Interview with Sara as: Starktorialist
Assassins Creed Franchise
What interests you about the Assassins Creed franchise?
I’m intrigued at how the entire franchise is based off of history. How the main protagonists insert themselves into major historical events… Essentially how you see them interact with real life political figures and how their decisions may effect/merge with the real timeline itself.
Also the costume designs! Can’t forget about that.
Which Assassins Creed characters do you cosplay?
My first AC cosplay was Mary Read/James Kidd from Black Flag! I also did Elise De LaSerre awhile back when Unity came out.
Why do/did you cosplay them/him/her?
Mary Read because she’s extremely badass. She’s feared by her crew and has one hell of a charismatic demeanor.
and Elise’s thirst for revenge of course. You don’t mess with this chick and get away with it. Just kidding, her determination is something that intrigued me throughout the game. I don’t support some of her decisions, but the fact that she stood by them and went with it is pretty aspiring to me.
What do you think of Assassins Creed Syndicate (game and characters)?
I played the demo at PAX Prime this year, and it’s lookin’ pretty sleek so far! 😀
How long have you been a cosplayer?
I’ve been cosplaying since 2007! I didn’t start making my own costumes until 2009 though
Is cosplaying your hobby or profession?
How long does it take you to make your costume?
Anywhere from 1 to 3 months depending on the difficulty/real life priorities!
Do you usually achieve the desired outcome for your costume on the first try?
No, definitely not. I don’t think I’ve actually achieved my ideal outcome for any of my costumes yet. But it’s my goal to do so next year!
Do you visit conventions?
Which conventions do you visit?
Mostly local ones. The furthest cons I’ve gone to would be in Calgary and Seattle! I rEEAALLLY want to attend a con out in the east/south though. Someday hopefully!
What are you working on right now?
I do want to get Triss Merigold from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt done by the holidays! Then start on Morrigan’s DA:Origins outfit during the winter holidays.
Annnnddd I might have something Assassin’s Creed planned with DV8 Props next year!
Do you cosplay for other things as well?
I’m making a goal to attend local events that support better causes! My friend Mason of “Vancouver Starlord” does these Superhero events where he gathers cosplayers to visit sick children at hospitals. I’ve been meaning to attend one but my school/work schedule doesn’t work out ;( SOMEDAY. SOON.