Cosplayer Interview with DenikaKiomi

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The talented girl, showing us the breathtaking Pandora Hearts Sharon Rainsworth cosplay, accepts our interview today. Thanks, DenikaKiomi ;)!

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

Cosplay as any art takes a toll. It’s a bad thing. Cosplay needs a lot of money, time and nerves. But it has also a good side. You turn into the character, understand his world and act as in theatre. You live another life.

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

I think myself a cosplayer all the year as I make all the costumes by myself and this work reminded me constantly who I am ^^.

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

I like more venues with lots of people. They can appreciate your work seeing de visu. It can’t be conveyed by a photo.

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 think they are the parts of the work. You make a costume, then perform. I can’t single out one thing. You can cosplay once, but in such a way that you will be remembered forever. I think that those who buy costumes are not cosplayers. I can’t understand their idea. How can you call a costume yours if you haven’t done a thing in it? *–*

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

Yes, I have. But I have a lot of advice. However, if you ask just one, I want to say that the important thing is to listen to your heart and believe in yourselves.

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

Mostly I want to see the contests on Final Fantasy. These are my favorite games. I didn’t cosplay on the final fantasy, and I’d love to see pictures of the participants.

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Sherry

I’m also a devotee for cosplay. To do well in this performance art, I’m interested in hunting for funny, gorgeous or fantastic pictures. From these breathtaking works and interviews done by cosplay talents, I always get inspired.