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Hey this series is back. Welcome to 10 questions, the series where I ask 10 questions to people about their gaming interests. Today I'm asking 10 questions to a friend and a person who's work I've been a fan of for some time, RecklessDani, I talk to her quite a bit on twitter, a lot of her cosplays are great, and she's just a lovable ball of fun! I'll leave a link to her twitter and her Patron as well at the end of this interview, but if you love fun people, she is a person you should follow for sure. Also big thanks to Dani for doing this, I really appreciate being able to interview you!
Besides that that I have nothing else to say, so thanks for reading, and enjoy the interview
What was your first game? Do you have any fond memories of it?
The first game I ever played was Super Smash Brothers on the Gamecube. It's actually insane but I still have my old Gamecube in mint conditions as well as all my games including Super Smash Brothers. Honestly I have so many amazing memories playing this great game. I played a lot with my Dad and we had a ton of fun plus we would play sometimes all day and order a pizza and just relax at home. I guess I can say that was my first time getting addicted to the world of video games and what it had to offer.
When was your first exposure to the wider gaming community (when you looked more into other games that you were not into at first)?
Since I was really young back in the day I played mostly on gamecube and psp but once the xbox was released my father rush to buy it. That was my 1st getting expose to games like Halo & Gears of War. I watch my dad played for hours these game and tyey always peeked my interest. When my dad would go to work I would log into his account and play both these game. It expose me to the online community and making up clans with your friends to play.
What was the first game you truly fell in love with?
The first game I fell in love with was Gears of War. When i first saw this game it intimated me and scared me as well but I saw how my dad got into the game and how much fun he had. Eventually I picked it up and would play story mode with my dad and that was the best thing ever. He was Marcus and I was Dom his right hand hand. After finishing up story mode I started playing competitive online with my friends that's when I started getting hooked.
What was your first video game cosplay?
My first game cosplay was Janna from Leagues of Legends. It was my first time building a cosplay and I really loved how Janna looked it was a great learning experience and my first time getting expose to making cosplay and armor.
Which video game cosplays gave you the most trouble?
The cosplay that gave me the most trouble was Ibaraki from Fate Go. I still till this day put this cosplay on the back burn because I didn't like how it was coming out, had to redo the horns and headpiece several time. Plus getting all her tattoos handpainted was such a pain but I will finish her someday when I feel more confident. She a amazing character and I really want to do her justice!
What was your favourite Video Game cosplay?
My favorite video game is Mercy from overwatch I just love her character design! It's my dream to be able to cosplay all her different outfits and to be able to wear those amazing wings. She will forever be very precious to my heart.
What Draws you to Cosplay? Why do you love it so much?
I have been cosplaying since I was small I just never realized it was call cosplay. What really draws me to cosplay it's the feeling that you get when you put on your cosplay you feel like that character. Its just feels magical to be one of your most beloved character brings a lot of joy to my heart and I love going to Cons and interacting with other cosplayers. It really is a amazing feeling and you feel like you are a part of a wonderful community.
What draws you to video games?
8. I thought at first what drew me into video games was my dad but in reality its the inline community, my friends and the types of game that I play. I love sitting down and forgetting about real life issues and just immersed myself into the video game world where I am a better version of myself. Video game gives meaning to my life and also just helps get through rough patches in life.
Where do you see your cosplays going in 5 years time?
I think in five years I'll still be cosplaying with either my son or daughter I'll probably start making duo cosplay. No matter what I'm a kid at heart and I believe I'll be cosplaying for a very long time. I'm also sure my crafting skills will be much better and more redefined. I can't wait to see all the growth!
Why do you think people should cosplay?
I think people should cosplay because it's really enjoyable also you meet such aamazing people that also have a love for cosplay. Cosplaying let's you be your favorite character and completely immerse yourself its just quite beautiful honestly. It also gives you a confidence boost and overall you feel happier. I really recommend that everybody cosplay its life changing!
All photos are from Dani's social pages and used with permission from Dani herself