Cosplayer Interview – Vash-Fanatic

Vash-Fanatic

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.

Yoko Cosplay

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.

Siesta Cosplay

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.

Panty and Stocking Cosplay

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!

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Daily Cosplay – World of Warcraft Arthas Cosplay

World of Warcraft Arthas Cosplay

American girl, who is known as Vash-Fanatic at Deviantart.com, is found by us today. Above picture shows her World of Warcraft Arthas cosplay. Personally, I do think white hair and the bold clothing style ideally accent her female properties. White skin tone gets wonderfully decorated in this way. Slim figure seems much sexier with the black cloak. Make-up also contributes a lot for her finally forceful appearance. This pretty girl holds a strong interest for the game of Kingdom Hearts. Also feeling interested in gaming, cosplay, surfing, drawing, reading, writing, hanging out, skating and surfing the web, she absolutely does well in the hot performance art – cosplay too. To see the full series of stunning cosplay works done by her, just pay a visit to her gallery directly.

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How to Make World of Warcraft Crystal Spire of Karabor?

Crystal Spire of Karabor is an epic one-handed mace for healers. It is a long-awaited weapon for lots of World of Warcraft cosplay lovers. Some people buy it. But some people are interested in making it by themselves. So, if planning to make it personally, how should you do?

1Step 1: Analyze. Take a detailed look at the design drawing and draw lines on some crucial parts to make sure the size and structure.

2Step 2: Cut the boards. After drawing down the shape and cut them off from the board.

3Step 3: Cut. Put the paperboard on EVA and cut the drawn shape off.

4Step 4: Bond. According to different angles, bond those EVA boards, from flat surfaces to stereo surfaces.

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6Step 5: Combine. After all components have been bonded, combine them to form a whole.

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8Step 6: Stick flowers on. When the subject has been finished, you should stick flowers on.

9Step 7: Finish.

10So, to make the Crystal Spire of Karabor is not so difficult, right? Honestly speaking, once you are interested, you will find easy to make any prop for cosplay.

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Cosplayer Interviews – Amandine

World of Warcraft cosplay

Drawing attention from most people, certainly also including us by a stunning World of Warcraft Robes of the Triumvirate cosplay, this cosplayer also accepted our interview today. She is known as Mandine83 on DA. So probably, you have heard of this name rather than her real name. This is a French girl who shows us lots of excellent cosplay works. And the one found by us is one of her latest works. You can see more information about her on her DA page. Or keep reading for her interview content here.

1. Please introduce yourself first.

I’m Amandine, I’m 18 years old. In the cosplay my nickname is Koni (in relation to my first cosplay). I like challenges. That’s why I chose the universe of World Of Warcraft (WoW) for my costumes.

2. What does cosplay mean to you?

Personally, the cosplay is a pleasure. When we play a character from a manga/anime/game, we have to play its personality as an actor on conventions, on stage and above all during the photo shoots. For me, the cosplay is a way to out of the daily life and to dream.

3. What and when was your first cosplay?

My first cosplay was created during the summer 2009 and was Konan, a character from Naruto.

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

My most memorable cosplay experience is certainly my first pass (time?) on stage during the individual contest of the South Japan Expo 2010 (Japan Expo sud in fr) which was a great moment of emotion and even more when I received the favourite (best pick) prize. In spite of the excitement and the stress generated by the contests, (they) made me want to chain the individual contests during the conventions.

5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?

World of Warcraft Robes of the Triumvirate cosplay

This is my favorite photo shoot.

6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?

I love Blood Elves from WoW because they are very beautiful however they remain demonic and diabolic.

7. Any cosplay plan in future?

My next cosplays still remain in the WoW’s universe:

a. Tier 11 Priest

b. Tier 6 Warlock

8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?

I think my costumes are … impossible to find on the market ^^. More seriously, I make all my costumes myself (costumes, dress, shoulder, weapon etc. all are created by me)

World of Warcraft cosplay2

9. Any other cosplayers you like?

They can be seen here and here.

10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?

Cosplay gave me insurance in the everyday life thanks to the contests and took away my shyness. I learnt to control my stress and to improve my creation/realization skills. But cosplay brought me a lot of happiness!

11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

Never buy your cosplay on the internet! This doesn’t bring you any pleasure when you will wear your costumes. You have to know that when you make your costume yourself, you have a greater pleasure to show it and pass on stage and a bigger joy! My last advice: TAKE YOUR TIME to make your costume, be careful and hardworking!

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Daily Cosplay – World of Warcraft Robes of the Triumvirate Cosplay

World of Warcraft Robes of the Triumvirate Cosplay

Cosplay fans, you may have already found a lot of stunning cosplay works created by Girard Amandine, who is known as Mandine83 on DA. Yes, she is absolutely an excellent cosplay. Coming from France, she has a deep interest for the game of World of Warcraft. Above picture definitely shows her World of Warcraft Robes of the Triumvirate cosplay. If you also can’t help but thumbing up for this performance, you must be interested in visiting her on here or going to her gallery to see many other splendid photos.

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