Couple Cosplay Contest in February
Bio of the Cosplayers:
|Name||Rachel Key||Amy Crawford|
|Nationality||United States||United States|
|Self-introduction of the Cosplayers||
Amy and I have been together for a year and 6 months, and we love doing couples’ cosplay! We live in Colorado in the United States, and both go to college here. Amy is a graphic artist, and I am a Japanese and History major. Our couples cosplays include Axel and Roxas from Kingdom Hearts, Rin Sohma and Hatsuharu Sohma from Fruits Basket, Kurogane and Fai D. Flourite from Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Riza Hakweye and Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist, Lily Evans and Severus Snape from Harry Potter, Alice Cullen and Jasper Hale from Twilight, and our in-progress costumes include Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune from Sengoku Basara, Azula and Zuko from The Last Airbender, and Temari and Shikamaru Nara from Naruto.
Cosplay Performance of Rachel and Amy’s:
Comments from the Cosplayers: Axel and Roxas from Kingdom Hearts were our first cosplays together. In fact, I met Amy because I was looking online for an Organization XIII Cloak for Roxas. We have many different versions of them, all of which can be found on our DeviantArt pages.
Comments from the Cosplayers: Kurogane and Fai D. Flourite were our summer projects for our local convention in September. Both of our costumes took so much work, including the props! My coat and staff took some long hours, and Amy had to attach lots of red to her outfit, as well as make her sword. We have one video up for them on youtube.
Comments from the Cosplayers: Fullmetal Alchemist was what got me into anime, so I was really excited to get the chance to cosplay from it with Amy. Amy likes Mustang because she loves people who have a fire affinity (Axel, Zuko, Roy). I like Riza because she’s just a badass.
Comments from the Cosplayers: Amy wanted to do these two for the last two Harry Potter premieres, so even though I didn’t have any strong preference for Lily I ended up getting the costume together. However, since watching the movies and re-reading the portions of the Harry Potter series with them in it, I’ve come to love this couple as well. We have 3 videos for them up on youtube.
Comments from the Cosplayers: Rin Sohma was always my favorite character from Fruits Basket, so when we decided to join a group I chose to be her. Amy had wanted to be Kyo, but she decided that for the group she would be in a couple with me, as Hatsuharu Sohma. I think she pulls him off really well, it’s on of my favorite costumes of hers.
Here is a simple interview:
Q: How did you know this contest? Is it easy to join in or do you have any advice for it? Since there will be many other contests held here, which theme do you most expect to see later?
I saw someone on deviantArt who I watch enter it.
Q: What’s your favorite cosplay theme? And what’s your best cosplay performance?
Pretty dresses, Temari from Naruto is the only onstage performance I’ve given.
Q: What do you think about cosplay? Share us something good and bad on this performance art in your opinion.
The good is that it’s very fulfilling, and super cool. The bad is all of the time and money it takes to make it perfect.
Q: We will be interested in knowing some difficulties you met while cosplay. And how did you overcome them?
Learning how to make costumes was the hardest part, especially props (I already knew how to sew, basically). I got help from many online sources and from friends who had previous experience.
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