Interview with Axis Powers Hetalia Fanart Contest Winner La Tobba

La TobbaThis is another winner for our Axis Powers Hetalia Fanart contest held in last month – La Tobba. She has gotten a sponsorship from Miccostumes.com – the Axis Powers Hetalia Antonio cosplay Costume. After receiving the costume, she will take photos and share those with all of us. Just expect :P! Below, we make an interview with her.

1. Since cosplay becomes more and more popular, how do you think about the good things and also bad things on this performance art?

I think that there are too many people that take cosplay too seriously.I see a lot of people going mad because their cosplay or their wig isn’t exactly like the one of the character they have decided to cosplay.  I think that it’s not a job but only a way to have fun with friends, so take it easy 😉

2. Do you consider yourself a “cosplayer” year round, or only when participating in certain activities?

I mostly do cosplay during the convention but sometimes I also dress up for fun when I’m home or with friends so… something between the two things.

3. Going to a venue with many people to watch you in costume and simply taking a photograph, which one is more meaningful?

To me they’re pretty much the same thing.

4. Is the creation of the costume or characters more valuable than the actual acting or vice versa, or is it a mix? As well, how much of the do-it-yourself mentality is admired? If someone just bought their whole costume, are they still a true cosplayer?

Yeah if you can identify yourself into your character when you have bought your whole costume you’re still a cosplayer. We’re not all gods of the sewing machine though realizing your cosplay by yourself is much better than buying it since you get more satisfaction and more fun.

5. Which contest theme do you mostly want to see at Miccostumes.com?

I don’t know maybe something related to cosplay music videos.

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Winners Announced!!!

Bleach cosplay contest and Axis Powers Hetalia fanart contest have both ended yesterday. Since 15 people joined in the Bleach contest and 13 people applied for the Hetalia contest, there should be 2 winners for each contest as promised. See the winner list below.

Bleach Contest

Mason Monds

Top 1: Mason Monds (699 votes = 688 votes from FB, Twitter & Google + 11 extra votes).

Michelle Garcia

Top 2: Michelle Garcia (305 votes = 295 votes from FB, Twitter & Google + 10 extra votes).

Axis Powers Hetalia Contest

La Tobba

Top 1: La Tobba (113 votes = 103 votes from FB, Twitter & Google + 10 extra votes).

ItalianPasta

Top 2: Italian Pasta (97 votes = 87 votes from FB, Twitter & Google + 10 extra votes).

Congratulations :P. Today, we will announce contest themes for February here. To win a free cosplay costume and popularize yourself, don’t be hesitant to send us your application form now!!!

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How Are the Bleach and Hetalia Contests Going Now?

At the beginning of 2012, we launched two contests, referring to Bleach cosplay and Axis Powers Hetalia fanart. Each winner will be sponsored with a free Bleach or Axis Powers Hetalia cosplay costume. So, how are these contest going recently?

Bleach Cosplay Contest

11 cosplayers have joined in the contest and top 3 who take over the lead are listed here:

Mason Monds1

Top 1: Mason Monds (94 polls).

Kathy Lor1

Top 2: Kathy Lor (65 polls, including 63 on facebook, twitter and google and extra 2 by her articles).

AJ Floyd1

Top 3: AJ Floyd (43 polls).

Hetalia Fanart Contest

Loes Wenemoser

3 people have joined in and Loes Wenemoser takes over the lead right now. We do look forward to more people’s participating. So, don’t be hesitant to win your favorite Axis Powers Hetalia costume now :D!

Both contests will end at Jan. 20 and we will announce the winner result on Jan. 21. As long as you have some Bleach cosplay pictures or Hetalia fanart works, apply now!

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