This week is a special treat, we have our first husband/wife cosplay team! From San Fransisco, CA, Abby DarkStar is a costumer with a creative side that loves to run wild. Abby’s “Player 1” Zendragon is also into the art and together they pull off some of the best double costumes at the cons.
“I started in about 2007/2008 going to conventions in costume. I was a theater major before that and when in college I switched my major, yet still needed a creative outlet. Costuming provided that. Through the years I’ve learned and am still learning a lot of techniques in order to bring the costumes and characters I like to life. It is always a challenge to take an image that has no basis in reality and to make it real. My husband, Zen has been doing conventions since about 2000 and his costume knowledge far exceeds my own. He got started in the Indiana Jones community and Lara Croft. Naming a favorite costume is like trying to tell someone who your favorite child is. They are each different and unique and have presented their own challenges.”
For a real treat check out their Facebook page. They have some great shots of the build process in creating some of these amazing costumes. If you’re an aspiring cosplayer, they can give you some pointers.
And check out their website