Goddess Name: Kassandra Leigh
Sexual Orientation: hetero-flexible
Astrological Sign: cancerian
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Favorite Convention: My first ever con was I-CON, a local sci-fi, fantasy & anime con that I go to every year with my friends. It can't really afford the top name guests that places like NYCC book, but I love its laid-back nature, the fact that I don’t have to get carsick all over the place to get there and how friendly everyone is. NYCC is also great for completely different reasons. I deal with the travel because it's so unlike I-CON. Its overcrowded with great cosplays and tons of awesome vendors (selling shit I can’t afford- haha). They are also a bit friendlier to my more scantily-clad costumes- haha.
Dream Convention to Attend: Part of me would really love to go to Dragon Con one day but between the cost to get there and the massive stories of all the drunken parties, it kind of turns me off. But one day I will have an epic costume and wallet worthy of making my way there! And if I’m dreaming, I’d love to just stand in a Kerrigan outfit and watch a Starcraft tournament at EVO one day @_@
Favorite Real Geek Female: Can I cite my friend? Is that cheating? Nana Valtiel has to be on the leader-boards for most epic geek gal I know. She’s well versed in her comics, games and literature but is also fucking gorgeous, raunchy, and foul-mouthed. I love her rage and unapologetic out-there personality. I think she would be a great poster girl to reinvent what people should picture when you say “geek”.
Favorite Fictional Geek Female: I’d have to say Daria. She wasn’t down at the comic shop like the boys of Big Bang Theory every night, but she had the “feel” of kin to me growing up! Haha
What makes you a Geek Goddess: I have been told it is my sheer epic metal soul.
What are your nerdy little secrets:It's not common know that for years I ran a paranormal, cryptozoology and occult newsletter/forum. I also helped create and run a low fantasy historical recreation group much akin to a LARP.
Favorite Character to Cosplay: My first real Cosplay love was for Warhammer's Dark Elf Sorceress. I played her in the online MMO, painted her in the tabletop wargame, had her time card taped to my wall and by god I still love the crap out of that wicked bitch! I love a good conniving, dominating sorceress anyday- lol. I’ve always played the glasscanon, as it were- but she had style! I still need a new staff and skirt for her v_v.
Dream Cosplay: My next big adventure will be Alsbeth from the MMO Rift, the leader of the Endless Court and the most formidable Necromancer alive! Yes, yes, you should be sensing a theme by now. The character has a fairly shattered (if not mundane past) but crafts her future into something powerful and memorable. Got to admire the determination! And hair piece. Huge epic hair piece.
Next to her? I’d die happy to do Mina Harker's Red Dress. I’m a bit iffy on that though, as I’ve always felt a little strange about cosplaying someone from a movie. If you don’t look like the actress it come across a bit silly. But I fucking love that movie. And I would put my dick all over that god damned design! YOU CAN’T STOP ME!
Favorite Food: I live on mostly snacks & green Monster energy drinks.
Favorite Movie: Bram Stoker's Dracula , Interview with a Vampire, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Dog Soldiers, Treat'r'Treat, Hellboy(Golden Army!), Rosered, Don't be Afraid of the Dark, Pan's Labyrinth, Ghostbusters & Moulin Rouge are a few.
Favorite TV Show: I usually have Star Trek on Netflix in the BG, NG or DS9. Shows I’ve really loved have been The Borgias, Wearhouse 13, Supernatural, Being Human (U.S. not U.K.), Haven, New Girl, The Walking Dead & Project Runway. Notice I carefully avoided mentioning any Anime. Mostly because that would make this answer twice as long- lol.
Favorite Book: I am an avid reader of the Dresden Files, Anita Blake Series, Game of Thrones (before the show [insert snooty nose here] lol ) and usually always have one of the core World of Darkness books in my bathroom @_@
Favorite Color: It’s a tie between a dusted lavender and deep rich burgundy. They are so different from one another but I think between the two I have an aesthetic and ambient tone that suits any of my moods.
Favorite Style of Panties: The "not there" sort. I hate them, it is so restrictive and trap in massive amounts of heat! And it bunches. Don’t forget that it bunches and shows beneath latex. I’ll wear them if I think they should be seen but then they should be just as a fashion statement as everything else I have on that day.
Dream Geek Goddess Set: I think after writing and erasing this answer several times I don't have one answer. I want to work with outrageous, ornate, over the top wardrobes with great locations and a full creative team to help adjust stray wig hairs, hold up reflectors, manage dry ice ...etc! I’m always wanting MORE. I want bigger and better every time.
Fondest Geek Memory: I’m not really certain. But I remember how vibrantly proud I was when as a kid I found out that the actress who played Elvira was named Cassandra. Of course, I was cooler since it was with a K * shifty eyes * WHAT?! She can keep the Greek curse to herself, thank you.
I am a...
- Gamer Extraordinaire
- Dungeon Master
- Queen of the Fantasy Realm