We had the good fortune of connecting with Mystix Panda and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mystix, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Well growing up doing art classes , theater arts , and doing Ren Faires all while always making my own costumes made me pretty much raised into arts and crafts. Creating things keeps my mind busy and helps me stay focused on something other than all the problems or daily stress as much. I live with some mental health issues and my creativity gives me a very positive aspect. It’s fun, it makes you think, and creating/geeking out with other like minded people is an amazing feeling.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
So I started cosplaying 15+ years ago and making my own costumes and props as well. However as an artist ( selling drawings and paintings ) is a huge passion of mine and the cosplaying and art comes hand in hand with me. I love horror themed stuff and love creating new horrific creations and customized creations. I do commissions on art and making furry ears and flower headbands and stuff. It hasn’t been easy in fact the struggle has been very real. Getting into any art industry is not an easy task and takes persistence, the ability to try again , and patience. Don’t forget working super hard. It is rewarding when you have even just one person saying they love what you do. Making people smile is completely rewarding.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well I am kind of a homebody however my favorite places to go are… Cidercade adult arcade, loooove the Zoo so the Fort Worth Zoo or the seaQuest in fort worth to meet the sloths and snorkel, probably do a fun project like artistic project, probably go to eat at places like McAllister’s, or cook together and bake or something, probably go find a new vegitarian place to eat at. I would love to take them to the Kimbal Art Museum.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Well several people honestly like my crew who has been there for me for everything Josh Davis insta @joshd1301 amazing photographer, Dale Alexander @dalethecosplayer got me into cosplay 15+ years ago, Tyler James @tymandercosplay who had my back and helps me with anything I need, and Tatiana Martinez @tatiilmartinez who has been my partner in crime!! Plus all my friends and fans who support me and encourage me I love them all!

Website: Mystixpanda1.wixsite.com
Instagram: Instagram.com/mystix_panda
Twitter: Twitter.com/mystix_panda
Facebook: Facebook.com/mystixpandacosplay
Other: Twitch.tv/mystix_panda Patreon.com/Mystix_panda Or just go to my linktree linktr.ee/mystix_panda and see all my links there

Image Credits
Joshua Davis is the Photographer

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