An Interview with a fellow MonSTAR

Plastik Monstarrs are ALWAYS happy to meet fellow monsters and cosplayers who understand the importance of bringing some crazy color and fashion into the mix! Today we have a interview with monster lover cosplayer who goes by the name of Mikki! We will be asking her some questions on her preferences and inspirations for her crazy and unique form of costume!

1. When was the first time you experienced or participated in cosplay/costume?

Mikki: The first time I ever experienced and participated cosplay was around 4th and 5th grade. I went to my first anime convention, and I thought there were a bunch of weird people running around. But I also thought it was really cool. The next con I went to, which was in the same year, was fanime. Back when fanime was a little empty. (I think it was fanime…) But I dressed up as Trunks from Dragon Ball Z.

Casual Kinkaku (Saiyuki)

Casual Kinkaku (Saiyuki)

2. What made you want to do costumes and dress up?
Mikki: I simply love the attention, and I love connecting with people who have close to the same interests as me.

Lussuria (Reborn!)

Lussuria (Reborn!)

3. What does cosplay mean to you?
Mikki: Cosplay doesn’t mean a lot to me. I don’t cosplay as anime characters a whole lot. (officially? Maybe 2 or 3 times). But to me, cosplay is about having fun.

4. What steps do you take in the cosplay creation/experience to get the costume you want?

Mikki: I plan things out, like most people. I save up a bunch of money that just happens to come out of nowhere, and I buy some fabric, and my friend usually helps me sew it up, if it has anything to do with sewing. But the FIRST FIRST step is usually a wig. Which I buy on ebay. Harr Harr.

Fashion la Mikki

Fashion La Mikki!

5. What is your favorite cosplay and anime?
Mikki: I currently don’t have a favorite cosplay. But my favorite Anime(s) are DragonBall Z, Gurren Lagann, and im currently watching Ergo Proxy.

6. Do you participate in the cosplay community?
Mikki: I guess? I believe that going to conventions in cosplay would be participating in the cosplay community, yes? But I much rather do fashion than cosplay.
Mikki

Mikki knows her neon!

7. What is your favorite convention that you have attended?
Mikki: Fanime, which is in San Jose, and Sac-Anime, which is in Sacramento.

Decora

Mikki in Decora Style!

8. Any other thoughts on costume/cosplay?
Mikki: Some people take cosplay seriously, and some people just throw on a random colored wig and name themselves NARUTO! But. Overall. Cosplay should be something that brings people together. Especially in the Anime community.

Mikki & Cosplayers
Mikki & Fellow Cosplayers

We thank Mikki for being a great cosplayer and continuing to bring her own creative splash to the cosplay world! Look out for her at cons because she will always spread the NEON LOVE!

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A Small Introduction of Sorts

Since this is the first post, we will be doing some small introductions.

Plastik Monstars is made up of 2 main characters, Digi Monstarr and MeowMix Monstarr. While our characters tend to be surrounded by much mystery and illusion, we are known by most as David and Ariel. Knowing eachother from very early times, we knew we had very similar interests, and both had a intense love of costume and all forms of cosplay. You could say the rest is history…..

Starting from a early age as ‘the kids who over did it for Halloween’ and were frequently the overdressed ones at certain occasions and events. While we were glad people enjoyed the bizarre-ness of our creativity and costume sense, we were unhappy with being the odd ones out. Stumbling upon the rave scene almost by accident, we found a place where “un-natural” didn’t mean anything, and colorful and crazy was NECESSARY. Raving was our output and way of channeling our love of color and the fantastical, and furthered our inspiration in our wardrobe and costumes.

Inspired by rave rainbow colors, and Japanese-esque cyber styles, our style became more outlandish and reminiscent of childhood monsters and creatures that only exist in the imagination. From the depths of our minds, ‘creature characters’ began to develop, and the decision to go FULL OUT in everything we do was the first step to realizing the TRUE MONSTER inside us.

Fueled by love of theatricals and the synthetic, and having skills with designing clothing and hair pieces, we set out to be the BIGGEST and BEST thing to ever hit the dancefloor! As with all creative monsters, many things that we think up in our mind isn’t readily available for purchase or wear, so it has to be created ourselves! We are firm supporters of DIY and being crafty when it comes to making and designing costume wear and club wear alike!

This website will have articles and more about making and designing various pieces of costume and cosplay!