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Cosplayer, Model & Costume Designer Anastasia August


Cosplayer, Model & Costume Designer Anastasia August

Hi Anastasia, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?

Hi there! I’m Anastasia August, I’m a costume designer, cosplayer, and model. I’m really passionate about things like art, cat ears, and not wearing pants.

My favorite superhero is Spider-man, but I’m absolutely arachnophobic. My favorite female super is Poison Ivy. If I had a superpower it would be to transform into any animal. I currently live in Nebraska, but I’ve lived in Indiana, Washington and South Africa previously. Traveling is one of my favorite things, it’s so exciting for me! In recent years I’ve been heading to further and further away conventions.

Going to a brand new con is the best. I love meeting new people with similar interests and just totally geeking out! I really hope some day I’m able to  make it to more conventions more frequently!

When and how did your interest in cosplay start?

I’ve been sewing since I was old enough to sit in front of a machine. My mom is a seamstress and taught me a lot of what I know. I’ve also just always put on thematic outfits and pieced together new costumes and characters. I remember when I was just a lil’ bab still and I first discovered that people would actually dress up as their favorite characters and go to conventions! I was like, WHAT?! Eventually there was one nearby (Anime Nebraskon) and my sister and I called in sick to school and went with one of our friends. The funny thing is, our parents made fun of us. They made fun of us for so many years, now my dad has a screen accurate Darth Vader costume. Haha, I was Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket for that first legitimate cosplay. That was almost 8 years ago, and it’s been an absolutely magical time. I’ve done 70+ costumes in that time, I’ve won some awards, I’ve made some AMAZING friends, and I’ve been able to challenge myself and grow in so many ways. I literally couldn’t imagine what my life would be like without cosplay.

Do you have any quotes or mottos that you live by?

“I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.”

Is there something you can never get enough of?

Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Nicolas Cage, and Xena Warrior Princess. I have tattoos from the first two, but I’m slacking on my Xena ink.  I’m debating what to get next and I can’t get a tattoo of my future husband, that would just be silly. I’m such trash for all of those things, haha. I sleep  with Nicolas Cage pillows every night, I have this ridiculous obsession with him. My whole aesthetic is Nouveau Shamanic.

What is a typical day like for you?

Oh jeeze, it changes from day to day! I’m just starting at a new job where I get to use my experience with tinkering and leather working in how I pay the bills. It’s kind of amazing to get to do something I’m passionate about, I’m really lucky in that aspect. I really wish there were more hours in the day, I always find myself either at the gym, working on a project, trying to clean up my mess, managing business stuff, binge watching everything I can get my paws on! I try to keep busy, and it’s not hard when your dreams are as ambitious as mine. Haha. On my days off, I live for sleeping in. It’s the best, seriously. I’m sure you understand.

The only thing that makes it better is PUPPY SNUGGLES! Sadly, I don’t have a dog so that’s not an every day thing in my life.

How long do you think you’ll survive a zombie apocalypse?

That totally depends on who I end up with for my initial group. I can totally see myself trying to be the hero and doing something to get  myself killed. If I don’t do that, I’d make it quite a while! I’m a massive nerd for all things zombies! I’ve read a ton of books, seen countless films, played a ton of games, and watched *most* of the Walking Dead. I’ve had a constantly evolving plan since I was like 13. These days with awesome pop  culture representations making zombies much more mainstream everyone is kind of prepared for it in some capacity. It makes it really fun to factor things like that in when I discuss it over Sunday dinners.

If you could go back in time to live in a historical period, which will you choose?

Medieval/renaissance FUR SURE! I’ve always had a love for the whole era. Ideally I would live in a fantasy realm where I would be able to wield magic as well as a sword. And a bow….and axe! I’d like to think I’d be some Robin Hood type of character, I’m very into the whole vigilante hero sort of thing.

Is there something in this world you wish would change?

I just wish we could all get on board with being decent to one another. I really feel like it isn’t difficult. We aren’t 100% perfect beings but  we shouldn’t go out of our ways to hurt another person….. Unless it’s your roommate and you have a super good burn on the tip of yo tongue (@kellyelldanger)

It is a pleasure to feature you Anastasia. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?

It’s been a pleasure to be featured! Thanks so much for the fun questions. To me, sexy is when I feel confident and am totally loving myself.  Sexy is being unashamed to laugh out loud. Sexy is busting a move, little kicks and all. The sexiest thing…Is Nicolas Cage.

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Images courtesy of:

Black Canary Photographer/Enchantress from Suicide Squad editor: Kandell Cosplay

Instagram: @kellyelldanger
Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon Crystal


Instagram: @ehdphoto

Eevee Pokemon

Photographer: Martin Wong

Instagram: @martinwongphoto

Enchantress photographer: Raynie Hall

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