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  • Writer's pictureTodd Puhl

Cosplayer Spotlight: The Lauryn Show

Updated: May 28, 2019

This week we have a treat for our fellow geeks! We get to sit down with The Lauryn Show Cosplay! Thank you for sitting down with us for an installment of Cosplayer Spotlight!

Response: ALOHA! Thank you very kindly for having me!

Droids: Easy/typical questions first. What was the first convention you attended? What was the most memorable part of that convention?

Response: The first convention i attended was Fan Expo back in 2010. We attended the Sunday, the only day we had off from work, and were very sad that William Shatner was only doing the Saturday. This was the only convention we knew about. But we grew up in a neighbourhood that thought only 'fat balding old men who live in their parents basements', only attending these places. Little did we know. It was our Mecca, and everything we were taught was a lie. Like the Cake.

The most memorable part was the feeling of acceptance. We felt like celebrities. Everyone wanted pictures of the two Starfleet Redshirts. We got to meet celebrities that we've admired.

At the end we were hanging out with a bunch of random people throwing a frisbee across the convention center, involving whomever would make eye contact with us.

It was so much fun! The amazing costumes, the people, the nerdy things. Beautiful!

Droids: Is there a cosplay you will not do? If so, and Why?

Response: Uhhhhh... those super revealing anime characters.

I'm a bit more modest than that. I have a career ahead of costuming, and need to be a bit more conservative. I don't mind Bikini type costumes, because I do go to public swimming pools often. But even then, I have something covering my buttox.

Except for Cheryl. Fucking crazy bitch. I loved her NASA costume, and I just HAD to do it.

Almost got kicked out of a con for it, and later i was rather forcefully harassed by security to wear more clothing the next day. Funny enough, Tuxedo Mask came to my rescue!

Really wish i had on Slave Mars at that point

Droids: What was your favorite cosplay costume that you've done so far?

Response: Well, probably Supergirl. I've been dressing up as her since high school, and I wore her to my second con (a little hotel con) then I upgraded and made her from scratch, and keeping the original 'S' symbol from my previous store bought version. Later turned her into a Zombie Supergirl!

Whenever I dress up as Supergirl, I have so many kids running up to me, telling me amazing stories, and some really believing that I'm really her. To me, that is part of why I cosplay.

However, Juliet Starling is also a favourite. She is the more fun, crazy, kind costume. Can really let loose. I had a bunch of friends who all agreed to be my horde of zombies and we just had a blastie blast going around and goofing off. Really brings my friends together when we have no idea what else to dress up as. We combine!

Droids: Do you have a favorite convention? If so, which one is it, and why?

Response: ATOMIC LOLLIPOP!!! It's an 18+ event, and it is just, CRAZY! NErf Wars, and Pillow Fights, Flame Throwing, Snakes, Kangaroos, Lizards, Burlesque, panels, panels, panels everywhere, games, and vendors, and raves going all day and all night!! Last year my fiancee torched me with fire! FIRE!!! IT WAS AWESOME!!!! oh gawd. Obviously I was in a suit. Sadly I'm not the mother of dragons. But it is a crazy fun few days. I've been going since it's birth in a Sheridan Hotel parking lot. So much fun.

Droids: What was the hardest costume for you to make to date? What made it so difficult?

Response: I've had a few blunders. Pretty much every cosplayers woe. I've cried, and thrown things across the room. Mainly because the glue is burning me so hot. But that aside, I'm going to have to say the hardest to make has been ... hmmm.. know what. Nothing has been outstandingly hard yet. I've not ventured into big things. But i'm currently having Issues with the Five Nights at Freddy's I've got going with my family, and will foresee that to be the hardest venture to date.

Everything I make is usually hand made, and days before a con. I will get much better, and complain less, if i start making them weeks ahead instead of "Oh, let's make 6 costumes in 4 days! GO!" That happened once.

Droids: Is there a cosplayer that you look up to for inspiration?

Response: I've been surrounded by so many cosplayers it's really hard to choose.

If i have to name anyone, it will be DON'T PANIC COSPLAY, as she is who I've gone to for advice, or commissioned some work from. But as I said, I'm in a vast pool of talent! What I've seen my friends do is just, outstanding! They are just filled with creativity, and display so much energy when they are in their costumes.

I'm glad to know so many talented individuals.

Droids: Is there a Con that you have not gone to yet but aspire to do so?

Response: San Diego Comicon, to see what the big deal is. I just want to go to cons. Have fun.

I went to England last year and there just happened to be a Con there, so we went. I loved it.

There were a lot of Harley's there too. Little difference, except for the accents and better architecture.

Droids: Do you have a funny experience from a comic con that you want to share?

Response: Hmm... Well, I have many funny stories, but those usually end up with me groping someones boobs. Celebrity, muggle, men, woman, as long as they were over 18. (They consented)

However, those stories should not be on the interwebs. So I'd like to share a bucket list accomplishment. I've met many celebrities, Con, and Non con related, and the best, the most life achieving goal to me is when I met Lady Patricia Stephens.

Also known as Magenta from Rocky Horror Picture Show. I met her, and I gushed about how awesome she was, and she just loved my hair; Most people do.

Near the end I told her my favourite line of hers, also a singing moment, and as i was singing it, she sung with me. And more! OMG!!!! OHHH MY GAAAWD! I was 3 when my friends mom put that movie on for us. I remember being 5 and singing those songs on the front porch steps.

It was the best experience of life, right behind getting engaged at con. But seriously who wants to see gushing about that. (It'd go on for days, and i'm sure we have a short timespan!)

Droids: Is there anything else you want to add about cosplay or yourself in general or perhaps promote something that may not have already been covered?

Response: I'd just like to say, I love cosplay, and comicons! I've been a very big fan of Halloween, and dressing up, ever since I was a kid. Every Halloween I'd have several outfits. One for school, one for the night, and when I became of legal drinking age, several for the parties! Going to all of these comicons, or cosplay related events, had opened a vast world I didn't know existed!

Droids: It was an absolute pleasure sitting down with you! Congratulations on your continued success as an amazing cosplayer! We hope to see you at a Convention some time!

​Response: Thank You very kindly for having me, and i look forward to seeing you at conventions.


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