This week on CosplayWatch, we have a chat with The Cosplay Bunny!
So who are you and what might we know you from?
My name is Blue but most people know me as The Cosplay Bunny! I’ve been cosplaying for about 6 years now and I’ve loved every moment of it. My most notable cosplays are Pyrrha Nikos from RWBY and Mercy from Overwatch!
What made you interested in cosplay?
Ever since I was a kid I loved creating things, and as I got older, I got more and more into pop culture and nerd stuff. It wasn’t until I was 13 that I found out about cosplay and I knew I had to try it. As soon as I did I fell in love with it.
What gives you inspiration to make such amazing outfits and props for your cosplay?
I have a horrible weakness for badass armored ladies so I’m constantly looking at armor designs. I always try to put my own spin on the character I cosplay as, whether that’s doing an original armor version or making the costume as realistic as possible.
What is your dream cosplay? And why is it that?
Oh jeez, that’s such a hard question. I would have to say a Night Elf Priest from WoW, specifically the Mercurial Vestment set. I love Night Elves and the armor in that game is so epic.
What is your favorite cosplay that you’ve done?
My original armor design I did for my Pyrrha Nikos cosplay. Out of all the versions of that character that I have done, that one was incredible. My boyfriend and I worked day and night on it over the course of two weeks. It was very personal to me because I wanted to showcase the strong side of the character, as well as, the Greek roots of the design.
Is there someone who you look up to when it comes to cosplay?
Absolutely, 3 people instantly come to mind. Kamui Cosplay, Steff Von Schweetz, and Gabrielle Cooke Cosplay. Steff and Gabby are close friends of mine, who are both insanely talented. Kamui has published some of the most amazing armor books that pretty much taught me everything I know.
What has been the most challenging character to pull off? What made it difficult?
Mercy was CRAZY. Those wings still haunt me, I made them way too big. There are so many small details on her outfit that I didn’t notice until I was knee deep in the costume. I’m still not one hundred percent happy with it but I’ll go back and fix it one day.
What made you want to cosplay as D.Va?
She’s a small sassy gremlin that’s also a gaming icon, how could I not want to cosplay as her? But here’s a fun story: About 4 months before the release of Overwatch, before the internet exploded with D.Va cosplayers, and before you could get a D.Va suit for $30 on eBay, I had mine custom commissioned. I paid for the actual artwork and had that printed onto fabric which I then had sewn to my measurements. You can imagine my surprise when I saw everyone and their mother cosplaying as her. I still love D.Va but next time I think I’ll make her June Bug skin.
What made you want to play Overwatch?
I used to be super into TF2 and when I found out that they had a similar game play style (and badass ladies) I knew I was gonna be hooked. I watched all the animated shorts, read all the comics, and I couldn’t help but be excited. I’m a sucker for good lore, and Blizzard does it best. I knew Overwatch was going to be perfect for me, turns out I was right.
Do you you play any other Blizzard games?
When I was a kid I watched my brother play World of Warcraft. That was about 12 years ago and he’s still playing. Eventually I started playing and I really loved it. I never got into Heroes of the Storm or Star Craft but I still think they’re awesome games.
What other Overwatch character would you want to cosplay?
Devil Mercy is at the top of my list, it’s my current skin in the game and I’m completely head of heels for the design. I’d also like to do a genderbend of Reaper one day! As much as I’d love to do Pharah’s Rain Dancer or Anubis skin I don’t think I have the patience. Let’s just see what heroes are to come and we’ll find out.
We’d like to thank Bun for taking the time to talk to us. You can find more of her amazing work over on her twitter, @TheCosplayBunny.