Back on track this week, we have another diverse cosplayer who’s father put her on the right path to geekdom at an early age. Alexandra’s passion for all things nerdy and her love of fashion design have led to some amazing costumes that she not only makes for herself but takes commissions as well.
Aside from movies and gaming, if Alexandra is not taking part in her weekly board game nights with her friends, she’s enjoying the great outdoors by going water skiing or wake boarding. We are happy to present to you, this week’s Angry Girl, Alexandra.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m just a real geeky girl. My dad started me on my path to nerd-dom at a very young age with Batman, X-Men and tons of PC games. It’s only gotten worse from there! I was a foreign exchange student to Japan in high school and there I was introduced to the fan sub culture of cosplay and I began focusing my energy on hand making my own creations. After returning home, I got my BFA in fashion design so that I could start my own business producing custom made costumes for other fans.
What do you like to do for fun?
I always look forward to our weekly board game night with friends and I’ve been on and off addicted to World of Warcraft. I also like playing various console and PC games, water-skiing/wake boarding, and scuba diving! However, I’m kind of a workaholic, if I’m not busy with customer orders I’m making new projects for myself. And of course I have to mention playing with my Shiba Inu, Hachiko!
What do you want to do for a living?
I’d love to work in Hollywood making costumes for TV and film, or even working on stage costumes for musicians or other performers. But for now I really enjoy making the costume dreams of fans like me come true. Nothing is more rewarding than when I see a client wearing one of my costumes at a con and having a blast posing for photos! It totally makes all the hours at the sewing machine worth while =)
What type of video games, music, TV shows and movies do you like?
As far as video games some of my favorites, obviously WoW, Tekken, Unreal Tournament, Bioshock, Borderlands, Deus Ex, Litle Big Planet, Metal Gear… I like to shoot things? I’m a HUGE Batman fan, so Arkham Asylum was one of my favorite games of all time. It was just an absolute joy to play through.
I have eclectic music tastes: Classical, Ok Go, Jonathan Coulton, Lonely Island, ACDC, really I’ll listen to whatever is on the radio…I’m just not a fan of rap or county.
As for TV, I love Netflix! I think I watch netflix streaming all day. Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite shows, also MadMen, Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who, Star Trek, 30 Rock, and True Blood. For movies, the standard, Batman, Iron Man, Star Wars, pretty much anything with Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, or Tim Burton. Action, Horror, or Sci-fi!
What is your favorite comic book?
Well Batman comics are always my favorite…Gotham City Sirens and Batgirl, Supergirl… I like too many to pick one!
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I’m just a nerdy chick who makes a lot of costumes.
Anything else we should know about you?
My website is www.peachykiki.com where you can find more of my work and commission info.
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.