First off, I love rats. I have two of my own and they are just the sweetest creatures to exist. But the fact that someone calls themselves the Laughing_rat is pretty amazing. So if you aren't afraid of these sweet babies and cosplays, definitely check out this cosplayer! I'm in love with their work as well as their babies.
What are your social medias? Facebook: Laughing Rat Cosplay, Instagram: Laughing_Rat
How long have you been cosplaying? It'll be six years in March.
What got you into Cosplay? Mostly I was just excited at the prospect of dressing up in a silly outfit on a day that wasn't Halloween.
Favourite Costume? Was it bought or made? My Alfredo Linguini from Ratatouille. I bought the clothes for sake of convenience, but made my props. The plush Remy I wear on my head I got at the Disney store like ten years ago. Now that I'm a more confident seamstress I'd like to make my clothes for him, because I wouldn't mind competing as him once.
What are your goals as a cosplayer? I want to learn as much as I can about crafting. On each outfit I make I like to find a new technique I've never used and incorporate it somehow, be it something on the inside of the garment like a French seam or flatlining, or something more obvious like foam work or silk painting. My next goal is to learn hand embroidery and beading.
Which Cosplayer inspired you to cosplay? No one in particular, I went to a con in 2012, saw a bunch of nerds in costumes, and said "Well this is nifty, I want to try."
Dream Cosplay? Glinda from the 1939 Wizard of Oz. She's a long, long way off, though. I still have a lot to learn before I tackle something on that scale.
Favourite Skill of Cosplay? (Wig work, sewing, armor, etc) Definitely sewing. Nothing pleases me more than some nicely lined up seams and a well-turned hem, seeing that is a visceral pleasure.
Photographer Credits: Danielle Christina Photography, PTP Cosplay Photography, David Ngo, Heaven Slye