Today, we found Lulisuki, a Spanish girl joining in our cosplayer interviews. She is absolutely an excellent cosplayer since lots of stunning pictures are shown in her gallery~~ Kagami Hiragii and Homer Simpson are her favorite cartoon characters. Memoirs of a Geisha is her favorite movie. Then Final Fantasy saga is her favorite game. You can also see more information about here on her website. Below, let’s follow her to see something interesting about her cosplay life.
1. Please introduce yourself first.
How can I start… Hi! I’m Lula (Lulisiki on Deviant Art), from Spain. I’m 20 years old and only 3 in cosplay. I love writing, reading and designing several outfit’s type. I would like working as an English teacher and, if were possible, designer in my free time, haha.
Since I was only a child, I really liked to make costumes for Carnivals and Halloween. The first time I saw an anime (Card Captor Sakura and Sailor Moon), I would like disguise as Sakura or Sailor Jupiter, haha. Many years later (12 years, more or less), a friend who really loves anime and manga took to me about cosplay and showed me pics. It was the first time I knew about this wonderful world.
2. What does cosplay mean to you?
I think is a way to make reality the heroes or villeins of our favorite movies, comics, videogames and things like that. Also to be your favorite character for a period, moreover if it was your idol who you get used to acclaim when you were a child. I think it’s a really nice experience.
3. What and when was your first cosplay?
Really, I don’t consider it as cosplay due to the result was too awful, haha. It was Yuna, from Final Fantasy X, my favorite game from this saga. I was thirteen years old, and I made this cosplay for Carnivals, in February. It was too cold to wear this in that date! But I really loved Yuna and I wished to emulate her. Sorry, I have no pictures =(
4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
Oh! It was the last year, in an anime and manga convention in Salón del Manga de Jerez (2010). I was cosplayed as Keira, from Jak & Daxter. It’s an old game, more or less, and I didn’t think that anyone (or almost anyone) recognized me. However, when my friends and me arrived there, a boy run to me and exclamed: Omg! It’s really Keira! I didn’t expect that. Can I take a pic with you? I was so, so, so grateful and illusionated. If there were someone that didn’t expect something like that, it was me. Because this, I answered him: No, I take it with you, hahaha.
5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?
The last one with my Kasumi white costume. I love the final result of the pictures.
6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?
Hmm, difficult question indeed. I have to say one per section, sorry, hahaha. In anime, I would like cosplay as Senjougahara Hitagi, from Bakemonogatari. Games, I would like cosplay as KOS-MOS, from Xenosaga, and finally, in manga I would like cosplay as Hikari’s card, from Card Captor Sakura. This one is a project I have with a friend since a lot of time ago. I hope make this costume someday.
7. Any cosplay plan in future?
Really! A lot! The project I answered in the last question, but I have more indeed. One of them is Alisa Bosconovich, from Tekken 6, Ashe’s wedding dress, Rose from Legend of Dragoon (not the Dragoon’s costume) and Quorra, from Tron Legacy. They’re projects I hope to do in the next years, but for this one I’ll cosplay as Senjougahara, and I hope to do one from Metal Gear Solid 4. The last one is a secret, but I’ll give you a clue: she is a villein.
8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?
I always make them as much as a can. How to explain… If I bought something, it would be the shoes like boots. On the confection, my aunt or my friends helps me on time to sew, because I haven’t a sewing machine (I hope to have one this Christmas!) and it’s awful sew perfectly with only your hands a tabulate skirt or a long dress. Too many time to spend and I’m a student =(
To sum up, I prefer make my costumes by me than buy in a store. You wear this differently. Made by your hands is more satisfactory when someone recognized you, because he isn’t only like your character. He likes your job in general, and you find this hours spending in the cosplay with too illusions has a really nice result.
In other hand, and yeah, finally this time, haha, if you hadn’t too much time to spend making your costume, it’s better buy it.
9. Any other cosplayers you like?
I really LOVE Omi Gibson (recently I knew about her thanks by a friend). Her cosplays from Metal Gear Solid are awesome, specially The Boss. Nice characteritation I’ve ever seen of her. And her Raiden’s cosplay… awesome indeed. He is my favorite character from this saga, and she really did a perfectly job. I find her so poliphathetic. The other cosplayer I like is Kipi. She is so kawaii, hahaha. I love her Chii’s cosplay and her Akemi Homura cosplay.
10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?
Not significatelly, but I know too much people who loves cosplay too! And they are today good friends of mine. Thanks at them, I grew up day per day as cosplayer. They help me a lot with their critics about my jobs, and giving me advices that help me so much in next projects to do better.
11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
Yes, of course! Make the cosplay that you want to do. The most important thing is to be comfortable wearing the costume. Only to achieved it if you really like the character. So, it doesn’t matter what the people think, not need your job is really good or not, cause you will be improving time by time.
Cosplay is a nice hobby and experience individually or in group, and you would have a good time playing as your favorite hero or villein!