Drawing attention from most people, certainly also including us by a stunning World of Warcraft Robes of the Triumvirate cosplay, this cosplayer also accepted our interview today. She is known as Mandine83 on DA. So probably, you have heard of this name rather than her real name. This is a French girl who shows us lots of excellent cosplay works. And the one found by us is one of her latest works. You can see more information about her on her DA page. Or keep reading for her interview content here.
1. Please introduce yourself first.
I’m Amandine, I’m 18 years old. In the cosplay my nickname is Koni (in relation to my first cosplay). I like challenges. That’s why I chose the universe of World Of Warcraft (WoW) for my costumes.
2. What does cosplay mean to you?
Personally, the cosplay is a pleasure. When we play a character from a manga/anime/game, we have to play its personality as an actor on conventions, on stage and above all during the photo shoots. For me, the cosplay is a way to out of the daily life and to dream.
3. What and when was your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was created during the summer 2009 and was Konan, a character from Naruto.
4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable cosplay experience is certainly my first pass (time?) on stage during the individual contest of the South Japan Expo 2010 (Japan Expo sud in fr) which was a great moment of emotion and even more when I received the favourite (best pick) prize. In spite of the excitement and the stress generated by the contests, (they) made me want to chain the individual contests during the conventions.
5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?
This is my favorite photo shoot.
6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?
I love Blood Elves from WoW because they are very beautiful however they remain demonic and diabolic.
7. Any cosplay plan in future?
My next cosplays still remain in the WoW’s universe:
8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?
I think my costumes are … impossible to find on the market ^^. More seriously, I make all my costumes myself (costumes, dress, shoulder, weapon etc. all are created by me)
9. Any other cosplayers you like?
10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?
Cosplay gave me insurance in the everyday life thanks to the contests and took away my shyness. I learnt to control my stress and to improve my creation/realization skills. But cosplay brought me a lot of happiness!
11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
Never buy your cosplay on the internet! This doesn’t bring you any pleasure when you will wear your costumes. You have to know that when you make your costume yourself, you have a greater pleasure to show it and pass on stage and a bigger joy! My last advice: TAKE YOUR TIME to make your costume, be careful and hardworking!