12 4 / 2013
this-is-how-we-cosplay asked: I love your Lady Scorpion cosplay! What made you choose that character, and how did you come up with the concept? It looks great!
^__^ thank you!! I chose the character because Scorpion is my best fighter in Mortal Kombat, and I’m freakishly obsessed with the games. I really wanted to do a Mortal Kombat cosplay, but the costume designs for the women are very body conscious.. and I honestly didn’t feel comfortable enough to wear any of them. I also love costume design and wanted to try something unique but still true to the original character. I know my own body and what looks good and what doesn’t, so keeping that in mind I designed it to how I would feel comfortable but still confident and sexy. It was also very important to me to keep the integrity of the original character and design. With all of my Mortal Kombat redesigns (over here) I tried to keep as many key elements as possible, for instance Scorpion’s cowl and mask is a signature look that i’ve seen many gender swaps forgo. (ok, well most people have the face mask, but I have yet to see any female versions actually wear a cowl or balaclava) I made it with a feminine twist by adding the high ponytail. Thanks for this question, and i’m glad you’ve enjoyed my design and cosplay! <3