While competing in Saboten 2015’s Masquerade I met the most incredible Aela cosplayer from Skyrim. In the midst of the chaos that was that competition I did not catch her name. A few months later, while attending Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2015, I ran into the very same cosplayer and was sure to catch her name: Marissa. Marissa, I discovered, is a prop enthusiast and her studies at ASU provide her with skills that are sure to turn her into a cosplay master! So, without further adieu, please welcome Marissa Rohr Cosplay!
Hello Marissa! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule and chatting with me. Before we talk about cosplay why don’t you tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m a student at ASU majoring in Digital Culture – Music. I’m a digital fabrication lab assistant at ASU where I work with 3D printers and laser cutters. I love video games like Pokemon, Fallout and Skyrim! Game of Thrones is one of my favorite things ever.
I absolutely adore Fallout! Thank you for sharing those tidbits about yourself. So how did you get involved in cosplay?
Naruto seems to be the introduction to cosplay for many costumers/cosplayers. Since 2009, have your cosplay/costume endeavors evolved into a business for you?
I don’t make cosplay a business – but I have made a few items of armor as a commission in the past!
Commissions are terrific! I rather enjoy the freedom they give a creator, especially when you are on a time crunch for your own cosplay. Do you have any dream cosplays at the moment?
My dream cosplay is something big! Right now it would be Queen Amidala or a set of Daedric armor from Skyrim!
Oooo…the Daedric Armor from Skyrim is incredible. I wish you luck with those builds. As you have been involved in the Cosplay Community for nearly 6 years what advice would you like to offer existing cosplayers?
Do what you want! Cosplay whatever you’d like – it doesn’t have to be perfect you just gotta have fun with it!
Great Advice! How about those who are eager to join the cosplay community? What would you like to tell them?
Practice, practice, practice! no one is automatically good at crafting or sewing! There’s a lot of trial and error, so don’t give up if you don’t get it right the first time! also, HOT GLUE IS SO GREAT!
I agree: hot glue is a saving grace just please BE CAREFUL! Before we send you back into the cosplay wilds will you share with us those who inspire you?
I love Kamui Cosplay! She’s so great!!
If you liked Marissa please visit her on he facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/marissamrohr/
Here are a few of Marissa’s fantastic costumes…
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