This months NERD of the MONTH is Aby Vee Aka Bad Abby. She is a model and a professional designer. She is the inventor and designer of the “Shark Bite Monokini” aka The Sharkini. Check out her interview.
: Tell us a little bit about yourself? What is your background in fashion designing?
Bad Aby: I am a FIDM sf alum 2010. I started making prom dresses when i was in high school (starting with my own) and ever since then i was destined to push my design limits and cultivate my talent. I’ve always been kind of the weird kid that can’t really take myself seriously, probably really misunderstood but i kind of liked it that way. I think my fashion really reflects that.
ILSN: Tell us about your website? ?
Bad Aby: BadAbyDesigns.com
is really just a place you can see my latest projects, link to my social media and stores and also get a feel for what my brand is all about. If you get ME, then you definitely get my brand.
ILSN: When you designed the “Shark Bite Monokini” aka Sharkini what was your inspiration?
Bad Aby: Well sharks duh. i was designing a few custom pieces for a friends shark week party, and after several sketches, the “Shark bite Monokini” was just born. I didn’t really think too much about it, except that i thought it was really cool that it looked like a shark, but as usual, i thought i was the only one to see its awesomeness. i was def wrong lol.
ILSN: Which TV shows have your outfits been featured on?
Bad Aby I can’t even remember all of them, its been on CNN, WGM, Good Morning America, The Kelly and Michael show, just to name a few.
ILSN: How did you get into doing cosplay costumes?
IBad Aby I had made a custom costume of Chun li for a friend of mine for Halloween one year, and her friend who i think was in marketing for Namco Bandai games saw it and was so impressed that they got in contact with me through my friend and then i was doing all the cosplays for Namco’s TEkken 6. That project was super challenging but sooo much fun!
ILSN: What inspires you when you choose characters?
Bad Aby: Honestly, the more intricate the costumes the more it excites me.
ILSN: Marvel vs DC vs Anime?
Bad Aby: MARVEL all the way. i guess im just an old fashion girl like that.
ILSN: What was your childhood like growing up?
Bad Aby I want to say normal, but i was a tomboy mixed with a hyper energetic imagination, i got in trouble a lot of playing in places i shouldn’t and hitting boys lol. I had a twin sis and a lil bro to cause havoc with, and it was always interesting when our imaginations came together.
ILSN: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Bad Aby: I dream of launching my brand and really taking it as far as i can go. making B.A.D a household name.
ILSN: What do you do to inspire yourself?
Bad Aby: I relax. when i don’t have a billion things to think about, that’s when i have the best and randomness ideas come to me. i also travel, the world is so inspiring, its absolutely necessary to see the world.
ILSN: What do you like to do for fun?
Bad Aby: I like to dance, work out, play outside, shop at IKEA, try new food, and travel.
ILSN: What kind of music do you like?
Bad Aby: 90’s music, hip hop, alternative, and pop.
ILSN: What kind of nerd are you?
Bad Aby: A sexy intellectual nerd.
ILSN: is there anything you are promoting right now?
Bad Aby: Only my FB PAGE. lol. i have so many things in the works that i can’t talk about just yet that i can only promote my page and encourage everyone to stay tuned!
ILSN: What is the nerdiest thing you have done?
Bad Aby: Invented the Sharkini. lol Oh and did my own taxes.
ILSN: Do people ever recognize you when you go out?
Bad Aby: No, cuz i never really go out lol.
ILSN: What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?
Bad Aby: well i guess they’d be these $300 litas (shoes) i really really wanted them and wouldn’t stop talking about them so someone finally just bought them for me.
ILSN: What is the hottest costume you have ever worn?
Bad Aby: hmm… nurse costume?
ILSN: Favorite food?
Bad Aby: BURGERS!!! and bacon
Bad Aby: Anything with Wwill Ferrel in it.
ILSN: Favorite Video Games?
Bad Aby: Tetris. I’m so old school lol
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Any final thoughts or words?