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Candy Keane – Cosplayer of the Week

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Name: Candy Keane
Profession: costumier
Zodiac Sign: virgo
Hometown: Jacksonville
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Candy Keane Interview

Candy Keane

 
 
What was your first cosplay?
Aeon Flux
When did you first get into cosplaying?
2006, after attending DragonCon, but I’ve been costuming since I was 2!
What is your strongest skill when making your costumes?
My ingenuity. I like using odd items to make things.
What is your favorite event that you have cosplayed at?
DragonCon
What inspires your costumes?
Movies, comics and games
What is your favorite costume that you have ever done?
I do a lot of different styles of Wonder Woman, so every time I do a new one, that is usually my favorite
What is the hardest part about being a cosplayer?
Making costumes that are wearable for long hours. It is very easy to put on a costume and take a few photos, but to actually go out and wear it all day is another matter!
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Is there a certain cosplayer that you look up to?
I admire a lot of different things in different cosplayers, but the one that stands out is Yaya Han’s sewing skill and attention to detail in her work.
Are you currently working on any new cosplays?
I’ve assembled a lot of leather for a warrior style Wonder Woman
Is there a certain area of entertainment where most of your costumes come from?
Most of my costumes come from comics or games that have been turned into movies. 
What is your favorite TV show?
Big Bang Theory
Do you play video games? If so, what are some of your favorites?
Not really anymore. I used to play them a lot before I started making costumes. Now costumes take up all my time.
What is your favorite movie?
Princess Bride
What do you like to do for fun?
I love cooking, making things and floating in the pool
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Do you have a favorite musician?
I don’t really have one favorite
What is your favorite meal?
sushi
What is your favorite quote?
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray
Who is your celebrity crush?
I can’t think of one. I’m terrible at this “name your favorites” thing…
Anything else you’d like to share with us?
I have had a costume boutique in Jacksonville for the past 7 years and am closing and going online only so there will be lots of changes coming, but you can visit the website at http://www.threemusesclothing.com/ and also see more of my costume work on http://www.candykeane.com/
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