Galacta Knight from Kirby
Photo: pennydox for Cosplay in America
I think the best part in my honest opinion was having others recognize who I was cosplaying as. Originally when I had finished this project, I was under the impression that no one would recognize who I was supposed to be, but surprisingly I was proven wrong as Galacta Knight had been recognized by a lot of convention goers at ALA, which made me really happy when I was asked to have photos taken with others.
I decided to cosplay as a character that not only not many people know of, but primarily to give a bit of diversity for cosplaying since I rarely see Kirby character cosplays at conventions. I wanted to give the series some well deserved love and since its my favorite game series, it was a no-brainer!
The armor I had made was made out of a thick 8mm eva foam and I didnt have access to a heat gun so it was very stiff. I managed to have a ribbon tie system in place to maintain the armor’s form around my body, but this got in the way since my belongings were in a bag underneath the armor. To resolve this issue I’m planning to have pockets added to my pants.
It’s quite interesting as I used to go to conventions when I was a kid. I remember taking photos with a lot of kind people and got to meet some of my favorite characters. Since last year, a close friend and her friend actually convinced me to start cosplaying as a side hobby in addition to my normal college studies. I was a bit shy and hesistant at first, but it was worth it as I love doing it now.
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