Cosplayer Interviews – Ariadna

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Today we invite a beautiful Spanish girl named Ariadna into our cosplayer interview. She was known as tsukii07 in DA. Rather than a cosplayer, she is more like an artist – she draws manga and paints her nails beautifully. She may not have many cosplay works, but it is always great to have some new friends here!

1. Please introduce yourself first.

I’m Ariadna, i’m 17 years old and i love anime!

2. Cosplay What does mean to you?

I did the cosplay “Misa” because we seem quite physically. and give shape to be in the aspect of “love” are just idiots too! haha

3. What and when to was your first cosplay?

Kikio of Inuyasha

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

haha how was dressed in “Misa” a man thought to be a Japanese prostitute. was awesome XD

5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?

I haven’t had too many cosplays, but i like the Misa, and Nana Osaki

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

Bleach!

7. Any cosplay plan in future?

I would go for Orihime Inoue, how do you see? haha or just geisha

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

depends! soil supplements make me.

9. Any other cosplayers you like?

im love to see Grimmjow cosplay, I love that man! haha

10. Some Changes to Do Happen After you cosplay? ?

i dont understand xDD

11. Any advice you want to Share with cosplay newbies?

yes. That does not matter if the cosplay is right or wrong, or if you like the character or not, what matters is to feel comfortable and be co disguise for a moment the person you want to be!

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Cosplayer Interviews-Felix

Here, we have Felix from United State in our Cosplay Interviews. As an art student in college, Felix is working on becoming a teacher. In his gallery, you can find many wonderful artworks. Today we are going to talk about cosplay with Felix. Ok! Let’s share his cosplay experience together!

1.Please Introduce yourself first
Hi, my name is Felix.

2.What does cosplay mean to you?
Cosplay to me means being able to be someone else for a day.

3.What was your first cosplay?
My first cosplay ever is actually the one featured -The male
hero, Red, from the Pokemon Firered and Leafgreen games.

4.Does your family supports your cosplay?
My family actually made fun of me consistently for
cosplaying, heh. -But it was all in good fun, we all got to
joke around and laugh alot.

5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable cosplay was when I went as Red. There
happened to be about twenty-five people cosplaying something
from the Pokemon series and everyone met up for a huge group
photo. The camera shots were going off for a good while.

6. What are your 2011 cosplay plans?
For the 2011 year I’d love to go as the male hero or N from
the Pokemon White and Black games, but as I’m not sure I’d be
able to afford another costume, convention ticket and hotel
room for a good while, I don’t think that will be happening any
time soon.

7.Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them ?
I made the costume myself for the most part. I took pre-made
things and modified them. For example, The backpack was a basic
solid black zip backpack. I added a top flap, primed it,
painted it yellow, painted the decals on, and added two
side-pockets made from plastic bottles.

8. Any other cosplayers you like?
I don’t know many other cosplayers, actually. But my friend
Laura does a good job whenever she cosplays.

9. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?
Nope.

10. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
My advice for cosplay newbies would be to take your time
and do a little each day. Don’t put it off till the last three
days and then have to rush it.

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Cosplayer Interviews–Imari Yumiki

We’ve been doing interviews with fancy cosplayers all over the world recently. And today we have Imari Yumiki, a passionate girl ( i thought she was a boy….OMG)  from United States. I don’t know her, haven’t met her, but I can feel her enthusiasm for cosplay, and even for life through her words. Imari Yumiki, glad to have you here! :)

1. Please Introduce yourself first?

I am Imari Yumiki, a everyday normal person who loves cosplay, anime, videogames, figure collecting, conventions, and has a never ending love for animals.

I am also a dedicated user of ACParadise.com which is a great cosplay website for fans all alike. I highly suggest it if you don’t have an account to get one! They cover all sorts of conventions and masquerades all over the USA, they also do cosplay events with industries at conventions where you can have fun promoting your favorite series! It’s open to all internationals and local USA to join to share their cosplay works.

ACP is my main cosplay page where everything is updated first when I get my photos from conventions. It also has my upcoming cons/plans. I do have other social networks and other websites I update but this is always my number 1 main.

2.What does cosplay mean to you?

