Celeste Orchid NERD of the MONTH

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ILSN:  HI Celeste! Thank you so much for doing this!1236070_552547541467301_780592550_n

CELESTE ORCHID:  Hi Hi!  Thanks so much for honoring me with Nerd of the Month!  I’m very happy and honored to be chosen.

ILSN:  Tell us a little bit about yourself? 

CELESTE ORCHID:  I’m actually one of 5.  I’m second born, and the first daughter.  I’m not very tall; I’m just very photogenic.

 

ILSN:  How did you come up with the name Celeste Orchid?10908_822550544466998_1998761129558688838_n

CELESTE ORCHID:  At first I used an elven version of my real name: Aeroniel.  No one could ever pronounce it correctly.  I knew this would become a problem.  Thus started a made house of planning to create a new name.

I first wanted something very girlly and such.  I was jumping around ideas.  At the time I was listing to TommyHeavenly6.  I thought that would be a good name to kind of have: a start and end like a real name.  So I decided to go with something heavenly.  I searched the thesaurus for some ideas and came up with Celestial.  I thought that was it.  Then I needed the second part to my name. I thought to use my favorite flower/color as a last name.  So at first it was Celestial Orchid.  It didn’t flow correctly.  So I made it shorter but making it Celesté (like the ee in fiancée) Orchid.  So CE-LES-TEH Orchid… A lot of people said it wrong so I changed it to the last draft Celeste Orchid.

ILSN:   Do you have any new projects coming up? 10850187_768474859874567_2672423413361565946_n

CELESTE ORCHID:  I’m always working on new projects.  I’m planning on a few Fire Emblem characters.  I did get to debut my Olivia from Fire Emblem and was very excited about it.  I’m currently in planning for a Sailor Moon costume or two.  I’m also very excited to try to make a huge armor costume from Monster Hunter.  So be on the look out for that costume this year.10277429_658422414213146_5956778349044517031_n

I have this huge idea of making a Pokémon business card set.  I want to make A LOT of Pokémon costumes this year and hand them out.  They will most definitely be one of a kind.

I am currently working towards my voice-acting career.  So hopefully that gets started this year.  Once again, it’s a new project: a new voyage for me to explore.

ILSN:  Do you have a mini bio about yourself?

CELESTE ORCHID:  I’m American-born Filipino.  I was raised in a military family, in Louisville Kentucky.  I grew up with my father and brother loving anime and video gaming.  My dad really got me into a lot of nerdy things.  My mother got me more into crafting and creating.  It was more jewelry work than fabrics and such.11174851_833975543324498_6172193379850305028_n

ILSN:  What is the craziest story you could tell us?

CELESTE ORCHID:  The CRAZIEST thing I have ever done is either go on a naked date OR I actually had a huge hot glue accident.
The naked date was for television.  I had a lot of fun.  It’s just a date without clothes.  You have to be crazy to do something like that.  No, I’m not a nudist.

The hot glue accident was TERRIBLE.  I was working on my Angel Anarchy Panty costume from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.  I was finishing up the shoes by wearing them and hot gluing it down.  The ankle part I was working on was rather tight the way I wanted.  I got a TINY amount of hot glue on my finger that caused me to release the fabric piece attached the to shoe to adhere to my ankle.  Needless to say when I took the fabric off of my ankle, the skin had peeled off with it.  I now have a minor skin discoloration on my right ankle.  It’s healed very well and hardly noticeable.

ILSN:   Do people recognize you when you go to cons?   DSCN2628 

CELESTE ORCHID:  I actually have some people recognize me at conventions.  I’m not huge on the scene.  So when people do recognize me, it’s either from a TV show or they’re my friends. Not necessarily fans.

ILSN:   When you were growing up in Kentucky what was the NERD/Geek scene like?148739_353967114658679_972141940_n

CELESTE ORCHID:  In Kentucky, I had a lot of friends in my school that were the nerdy bunch.  We would sit around and talk about animes and video games.  It was pretty typical.  There wasn’t a huge scene unlike now.  Who we knew, is whom we knew.

ILSN:   Tell us about your website? ? DSCN3038

CELESTE ORCHID:  I used to operate a website.  I got really REALLY lazy.  It was celesteorchid.devilsbsd.net.  LOL.  Check it out I definitely hasn’t updated that in forever.  I really just manage my Facebook pages – Godly team Cosplay and Celeste Orchid.

