passion for fun and imagination as they get older because I think society as a whole makes us think that as we grow up we must also stop being a kid. So I love people who never stop being kids and who still laugh at fart jokes and who still know how to just be absolutely silly and don’t feel the need to “grow up”. I guess, to make all that short, I find people who feel free to be themselves and free to have fun being themselves totally sexy.
Oh, and Handsome Jack.
Images courtesy of Raychul Moore
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