On August 15, we introduced you a pretty German girl, who is known as Mari-Sama on DA. Her Axis Power Hetalia Francis Bonnefoy cosplay helps her steal the show in the busy crowd. Today, she accepts our cosplayer interviews. We are so fortunate, right? If you are looking for some afflatuses for your cosplay on the upcoming show, you had better listen to what excellent cosplayers, like this girl, share. Now, let’s begin.
1. Please introduce yourself first.
My name is Kristina. I´m 19 years old and a cosplayer from Germany. Right now I´m training to become management assistant, but will also study in the university after finishing this. In my freetime I like to read, to draw, meeting my wonderful friends and – of course- cosplaying.
2. What does cosplay mean to you?
Cosplay is very important to me. I really love to be one of my favorite characters for a day and enjoy meeting others who share the same fandom. Characters I do not know or like won´t be cosplayed by me, because the “play” is very special to me and my precious cosplay partner Roxieh-Foxieh. If you do not know the character well you cannot be him.
3. What and when was your first cosplay?
My first cosplay has been Wedding Peach in 2007! I loved the series then and I still do today! I plan to do a remake someday.
4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
The most memorable experiences are all the times trying to seduce an England cosplayer while cosplaying France. Their faces are hilarious!
5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?
This question is not easy to answer. I love every photoshooting I have because it´s always fun and awesome. But I think my favourite ones have been this year on Animagic in August. I enjoyed my group so much.
And also one last year in July when akumanokeki visited ma and Roxieh. We had a very great shooting with Sebastian, Claude and Ciel from Kuroshitsuji.
(where I fell down the stairs and lost my pants. Embarassing!)
6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?
Also not an easy question. It might be America or France from Hetalia.
I love to cosplay both a lot!
7. Any cosplay plan in future?
Many!!! And many from Hetalia! I relly love the series! Right now I´m trying to finish Germany´s King of Hearts outfit. Himaruya´s design is so lovely! Next will be also several outfits from France, Spain, Germany and America. Also Kojiro from Adekan and maybe some Vocalooid cosplays even though I lost my interest a little.
8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?
I always sew my cosplays by myself. But I would love to buy maybe some of them because I would not spend this much time on sewing. Unfortunately I can´t buy the cosplays I want to wear!
9. Any other cosplayers you like?
10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?
I became more self confident and outgoing I think. I was such a shy girl back then! But all in all I think I stayed the way I used to be.
11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
I still call myself a newbie. *laughs* But okay! I think it´s important to find a character which suits you, not only face and body, but one you can also imagine to play. In my opinion you have to feel comfortable with the character, I could not imagine cosplaying a character I do not like or know. It is also not a shame to buy your cosplay. (In Germany the people are more like to sew the cosplays by itself and many of the newbies who are not that good in sewing keep excusing for buying their cosplays!). But all in all: Enjoy cosplay!