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Cosplayer Interviews-Emily

This is Emily, also known as Kitara88 or Alias Takashi. Starting her cosplay journey in 2003, she won the very first award in 2006! In her deviantart gallery, fabulous cosplay pictures can be found. I was surprised by her “Hachune Miku harasses” cosplay the most. Ok, let’s welcome Emily and share her cosplay story together!

1. Please introduce yourself first?

Hi, I’m Emily but I usually go by my user name of either Kitara88 or Alias Takashi. I started cosplaying since 2003 and still counting!

2. What does cosplay mean to you?

It’s something special to me because it helps me break away from reality. Also it’s fun being someone else for the day ^w^;

3. What was your first cosplay?

My first official cosplay was Lulu from Final Fantasy X. It turned out alright and I had some help from my aunt. I didn’t own a sewing machine at the time so I had to sew everything. Bad idea for a newbie to start off with a complicated cosplay. During the convention, my cosplay started falling apart X___X;

4. Does your family support your cosplay?

One of my sisters supports my hobby because she says it allows me to be creative …. But my mother believes it’s a waste of time, space and money.

5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

Hard to say because I have lots of memorable cosplay experiences. I guess the most memorable would be winning my very first cosplay award in 2006.

6. What are your 2011 cosplay plans?

My plans are/were Hachune Miku from Vocaloid and Stocking from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. For Halloween, I am going to cosplay as Fear Garden Rin from Vocaloid.

7. I really like your “Hachune Miku harasses” Cosplay,could you tell me more about it especially the huge miku costume,it’s really funny~

I chose Hachune Miku because she is rarely done and I fell in love with her hilarious expression. Mascots usually receive the most attention and they are usually popular during conventions. I tried to make my cosplay to resemble a giant plushie doll to make it adorable. It took a lot of time to make and it was really hard to move in but seeing/hearing people reaction was worth enduring that sauna suit.

8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?

I make them myself. I buy certain parts if they are available like pants or bracelets. No necessary to make pants if it’s available. Unless it’s not sold in stores, I will make them from scratch.

9. Any other cosplayers you like?

I have several cosplayers that I like. I admire PikminLink and Lord Masamune, their cosplays are absolutely amazing. I also admire my friends and their cosplays but there are too many to name ^^;

10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?

Thanks to cosplay/cosplaying at events, I got to meet many wonderful people and became friends with them. I also tend to feel more outgoing and happier when I’m cosplaying.

11. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

I say start off with a simple cosplay first. Don’t dive into a complicated cosplay at the start (like I did). Do lots of research on the outfit and character. Remember to have fun! :)

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New Arrivals on June 8 – Classy Pokemon Cosplay Costumes

Today’s new arrivals help you vividly cosplay as any role from Pokemon. To bring Pikachu, Jesse, Ash Ketchum, etc to reality, just check out below costumes now.

Pokemon Pikachu Cosplay Costume

Featuring a one-piece suit, this high-end replica costume is delicately crafted. Eyes, ears and tail are hand-sewn, seeming more vivid and feeling more durable.

Pokemon Team Rocket Jesse Cosplay Costume

Including a weskit, jacket, skirt, gloves and socks, this costume will be shipped out in 24 hours. Deluxe uniform cloth speaks for desirable comfort and durability.

Pokemon Red Cosplay Costume - Miccostumes model
Pokemon Red Ash Ketchum Cosplay Costume

Pokemon Ash Ketchum Red Cosplay Costume

It’s available on size S, M, L, XL and can be customized. Covering a hat, jacket, trousers and bracers, this durable costume makes your Ash Ketchum cosplay performance out-standing and it can be also worn in daily life.

Here you can see all of Pokemon cosplay costumes. Or find your favorite suit from our cosplay costume collection.

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Daily Cosplay-Final Fantasy Siren Cosplay

Today we are going to show you a Russian-born cosplayer, named Etaru. She resides in the northwest of the United States as a full time college student, majoring in Politic Science and International Relations. At the same time, she is a model and cosplay fanatic! This is her Final Fantasy Siren cosplay picture, which gets a warm reception. In her gallery, excellent works are available. Want more information about this Russian girl? Just visit her deviantart website!

