Cosplayer Interview with oruntia

oruntia cosplay2

Oruntia is a very talented cosplayer from Indonesia. We posted her The Legend of Dragoon Shana Cosplay, Final Fantasy XIII Paddra Nsu Yeul Cosplay, and Final Fantasy XIII Lebreau Cosplay on our daily cosplay blog. We feel very grateful that oruntia accepts our interview, in which she shared some nice cosplay ideas and tips with us. Let’s take a look 😛 !

1. Please tell us something about yourself.

My real name is Nina from Indonesia. I love drawing, playing game, and of course cosplay 😀 .

2. 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 when someone join cosplay, she will discover a new world, a world that brings her find new friends, a new activity. She will learn many things that she never imagined before. Lately cosplay become competitive. Every cosplayer striving to be the best, famous. Many cosplayer obsessed to become celebrity. Cosplay isn’t fun anymore.

oruntia cosplay4

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

Of course. I always find difficulties on every costume I did. I usually ask for advice from friends who have been working on similar costume. Doing some experiments. The rest/ the execution i figure out myself.

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

I am a cosplayer year round. I’d love to make costumes from my fave characters either to attend a cosplay convention, for photoshoot or just for fun.

oruntia cosplay1

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

Both are meaningful to me. I love to attend cosplay convention to gathering with my friends, showing off my costume to many peoples, getting new friend, doing performance on stage, taking fun picture with friends. I do private photoshoot to get maximal result. I can more concentrate if less peoples around. Besides by doing private photoshoot we can more selective to find a place suitable with my costume and doing some extreme poses hehehe….

6. We do think your Legend of Dragoon Shana cosplay seems ideal. The costume is made by yourself, right? So, how could you achieve this?

Yes, I did it myself a whole month. Honestly I never thought that I’d able to do it hehehehe… Legend of Dragoon is my fave game ever. since I played that game about 10 years ago, I always think dragoon armor is very amazing and I always imagine how it feels to wear that dragoon armor. since I started cosplay, cosplaying one of Legend of Dragoon character become my goal. So I did learn bit by bit how to create armor. Experience is my teacher. After about 2 years armor experiments, finally I dared to do it. I believe i can do it. So here’s the result 😀

oruntia cosplay3

7. 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?

Hmmm…. yes, it’s mix. An amazing costume without portraying the character is meaningless. The result of your cosplay will be plain and something missing or vice versa. Being a cosplayer isn’t about make a costume, also do acting, thinking about photoshoot concept, create gallery to show their works, get sosialize with other cosplayers from around the world.

I still respect to those who buy their cosplay costume. Sewing skill, armor create skill isn’t easly obtained. As long they (who buy their costumes) are honest with that it doesn’t matter. Cosplay is having fun.. there are no special rules in the world of cosplay.

oruntia cosplay5

8. Do you have one piece of advice that you would give to cosplay virgins?

For my friends, especially who consider cosplay is hobby, including those that are interested but hesitant to get started, make your costume seriously, wholeheartedly. Whatever the result, you will be proud wearing it. Also learn from people around you, whoever it is, whatever the field is, because we never know whether we need it or not (I found many new things that used to work on my costumes). And last but not least, everything has process, nothing is instant. Maybe the first work is less satisfactory, be patient, keep trying, do not despair. Be patient. Experience is the best teacher.

oruntia cosplay6

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

Hmmm…. I’d love to see “battle scene” theme. I love stop action photography 😀 that would be awesome!!!

Read More

Daily Cosplay- The Legend of Dragoon Shana Cosplay

shana  cosplay

Oruntia surely is a cosplay talent from Indonesia. The Legend of Dragoon Shana Cosplay above is done by her. Don’t you think it is awesome? The girl is a fan of manga, anime and games. She loves drawing and cosplay. You can see numerous cosplay works from her gallery. Her costumes are done by herself, from choosing fabrics, making clothes patterns, sewing, making armor, etc. She is a really ingenious cosplayer. Visit her gallery now? You may get some great costume ideas from her.

