To better know the American girl Vash-Fanatic, whose breathtaking World of Warcraft Arthas cosplay was found by us yesterday, we invite her also to join in our interview for cosplay talents. You may get inspirations for your cosplay performance from what she says below. A series of stunning cosplay pictures is also displayed here. As a girl who is especially interested in World of Warcraft, Vash-Fanatic is absolutely gifted in the performance art. Now, let’s begin.
1. Please introduce yourself first.
Hello! My name is April. I’m just an ordinary nerdy girl who plays video games (Especially WoW), collects action figures, reads comics, and of course, cosplays!
2. What does cosplay mean to you?
Cosplay means…hmm this is a tough question. I love bringing characters to life! When I am in costume I feel closer to the character. Plus, to take a step back and look at the results of all the hard work you put into those costumes is just..wow, I did that?! It’s just a really great feeling.
3. What and when was your first cosplay?
My very first cosplay back in 2005 for Anime Expo and it was Arcia from Chaos Legion.
4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
Most memorable cosplay experience is from this year’s Blizzcon! It was my first year wearing armor and being in a huge contest. But what made the experience special was meeting a whole bunch of other cosplayers out there who just did amazing work. They were all so nice and very talented.
5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?
My favorite shoot? This is a hard one. I always have fun at my shoots. But I think, as of right now, it would have to be my Sanzo shoot, with Abbott Wang.
6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?
My favorite character to cosplay as is female Arthas. I LOVE love love Arthas. He is just one of the most amazing characters in World of Warcraft. (Fangirl session over).
7. Any cosplay plan in future?
Oh yes…there are many big costumes coming up this next year. They are all secrets right now though.
8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?
I make all of my costumes by myself. In doing this, I have learned many useful skills for my art classes.
9. Any other cosplayers you like?
There are so many cosplayers that I love! I can’t name them all, but just to name a few, Vensy, ShadowGlaive, Lorraine Torres, and so much more!
10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?
You learn something from each costume. Whether it be what type of glue didn’t work, what kind of things you can wear, how much better your sewing needs to be; it’s not so much changes to me, it’s more like..a learning experience. You gain more knowledge and come away with a lot more information and ideas than you did before.
11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
Never tell yourself you can’t do it. Yes, there are other cosplayers out there that will be better than you. You just can’t sit there and tell yourself you can’t do it, because you can. Never get discouraged and just do your best. It will be worth it in the end and a whole lot of fun!