ILSN:   Who would win in a fight Gandalf or Darth Vader?

CELESTE ORCHID:  Darth Vader was first.  He wins.  LOL.  Gandalf actually gets his old fart butt handed to him a lot.  So in all actuality he’s not that strong.

ILSN:   What inspires you when you choose characters?

CELESTE ORCHID: I get very inspired at the design of a character.  I like what it looks like (I’m very drawn to black, white, and blue colors apparently).  Sometimes if I get the chance I watch their series from start to end.  For video game characters, I usually try to watch it on YouTube to understand the character especially if I don’t own the game yet.MarissaFloroPiscesAphrodite

ILSN:   Marvel vs. DC vs. Anime?

CELESTE ORCHID:  I’ve always been an Anime fan.  SO I would have to pick that one over Marvel or DC.  I have always loved Batman first and foremost.  Then it would be Marvel.  I really loved Spider-man and X-men.  Those were my huge favorites of Marvel.  When I got a bit older I started liking Marvel but anime first.   Nowadays, I hardly know anything about DC… pity on my part.

ILSN:   What was your childhood like growing up? 

CELESTE ORCHID:  I had my older brother growing up. I feel like I was the bully to him unfortunately.  He would always take care of me and then I’d find a way to get him into trouble and tell my mom.  Not very good on my part huh?  We’re still good siblings.  I played outside a lot.  My mom listened to me asking to do Ballet or do martial arts.  I got lucky and did both.  I enjoyed it a lot.1417546_600623966659658_51552229_o

ILSN:  Where do you see yourself five years from now?

CELESTE ORCHID:  I think.. five years from now I’d still be playing video games or watching anime.  It never gets old.  I’m still a fan even as I get older.   I hope that I’m still acting and working in the entertainment industry.1149008_546384765416912_1607469008_n

ILSN:  Which cosplay gets the most attention?

CELESTE ORCHID:   I’ve worn Chun Li a few times.  It most certainly gets the most attention.  The best part is that I’m fully covered and not showing skin.  Costumes like that make me very proud that I did a good job on craftsmanship and people’s comments are encouraging to do more great work.

ILSN:  What do you do to inspire yourself?

CELESTE ORCHID: I usually keep an agenda that I write in.  No, it’s not my phone but an actual PAPER BOOK.  Yes, we still have those these days.  I like to look back and see what entries I’ve put in, what my calendar looks like.  If I haven’t filled any of it in, it makes me sad and work harder to do more.  I like being accomplished even if it’s a small bow that I made for my hair.

ILSN:   What do you like to do for fun? 1498968_616794275042627_1933320164_o

CELESTE ORCHID:  My fun times are usually anime and video gaming.  But I do enjoy going to the park for a walk.

ILSN:   What kind of music do you like?

CELESTE ORCHID:  I love the Top 40.  I highly enjoy EDM.  My main dj’s are Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Tritonal.

ILSN:   What kind of nerd are you?

CELESTE ORCHID:  I’m more of a trendy nerd.  I like making my own cute accessories without over doing it. I’m not the best at quoting everything.  I enjoy it for what it is.  I LOVE EWOKS FROM STAR WARS.  I’m just a nerd about anime and video games the most.  I do like a good Tetris battle though.10636281_731917066863680_8895284278492897723_n

 ILSN:   Is there anything you are promoting right now?

CELESTE ORCHID:  If there is anything that I’m promoting, it’s be yourself.  SO what if you’re not as tall as XYZ character.  Go cosplay them, have fun!  That’s the point of it.  COSTUME PLAY.  There are no guidelines.  It’s have fun, if you don’t want to do that, then stress about it then.

ILSN:  What is the nerdiest thing you have done?1966874_642865162435538_1831070783_n

CELESTE ORCHID:  I think I freaked out when I saw a moving R.O.B. at a convention.  It was electronic and made my inner fan girl cry.

ILSN:   Do people ever recognize you when you go out?

CELESTE ORCHID:  Not a lot of people recognize me when I’m not in cosplay.  Some stores actually recognize me since I visit them normally.  Every once in a while someone does talk to me and say OH I think I know who you are.  I don’t know if that’s just a pick up line.10393891_697501916971862_3300547390478952973_n

ILSN:   What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?

