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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Cosplay Interview #7 – Soni Aralynn

The next Talented Cosplayer to walk the hallowed halls of Geek Pride, is from the States, is a youtuber, and Loves to sue and Dance. Having Cosplayed for 9 years now, Soni is an expert at making all her own costumes and even does commissions; An extremely friendly and industrious artist and a pleasure to talk to.



You can check out her FB page and Youtube chan below, annnnnd see what she had to say to us about her life outside cosplay, cosplaying itself and just general geek shiz… enjoy!


FB http://www.facebook.com/sonilovesyoutoo

youtube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYR_APzUDV0NbqhxJkVKBA?feature=watch 

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So tell us a bit about yourself what do you work as when you aren’t cosplaying? Got any pets? A boyfriend? What do you do for fun?
What do I do when I am not cosplaying? Well I hang out with my friends, play video games, catch up on shows that I haven’t otherwise finished watching. I collect toys too so sometimes I go hunting for the toys I need. I go to a fitness class to keep in shape, not only for cosplay, but because I want to be healthy and fit. I read comics and books too. I go out dancing for fun, I really love to dance!
You FB page says you are into Astro Physics; that’s rather impressive. Do you study it, or is it just an interest?
It’s just an interest. I have a small telescope, star maps, books. I really enjoy professor michio kaku’s work, but neil degrasse tyson is a close second. I watch plenty of shows that explain the cosmos and until recently belonged to an astronomy club. I think its fascinating to wonder about the cosmos. There is so much out there and its seemingly infinite.
It also says you are into gaming, comic books and Anime… hmmm where to start,,, how about your top 5 for each? ;oD 
ascending order. 
Gaming, Galaga, DOnkey Kong Kountry, bioshock, silent hill, Halo
Comic Books (this is way hard hahaha)The new warriors, xforce, nightwing, justice league, Green Lantern New Guardians
Anime: Robotech, Outlaw Star, Ghost in the shell, cardcaptors, Sailor Moon
If you had to give up all of the above but one thing, what would it be and why? 
video games, DUDE i can just play video games forever if I lost everything else. I can go on xbox live and hang with my friends too hehehehe. I’d be cosplaying through my video games hahaha.
So I guess we need to start , at the start; when / where did you first cosplay, what did you go as and what made you do it? 
2003 I was invited to my first anime convention in Baltimore MD named Otakon. I borrowed my friends costume just to play along and I was hooked right away. I bought a sewing machine and never looked back. Now I sew like its my job and it kind of is as I am doing commissions now. hahaha. 
What characters have you portrayed so far?
I’M SURE I am going to miss a few by trying to list it from the top of my head haha. Some of them I haven’t even posted pictures, or only one picture exists. See back then when I started it wasn’t a big deal to do the photoshoots. You just went with friends and if one of the like 10 photogs grabbed you, you got cool photos. Saiya Man, Rith from magna crata, sailor mars, saiya man, kitana, jade, fatality star sapphire, DearS, SPD yellow, Abare Yellow, Villetta Nu, Gamora, Spider Woman, Artemis Young Justice, Femme Super Boy, astronema, black widow, ame comi harley quinn. Geez, when it’s down on paper I can see how diverse my list is. wow
What is your favourite costume to date and what one was the hardest to make?
My favorite is probably Spider Woman, I really like Jessica Drew as a character. She’s been through a lot and really tries to stay strong. The hardest to make was probably Ame Comi Harley quin. Lot’s went into making that costume. 
Any costumes out there you would love to make but just don’t think you could pull it off?
Wonder Woman <3<3
What is your favourite convention to go to and why?
My favorite is Dragon Con. SO much fun there, its really a great convention.
General Questions
What does Geek Pride (not the awesome website and FB page, but the way of life) mean to you?
Geek Pride is not worrying about how people view you for your interests. Being proud of what you like and respecting others who like other geeky things. 
StarWars or Lord of the Rings?
If you were given one super power, what would it be and what would you use it to do?
The truth lasso, so I can bring morons to tell the truth. Real Justice. 
Anything else you’d like to say?
I take costume commissions if anyone is looking to get something made drop me a line on my fanpage.
Matt Geary
Matt Gearyhttps://www.geek-pride.co.uk
From N.Ireland but now living in Manchester, England; Matt is the founder and CEO of Geek Pride. Interests: Photography, Music, Art, poetry, Military History, Model making and painting and of course gaming (table top and computer)

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