Hi! It’s great to be featured! I’m originally from New York City, but I’ve been living in Tampa for the past 6 years. I moved to Tampa for college, and I’ve just sort of stuck around, for now. When I’m not working on cosplay, I’m either at my boring office job, playing video games or reading. Most recently, I’ve been getting back into playing Kingdom Hearts, but I’m trying to play all of the games in order. I’m also really into loose leaf tea lately!
How did your interest in cosplaying start?
I had admired cosplayers for years, but my confidence wasn’t very high. It was a bit of an impulsive decision that made me actually start. I was a on a website that sold Spider-Man patterned lycra suits, and really just said, “why not?” After that, I posted my first photo to my personal Instagram and that was it!
I recognized how much more there was to cosplay, like foam smithing and sculpting, as well. I actually changed my major in college from art to a more general study, because I had been cautioned so much about job prospects with an art degree. I’m disappointed that I didn’t follow my initial intuition, but cosplay gives me a great opportunity to work with my creative skills.
What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
My time at San Diego Comic Con was definitely fantastic. I made a point to wear a different cosplay for each of the 4 days I had a pass for. Wearing so many different costumes really let me interact with so many different people from so many different fandoms. At the end of the day, I’m at conventions for the same reason as everyone else; to meet people with shared interests.
Which is the best compliment you have received?
Someone at the Anovos booth, the company who makes the official Star Trek uniforms for the movies, said I looked like Nicole Nichols. Day made!
Is there something in life you can’t get enough of?
Travel, for sure. I love traveling and seeing new places, but I can only travel so much with my day job. If I could drop everything and go on a worldwide adventure tomorrow, I definitely would.
How long would you survive a zombie apocalypse?
Not long at all! If I’m being honest with myself I would probably try to hide out in a bunker for as long as I could. The only athletic ability I have under my belt is yoga, so unless I can convince a zombie to see who can touch their toes the longest, I’m doomed!
Would you rather have the ability to fly or breathe underwater?
I would fly! I hate driving, so flying would be perfect for me!
What is the lamest attempt a guy has tried to know you?
Spamming my inbox. I try to respond to everyone on my page, but one person recently sent me a new message every hour or so, even late into the night. I can guarantee that I’m not going to feel anything but annoyed if I’m being asked the same question every hour for several weeks straight…
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Alexis. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
For me, sexy is all about confidence. When anyone is really comfortable with themselves and what they’re doing, that’s definitely sexy.
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