I am starting a new segment on my blog. Basically I will ask the cosplay models what made them decide on a certain character to cosplay. For my first segment, I decided to interview Tia Rodemeyer on her latest conquest, the X-woman known as Pixie.
Pixie was introduced as a pretty minor character back in the series New X-Men: Academy X, along with multiple new, teenaged mutants. She got a makeover, and slowly became a more important player in the series, and even got her own one-shot for Free Comic Book Day. She's eventually named an official member of the X-Men, and is currently on the combat team's roster.
She also had a piece of her soul taken while in Limbo, and therefore now has a 'soul dagger' (similar to Magik's soulsword), and gained a teleportation spell.
Pixie as a costume was suggested to me by a friend, and I was initially unsure because I am not a prop-maker by any stretch, and I was really wary of making the arm gauntlets and leg bracers. Additionally, this is a costume I've really never seen done WELL, and I wanted to make sure mine was the best it could be. Eventually I relented, and I honestly think this is my favorite costume I've ever done. It's an absolute blast to wear, and I found out at Chicago Comic-Con that it seems to effect my mood when I wear it. I find myself incredibly smiley and effervescent, just like the character.
I've got just a few...up next will be a female version of Cable, but beyond that, I'm just not sure!