Ffion Elizabeth May
Who Are You?
My name is Zachary but in the cosplay community I go by PoisonInYourTea Cosplay. I got into cosplaying male characters when I came out to friends as transgender. Cosplay helped me with passing as a male in everyday life.
Why and when did you decide to become a Drag King or do FTM Cosplay?
My favourite characters to cosplay are ones that involve a lot of face paint or make up as it lets me show off my skills as an artist. My favourite character that I have done so far is Tate Langdon from American Horror Story.
I got into cosplay as a way to expand my skills creatively and to help myself transition.
Why do you think Drag Kings/FTM cosplayers are usually ignored in favour of Drag Queens MTF Cosplayers?
I think really FTM, MTF, Drag Kings and Queens are all thrown in together more than one ignored. Not many people take trans people seriously because of this, people think transgender people are just drag kings/queens which is unfair as it is totally different.
What would you like the world to know?
I would like the world to know that the cosplay community is a very accepting place no matter what you do or who you are.
Dannii Cohen is a stand-up comedian (drag name Divine Varod) and comedy writer turned author, psychologist, professional counselor, life coach and self-help expert. Specialized in LGBT issues, anxiety, empowerment, children’s issues and bullying.
Published works include children’s books about childhood depression and the importance of being yourself (When Clouds Hide The Sun and Christopher the Lonely Bear) and an easy to use self help manual 50 Things To Know To Have A Better Life: Self-Improvement Made Easy.