Cosplay is one of the biggest hobby in my life, I have done it for many years now and I am never tired of it. It’s something where I can dress up and portray a character for a day. All the work I put into cosplay just to portray the character as best as I can with wig, costume, make up, and learning how to be in character is just a lot of fun. It touches my creative side in every way possible and I am happy to have this as one of my main hobbies. I do not see Cosplay as a serious business thing at all, it’s suppose to be having fun and doing what you love that counts the most. I don’t feel people should try to see this as a competitive hobby because cosplay is all about the creativity play all together.

3.What was your first cosplay?

Haha, it was such a long time ago, my first cosplays would be from Yu Yu Hakusho. Even though I only started to going to convention events in 2005 for the USA. I’ve been cosplaying longer than that, mostly at international events in the past.

4. Does your family support your cosplay?

Yes they do. My sister, Eve aka. Everon, takes majority of my photos for my cosplay. It’s nice to have someone who loves taking photos that is so accessible. :3 As for my parents, they believe that the creativity I get from all the cosplay making + wig/make up is a very good healthy hobby. They support my doings and do not believe it’s a waste of time. So they are perfectly fine with me doing what I love because they know I am clear minded and just having pure fun.

5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

Being able to meet all the wonderful people through cosplay events and conventions. It’s always something I am grateful for. All the experiences I have had through cosplay has build what I am today, it is a part of me that will always mold me into a person with different experiences through my life.

6. What are your 2011 cosplay plans?

If you follow my ACParadise.com page you can see all the new costumes I have been doing for 2011 so far. There are many more coming this year that is just too much to list, if you are interested I usually post sneak peak on all my social network pages. However the ratio seems to be tilting back where I am doing a lot of female characters this time around vs. the big ratio of male characters hee hee. I will keep my balance though, it’s so fun to cosplay things I really want to do this year though!

7. If possible, which anime/manga/game do you want to cosplay most?

I really want to do something that is full body and mask covered, like Beelzemon from Digimon and Vampirdzhija Vjedogonia from Nitro+. (Yay Nitro+! It’s my passion to cosplay from my favorite artists/company works! I admit I am a big Nitro fan just like I am Harvest Moon fan haha. I’m such a nerdy gamer.) Cosplaying full demon/devil like character is something I really want to try!

8. Do you make costumes yourself or buy them?

I make all of my cosplays, all the way from simple to complex, patterning/sewing/crafting/etc. Usually I will state which pieces I don’t make myself if there is any. I also style wigs and make props, the reason I love cosplay so much is because I can be so artsy and crafty. Constructing your own costumes and being able to wear them afterwards is a big happiness of mines.

9. Any other cosplayers you like?

All of my friends are very inspirational to me and people who have a strong passion for cosplay. I respect everyone who puts their very best and just having fun with cosplay.

10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?

I’ve learned to be more outgoing a bit and not clam up. Although I am still shy and sometimes run out of things to say, I try my best in talking to others and keeping up a conversation. But if anyone who has talked to me felt I just stopped talking, I apologize because most likely it’s just me shying and clamming up after I have lost a train of thought. (^^0

11. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

Cosplay Idea – In choosing what cosplays to do, I suggest choosing things you love, either series or character. The emphasis on the portrayal of character is much better when you love the character your doing. Sometimes if your interested in the costume due to artwork that’s ok too, just look into it to get more of the feel for the character.

Cosplay Choices – If you sew or learn to sew to make costumes. Never worry about trial and error, it happens to everyone. If there is never mistakes, you will never learn through the process. Don’t ever feel you have failed if you just make a mistake, it’s always ok to improve in the future. If you are buying your costumes just remember, your doing what you want to. It is ok for people to buy costumes and wear them in public as long as you are having fun doing what you want. Just as long as you never lie you made your costume, there is nothing wrong with buying outfits to wear. Credit properly to the ones who should be credited.

Tips – Whether your a competitive type masquerade or just cosplaying for fun. Always remember to respect others because not everyone is the same as you. Some people may put up a different view on cosplay and why they do it just let them be. If you do it for fun then never let anyone change that. There is nothing worse then letting yourself fall into someone’s way of thinking. Just like life, cosplay community is still a social community. Not everyone will get along but you will also meet many wonderful people who do, just have fun with it.

12. When will you stop cosplay ?

It really depends on how life changes, anything can happen in life but I like looking toward the positive of everything. Everything and anything is possible in life but no matter what I want to try my best looking at it positively. As long as I have time, I will always continue cosplaying and taking photos.

