While finding Mishi-ko’s Final Fantasy IV Rydia of the Mist cosplay, I felt really confused, because I don’t know which photo should be selected. All of them drew my attention since the first glimpse. And the cosplay girl does seem irresistibly appealing with that exotic costume. Today, this Peruvian cosplay talent accepts our cosplayer interview. She shares us her cosplay experience here. To detect some finishing touches for your own cosplay performance, don’t be hesitant to stop to take a look at what she says below :P.
1. Please introduce yourself first.
Hi! My name is Susan Escalante, also known as Mishiko in DeviantArt. I’m a Peruvian cosplayer since 3-4 years ago. I’m studying communications, marketing and graphic desing at Lima’s university and IPAD. I also have radio show about cosplay named “Cosplay Time!” in Fan-Radio.com
2. What does cosplay mean to you?
Cosplay means to me a lot of things, like creativity, perseverance, confidence, teamwork, and much love for your favorite characters.
3. What and when was your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was Dejiko from DigiCharat 3-4 years ago at Todaiji’s Xmas Party.
4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
I think the first time when I went with my friends to a cosplay party. I went as Dejiko from Digicharat and I was very nervous. People started to take a lot of photos with me and they told me that they liked my cosplay. My friends and I decided to participate in the cosplay contest, and I won the First Place :). I was very happy and I would like to “remake” my Dejiko’s cosplay ^w^ as soon as i can because I have better knowledge of how to do it better.
5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?
I think Rydia’s photo shoot with my mom, it was in my house. I like to do photoshoots with her. She is very patient and works hard to get the best pictures.
6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?
I love all my cosplays, but if I have to choose one, i think it will be Rydia from Final Fantasy IV.
7. Any cosplay plan in future?
I have a lot of future plans like Princess Zelda from Zelda: Twilight Princess and Amy Sorel from Soul Calibur IV. Also you can know more of my future plans in my cosplay blog.
8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?
I make my costumes myself, also my aunt and my mom help me with them. I only buy wigs at ebay
9. Any other cosplayers you like?
I like a lot of cosplayers like Francesca Dani, Yukigodbless, jiagold, Jiakidarkness, LennethXVII, Sbabby.
10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?
I used to be so shy and now I think I have become more confident with myself since I started “cosplaying”. If I want to do something, I know I can go through with it if I just put all of me. Btw, I met my best friends and I love have fun with them.
11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
Make the cosplay that you want to do. The most important thing is to be comfortable wearing the costume and don’t forget cosplay is for fun! If you have some friends that they would like to cosplay any character, join with them and do cosplay together, I think is more fun if you do it with your friends. Also every cosplay is a new set of challenges and you always learn something new!!