Cosplay Spotlight: Kerraldine Holland
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm Kerry and I'm from t'north, Leeds in Yorkshire in fact. Most people know me online as Kerraldine or Harley after my main cosplay of Harley Quinn.
(Photo by Carlos Adama Geek Photography)
What kind of costumes do you have? Do you have a favorite?
I now have a selection of costumes of strong female characters from popular culture, Harley Quinn and Stephanie Brown's Robin from Batman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cammy White from Street Fighter, and Rose Tyler from Doctor Who, just to name a few.
I tend to try and have some props to play with my characters, with Harley I have a pop gun, Buffy has her stakes, of course, but also a crossbow. At the moment I'm trying to get a mallet made for Harley and have a go soon at making her a bazooka if I can.
My Harley is my favorite. I have so much fun as her as I can let loose and be crazy and silly, she's my trademark, my girl.
How did you get started in Cosplay?
I started cosplaying two years ago, I saw photos on tumblr and was like 'I MUST JOIN IN THIS GAME OF DRESS UP AND PLAY’, it looked like so much fun and I wanted to become the characters I dreamt of being as comic books, games, films and books were my escapism from life, and I wanted it to bring it to life.
A lot of my costumes I have had commissioned, but I have made the odd parts for costumes and now setting myself a challenge of attempting a more complicated project of one of my favorite characters, Spoiler from Batman.
(Photo by Food & Cosplay)
Has cosplay produced any unique opportunities for you?
I've fallen into odd projects such as photo shoots with various cosplayers, photographers and videographers, who are all ridiculously talented. Some of my favorite people I have worked with have been Darren Rowley and Sneaky Zebra. I filmed a little off the cuff Harley video with Sneaky and it was so much fun!
For the future there has been work on trying to get a Batman fan film made but there have been a lot of delays that I'm unsure of when that will finally happen. I've also become a member of the Baked English Podcast crew, a podcast dedicated to the geek culture. https://www.facebook.com/baked.english?fref=ts
Are there any conventions you attend regularly where we might run into you?
I tend to find myself at the largest London comic conventions such as LSCC, LFCC, Kapow, and odd times MCM. Because I'm Leeds bound, I often attend our own con, Thought Bubble which is a brilliant one for the more adult attendees. At some of the big cons I do work for Heroes Alliance UK, a group of cosplayers that raise money for Make A Wish foundation. It is a fantastic group and makes cosplaying even more special as it shows just what it has the power to do, it can do things such as make a difference to some children in need.
(Photo by Sonesh Joshi Photography)
Any future costume plans you can share with us?
At the moment, I'm trying my hand to get a Spoiler costume made, really trying to make it my own little project. I also have Tinkerbell to finish and I have a large list I would LOVE to do but I'm to skint to do anything about it!
If you want to follow any of my progress on my projects, cosplay or other, you can find me at http://www.facebook.com/kerraldinehq or http://drquinzel.tumblr.com. Also check out my team's podcast at https://www.facebook.com/baked.english?fref=ts
Please help the Heroes Alliance cause and keep an eye out for us at cons and check us out online at https://www.facebook.com/HeroesAllianceUK?fref=ts