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Cosplayer Interviews – Akane Yueyuki

I initially found Akane Yueyuki by her music, According to profile on Blogger, Akane feels interested about really LOTS of movies, music and books. In her word, she aims to show her artwork to the world. Joining in cosplay in October, 2010, she was ever the only one cosplaying as Maka at Animangaki. Here, Akane Yueyuki joins in our cosplay interviews to share her cosplay experience and tips. Thanks, Akane Yueyuki, XD.

1. Please Introduce yourself first?

Umm….ok….I’m really bad at this but here goes! I’m Akane Yueyuki, currently 18 going on 19 years old. Just started cosplaying in October last year and loving it! XD

2. What does cosplay mean to you?

It’s a way for me to express myself freely with friends…and just to enjoy life! ^^

3. What was your first cosplay?

My 1st cosplay was Maka Albarn from Soul Eater. She inspired me too much that I feel I MUST start cosplaying!

4. Does your family support your cosplay?

Yes, more or less….surprisingly….I thought they gonna kill me when they found out…but until now, they are still quite supportive.

5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

My 1st photoshoot! I never knew doing silly poses with others can be so much fun! Haha~

6. What are your 2011 cosplay plans?

Soul Evans from Soul Eater, Panty from PSG, Syaoran frm TRC and Maka Spartoi Version…all confirmed! Hehe ^^b

7. If possible, which anime/manga/game do you want to cosplay most?

I love anime the most…but for now, nothing strikes my interest…I’m still waiting for another anime that can make me overcome my love for Soul Eater…XD

8. Do you make costumes yourself or buy them?

For now, most of my costumes are bought (I don’t have a sewing machine T~T). But I do make my own props and parts of my costume, like my Maka boots…I love them so much…hehe…

9. Any other cosplayers you like?

Oh…there are so many epic cosplayers everywhere….but I have no particular interest on anyone for now…^^

10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?

Plenty…I learnt how to make up, make props, pose for photos, and much more. Now I have MUCH more knowledge on a lot of things compare to before!

11. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

LOL! I’m still a newbie myself. XD But for all cosplayers just starting out, just have fun, mingle with everyone, ask A LOT…you’ll be surprised how nice and amazing cosplayers are! ^^

12. When will you stop cosplay ?

Dunno…I guess maybe when I have no more time for it…I hope not though…XD

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Cosplayer Interviews-Bastet

Today Bastet from deviantart.com join us cosplayer interviews,her real name is Carolina ,coming from Argentina, she has made a lot of a good cosplay and videos right now.I really like her Saeko Busujima Cosplay , actually when i see the photo, i decided to do a interviews with Basket , thanx Carolina!!

BTW: Bastet does really sexy commissions works , just contact her !!

1. What does cosplay mean to you?
For me cosplay means a beautiful hobby, but a hobby I took really seriously because I love to put all of me in what I do. I love to make the customs, even if sometimes is frustrating because things don’t go easy or like I wanted, but the final result worth it.

2. what’s your first cosplay?
My very first cosplay was Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop, a Cosplay that my mother made to me XD I really appreciate that cosplay, I have good memories of it. My first cosplay made by me was Blue Mary from KOF, even if the cosplay is simple, It was very hard for me, since I didn’t have experience in cosplay making at all.

3. Your family support your cosplay?
Yes, they support it, I think they find it interesting too.

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
I don’t really recall a “special one” I enjoy every cosplay very much!


5. What’s your 2011 cosplay plan?

My plans for 2011 are: Rei Kurosawa from Fatal Fame III, B. Jenet from KOF, Cammy from Street Fighter, Helena from Street Fighter III and Ash Crimson from KOF.

6. If possible, which anime you wanna cosplay most?
I like to cosplay more games than anime, the game I love the most for cosplaying is King of Fighters.

7. Do you make cosplay your own costumes or buy?
I make my own cosplays.

8. Any other cosplayers you like?

I like Omi Gibson very much, she is an excellent cosplayer, I love how she portrait the characters, she is such a good photo actress!

9. Do some changes happen on you after joining in cosplay?
Not really, I’m still the same XD



10. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

Don’t let frustration win when something don’t go as planned, always continue working and remember that practice is everything!

11. When will you stop cosplay ?
I’ll stop when I find that cosplay don’t amuse me anymore, but I don’t know when that’s going to happend.

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