Fanbase Press Interviews Comic Excitement Convention Featured Guest Kristin Killtastic

The following is an interview with cosplayer Kristin Killtastic who will soon be appearing as a featured guest at Comic Excitement Convention in Los Angeles, CA, from January 14-15, 2017. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Killtastic about her involvement with the convention, her process for selecting new cosplay characters, her upcoming projects, and more!

 


 

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief: You will soon be participating in Comic Excitement Convention this January 14-15, 2017 at the LA Convention Center. How did you become involved in the show, and what are you most looking forward to about the event?
 
Kristin Killtastic: I actually was the one that emailed Comic Excitement Convention about guesting. I got an response almost immediately with details and what they offer. I took no time to accept. I am excited mostly for the $10,000 costume contest to see what everyone will be bringing to the table. I absolutely love being blown away by intricate and complicated cosplays!
 
BD: As a multi-hyphenate, you have worked as a cosplayer, artist, and gamer. How do you balance your various roles, and do you find that you often take on more than one role on any given project?

KK: I find myself constantly doing more than my body and mind can take on per project(s). I am able to balance work and cosplay, but balancing my other hobbies can be insanely difficult. I tend to blame my A.D.D. a lot, because I have the tendency to walk away or get distracted by something else.
 
BD: In what capacity will you be appearing at Comic Excitement Convention, and are there any particular projects that you will be promoting at the convention?

KK: I will not be promoting anything at this convention but my cosplay and my photographers work. Because it is an out-of-state convention, I will be traveling light which doesn’t give me much room to take part in the promoting process. Though I will be there representing Denver’s cosplay community.
 
BD: With regard to your cosplay, how would you describe your process in choosing and designing each new character that you portray?

KK: My process of choosing a character is very random. I try to go for the strong female type, but I end up falling into make a lot of fantasy armor for animal-like characters instead. Though when doing so, they usually are characters I loved for years and admire. I am not really big into getting the newest character from the latest movie type girl. I look for female characters that I favor a bit or have the same measurements as me. I try to make my cosplays as screen accurate as possible, unless it is one that I have complete creative control over.
 
BD: Are there any upcoming projects on which you are working that you would like to share with our readers?

2017 will be a year of Star Wars for me. I have 4 planned so far. I will also be stepping into the wonderful world of worbla in order to make high-quality armor cosplays and expand my skill and portfolio to a more professional level.
 
BD: Lastly, what would you like to tell readers who want to learn more about your work?


KK: I actually have started on my website, KristinKilltastic.com, and I usually post links to it on my Facebook page as well, “Kristin Killtastic.” Reader’s will be able to explore blogs, projects, photos, and more on either site!



Last modified on Thursday, 12 January 2017 01:37

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

Favorite BookMockingjay
Favorite Food
:  In-N-Out Burger
Favorite Heroine
:  Katniss Everdeen

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