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Wonder Woman (Assassins Creed/DC Comics mash up)
DCN: What made you create this character?
Suzanne: I am part of an amazing group of folks, DC Cosplayers East. Very often cosplay themes are suggested for people to join in on. One of these was an Assassin’s Creed mashup of a DC character. The idea of doing a Wonder Woman version really appealed to me because at first glance, an assassin is the opposite of what Wonder Woman stands for so that dissonance created a fun challenge to find a way to blend the two. I played around with the design for a while but when I hit upon the idea of how to combine the two logos, I knew I had to do this cosplay.
DCN: How do your friends and family feel about you cosplaying? Are they supportive?
Suzanne: While the majority of my friends and family have no inclination to cosplay, they’ve all been very supportive! They may not even know the characters I cosplay but thay are still excited to see the costumes I put together. My husband has been extremely supportive. As I was working on several costumes for NYCC including this one until the last minute, he attached the silver trim onto my boots while I was working to finish the bracers.
DCN: How long have you been cosplaying?
Suzanne: This Assassin’s Creed Wonder Woman project has been my favorite. It’s the first time I’ve done a mashup and it was a lot of fun to play around with two different sources of inspiration for a costume and find a way to combine the two. It’s also the first time I’ve done some really detailed foam work and I really enjoyed it.
DCN: How long did it take you to get this costume together?
Suzanne: I started working on the design three months before completion but this took about a month and a half of foam work. The coat and hood I commissioned, Christine of White Pavilion did a fantastic job bringing my design to life. The beautiful corset is part of my White Lantern Wonder Woman costume that I commissioned from Castle Corsetry.
DCN: Do you have a pet peeve when it comes to cosplay?
DCN: Do you have a favorite memory or story while cosplaying?
Suzanne: One of my favorites just happened at NYCC this year! I was passing through the kids activity room where a bunch of kids that couldn’t have been older than 6 were running around playing and a little girl dressed as Harley turned to me, waved, and yelled out, “Hi, Killer Frost!” I was both pleased and surprised that she recognized my cosplay on sight, as many will confuse my Killer Frost with Ice. I absolutely both love and envy how this is the norm for that girl – how she has exposure to so much of the DC universe so young, and that Comicon is accessible to her at that age. It’s absolutely fantastic.