Laney stops in to educate me on the growing world of cosplay. What it means to her...
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Laney Feni in conversation with John Bartolo
Laney Feni in conversation with John Bartolo throws light on the world of CosPlay and Comic Con.
0:15—John begins the show by thanking the sponsors. He welcomes Laney Feni virtually to the show.
1:15—Laney explains that CosPlay is a costume play—dressing up and hanging out. She mentions the cost of costumes and how it is considered as an art form.
3:21—Laney talks about making her own costumes and going to Comic Con.
7:00—Laney names all the sources from where she gathers information and learns about Cos Play community groups in Facebook, personal messages, and other social media platforms.
8:44—Laney informs us about the amount of study that goes into the making of a costume.
10:15—Laney explains what happens in the Comic Cons and how she is in panels for discussions and for judging competitions.
11:11—John asks Laney about the wierdos that approach cosplayers and how she handles it.
14:43—John asks Laney about monetizing this hobby and she says that she has no time for it.
17:20—Laney talks about making her dream Super Girl costume.
19:40—John asks about the different genres in Comic Con. Animae, background characters, main characters, body paint people, furries, brownies etc.
22:00—Laney talks about the Halloween dressing up and how she loves doing scary costumes.
She usually goes to the kids’ hospital in costume during Halloween and she organizes a party for the kids.
30:00—John is shocked that Laney hasn’t seen the movies Ghost Busters, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Gremlins etc. She talks about how she binge-watched the Star Wars movies very recently.
32:15—They talk about their love of horror movies. They share stories of how they grew up watching horror movies.
33:50—Laney talks about the Horror Convention in Boston that she wants to participate in.
37:16—John asks about the fitness component of CosPlay.
40:20—Laney talks about retiring from CosPlay because of her age. She says it’s like being a model.
47:50—Laney talks about the upcoming shows in Italy, DC, NY. She talks about the costumes that she has in mind and how she has started making them.
54:12—John ends the show by thanking his sponsors once again and he thanks Laney for coming on the show.