Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson
MW: Please introduce yourself?
MJ: Hello, My name is Mizz Jupiter. I am a big geek at heart. I love everything from comics, cartoons, latex and of course cosplay!!
MW: What made you want to get into Cosplay?
MJ: What made me get into cosplay is the feeling of being any character you choose to be. From a story, a comic book, movie to cartoon Cos-play allows you to be yourself and showcase your talent. I always wanted to own custom made costumes and cos-play allows me to make a unique costume that is my very own.
What characters do you do?
The characters that I cos-play are Silk Spectre II- From the movie watchmen, The black Widow – Marvel Comics version, Peggy Carter from the Movie Captain America The First Avenger, Claire Redfield from the video game Resident Evil: Code Veronica, and Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers Version) from marvel comics. I try to cos-play characters I can most resemble. In picking a character I go by the body type, looks, and attitude. It also helps to know your character by reading up on them or collecting their comics. It is always good to do your research no matter what the project is. Knowing your character is the key to a great cosplay.
MW: Tell me about each one? Well so far I have done 5 successful cos-plays. Here is a brief description of each.
MJ: Silk Spectre II (latex version) from the movie watchmen fabricated completely out of latex by The Baroness. The gloves, shoes, belt were constructed by me. I also did my own makeup and hair. For her hair I did not want to use a wig so I grew out my hair like the character for originality. This costume took a year and a half to complete. The baroness made sure that I was happy with the final product. Included in our private fittings I also help with the black pattern for the corset and bottoms. I was involved in every decision. And the final results speak for themselves. The Baroness does great work. I was very happy!
For Black Widow I decided to do this character as a cosplay team up with my friend Wilbert Captain Rivera. He is known for his great Captain America cosplays. My Jumpsuit was constructed out of a 4 way stretch lyrcia material. Blackwidows belt and stingers were constructed by me. The Belt was made out of craft foam and Velcro. The wig was also made and styled by me. My boots were from ellie shoes. I was looking for the fetish look for her boots and these seem to fit nicely. They were a bit big so I went to my favorite shoe maker (every cosplayer needs one!) to make the shoe tighter when laced and zipped up.
Peggy Carter was great to cosplay. My uniform (skirt and jacket) was make by me I used a reference costume pictures of an army officer as a guide line to make the two pieces. The white blouse was bought at JC penny for 12 bucks. Which wasn’t bad. Shoes I ordered from target. They are a basic 3 inch heel round tipped almost gold tan like color which went well with my army green skirt and jacket. The patches I added for a unique touch. I know it wasn’t movie accurate but it gave my cosplay style. The patches were bought online. The wig which was also made by me took a couple of days to cut and style. It was the most important piece to my costume and it had to come out right.
MW: Have you ever won any costume contest?
MJ: At NYCC 2012 I was part of a resident evil cosplay group. My character was Claire Redfield from the videogame Resident evil code veronica. I used an old pair of blue jeans, brown red belt and black boots and gun that I already owned. The vest was completely made by me. It was made a couple of weeks before NYCC but I think it came out pretty good. The vest was made out of burgundy pleather. I cut and sewed the patterns myself. I reinforced with hot glue and some cement glue for the seams. Claire’s vest has a very unique design – A warrior women and fire in the background with the words “Let Me Live” on the upper back of the vest. The lettering and picture designs were drawn, cut and sewed by me. I decided to do the vest designs in a felt material. The felt gave the vest more of a biker club feel which worked out very nicely.
My Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers version) from marvel comics is my latest latex cosplay fabricated by The Baroness. The red sash, mask, gloves and wig were made and styled by me. The mask was made of craft- foam and liquid latex. I used dental floss for the string that ties the mask to my head. To my surprise dental floss worked great! The shoes were bought from a halloween costume shop. They were cut and altered to fit my latex legging. This effect made it look like the shoe and leggings were one shoe.
Have you ever won any costume contest? I recently won a Facebook Halloween costume contest hosted by another beautiful cosplayer from the west coast Ivy DoomKitty. I won most accurate costume.
MW: Which character did you win with?
MJ: I won most accurate with my Silk Spectre II latex movie version costume.
MW: What did you win?
MJ: The prize for most accurate was 4 cosplay photographs of choice signed and personalized by Ivy DoomKitty and of course exposure to showcase my Silk Spectre Cosplay.
MW: What conventions have you gone to?
MJ: I have gone to Big apple comic con (New York City), Otakon (Baltimore Maryland, and of course NYCC-New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center.
MW: What conventions will you be going to?
MJ: This year I am planning to attend Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) -Brooklyn New York , Castle Point Anime Convention (New Jersey), PRCC 2013 – Puerto Rico Comic con, OTAKON 2013 – Baltimore Maryland , and NYCC 2013- NEW YORK COMIC CON.
MW: Which one is your favorite convention to go to?
MJ: My favorite convention to go to has to be NYCC- New York Comic Con. Its the biggest convention in New York! Wouldn’t miss it for nothing!!
MW: What do you do in the real world?
MJ: I work as a theater sound lighting technician for corporate/private/charity events and shows in the New York City, New Jersey and upstate area. I also do occasional modeling and latex fashion shows.
MW: Would you rather be in the real world or one of your characters world?
MJ: I would choose the real world. Everything I have done and accomplished in my life has meant something to me and would not trade that for nothing. But also cos-playing allows me to live in my characters world for only a brief moment in time. Its always nice to know you can switch back to your real self.
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
MJ: Thank you for letting share my love of cosplay. Cosplaying is about fun and the experience of making your very own costume come to life and being able to meet new people who share the same love you have. Its not about how good of quality your looks but how you feel when you are wear it! I support all levels of cosplayers. I still consider myself new to cosplay and I always believe that in any thing you do from work to hobbies that there is always room for growth. Cos-playing your favorite character can make you feel bold, powerful, confident and to some at the same time sexy (which isn’t bad either. lol). Just have fun and do what makes you happy! If you are not doing what makes you happy then you’re not truly living! “You’re never to old to be a superhero , as long as you look good doing it”-Mizz Jupiter
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Silk Spectre II – Latex Version from the movie WATCHMEN
Photo By: Mark McQueen
Latex fabrication by: The Baroness
The Black Widow – Marvel Comics Version
Photo By: Wilbert Captain Rivera
Taken @ New York Comic Con 2011
Peggy Carter – Captain America “The First Avenger”
Photo By: Brian Ngai
Taken @ New York Comic Con 2012
Claire Redfield – Video game version from Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Photo by: Ricardo Cepeda
Ms Marvel – Carol Danvers version from Marvel Comics
Photo by: Geeks are sexy
Taken @ New York Comic Con 2012