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Angry Girl Of The Week: Ann Marie

Our girl of the week this week caught my eye because you really don’t see a lot of cosplayers take on Cortana from the “Halo” series. Not only does Ann Marie do Cortana, but she has a bit of history with the character. Being able to show off her costume on stage at “Video Games Live” and being on the “Halo 3” special features DVD is not an opportunity most people get.

Not only does she portray an amazing Cortana but she does great work in general whether it is a character from the “Final Fantasy” series or Jill Valentine from “Resident Evil”. Featuring Ann Marie this week as an Angry Girl is an honor and be sure to check out her website to see more of her amazing work.

Name: Ann Marie

Age: 27

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I have been cosplaying since 2002 and every year just gets better than the last. I am very fortunate to have met some amazing people at cons who have become very close friends of mine. My family loves Halloween so naturally they have always supported my love of costumes. Currently I live in Jacksonville with my boyfriend who is very supportive and even cosplays with me. I work at JoAnn’s where I am the supervisor of the fabric department, it’s the perfect job for me and I enjoy it there.

What do you like to do for fun? 
I’m always sewing something so I keep myself busy with different craft projects. I like to get inspired by all the different fabrics I see coming into work. When I do take a break from sewing then odds are I’m on Xbox Live with my friends. Video games are a huge part of my life and I love chatting with everyone and gaming together in parties.

I also look forward to all the conventions I attend throughout the year. It’s an opportunity to meet up with friends from all over Florida and even some that fly in from out of state. To me a it’s a three day party to catch up with people and showcase my latest costumes.

What do you want to do for a living?
My dream job would be to make costumes for stage plays.

What type of video games, music, TV shows and movies do you like? 
I’m a sucker for all the guilty pleasure reality shows out there. Of course I love Project Runway but I will admit to giving in to Jersey Shore. As far as games go I have a place in my heart for Uncharted, Halo, Gears of War, Resident Evil and Modern Warfare so I would have to say that I love shooter games. I enjoy all the Marvel movies out there but Tropic Thunder is definitely at the top of my list.

What is your favorite comic book?
My favorite comic book series would have to be Invincible Iron Man, the artwork and writing are just so so well done. Although if I had to pick my favorite graphic novel it would have to be Batman: The Long Halloween.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I love to cosplay from video games and I have had so many wonderful memories cospalying as Cortana. I have appeared on the special features DVD of Halo 3, and met Steve Downes, Master Chief’s voice actor, quite a few times. My greatest moment was at Comic Con 2008 where I had the opportunity to appear on stage as Cortana during the Halo set of Video Games Live. Words really can’t describe how amazing it was and it’s something that I will never forget.

Anything else we should know about you?
I’m a pretty down to earth person and I love being a nerd. I consider myself lucky to have such a wonderful family and great friends.

Be sure to check out Ann Marie’s website and “Like” her page on Facebook.

If you are interested in becoming one of our girls of the week, send 4-5 photos and answer the questions above to Daniel@AngryWeb.net.