Cosplayer of the Week: Bacon, Bitches & Cosplay

I believe I discovered Bacon, Bitches & Cosplay by accident while looking up something completely unrelated, but her name made me chuckle so I thought I’d check her out; I’m glad I did! This German cosplay is a master mermaid, a brilliant seamstress and a dab hand at creepy makeup. Bacon, Bitches & Cosplay is a great all-rounder.

Twi’lek

Age: 25

Location: Bavaria

Favourite food: bacon, of course!

Valkyrie
Photo by BildRausch

Who or what first inspired you to start cosplaying?

That’s a tough question. I think it was a Marvel-related fan group on Facebook that I’m part of. I met a few members in person and we had the idea of a Marvel cosplay group, which worked out great! After a meet at the Leipzig Bookfair, we founded our cosplay group, “Young Avengers Europe” and we still cosplay together now. In the beginning, I only made Marvel cosplays, but now I have many fandoms.

Faun
Photo by Eschnapur Photography

What would you say is your most complex costume so far?

I don’t think I have very complicated costumes, I’m currently working on a post-apocalyptic outfit which is a lot of work, but it isn’t finished yet. I think my most complex is Medusa from Inhumans because I made everything except the shoes. I even braided 6 metres of wire in the hair!

Medusa
Photo by BildRausch

What’s your favourite part of the costume making process?

The best part for me is wearing the costume, either at a con or on a photoshoot. I have so much fun really playing the character. When wearing costumes at a con, in German we would say “berufsrisiko”. You have to watch out that you’re healthy, hydrated, etc. If my feet hurt, I take off my shoes. If my head hurts, I pull off my wig. It’s so simple and I don’t care what other people say about it!

Do you have any advice for new cosplayers?

Just do it! If you fail, so what? Cosplay is about having fun, keep going until you’re happy.

Narcissa Malfoy
Photo by Vanity Art Photography
Past Cosplayer of the Week

About TwistedReality

A lover of photography, gaming and cosplay, however frustrating all of the above may be. I enjoy making pretty dresses and getting photos of them!