Elisa Maza from Gargoyles Cosplay ArtistGenevra
looks lovely cosplaying as Elisa Maza from Gargoyles! Here's what she had to say...
"90s kids rejoice with all the nostalgia and feels! While not an incredible cosplay in the costume construction department, the character herself is a rare cosplay and unsung hero in the female cosplay world. “Gargoyles” was one of my favorite shows growing up and Elisa Maza was a fantastic female lead character, which was really important for a strong willed young woman like myself. I tried to bring authenticity to this basic costume by wearing 1991 black boots that belonged to my mother and a 1980s oxblood leather jacket, borrowed from my father. Bringing a little realism to Elisa in a “realistic” setting. Divine Distractions did a fantastic job creating digital renderings of Goliath for the backgrounds. I wanted to show Elisa off and remind all Geek Girls that you can put together something simple that has a whole lot of meaning. It’s also important to put Elisa Maza out there for cosplayers representing African American and Native American races, as Elisa is a mixture of the two in the show. (and so is her real life voice actress) I’m Italian American, and hardly a good representation of this character’s race, but Elisa’s spirit and personality is what I desired to emulate and represent. If you’re not familiar with the show, check it out and discover a whole new world of awesome!"
Photographer: Divine Distractions Photography
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August 19 2017