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New Arrivals on June 7 – High-Quality Japanese School Uniforms

Japanese school uniforms that can be worn for cosplay or in daily life hit the shelves just now. Take a closer look below.

Japanese Kimono School Uniform

Featuring a shirt, jacket, skirt and necktie, it’s made from deluxe uniform cloth, comfort and durability guaranteed.

White Short Sleeves Japanese School Uniform

It includes a shirt, skirt, necktie and will be shipped out in 24 hours. High-quality uniform cloth with smooth texture brings you incomparable comfort.

Black And White Japanese School Uniform

Every girl can find an ideal size among S, M, L, XL and custom. Classic color combination between black and white seems chic and graceful.

Blue Short Sleeves Japanese School Uniform

It covers a shirt, skirt and bowtie. Due to classy fabric, it can be easily washed by hand and then lined dry, without deforming.

Blue And White Short Sleeves Sailor School Uniform

Featuring a shirt, skirt and bowtie and feeling comfortable, it can be worn for cosplay or in daily life.

Go to our site for more chic & durable Japanese school uniforms and other cosplay costumes.

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Magical Girl Mami Tomoe’s Hat Tutorial

After the tutorials of Magical Girl Mami Tomoe’s  Gun and her Ribbon, today we are going to show you a tutorial about Mami’s hat. This is another tutorial made by Sander Verdickt from Deviantart.com. It’s nice of him to do this for cosplayers. With Sander’s approval, I’d like to share it with our friends here.

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Daily Cosplay-Legend of the Dragon Kings Amaru Ryudo Cosplay

Today we are going to show you another cosplay picture from Yuegene! Not long ago, her DOD Ducan cosplay picture was founded by us. As a  cosplay fanatic, she made all the cosplay costumes on her own! This is her Legend of The Dragon Kings Amaru Ryudo cosplay. Stunning? For more pictures, you can visit her gallery!

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Guest post – Michelle’s Cosplay World

Hello, my name is Michelle! Born and raised in California, I started really getting into anime and manga when I was about 14 years old. I didn’t actually start cosplaying until last year. I love it so much, and I’m glad that I had the time to do it with my close friends.

I’ve only been to Anime Expo, not that I’m complaining. I love Anime Expo, I’ve gone for the past three years, and this year will be my fourth! Hopefully, I’ll be able to attend some other cons. I hate waiting for a whole year to cosplay at just one convention. Every time I go to Anime Expo, I have a blast. The people there are amazing and I have fun just walking around and taking pictures. I met some new people that I still keep in touch with! The expo is one of the things that I really look forward to, especially since my summer is usually packed with school work.

Last year was my first time staying at a hotel next to the con. I live really close, so I would just drive back and fourth each day. But being with my friends and people who were similar to me was just nice. It was almost like a new adventure, seeing that I was in high school last year. It was a completely new experience of the con. I got to fully experience the con, and I loved it. The events at night was fun, ans so was walking around the lobby in my pajamas and fuzzy slippers with my friends.

I’ve never done any professional photo shoots, but I really hope that I can one day! Me and some of my friends are trying to arrange it, but who knows how that’ll turn out. Posing in front of the camera is always so much fun. Well, until you start shaking in your spot from posing too long. I’m sure many cosplayers can relate to this. :]

My first cosplay was Alice from Pandora Hearts. I love Pandora Hearts, the anime is just amazing. When I found out an Anime came out for it I was so excited! I know Pandora isn’t the most popular thing out there, but I don’t mind at all. My friend and I worked on my cosplay together. Shes amazing at sewing. She made majority of my cosplay, I just helped cut and fix up a few things here and there. The picture below is from the Pandora Hearts meetup at Anime Expo. It was lots of fun!

I loved being Alice. Part of the reason was because everyone who walked up to me and my friends (our little pandora group! My best friend, Jan, is Abyss and my other friend, Kim, is cheshire) they were excited and loved our cosplay. It made me really happy that they thought we looked good. Hard work payed off! I remember one person ran up to me and asked for a hug. It was adorable! And I loved it, haha. It made pretty happy and giddy feeling. It’s always fun meeting people who love a manga or anime as much as you do.

