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Cosplayer Interview with PaXingCai

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Showing us the breathtaking Team Fortress 2 cosplay, PaXingCai accepts our interview today. She loves Cosplay and Vidya. To know more about this American cosplay talent, focus on what’s shared below.

Q1. Please tell us something about yourself.

I’m a 24 year old graduate of the University at Buffalo. I have 2 ferrets named Sly and Terath after other medics I play with in Team Fortress and my favorite color is orange. I’m almost always connected to technology whether it be my phone or tablet and I really love android. In my day to day life you would never guess that I dress up and do geeky things.

Q2. When did you begin to do cosplay? You like it or got into it by some other reasons?

I started going to conventions when I was 11 or 12 at Anime North a local convention in Toronto. My parents had friends who went to Star Trek conventions so they somehow figured it would be ok to take me a few times and then I was hooked. I saw all the cosplayers there and was inspired and my mother helped me make a costume for the next convention!

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Q3. What’s your favorite cosplay and why?

I’d have to say my solider costume from Team Fortress 2 is my favorite. While it isn’t the most elaborate or technical thing I’ve ever made its just fun to wear. TF2 has been my favorite game to play the past few years and wearing the costume has allowed me to meet a lot of Team Fortress fans not to mention my friends in ArsClan where I play TF2 get a real kick out of it.

Q4. Have you ever met some difficulties in cosplay? And how did you solve them?

Time is always a huge difficulty because having a real job and responsibilities gets in the way of sewing as do games and reading etc etc….. I solve this by massively procrastinating usually XD.

Q5. I find you have so many stunning pictures displayed in the gallery. So, are you often photographed? Is there any suggestion for people? How can they look great while facing the lens?

Practice in the mirror always and look up reference images of what your character does. Unless you are dressed as a boring character that does nothing but peace signs don’t do that. There are different poses that flatter different body types and knowing your features helps a lot. I for one am not big in the boob department so I try to pick characters that focus on things like legs and pick poses that flatter that.

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Q6. Is there any suggestion for which convention cosplay beginners can go?

Going to a place like Goodwill and the Salvation Army and buying cheap clothes to try to modify or take apart is a good place to start. You aren’t wasting money on good fabric and it gives you a lot of the basic shapes to think about.

Q7. We do think your Team Fortress 2 cosplay seems ideal. So, how could you achieve this?

My Soldier is based off the fanart of Agent Scarlet who made the TF2 guys into period pin up girls. I figured this was more suited to me than being a large man. The Jacket is a women’s shirt pattern I modified. The shoes have the flames detailed on with fish tank silicone I painted with glass paint to achieve the rocket jumping effect in the artwork I based it off of. The hat I found at an army surplus story and modified with ribbons and a button to create the honcho’s headgear. My first pot hat while hilarious was a bit difficult to keep on my head.

Q8. Any new plan you can’t wait to do?

Finally finishing my Arch Bishop from Ragnarok Online! It’s been sitting around in pieces for some time now and I’m eager to get it done.

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Q9. Are your costumes made by yourself or bought?

I’ve made everything myself aside from Mami and Seung Mina.

Q10. What are the good things of cosplay? And also, what are the bad things?

The best things about cosplay are the friends that I’ve made. The hobby attracts a lot of eccentric people like myself and it’s very cool to find like minds. The worst thing about cosplay is the amount of drama. It seems more and more recently things are more like a beauty pageant and less about the creative side of the hobby and it gets very cut throat. I think it’s inevitable when there are so many women competing for attention but it’s sad to see a lot of really nice work not get the recognition it deserves because the person wearing it weighs more than 110 lbs.

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Couple Cosplay Contest – Nero&LuceCosplay

Couple Cosplay Contest

Couple Cosplay Contest in February

Bio of the Cosplayers:

Name Samuele Campobassi Leslie Isabel Patriarchi
Gender Male Female
Nationality
Italy
Facebook Samuele Campobassi e Leslie Isabel Patriarchi
Deviantart Deviantart
Self-introduction of the Cosplayers We are Luce and Nero, a couple of cosplayer,and in real life too <3

We are cosplayer since 2008 but we know this art from a little big longer time

Hime study at the university in Rom a thing called “Scienze della moda e del costume” and Nero instead goes to school^^

We love the art of cosplay and hope you enjoy our work^^

All the costumes where handmade by us,even the weapon and the accessory.

Hoping you like our photo!!

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Let’s Enjoy Cosplay Performance of Nero&Luce’s!

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Here’s 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?

A: I see a post on deviantart.It’s easy to join and I have no expectations about other contest but I hope to be surprised!^^

Q: What’s your favorite cosplay theme? And what’s your best cosplay performance?

A: This!We love couple cosplays and we think our best performance where Sasuke & Sakura and Zeus & Artemis from Saint Seiya Sacred Saga

Q: What do you think about cosplay? Share us something good and bad on this performance art in your opinion.

A: For us cosplay is the final art.It unites painting,darwing,sewing,carpentry and it required a high knowlege of materials.It’s our hobbie and of course we love it.The bad thing are that it exist too much competition =(

Q: We will be interested in knowing some difficulties you met while cosplay. And how did you overcome them?

