Name: Loriann Boynton
I’m Loriann Boynton and I’ve been Cosplaying now for six years. And for the past year and a half I’ve been Cosplaying in a group a friend and I created called Kaizen Cosplay, though we are a small group we don’t let that slow us down. We are very active in our passion for Anime and Cosplay and are constantly doing photo shoots and Conventions. I take great pride in my costumes because it is to me a way of showing someone how much detail I went in and how much I know and researched on the certain character. It’s the best way that I have to show off my “head over heels” love with the anime world. I really hope you enjoy my photos!
Naruto Cosplays Done by Loriann Boynton
Comments: Pein from Naruto- You can kind of see in this photo I do also have all the appropriate ear piercings for Pein as well as the face ones.
Comments: Pein from Naruto- This is a good show that I have the intear costume except you can’t see it but I also have the fish-net shirt and correct black shirt to go over.
3. Kotestua Naruto
Comments: Kotestua Naruto- Funniest Character to EVER do haha.
Comments: Naruto from Naruto- I just really like the setting and it gives you a good feel of “Naruto” that’s in the show.
Here’s an simple interview:
Q: Which Naruto costume listed as prizes do you most want?
A: To be honest the costume wasn’t the reason I did this contest and would love to win, I really just want to share my love for cosplay to others with the same passion. But if I did I’d pick the Kakashi because he is one of my favorite characters in the show and mostly because of his back story and his fight with Hidan and Kakusu was epic I feel that was the best representation of him as a ninja and I’d love to cosplay him.
Q: What’s attractive to you about cosplay?
A: What’s attractive to me about cosplay is the detail someone can put into a costume to make it that much better and the most accurate. It’s about finding a character you love and being able to bring them to life not only in costume but in personality I love it when cosplayers take attention to detail and actions because I feel that’s what makes them feel real is when you can “be” that character.
Q: Your most memorable moment while cosplay?
A: The great thing about cosplay is there are so many memorable moments, but having to pick I’d like to say my most memorable moments happened when I was being Naruto. At my very first con and first year of Anime Boston I was standing in line with my friends and my sister when I was grabbed from behind while I had been talking and next thing I knew I was very far away from where I had just been. Looking over my shoulder I was surrounded by Akatsuki and they were like “We got him leader we got him!” At that moment it showed me how you can not only dress as a character but to make yourself better and have more fun you can interact and act like that given character it was very startling as a new cosplayer but it was hilarious and thanks to my Iruka- sensei I was saved from the fate of the Akatsuki but that will always stay strong in my mind because it taught me a lot of how I want to be and how much fun you can have at a con even just by waiting in line!
Q: Are you often photographed? Since many cosplayer (especially beginners) feel nervous or unnatural while facing the lens, would you like to sharing us some experience or skills here?
A: I am often photographed yes, and it can be a little nerve racking at first I myself wasn’t natural in front of the camera either but once you get past the first few akward poses I always find myself sinking into how I want myself to look and how I want others to see me. So then I push aside my worry and just do what that character would do, and show the best pose that I have so people see the hard work and love that went into my cosplay. I think beginners just need to remember cosplaying is fun and everyone was nervious at some point its ok to be shy but as long as you are having fun and enjoy every minute then go ahead strike your best pose for the camera you’ll do great!
Q: Is there any cosplay plan you are rather interested in yet not able to do it due to some reasons? And what is your next plan?
A: For my next plan are short annimations on Deviantart, or youtube small stuff until Kaizen Cosplay is comfortable and able to fully handle the demands of a music vedio style plan. The reason it will be a process in the making is because right now my friend and I don’t live as close as we used to so we have to really plan in advance on time and what cosplays we are going to do. As well as our knowledge on the subject of music vedios and small annimations because we haven’t done anything like it before so it will be a new and fun experience whenever we can get in that direction.
Q: Which cons do you want to participate recently? What is your favorite part about going to cons?
A: Anime Boston deffinatly a top convention for me I love going and I wouldn’t miss it for any year its being held. My favorite part about going to cons are the connects with other cosplayers you can make everyone is like a big family and so far I’ve only met wicked nice people as well as amazing insperations. I love going to see how hard people have been working for months to get ready for the con and getting to talk and share complements as well as stories and just build friendships and have fun with others. Because again that’s what cosplay is all about having fun! Doing what you love! And getting the best experience out of anime that you can!
Q: How do your family members think of your cosplay? Do you also feel interested and support you?
A: My family at first wasn’t so supportive they didn’t ever tell me not to do it. However, they didn’t exactly give me a lot of view point on my growing passion. But it didn’t take long and now for the past five years of my cosplay life they have been very, very supportive. To the point it’s almost too much support because my mom is always asking me when I do a cosplay outside of the Naruto anime. “Why aren’t you cosplayingpein?” “Is something wrong with your Narutocosplay how come you aren’t going as him?” It’s very funny and if it wasn’t for that kind of support I don’t think I’d be enjoying this love for cosplay as much because I wouldn’t be in the great environment that I am. When my mom is showing people pictures of me in cosplay on her phone I know that she stands with me on cosplay with a strong level of support. And it’s not just her my sister was the one that made my first con possible and ever since my niece was seven I’ve been having her cosplay with me and sharing everything I can about cosplay with her she’s twelve now and she’s actually started branching off from my cosplay plans and doing costumes of her own favorite shows.
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