I got a chance to have a few words with Elektra Knight, Spokeperson of Realms Con ( www.realmscon.com ) To find out a little bit more about herself and her involvement in the Corpus Christi Convention. I plan on attending this year so stop by and check it out.
CH: How did you first get involved with Realms Con? And become it’s Spokes Person?
EK: I attended RealmsCon one and I was playing a game with a staff. For the second year when I became the spokesperson, Danny (Con president Daniel Velasquez) asked one of the staff members who is also my agent if he had someone to help out with the commercial. My agent told him about me and that I was the girl playing the game that had a crowd around her. That’s pretty much it.
CH: Aside from Cosplay, what other aspects of the convention scene are you involved with?
EK: Aside from the cosplay, I provide the anime aerobics panel, meet and greet with congoers, and of course the commercial and going to conventions to promote RealmsCon.
CH: When you choose a character to cosplay, what does that character represent to you? For Example, what lead to your decision to cosplay as “Wonder Woman.” Do you choose cosplays on just appearance or do some have a deeper meaning?
EK: I choose my characters by what they represent, strong and powerful women, yet they also have a softer, gentle, and vulnerable side as well. This sometime represents me as a career woman who has to make big decisions with my business everyday and yet sometimes I’m a bit unsure of myself at times. But I remain positive and things always turn out for the good in the end.
As for Wonder Woman, I must say I am and have been a big fan of the series with Linda Carter. I like the comic books as well. The suit is very sexy yet it says something like, a woman can be sexy and also be strong and intelligent such as Wonder Woman. In a way I’m like wonder Woman. As you know I’m a model and there is always that cliche about models or beautiful women in general. If she’s hot then she’s stupid and lame. Wonder Woman is hot and she has brains and power. Kinda like me. heheh!
CH: Some have a negative misconception of Modeling, that it’s just all about good looks and a flawless smile. What, in your personal experience, is Modeling really all about?
EK: There are negative misconceptions about Modeling which usually are the stereotypes. Such as You have to be 5’9″ and up to model, good looks and flawless smiles, and all looks no brain. my experience with this is simply you don’t have to be 5’9″ and up to model or be perfect. now there are exceptions to runway modeling since the people who make the clothes usually make it very small and a certain length.
However if you want something bad enough , you will get it. I am 5’4″ and I happen to be the smallest and most petite fashion model that broke into the industry of high fashion. I’m not trying to brag but it is an accomplishment I am very proud of cause I really wanted it. To me modeling is really about how a person can carry themselves and how well they are able to represent a product, regardless of how they look. Anyone can be a model. They just have to want it bad enough and have a good agent and of course remain positive always
CH: What pet peeves do you have about some of the cosplaying you see at some of the conventions you attend? Is there some things that just shouldn’t be done, or do you have a funny story involving a hilarious cosplay attempt?
EK: I don’t really have any pet peeves when it comes to cosplaying. Everyone has characters they love and want to dress as them. Sometimes it may not look like the costume but people make due with what they have. The only thing that gets to me is when people make fun of other cosplayers for forgetting lines or the costume not fitting “their standards”. Oh well, there might be one pet peeve at conventions. No deodorant. LOL!
CH: What martial arts disciplines have you practiced? And what have you learned from them?
EK: I have practiced, ninjitsu, karate, capoeira, judo, kenjutsu, and jiu jitsu. All have taught me patience and good mental control along with balance, self defense and have taught me to understand different cultures and their beliefs.
CH: What do you expect from the upcoming line up of Realms Con Guests and Events?(That have been announced so far)
Realms Con this year seems to be reaching out to beyond the Anime scene this year. What are you excited about seeing there yourself?
EK: I think the line-up for RealmsCon this year is pretty good. There are some new guests coming and other genres are being added back in to RealmsCon which gives it a more refreshed atmosphere. I’m looking forward to it since I feel more genres, brings more people, more people makes for a bigger convention and a bigger convention makes for a more fun filled convention.