CELESTE ORCHID:  This one kind of breaks my heart a bit.  But makes me happy.  This guy at Wondercon gave me a cd.  I remember it so clear.  He said,” My friend died while we were working on this CD. I know he would have wanted you to have it.”

It really broke my heart that his friend wasn’t there to give it to me in person, but I still own and cherish the CD.  It’s like an electro mix.

ILSN:   What is the hottest costume you have ever worn? 10256382_766444216744298_2496938188522586196_n

CELESTE ORCHID:  By temperature value I think it has to be my C.C. kimono.  I absolutely love this design and had to dress up as it.

My hottest and most scandalous costume would be Felicia or Rikku.  Felicia is the all time go to Cat girl.  Rikku from Final Fantasy X-2 blatantly shows off a thong in a mini skirt.  That’s right a THONG and a bikini top.

ILSN:   Favorite food?

CELESTE ORCHID:  I love ice cream.

ILSN:   Favorite Movies?

CELESTE ORCHID:  My favorite movies are House of Flying Daggers, Phantom of the Opera, and Sword in the Stone.10805797_765389830183070_1483082600945624745_n

ILSN:   Favorite Video Games?

CELESTE ORCHID: My favorite video games are Tetris, Animal Crossing, Final Fantasy VIII, and the Soul Calibur Series.  I’m also very fond of the Tekken and Dead or Alive series.10418913_749736568415063_180473708772620558_n

Give me the links to the following.

Websites.

Facebook page  Http://www.facebook.com/my.celeste.orchid

Twitter page  http://www.twitter.com/celesteorchid

YouTube link.  http://www.youtube.com/celesteorchid

Imdb    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4002704/

Also give me a bio, any videos, links you want me to promote such as up coming events.

Watch me on Call to Cosplay on Crunchyroll (episodes 1,3, and 6)
http://www.crunchyroll.com/call-to-cosplay

Or on VH1 Dating Naked  (episodes 2 and 8)

http://www.vh1.com/shows/dating-naked/

Also on ThatHashTagShow I’m a correspondent like Trish Takanawa from Family Guy

https://www.youtube.com/user/ThatHashtagShow

Conventions that I plan on attending (other than the major ones)

There’s Ninja con

http://www.ninja-conla.org

Touhou Con

https://www.facebook.com/TouhouCon

La Cosplay Con

http://lacosplaycon.com

 

Any final thoughts or words?

CELESTE ORCHID:                I have fun doing what I do.  I like making new friends and cracking jokes.  If people see something wrong with enjoying a good time, you have to ask yourself.. Are you still having fun?  Remember it’s not always fun and games until someone loses an eye.  But always make it in the right manner and light.

For cosplaying, it’s all about using Google.  You can use it to find people who already made the costume, techniques, references, images, and the list goes on.  Never be afraid to ask for help.  Anyone who isn’t willing to help is honestly the toxic waste that’s in our community.  Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion on how to do something.  Just don’t think it’s the only way.  We can always keep honing our skills to become something greater.

“Every master was at first an amateur.”

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Mizzi Mie NERD of the MONTH

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This months NERD of the MONTH is MIZZI MIE!  She is a gamer, cosplayer and has her own youtube show!  She is from the PI and lives in So cal.

Ilovesexynerds:   Do you have a mini bio about yourself?
MIZZI MIE:  Filipino, Leo. 3d Artist. Cosplayer. gamer. foodie.10897083_403456609827666_4973220810769003973_n
Ilovesexynerds: What is the origin of your cosplay name Mizzi Mie?
MIZZI MIE:  It’s a funny story really! Back in the day I used to play a lot of Tekken. I even got those Tekken data cards.
Last time I got one I had to think of a tag name for my card. Invader Zim is one of my all time favorite cartoons so I got creative with it.
Miss.Zim sounded weird and so did mizzim. I wanted it to sound cute so… Mizzimie. thats about it
Ilovesexynerds:   What is the craziest story you could tell us?10818360_421625581344102_1572995827380021656_o
MIZZI MIE:
HOLY MOLY recently there was a huge fire here at Downtown Los Angeles and I got to witness 10mins after it started. Ive never seen a fire that huge ever in my life. I was standing about a block and a half away from it.

Ilovesexynerds:   Do you have any projects coming up?

