Hi MCubed Marla it is a pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy. Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?
Hi Everyone! I am a DFW based, but Houston born and raised, cosplayer and model. I have been involved with cosplay and modeling for the better part of the last 4 years. I graduated from Texas Christian University with 3 majors – a Bachelor’s of Science in Musical Theater, Communications (PR), and History (focusing on the Civil War and the Tudor time period). It is there that I learned how to be comfortable in front of the camera; and it is also where I honed my costume creating skills by working in the TCU professional costume department. My love of nerd culture started at a young age when my father introduced me to Star Wars. From there, I was irreversibly hooked. From Spiderman, to Harry Potter, through Lord of the Rings, and back to my first love Star Wars, I have a deep connection to all things nerd.
What do you love most about cosplaying?
Getting to be able to express myself and make come to life some of my favorite characters. I also love getting to continue using my theater skills, and getting to make people (especially children) happy! When it comes to cosplay – one of my biggest goals is to inspire others to have great confidence! I want everyone to be confident in themselves, their bodies and their skills. But, I especially hope to inspire little girls to realize that they can achieve anything! That is the reason I always tend to cosplay very strong, independent female characters – they call to me. I believe I have grown into one of those strong women, and I want little girls to want to grow up to be just as strong! That is why I love cosplay!
How will you describe a typical day for yourself?
My typical day changes all the time but, I’m a huge nerd, I spend most of my time watching Netflix and making costumes. For my “real job” I work in marketing. I have a hedgehog named R2-D2. And my friends and family are the most important things to me!
Is there an experience everyone should try at least once in their life?
Bungee jumping and scuba diving. Both of those experiences are literally out of this world!
Which is the most challenging character you have cosplayed before?
I love all of my cosplays but I am most well-known right now for my Rey. I made this costume completely from scratch, dyed my hair to match the character, and was the 3rd person in the world to have a screen accurate costume. I love cosplaying as Rey, not only because I look very similar to Daisy, but because she is such a strong and inspirational female role model.
What motto do you live by?
Life Goes On – “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on” ~ Robert Frost
If you could describe yourself as a flavor, what will it be?
Hmmm…Earl Grey Sirracha – look it up, it’s a real thing I promise! Because I can be professional, calm and focused, but I can also be fun, loud, hyper, and fiery. Also – I sound weird, but I’m pretty cool once you try me haha.
What do you find attractive in the opposite sex?
I like men who can deal with my independent nature and yet still want to make me happy and care for me. I also love confidence and a good sense of humor!
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions MCubed. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me. I am always happy to share my insights and crazy rantings with people! I love my fans and I love talking nerdy and taking pictures with you! So if you see me at a con, don’t hesitate to come up and say hi!
Amazon Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/IGZDIIYE796O
PO Box: PO Box 192625, Dallas, TX, 75219
I will be a guest at the following events:
Star Wars Celebration – April 13-16
Arlington Con – July 15
Bell County Con – Aug 5-6
Comicpalooza – May 12-14
Alamo City Comic Con – May 26-28
Images courtesy of MCubed Marla
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