For our tenth installment of our Interview Series, Lady Toxie joined us for a conversation about cosplay, being of Coptic heritage, representation of Egyptians in the media, and the research that she puts into every costume she creates. This conversation is especially exciting for us at Egypt Migrations as the new Egyptian-inspired Marvel series, Moon Knight, directed by Mohamed Diab, is currently airing on Disney+.
Lady Toxie, who adopted her moniker toxophilite out of her love for archery, is a cosplayer, sewist, sculptor, painter, and wig maker, who enjoys creating costumes of her favorite characters, including Jasmine and Moon Knight. You can access Lady Toxie’s website and Instagram through the links provided.
This is the tenth in a series of interviews with artists, academics, activists, and other migrants of Egypt around the world. Check out previous conversations in the series and stay tuned for our next installment.
Here are some external links and resources Lady Toxie shared in her interview:
Roba Khorshid, historical ethnic fashion enthusiast.
Reused clothing stores like Mercari and Poshmark, where you can get creative with your clothing choices.
Creative ReUse, a reused art supply store in Oakland, Pittsburgh, and Virginia.
She Prop, the cosplay clothing community website.
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