Heavenly Skies of Celestial Cosplay
Our interview travels bring our entertainment curiosity to the country of Australia. Far and Away, this country has found rare and exotic creatures in the past, but not as beautiful or as lovely as this one. Now chatting with Outright Geekery, can she show how the women of Australia can really show-off their imagination and talent at cosplay. Her name is Celestial Cosplay and she is willing to share her story with us. She almost broke Facebook with her video of wearing full-body cosplay of Futurama’s most recognizable character, Dr. Zoidberg. If that’s not your cup of tea, how about her evening cosplay wear of Dos-S character from One Punch Man anime series. But no matter what tickles your fancy, Celestial will always bring her style of cosplay out into the open as audiences will either love her or worship her. In either case, she will no doubt, tickle your fancy. Here now is our exclusive interview with Celestial Cosplay with Outright Geekery.
OG: Hello Celestial C. Thank you so much.
Cele: Hello from the country that I love so much, Australia. Thanks for interviewing me, I really appreciate.
OG: We, absolutely love to see such a cosplayer who is not afraid to push the envelope and get out of their comfort zone, you are a treasure among the internet.
Cele: I wouldn’t say that, but if you must.
OG: We at Outright Geekery always offer words of inspiration when you find that being a cosplayer might get you down and uninspired. Here goes, “There will always be someone who doesn’t see your worth. Don’t let it be you!” You have our consent to make that into a Tee-shirt if you want. And with that, let’s begin with our interview.
What kind of kid were you growing up?
Cele: A very messy tomboy that wanted anything as a pet.
Were you either a boy trapped inside a girl’s body or a soft and gentle girl?
Cele: Basically a boy.
What sort of things that only children from Australia would have fun doing?
Cele: I’m not too sure? Seeing wild kangaroos I love that.
Did you have the type of parents that were very supportive or protective of you?
Cele: Yes, They were very protective and supportive when they could be.
Were you ever bullied at school growing up?
Cele: Yes definitely it stopped during high school, but it was about my freckles or my teeth (they weren’t straight).
Was there something you did as a kid and now ready to confess?
Cele: When my parents went out, my brother and I used to eat Milo and Sugar out of the tin.
OG: Wow. That’s some sugar-charged kids your parents came home to.
What were your favorite dress-up costumes as a kid?
Cele: Snow White or being a ‘fairy’.
How cold does it get in your area?
Cele: Not very! If it’s under 37 degrees I get cold, I don’t handle it well.
Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
OG: Oh, I know what you mean. It’s his eyes, right? Clear blue pools you just want to dive in. Ok, I’m feeling a little warm right now.
Did you have friends who shared the same interest now?
Cele: Yes! Most of my friends and partner and are from the cosplay community.
Did you have any pets? If so, what sort of pets did you own?
Cele: Yes! So many. My mum rescued Guineapigs so 80 – 150 guineapigs, 1 rat, a couple of mice and birds and one cat and dog. Nowadays, I struggle to live with so little pets now.
How did you get yourself into cosplay?
Did you make it or did you buy one?
Cele: I brought it! I was 15 and didn’t have the funds or skills.
Do cosplayers often refer their first-time cosplaying is their make or break moment?
Cele: Ah it was a moment, I hated it, couldn’t style my wig properly my contacts wouldn’t go in and I sucked at makeup I didn’t cosplay until two years later. 😅
Did it eventually get better at it?
Cele: I got good reception others liked it.
Since that time, have you made it a personal challenge to push your skills like the examples of, Super S from One Punch Man then Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama?
Cele: Yes, I enjoy makeup and things out of my comfort zone figuring out how to do my Zoidberg make up was fun.
Why do you suppose female cosplayers love to portray Super S?
Cele: Because she’s sexy – I’m a simple person, but I love my sexy characters.
Are you into making props?
Cele: Yes! Slowly figuring it out now I am in a stable job. 😊
What got you into doing props with your cosplay character and what character did you do it with?
Cele: Making little ones here and there like my flames for Triss or my Pyscho Weapon.
From the photos you provided, you have a broad range of characters you cosplay? Cele: Certainly do!
Why the variety?
Cele: It is the characters I enjoy from their design to personality or challenge. I never want to be pigeon-holed to one genre.
What sort of places have you photoshoot from?
Cele: Um… From a parked-car to my newest location, a sex dungeon at a fetish club.
OG: I’m always told these family-operated dungeons are noted to have one of the cleanest bathrooms around.
Is make-up a big thing to use in order to make the character more real?
Cele: Yes. It is important, it’s what determines you looking like the character.
What steps do you prepare when wearing makeup?
