Gandakris NERD of the MONTH

          October NERD of the MONTH is Gandakris!  She is an artist, youtuber and cosplayer from Vegas!  Here is her interview. 10660363_767044860020635_2748432146571811728_n
ILSN:  Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Gandakris:  I do have a documentary that dabbles into my past and how I came from being very shy to out going! You can check it out on my Youtube!10580163_753973531327768_4382335692233646827_n
ILSN:  Do you have any projects coming up?
Gandakris:
I have a ton! Sometimes my mind races and jumps from one project to the next. Ill be finishing 3 new cosplays while setting up photoshoots, starting and helping 2 businesses as well as drawing more to keep up with my instagram. I eventually want to tap into my youtube again to teach my audience, I miss teaching others to become inspired.
ILSN:  Tell us about your website? ?
Gandakris:   Currently I do not have a website but I am on instagram tumblr facebook twitter and deviantart! I try my best to update all my social web stuff. Its a challenge considering I try to respond and comment to all the feedback!10527523_753973407994447_6076803691845388824_n
ILSN:  How did you get into doing cosplay costumes?
Gandakris:   My cosplay frenzie all started with my sister Vanessa aka  known as fruitcake! She asked me to help with her Aqua cosplay from Kingdom Hearts and I fell in love. I fell in love with the thought of mobile walking art. hehe
ILSN:  What inspires you when you choose characters?
Gandakris:   The love of the game and or character is what gets me motivated! Even more so the design is what catches my eye and I try my best to capture as much if not more detail. I’d imagine the character as a living person and try my best to give it a realistic look.
ILSN:  Marvel vs DC vs Anime?
Gandakris:   Oh I have to go with Marvel = DC I’ve recently tapped into that world due to my best friend and partner Jason. After I fell in love with Fables my boyfriend introduced me to the world of comics!10371754_707285372663251_7268494501514206368_n
ILSN:  What was your childhood like growing up?
Gandakris:   My childhood was AMAZING! I have my sisters to thank for that! Without my sisters being so different from each other and having a loving relationship with each. I wouldn’t have the friends nor the strength to keep moving forward without them.
ILSN:  Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Gandakris:   Wow I honestly dont know and its scary but exciting. What I do know is that I’ll be happy because I’m happy where I am right now. It doesn’t mean I wont keep moving forward, rather I enjoy a simple life while continuing to enhance myself as a being.
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ILSN:  What do you do to inspire yourself?
Gandakris:   I use the people around me in order to get inspired. Weird sounding yes but let me explain. haha I love the reactions people make when they see my art. Its my addiction. When I was shy I used my art as a shield so rather than people getting to know me past my bubble I simply let my art do all the talking! I learned over the years that the true reward is conversing with the lives I touched through my art. They tell me how much my art has impacted them and I tell them how appreciative I am. Everyone single person is important to me.
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ILSN:  What do you like to do for fun?
Gandakris:   I love to relieve my mind of projects by playing sports! I’ve recently got into Ultimate Frisbee Dodgeball and Paintball. I try my best keep to keep myself active considering Im always in a chair painting and drawing. hehe10690354_779613312097123_1009854174068135032_n
ILSN:  What kind of music do you like?
Gandakris:   I listen to everything! I knows its almost everyones response but I really do! RnB Hiphop acoustic rock edm etc When I work I play music and if I like the track or artist I dive in! Im open to all genres but I am on the fence with country. xD
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ILSN:  What kind of nerd are you?
Gandakris:   I’m a people nerd! I fangirl hard when introduced to people who inspire me. Its pretty bad .. .. .. I get a feeling in my throat and suddenly I cant talk. You’d think it would end there but I become really goofey. haha
ILSN:  Is there anything you are promoting right now?
Gandakris:   I’m always promoting myself as an artist. I know for my audience its hard to keep up with me considering all I do in the art field but I never want to limit myself!
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ILSN:  What is the nerdiest thing you have done?
Gandakris:   Where do I begin!?! I have so many moments and its hard to pin point just one but I did have Daigo from madcatz sign my Ibuki Cosplay. Swoozie was at EVO and I went fangirl crazy then I hugged Markman too xD560022_562363013822155_1477951271_n
ILSN:  Do people ever recognize you when you go out?
Gandakris:   No. XD
Although EVO 2014 was when I realized the whole FGC ( fighting game community ) considered me family. Literally I had over 60+ tags relating to my cosplay and balltops at EVO this year. I had people calling me Kris/ GandaKris left and right. I fangirl’d because they Fangirl’d. I love them because they love me. I don’t want fans I want friendships.
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ILSN:  What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?
Gandakris:   I haven’t gotten any crazy gifts but I do receive a few #wcw ( women crush Wednesdays ), trinkets, drawings, and among other things! I seez and lovez them allz!
ILSN:  What is the hottest costume you have ever worn?
Gandakris:  The Hottest Costume thus far would have to be Ibuki its not too revealing although you can see my butt butt what what! lol
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Gandakris:   I LOVE FRUITS TEA and CANDY. Seriously thats usually my meal heheMy current favorite movie is Guardians of the Galaxy. Im watching it twice and buying it on Blue Ray. Im loving he indie game scene but looking out for all the amazing titles being released this year! Im really addicted to the Hyrule Warriors character designs!❥ I N S T A G R A M
instagram.com/ganda_kris
❥ F A C E B O O K
www.facebook.com/GandaKrisPage
❥ Y O U T U B E
www.youtube.com/user/GandaKris…
As my last thought I just want to thank you for thinking of me as a person of interest  JW! Definitely thank my audience for the support they have given me during my continued growth. My amazing Boyfriend who loves me regardless of my imperfections, thank you love. I want everyone to always become inspired by life and impact those who need inspiration. Life is fun but if you can bring friends along then bring them. ❤
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