Freddie: Toughest question I've been asked yet! Last year I had a well planned out list by this time with the 11 I attending in 2012 but Con planners really clustered & overlapped dates this year making scheduling very challenging. My only definite ones as of now are C2E2, Phoenix Con, Wizard Chicago & Steel City Con. Possibly Rose City (Portland), Baltimore or Pitt Con & Detroit Fanfare.
Victoria: What was your very first costume?
Freddie: Lady Death
Victoria: Some of your stunning costumes such as Female Skeletor and Lady Death require body paint. How long does the process take?
Freddie: Up to 2 1/2 hours. For someone not covered in tattoos I imagine could take a little less time.
Victoria: Will you be debuting any new costumes for 2013?
Victoria: Your infamous Venom photos were visually stunning and ground breaking.Unfortunately it received some backlash and the images were reported and removed on Facebook. The experience must have been frustrating. How did you cope with someone trying to sabotage your art?
Freddie: At first I was like "what a DOUCHE!" & then we all laughed when it backfired in their face & all the 1,000s of fans posted it over & over going MEGA viral. It's enlightening to see what people will defend when you abuse rights & art :)
Victoria: What advice would you give to other artists who find themselves being censored?
Freddie: Where the censorship proudly & know it just means you are doing it right. Art is meant to evoke emotion & that's a pretty loud one :) For those not aware as far as FB is concerned, that issue has finally been resolved, an actual human now checks the images for legality first & emails a report back on their decision. So no longer will photos just be removed unrightfully by haters.
Victoria: Can you take me through the procress of making your Witchblade costume? How long did it take to construct?
Freddie does not believe in having a "Fan Page", but welcomes anyone to subscribe to her personal FB page: www.facebook.com/freddienova where costume progress pics & good ole fashion Nerd humor are posted daily. (Just please hit Subscribe not Friend Request as it congests the page feed, Thank you)