Cele: Depends, most of the time primer is always first but my order is different for each character. 😅
What sort of products do you use?
Cele: Um, whatever gets the job done and doesn’t test on animals.
OG: Good Choice!
Was there ever an outfit malfunction?
Cele: Yes. Once when I did classic Widow I had a nip slip during taking a photo with someone had to press the riffle against my chest and readjust – luckily no one ever noticed. 😅
OG: Nip Exposure. I hate it when that happens.
Unfortunately, cosplayers cannot always please the public. Do you often get criticized for your cosplay outfits?
Cele: Rarely, I rarely get anything bad out of my cosplay outfits.
How do you handle that?
Cele: I ignore it, stand my ground and keep doing what I like, I do this to please myself not the public.
Is your cosplay decision based on personal challenges or by the influences of fans/media attention?
Cele: It is both. I usually go by how difficult makeup is and wig styling (I love these two things). And if you should ask if it’s worth the effort? It gets the reception I want.
Are you drawn to powerful characters?
Cele: No, I’m drawn to sexy female designs and mentally unstable characters.
Was there a cosplay outfit you hated, but your fans absolutely love you in?
Cele: Mei from Overwatch. I dislike Mei and not the biggest fan of myself in Mei.
What sort of characters do you love to portray when cosplaying?
Cele: Um, not too sure honestly, I have such a wide range, I guess impressive looking characters or well-known ones.
Are there certain cosplays you’ve done in the past that best reflect your talents in makeup, props, and outfit?
From what I’ve seen, you present all of your cosplay photos as an alluring woman. Is that true in your life?
Cele: Pfft. No, I am far from that, I am a tired potato. I don’t want anything to do with that stuff. 😅
Do you get a HIGH whenever you dress up as the character?
Cele: Oh when it is finally complete and I think I’ve nailed it or when it’s well-received.
Do you feel you become the character?
Cele: Look wise yes.
Is cosplaying in Australia very popular?
Cele: Yes it is! I know so many people who do it here.
Are more men or more women cosplaying in your country?
Cele: I find women.
Do you work with other cosplayers in creating a character outfit or photoshoot?
No, I’m pretty independent and do my own research and experimenting. In photoshoots, I do though.
Do people stare when you are doing a photoshoot outdoors?
Cele: Yeah but pretty used to it. 😅
What sort of cosplayers do you admire?
Cele: Ones that can go from armor to sexy and make a living off it.
OG: That, I would say it is a tough job to do both.
Are you self-conscious about yourself or do you make the best out of it and go with the flow?
Cele: I am both.
I’m told that photographers can be a challenge to find one who is supportive as well as creative. What’s been your experiences with them?
Cele: I’ve worked with a lot who I had my issues in the past and now only work with a handful. 😊
What places do you prefer to do a photoshoot?
Cele: Places that match the character and genuinely away from the public.
Is being born in Australia a plus or a curse for you when cosplaying?
Cele: A curse, we don’t have many cons and the heat ruins cosplaying with all the layered characters I wanna do.
Are Australian women more comfortable in their skin to show themselves to fans?
Cele: And I’m surrounded by a lot of women that do that so sure!
This question seems to be split down the middle with various responses. Are all the cosplay outfits you create are the reflections of your personality? Or is your personality a reflection of the cosplay outfits you wear? –
Cele: I mean all the cosplays I do I love the characters and genuinely have a strong emotional bond with them. So reflections of my personality.
OG: But can those tired but lovable couch potatoes ever be sexy?
What’s been your most difficult/expensive outfit ever?
Cele: Alternative Triss Merigold I commissioned her for $1,500 AUD.
How did you get your cosplay name, Celestial Cosplay?
Cele: I wanted something fancy and know when I tell someone my name they instantly mention the celestial skies.
Let’s talk about the private and dark world of cosplaying. What is your opinion about Lewd cosplay?
Cele: More, please. I LOVE IT. And I do it myself.
OG: I’m sorry, I didn’t get that.
Are Australian female cosplayers more comfortable in their skin to show themselves to fans?
Cele: And ones I know yes.
Is it something more and more cosplayers are doing it. Are they doing it for profit, more fans/subscribers, more money, or just for the fun of it?
Cele: I think both? But, I do it for fun.
Is that something out of your comfort zone?
Cele: Nope. I used to be a stripper and topless waitress. I love it.
Should the fans of female cosplayers dictate what should their favorite cosplay wear for them?
Cele: Not unless they’re paying them for it.
Without being nasty, what has been the most unusual photo request asked by a fan? Cele: Not sure, I’ve had someone buy my $3 beach ball signed because I touched it with Harley.
