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Cosplayers Celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

FCBD: How long have you been doing cosplay and what got you started?

Iris Venturino: I have been cosplaying for over 10 years. I started cosplaying because it was the best way I could show my fandom.

FCBD: Who has been your favorite character to cosplay?

Iris Venturino: I am currently loving cosplaying as Totoro cause I have a fuzzy belly and I get a lot of hugs from fans of the movie.

FCBD: Who has been your most difficult character or costume to create?

Iris Venturino: I made a Lilanna Vess cospaly from Magic The Gathering. I used worbla which was pricy and not comfortable.

FCBD: What are your plans for FCBD?

Iris Venturino: Hanging out with friends at my local comic book store.

FCBD: What store are you going to? Who are you dressing up as and why?

Iris Venturino:I love Hollywood's Meltdown Comics. I would like to have a Bravest Warriors cosplay done cause I love that show. But if that does not pan out I might just be chill and wear a teefury shirt and jeans.

FCBD: Are you going to be getting any free comics? If yes, what comics are you looking forward to getting? 

Iris Venturino: I'd have to go with STREET FIGHTER #0 

FCBD: What is your favorite part about doing cosplay?

Iris Venturino: My favorite part about cosplaying has to be dressing up as a character I have a connection with. It's no fun cosplaying as a character you don't know anything about.

FCBD:What is your favorite part about FCBD?

Iris Venturino: Free comics and hanging out with friends.


To see more of Iris Venturino's cosplay, check out her Facebook page.
Also visit The League of Hot Geeks Facebook page to see even more cosplayers and Laughing Orge Comics for news about comics, cons and other special events.

Photos credited to Anime Convention Video, Eurobeat-Kasumi Photography, and Peteroig Pictures.

To find a comic shop to celebrate Free Comic Book Day go to http://bit.ly/FCBDStoreLocator.