Taya Valkyrie is staying busy by creating memorable moments in wrestling as she branches out into the world of fashion.
Valkyrie recently spoke with WrestleZone Managing Editor Bill Pritchard about her influences both in and out of the ring. Taya has been able to reinvent herself over the years through fashion, and she says it’s really important as an artist to have a chance to mix things up visually while remaining true to who she is.
“As artists, it’s so important to evolve. I feel like—and I’m glad you said it—but my [in-ring] work is the same but I’ll bring in new stuff from different things that I’ve learned and continue to learn. I’m still training all of the time and trying to become better, and when it comes to the way Taya is presented—let’s say [ring] gear-wise or entrance gear-wise, it’s always just these ‘inspirational moments’ or these ideas that I have. I’m really happy that seamstresses accept me for me [laughs] and all of my ridiculous requests that I have,” Taya said. “The reason I did, for example, Cruella DeVil—Cruella is always wearing fur coats so it was just a natural, fun, different theme for me because I don’t ever really do a lot of that, dressing up, even though I have a lot of jackets. For example, my orange jacket at BFG last year was inspired by a Lady Gaga jacket that she wore on RuPaul’s Drag Race a million years ago.
“So, I find I have inspiration from different places but nobody notices it as much, but with Cruella I was like ‘OK, maybe I will do another Disney-inspired villain outfit.’ I thought Captain Hook was fun and obviously, I’m doing a female-inspired Captain Hook but I’m not completely turning into him. It’s not exactly cosplay but it’s more inspired by that [character]. We have some things planned for the next pay-per-view that are completely different again and I have fun doing this. I have fun thinking about and creating visual moments for my fans,” Taya said, “visual moments for those people who are watching at home and when I come out say, ‘Ah! I get it!’ Or maybe you don’t and I have to explain it, but I’m creating moments in time with my art that I’m doing.” Read from source….