That year, I also did a pikachu ginka. It was a kind of last minute thing, so it wasn’t all that impressive. I dressed up with my friend who was sandshrew. It was so funny walking around with her. Everywhere we went, I heard “Look a sandshrew!” and “I’ve never seen one before!” We were all cracking up. It was just hilarious to me. The funniest thing that happened to me when I was dressed as pikachu was that someone dressed as Brock proposed to me with flowers. It was way too funny.

This year me and my friend and doing a Vocaloid cosplay! Magnet! Miku and Luka. I’ll be going as Luka. I made the headphones myself (after a lot of painful cutting), and I’m working on fixing up out dresses too. I can’t wait for Anime Expo this year. We haven’t taken any good pictures about it yet, but heres a work in progress.

I’m also doing a squirtle squad ginka with my friends. I’m so excited for this year. I’ve been trying to stay indoors so I don’t get any darker since the university I go to is way too sunny everywhere. I’ve been working with my makeup though. When I use my foundation, I use just a shade lighter. It makes a pretty big difference. Other than that, I don’t really have any other makeup tips. I just…do it.

I’m really looking forward to doing more cosplays. I love doing it, but I don’t always have the time. It’s tons of fun, that’s for sure. Cosplay is all for fun for me. My friends enjoy it and we have a blast doing it together. I hope everyone who wishes to cosplay will have as much fun as I do! :]

Author Bio: Michelle is a 19 years old girl from United States. She is fresh in college and loves food, Kpop, Jpop, just about everything disney, cute animals, anime, manga, glee, and cosplay. Visit her at deviantart.com.

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Cosplayer Interview – Blackro

This is RoMy, also known as blackro in Deviantart. She is an amazing cosplayer from Argentina. You can find many wonderful cosplay artworks in her Deviantart or Blogger account. Let’s share his cosplay experience together!

1 What does cosplay mean to you?
Cosplay is the chance of being the character you love, it´s a hobby that involves making cloth and accessories that you always wanted to have. It´s something that makes me happy.

2. What’s your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was Sakura card Captor a cover form the manga

3. Your family support your cosplay?
At first they don´t, but later they get used to it..

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
When I used my Suiseiseki cosplay, everybody loves the character, they all greet me and loved my cosplays.

5. What’s your 2011 cosplay plan?
I have plans to make Sylvanas windrunner from the online rpg Worlds of Warcraft, and a lot of Final fantasy

6. If possible, which anime you wanna cosplay most?
Mnmm Sakura and Tomoyo from Tsubasa.

7. Do you make cosplay your own costumes or buy?
I make all of my cosplays by myself, I make everything even all the props.

8. Any other cosplayers you like?
I love Yaya and Kamui, I think they are great.

9. Do some changes happen on you after joining in cosplay?
No, I think I’m the same as always.

10. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
Yes, just have fun don´t look at others just try to make your best and have fun.

11. When will you stop cosplay ?
I think when i turn 32 years old. Thats the stop for me.

Other cosplay works by Blackro:

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Magical Girl Mami Tomoe’s Ribbon Tutorial

Do you remember our  tutorial about Magical Girl Tomoe Mami’s Long Gun?  Today we are going to show you another tutorial about Mami Tomoe cosplay. This tutorial is made by Sander Verdickt from Deviantart.com. It’s nice of him to do this for cosplayers. With Sander’s approval, I’d like to share it with our friends here.

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New Arrivals on June 3 – Deluxe Lucky Star Cosplay Costumes

We updated our Lucky Star cosplay costumes just now. Below are three new arrivals.

Luck Star Takara Miyuki (Izumi Konata/Hiiragi Kagami) Cosplay Costume

It features a shirt, skirt and necktie. Exquisitely made from classy uniform cloth, it makes you vividly cosplay as Takara Miyuki and can be also worn in daily life.

Lucky Star Ryoo Academy Female Winter Uniform Cosplay Costume

Including a shirt, skirt and necktie, this uniform is delicate crafted from quality material, helping you cosplay as a student from the Ryoo Academy.

Lucky Star Summer Uniform Cosplay Costume

Featuring a shirt, skirt and necktie, it’s available on size S, M, L, XL. But why not try a custom size?

Click here to see all Lucky Star costumes or visit our shop homepage here.

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