A: The difficulies are trying to do somethings you had never done like cuttin wood or sewing.I had take lessons from my mother and learn to sew and other things toghether to create our work without giving up even if it was hard.

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See all the participants here below:

Mason Monds and Shaina Glinski Suok Jiuan and Jeslyn HiiNero and LuceCosplayMaleny Intharath and Esmail MehrinfarTako and PeterrSyren and KirilJess L-S and Nick TNatsu and SaikeElena and Marco

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Couple Cosplay Contest – Suok Jiuan and Jeslyn Hii

Couple Cosplay Contest

Couple Cosplay Contest in February

Bio of the Cosplayers:

Name Suok Jiuan Jeslyn Hii
Gender Female Female
Nationality China
Facebook Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter Twitter
Self-introduction of the Cosplayers We have always been close as ever. Being able to do cosplay photoshoot together is the best time we ever had. Even tho we have separate path to go, I do wish to have another photoshoot like this together again!

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Cosplay Performance of Suok Jiuan and Jeslyn Hii’s!

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Mason Monds and Shaina Glinski Suok Jiuan and Jeslyn HiiNero and LuceCosplayMaleny Intharath and Esmail MehrinfarTako and PeterrSyren and KirilJess L-S and Nick TNatsu and SaikeElena and Marco

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Couple Cosplay Contest – Mason Monds and Shaina Glinski

Couple Cosplay Contest

Couple Cosplay Contest in February

Bio of the Cosplayers:

Name Mason Monds Shaina Glinski
Gender Male Female
Nationality USA
Facebook Facebook Facebook
Deviantart Deviantart
Self-introduction of the Cosplayers I am 27 and have a 4 year old son. My girlfriend Shay is 22. She is a full time college student about to graduate. We both enjoy cosplaying and watching anime. We met on campus and it was awesome from the start. We just attended Ohayocon and are about to start going to every con we can find. She is the best support for me and my cosplay and I support her as best as I can too! She is AMAZING!! :D

Let’s Enjoy Cosplay Performance of Mason Monds and Shaina Glinski’s!

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Comments from the Cosplayers: orihime being protected by ichigo.

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Comments from the Cosplayers: Ichigo with orihime hiding behind his sword.

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Comments from the Cosplayers: Orihime looking content after a battle fought by ichigo.

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Here’s 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?

A: I found out after the Bleach contest. Its a vague contest but seems simple to join. I would expect to see a lot of Soul Eater, Bleach, and other heavy couple fixed animes.

Q: What’s your favorite cosplay theme? And what’s your best cosplay performance?

A: Our favorite cosplay is Ichigo and Orihime. Best performance was at Ohayocon. and the bleach contest.

Q: What do you think about cosplay? Share us something good and bad on this performance art in your opinion.

A: I think it is amazing. Its great to become a character you love. Its difficult to get the cosplay right and make sure you are comfortable in it for hours.

Q: We will be interested in knowing some difficulties you met while cosplay. And how did you overcome them?

A: My Ichigo and her Orihime both require certain items. Ichigo needs ace bandages and Orihime for her needs fake breasts. These are painful but if you love it enough you do not mind and realize it and move on through the day. Whine about it later lol :D :D

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Mason Monds and Shaina Glinski Suok Jiuan and Jeslyn HiiNero and LuceCosplayMaleny Intharath and Esmail MehrinfarTako and PeterrSyren and KirilJess L-S and Nick TNatsu and SaikeElena and Marco

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Videogame Cosplay Interview: Jen Amador as Cammy White (Part 2)

In my last piece we learned about Jen Amador, a Florida cosplayer, that cosplays as the beautiful Cammy White of Street Fighter fame.  We learned about her love of the character and what she did to make the cosplay come to life.  To see the first part of this interview click HERE.

This time we will be learning about Jen’s experiences as this femme fatal, in Part 2 of this interview.

7. What do you personally feel when you are portraying the character and why do you choose to cosplay her?
I feel really confident and strong when I’m cosplaying Cammy. This costume has really taught me to love and appreciate the body I have despite what anyone else thinks.

8. What are people’s reactions to you when you are in costume?
I have gotten some comments about it but I’ve also gotten a lot of compliments from males and females alike. I feel like people misinterpret love of a character and of your body as a need for attention.
The reactions vary. Some people love it and want to stop me for a picture or to ask me for a win quote and some people make rude comments. But that’s the situation with any cosplay I suppose.

9. What was the hardest part about bringing this character to life?

Maintaining the serious attitude all day. I’m a very happy person most of the time but Cammy is known for her serious determination, so keeping my poker face was the hardest part.

10. Did you ever get any special recognition for this costume?

None yet but I’ve only worn it once.

11. What videogame character would you like to portray next?

Next on the list is Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, but you can expect a lot of video game costumes in the future.

12. Lastly is there anything you would like to convey to the readers?

Just that cosplaying is a hobby in order to showcase the things that you love. If you love a character, don’t let anyone else’s opinions stop you from cosplaying them.

If you wish to see more cosplays by Jen Amador, you can check out her Facebook Cosplay profile HERE, her deviant art page HERE, or her Cosplay.Com profile HERE.

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