Read More

Cosplayer Interview with Dessi-Desu

Chobits Freya Cosplay

Dessi-Desu shows us a vivid the Legend of Dragoon Meru cosplay days ago. We are lucky to get the chance to know more about this cosplay talent. Thanks so much, Dessi-Desu, for accepting the interview :D!

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 the good and the bad goes hand in hand with this hobby. As the cosplay scene advances, we also gain a couple negative facets. For example, it is pretty wild to see how far documenting cosplay has come. Now, having cosplays documented in beautiful photos is highly accessible and we even have cosplay documented in videos. Unfortunately, with these artistic advancements, I see people becoming increasingly hard on cosplayers. It’s not unusual to see people refer to cosplayers as models and to see people critique someone’s facial expression or pose, rather than the actual costume. While being photogenic and having good skills in front of the camera may be a plus, people should remember that the costume is a major facet of cosplay. However, I do not wish to just highlight the negatives of this craft. Cosplay is also much more accessible for everyone, now. Seasoned cosplayers, who are kind enough to post tutorials online, make it much easier for beginners in their cosplay endeavors. Years ago, such tutorials did not exist, so people had to experiment a great deal to perfect costume making techniques.

Batman Catwoman Cosplay

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

Haha, once I started cosplaying, it basically became a bit of a lifestyle for me, so I definitely consider myself a cosplayer year round. I’m constantly inspired by new character designs and series, I happen to come across. I also plan and begin work on my costumes months in advance, before a convention.

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

This is a hard question for me. The reactions and positive feedback I receive from fans in person is definitely very special to me. For example, Legend of Dragoon cosplay is very rare to see, so wearing Meru to a convention is always very rewarding for me because fans of the game do genuinely appreciate seeing a cosplayer from Legend of Dragoon. On the other hand, the photography aspect is also very important to me. It’s a documentation of my craft, which allows me to share my work online. I think I might have to go with photography because it allows for my costume to reach more people, who may also happen to be fans of the game or series I am cosplaying from.

Velvet Princess of Valentine Cosplay

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?

I come from a very artistic background, so I do place a lot of emphasis on the craftsmanship of my costumes, rather than the acting aspect of cosplay. I’m always scouring the net for new techniques, so that I can continue to improve. I also don’t participate in masquerade because I am a bit on the shy side; however, I definitely still appreciate those, who are brave enough to bring their work to life in front of a large group of people. This is probably another reason why I enjoy the photography aspect of cosplay so much. It’s great for people, who may decide performances aren’t their strength. It’s much less intimidating to bring the character you’re cosplaying to life in front of one person, rather than a large group, while on stage. A major component of cosplay is an appreciation for a character or series, so I wouldn’t say someone wearing a bought costume isn’t cosplaying, but I would definitely say it’s important for people to still consider the option of making a costume, in order to preserve the crafting aspect of cosplay.

Final Fantasy IV Rydia of the Mist Cosplay

5. Do you have one piece of advice that you would give to cosplay virgins?

Please, be sure to not take this hobby so seriously that you cannot enjoy it or that people at conventions can’t enjoy being around you. It’s okay to be proud of what you do, but being humble and personable is much more attractive than arrogance. Remember to have fun!

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

I think the seasonal contest themes are a wonderful idea. I noticed you had a Valentine’s Day theme, recently. Themes like that are nice because they are broad enough, so a lot more people can have the opportunity to participate.

Read More

Daily Cosplay – The Legend of Dragoon Meru Cosplay

The Legend of Dragoon Meru Cosplay

If you are hunting for some inspirations for your own cosplay performance, you won’t feel regretful about your visit to this blog. Today, vivid The Legend of Dragoon Meru cosplay is found by us. It’s done by the American cosplay talent, who is known as Dessi-Desu at deviantart.com. In her words, she is rather interested in cosplay, drawing and painting. I do think the light blue hair or wig makes her seem so great here. How do you think? To know more about her, just keep updated with what’s shared here :D.

Read More