Star Wars COSPLAY Interview with ‘Bossi’!


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In her own words, she is a sci-fi fan, fantasy fan, comics fan, cosplayer and… just an ordinary geek girl, who likes to relax with a good (comic/sci-fi/fantasy) book in her hand and glass of wine by her side.
She also is very talented when it comes to cosplaying.
One of those sci fi things she is a fan of would be Star Wars.
Michaela Macková from the Czech Republic agreed to answer a few questions about being a Star Wars cosplayer and fan, and Star Wars in general.


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1. How did you first get interested in Star Wars?
I was about 7 years old, I think. With my brother we were home alone and we discovered a videocassette we didn’t see there before. So we put it into the video recorder and… At that moment, when we saw those two strange droids going through the hall of that huge spaceship, we were lost forever. We fell in love with this space fairytale.

2. Do you have a favorite Star Wars character?
Obi-Wan Kenobi – wise, good, not selfish and since new trilogy handsome and funny. From women in Star Wars and also as a cosplayer, my next favorite is Barriss Offee.

3. What are some of your cosplay skills? Do you make your costumes?
Yes, I do make my costumes. My primary cosplay skill is sewing. My mother taught me the basics and helped me make my first costumes. Since then I moved on to sewing by myself and learn more and more by with each new costume. I try to do my props by myself, but usually I end up assisting to my father or boyfriend, who are more skillful with wood, plastics etc. but I try.

4. How many conventions do you attend in an average year?
It used to be 2 or 3 regular conventions per year, but since Celebration Europe II it increased to about 5 or 6 as it inspired and encouraged me to travel to conventions and events abroad.

5. What are some of the other characters you have portrayed?
I cosplay primarily characters I really like, so Leia is a must – I have the Ceremonial one from the end of Episode IV. As a gamer I really like Satele Shan from Knights of the Old Republic, and when Rebels were introduced I immediately got interested in Hera Syndulla. And I have some generic costumes such as Jedi, Jawa, or X-wing pilot.

6. What is the Rebel Legion Lion Base?
It is a group of Star Wars costumers and cosplayers from Czech Republic. I am a proud member of it. It is part of worldwide costuming organization called Rebel Legion gathering the “good guys” costumes from Star Wars. In Star Wars costumes we participate in charity events, make hospital visits, events for children and of course we help others to make good quality Star Wars costumes. And by the way… I was, together with my friend Padme Andrea, the one who started this base in our country and for two first years I was its leader.

7. What was it about Hera from Rebels that made you want to cosplay her?
From first teasers and pictures it was clear she will be courageous, very rational character and the one holding the crew together – and I liked that. Plus, at that time I had a desire to try a Twi’lek costume.

8. Have you ever had any problems with any of your costumes?
With every single one I’ve ever made. ;) Each of my costumes had some part which was really difficult to make, which I had to remake several times or which needed a lot of thinking to solve its construction (Bariss’s cape, Hera’s head gear, Supergirl’s boots, Evie’s cloak). And every my costume has something which makes it difficult to wear and something I have to be careful of when wearing it. Nothing too serious, though.

9. What are some of your other non Star Wars costumes?
Supergirl – two different versions, because I love Superman. Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2 game – I am also fan of Resident Evil games since childhood. And my most recent costume, the newest female lead of new Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate game, Evie Frye.


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10. All of your posted costumes are of the good guys, would you ever do an Imperial or Sith costume?
I tend to side with good guys ;) But… Yes, I have some “darker” costumes I would like to make. Darth Maladi from Legacy comics, for example. And one of my dream costumes is Zam Wesell.

11. What are you currently working on? Is anything involving The Force Awakens on your to do list?
Yes. I am putting together resistance pilot from The Force Awakens. Even though I now know, I won’t be able to finish it in time for release.

12. Have you ever met any Star Wars celebrities?
Luckily yes. Only few years ago I wouldn’t think I will ever be able to say that, but thanks to costuming I’ve started to travel and I was glad to meet plenty of celebrities. My first such meetings were with David Prowse, Gerald Home, and then Jeremy Bulloch and… oh… Celebration Europe II – dream come true – Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davies, and newer ones like Ashley Eckstein, Dave Filoni etc.

13. Do you have a favorite line from Star Wars?
I have a bad feeling about this.

14. Why do you think Star Wars has such an international, universal appeal?
It has something for everybody – for young and old, for people of different nationalities, of different races, of different religions. I think Star Wars is something like a fairytale – there’s much culturally universal stuff in it, which speaks to people. And its visually appealing, interesting, with new twists.

15. What was your reaction to the trailer for Star Wars the Force Awakens?
Goose bumps. Hyperventilation. Stupid happy smile. Watery eyes. And that wonderful realization, the voice inside my head screaming: “Yaaay! Its real! Its happening again! New Star Wars!”

16. What are your plans for December 18th? Anything special?
Costuming, trooping, and seeing the film, costuming, trooping, and seeing the film – again and again with bunch of my long time friends and Star Wars fans by my side. (Actually, in Czech Republic, the release is at midnight from 16 to 17th – and I am going to midnight screening full of hardcore fans I know for years – in costume of course.)

17. Just for fun, if you were to find Boba Fett’s jet pack on the sands of Tattooine what would you do with it?
I would get pretty battered and bruised by trying to fly with it. And then I would put it on display in my living room thinking about how to make the rest of costume to go with it.


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