MIZZI MIE:
Yup~! its a secret. ;P

Ilovesexynerds:   Do people recognize you when you go to cons?
MIZZI MIE:
Sometimes! It’s still all new to me and I’m really humbled and at the same time awkward about it too. ❤10427350_407232546116739_1941191967573341370_n

Ilovesexynerds:   How did you get into doing cosplay costumes?
MIZZI MIE:
I’ve always loved cartoons/anime/games/movies and discovered cosplaying around 2007.. I didnt really think about doing it myself until i decided to cosplay during anime expo 2012! I’m still pretty new to it all tbh. I love it though. no regrets!10696402_385199521653375_3110806251197722766_n

Ilovesexynerds:  What inspires you when you choose characters?
MIZZI MIE:
I mostly do characters I have an attachment/admiration/love for. I wouldnt really want to spend time and money on a cosplay I have no idea who it is unless I’m paid to do it to promote something then sure. However the cosplays that I make myself are ones that I love.Ilovesexynerds:   Marvel vs DC vs Anime?
MIZZI MIE:
Anime>Marvel>DC
Ilovesexynerds:  What was your childhood like growing up?
MIZZI MIE:
I grew up spoiled tbh. but after moving here to murica I grew to be “independent”.   Anyway, grandparents bought me and my siblings our very first gaming console; the PlayStation. Yup! Sony girl right here haha I remember playing space invaders with my mom way back when. that’s when my love for games came from. my childhood wasnt too hard. I enjoyed it although I dont remember most of it.Ilovesexynerds:   Where do you see yourself five years from now?
MIZZI MIE:
Godlike. lol idk man.. its hard to say… I wanna say I would like to have a family by then but who knows?936691_411834758989851_4482484446497889651_n
Ilovesexynerds:   Which cosplay gets the most attention?
MIZZI MIE:
Popular and well made ones. details details details!
Ilovesexynerds:   What do you do to inspire yourself?
MIZZI MIE:
I surround myself with people I want to be like.. people who are better than me in life.. you know what they say, “if you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room”.
Ilovesexynerds:   What is the one cosplay you are most proud of?
MIZZI MIE:
As of now I want to say Sivir armor from league of legends. I didnt expect that cosplay to turn out better than what I imagined. It was my first time making armor and using worbla. thank goodness for all the tutorials.10422174_423331447840182_4221551255057692607_n
Ilovesexynerds:   What do you like to do for fun?
MIZZI MIE:
Play video games, go to the arcade, getting boba… I’ve been taking archery classes atm and i love it!
Ilovesexynerds:  What kind of music do you like?
MIZZI MIE:
RnB, HipHop and OPM
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Ilovesexynerds:   What kind of nerd are you?
Hmmmm.. the one thats into anime and video games xD
Ilovesexynerds:   Is there anything you are promoting right now?
MIZZI MIE:
Not much. I do like promoting for my friends though. I dont mind helping out 🙂
Ilovesexynerds:   What is the nerdiest thing you have done?
MIZZI MIE:
Ohhhhh man… i have no idea.. When you hang around nerdy people, being nerdy is kind of a normal thing haha10442440_406563372850323_8093228902517653114_n
Ilovesexynerds:   Do people ever recognize you when you go out?
MIZZI MIE:
Hmmmmm.,, it’s happened a few times. kinda funny actually lol
Ilovesexynerds:   What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?
MIZZI MIE:
OHH! my Gnar plushie from Steph&Steph 😀

Ilovesexynerds:   Favorite food?

Asian food!
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Ilovesexynerds:   If you were an animal what kind of animal would you be?
MIZZI MIE:  A lion. I love lions. or some kind of big cat!
Ilovesexynerds:   Nintendo vs Xbox vs Sega ?
MIZZI MIE:
Nintendo > Sega > Xbox
Ilovesexynerds:   Favorite Movies?
MIZZI MIE:
How to train your dragon 1 & 2 😀10525799_312290128944315_977287937773905008_n
Ilovesexynerds:   Favorite Video Games?
MIZZI MIE:
all time?
MegaMan Legends
Bust a grove/move
Tekken
Bayonetta
God of War
Ilovesexynerds:   Give me the links to the following.
youtube link. Mizzi Mie’s official Youtube page
MIZZI MIE:
Ilovesexynerds:   Any final thoughts or words?
I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me especially the ones who have been there from the start. I LOVE YOU, GUYS ❤ ❤