Can we talk, I absolutely love your tattoos. Please tell the fans about them?
Cele: All my tattoos are nerdy. My arm is Borderlands ft Handsome Jack and Butt Stallion, I have pirate Claptrap on my leg, Harley and Ivy on my thigh, R2D2 on my ankle and ‘Born to make history’ from Yuri on ice on my collar bone, I am quite impulsive and get whatever I am obsessed with, I see a Witcher tattoo in the future.
Do you have any piercings?
Cele: Yes! One nipple piercing, my navel, and my ears, I used to be a tackle box when I was younger but grew out of that.
Is it still tender/sore?
Cele: Nipple – only when my cat wants to knead my boob and my navel had it for 9 years so no.
Are there any particular ones you really want to have?
Cele: Nah, I am more of a tattoo person.
As a social media entertainer, are you able to profit from your cosplay or artwork?
Cele: No, I choose not too, I have a ko-fi and that’s it.
If not, how does a girl like Celestial cosplay make an honest living?
Cele: I am a fulltime retail assistant training to be a body piercer.
What keeps you motivated on your next cosplay project?
Is exercise something that you do to keep yourself trim and active?
Cele: Sometimes I am super slack. 😅
Being that the entire world is under lock-down, what has Celestial C. been doing to keep occupied?
Cele: Australia hasn’t gone on lockdown so working.
What sort of fans do you have? Men, Women or just unusually Dark?
Cele: Mainly men, a lot of local female cosplayers.
Are there any particular cosplayers out there that you admire and possibly want to do a joint photoshoot with?
Cele: Not at the moment. I am already making it happen. 😅
What sort of projects or up-coming events for Celestial Cosplay will you be doing this 2020?
Would you consider having a 2021 photo calendar or plush toy in the works?
Cele: I mean if enough people wanted that.
What sort of advice can you offer new and inspiring?
Cele: Do what you want and pleases you!
What would you love to be known as? Cele: I guess just a good person. 😅
Time to ask Celestial Cosplay our, “So-Far OutRight Just-Geeky questions!”
OG: When is a Bear not a Bear?
Cele: When it’s a Koala.
OG: Is it true all Australian women know how to pitch a tent?
Cele: No, I don’t know how too.
OG: Is there anything in this world that Celestial Cosplay is absolutely afraid of?
Cele: Grasshoppers – I hate them lunging at me.
OG: How does someone you never met, know that Celestial is really mad about?
Cele: I rant or it’ll be on social media.
OG: Do you own any Olivia Newton-John CDs?
OG: Have you ever held a real weapon in your hands?
Cele: Yeah, a gun and a few swords.
OG: Can you, for the entire day, not say Good’day?
Cele: Yep, I never say it. 😂
OG: If this could be possible, make a clone of yourself, what would your clone be doing for you?
Cele: Be working.
OG: What superpower would Celestial Cosplay have to make this world a better place? Cele: Um, I guess the power to fill up everyone’s bank accounts.
OG: What is Celestial cosplay all-time movie that will always make her cry?
Cele: Ooft. Clannad or Air.
OG: What is the number #1 thing you would never leave behind for a cosplay convention?
Cele: My phone!
OG: People meeting you for the first time, what is the first thing they notice about you? Cele: Idk my teeth or boobs.
OG: Really. My eyes are up here, buddy!
OG: Have you ever punched a Guy or Girl in the face?
Cele: Only when they tried to dutch oven me. 😂
OG: WHAT? NO! That’s not right!
OG: What can your fans bring to you unexpectedly to make you cry like a sissy-girl?
Cele: Anything Toothless, from How to Train your Dragon related.
OG: Does this comment bothersome for Australian people, Shrimp on the Barbie?
Cele: Yes, yes it does.
OG: If you were assigned to host the first-ever Australian Hot-Tub television special, what 5 celebrities would you choose for the show?
OG: Why do I get the feeling you’re a Marvel and a Star Trek fan?
OG: What is the #1 thing about Men that always turn away your head in disgust?
Cele: ‘Nice Titsplay’
OG: Men. They are such Dogs!
OG: What Amine / Manga / DC / Marvel character best reflects your personality?
Cele: Um. I like to think Lelouch from Code Geass 😂😂😂
OG: This question often gives various responses, Can I get a Hug?
Cele: Sure if I am not in body paint.
OG: Celestial, thank you so much, your interview is in Tha Books. We appreciate it all that you do and we wish you all the success in life. If we could ask one more question and ask where can our fans find more of you on the internet?
Cele: Thanks Outrightgeekery for having me. For more stuff about me, here are my links: