Raleigh NC Cosplayer, Jenna Say What!? joins Allie this week to discuss how she got started with Cosplay, the challenges, and how it's impacted her life.
Meet My Guest!
Hi! I'm Jenna Say What?!? You may know me from my cosplays, but I am so much more than that. I started out modeling around 2010 with Blu Water Modeling. There I not only modeled but also helped out with the makeup alongside the talented Contessa.
I went to NC Comic-Con back in 2012 in a Trashy.com Captain America Costume and TERRIBLY-made shield. I felt WAY too overwhelmed especially since I didn't feel I had the talent to make homemade cosplays so I stuck Cap back in the closet and decided never again.
In 2014 I decided to give NC Comic Con one more try. I had purchased a Captain America Shield and decided to attempt sewing. My husband gave me a quick lesson on the machine and he left for a job, this meant I was on my own to try to make this outfit. For the first time, in probably my whole life, I felt powerful. I felt like I could take on everything and anything.
This would eventually be something I used to battle my anxiety and depression.
In March 2016 I would take my past to the C2E2 stage as It's Not Your Fault, a panel I created to talk about overcoming abuse and bullying through cosplay. It honestly meant a lot to me to debut it in my home state. I still to this day do my panel at conventions (mainly in the Carolinas) because I strongly believe that this panel is an important message to bring to conventions.
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