(By Martin Wong)
Name: Samantha Mansfield (Major Sam)
Occupation: Costume designer/creator
Website (other online accounts):
(By Lorenso So)
How many years have you been cosplaying?
I have been cosplaying for 5 years.
What is cosplay to you and how did you get started?
Cosplay brings balance to my life around work, relationships and family. It's my "other world" where I can learn new skills, test old skills, create my dream costumes and escape. I was always interested in costume but once I discovered cosplay at my first convention, I just knew that this was going to be the hobby for me.
(By Steamkittens - also banner picture at the top)
What is you most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable cosplay experience was winning the Championships of Cosplay in Chicago last year, competing against 9 other brilliant costumes from all around the world. I never had even dreamed that I could achieve something this grand.
Have you been in Denmark/at J-Popcon before, and what are you looking forward to the most?
I have never been to Denmark before! I'm really looking forward to seeing a brand new country, but I'm most excited about the cosplay competition. Seeing amazing costumes is always my highlight.
(By Cosplay Australia)