Cosplayer Interviews-kimikotan

kimikotan is a really sweet girl, i contacted her for guest post in our blog, because i found she made cosplay costumes herself ( she dream one day to start her own fashion line !!) , and also wrote useful cosplay tutorials in her blog . Today kimikotan join in our cosplayer interviews to share more about her cosplay life ,XD.

1. What does cosplay mean to you?
Cosplay has become more than just my hobby. It has become a way for me to show the world what can be made out of fabric, clay, and ordinary objects.

2. what’s your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was a wa-loli kimono I made for a school project. But I suppose that is not an official cosplay so Miku Hatsune would be my first cosplay.

3. Your family support your cosplay?

Surprisingly my family does. Now I make cosplays for my siblings as well as friends when I can. My mom was also the one to get me a sewing machine as well as fabric for a long time. Now my parents just bug me that I don’t finish cosplays fast enough xD

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

This would be the first time I went on stage 2 years ago… it was a small stage and a small competition but… it was very fun =D

5. What’s your 2011 cosplay plan?
Oh… 2011 cosplays… This is a huge year for me as I’ll be competing in more competitions. Cosplay gets expensive and I’ve found out that either you win competitions to get money or do commissions. I kind of want to do a little of both~



6. If possible, which anime you wanna cosplay most?

I would love to cosplay not anime characters but game characters. Game character designs seem more challenging and usually involve some type of armor and gravity defying parts. Sounds fun no?

7. Notice you make costumes yourself,any suggestion for making costumes?
Plan. Plan. Plan. I started off just winging a lot of my stuff but now my sketchbook is full of measurements and in-depth drawings of how to lay out the fabric to how the pattern connects together. Also its great to have a friend to confine in, if I didn’t have anyone to talk to about my cosplays I think it would become very boring >.<

8. Any other cosplayers you like?

I admire many cosplayers out there but mainly 2. Both are actually my brother’s friends. I’m not sure of their cosplay names but one has become a masquerade judge and the other lives in another state but makes her cosplays so flawlessly. It’s really inspiring.

9. Do some changes happen on you after cosplay?
Other than me being able to finally become crazy and have some fun? Not really? xDD

10. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
It takes brave people to cosplay, I mean honestly… dressing up and going out to cons? Or even having your pictures taken, its a fun experience ~

11. When will you stop cosplay
Never!! Hopefully I can continue making cosplays for my kids whenever that time may be. So that will be like.. indirectly cosplaying!


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Cosplayer Interviews-Attyca

Attyca, a cosplay girl study for animation in school. Unlike many other cosplayers, Attyca make many amazing cosplay props herself, and take commissioning work as well. Cosplayers can contact Attyca, if you wanna make some special cosplay props or amors,check Attyca pervious work at her blog :) . Thanx to join in us interviews,Attyca!!

1. Please Introduce yourself first?
Let’s just go with Attyca.

2.What does cosplay mean to you?

It’s a hobby and a business.

3.What was your first cosplay?

Technically Halloweentown Sora….but one I actually made without help was Kadaj from FF7 AC.

4. Does your family support your cosplay?

Yes, they think what I do is great and are always excited to see the pictures. My dad especially likes that I have my own little business going with doing commissions…moneymoneymoney right?



5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

Ahh definitly Kadaj in 07 when my friend was Yuffie…interesting things happen when crossplay is too convincing. Passerby comments are always the best.

6. What are your 2011 cosplay plans?

For Anime North I’ll be Juto from Magna Carta 2 and Howl, as for the rest of the year I’m unsure. It’ll depend on how much time I have.

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

I don’t usually cosplay from anime much, but for games I like anything with crazy armour or weapons. I’ve always loved Hyung-Tae Kim’s designs, so I’m sure I could find something nice in Blade and Soul.

8. Do you make costumes yourself or buy them?

I always make everthing myself. Most of the fun in cosplaying is learning how to make things and spending time on them. Actually wearing them to conventions isn’t as interesting to me.

9. Any other cosplayers you like?

I’ll be honest, I’m not that involved in the cosplay community to know of anyone in particular that I really like, but I always appreciate the people who do vacuum forming and casting. That sort of thing takes a lot of time and skill. Very impressive, and definitely something I’d love to try in the future.

10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?

I’m not entirely sure what that means. Not really? I guess after conventions there’s that eagerness to find funny photos, but not so much anymore.

11. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

There are great tutorials all over the internet on how to make cosplays, props and whatnot if you’re stuck.
The most important thing though is to pick a character you really like and THAT SUITS YOU. As hilarious as Man Faye and Sailor Mans are, they’re not very ‘good’. Hah, yea, just keep that in mind.


12. When will you stop cosplay ?

Ahh I see the end is near. We’ll see. I’ll always enjoy making them, but once my real career in animation gets rolling I doubt I’ll have the time to make them and get out to conventions. Who knows.

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Cosplayer Interviews-Kaika

Kaika , also name Elpheal in cosplay world, is a Cosplayer, Blogger and Vlogger from Singapore. She represented Singapore in AFA’s Regional Cosplay Competition last year. Today Kaika join in our cosplay interviews, we are really appreciate it, thanx kaika XD .

1. What does cosplay mean to you?

It is an avenue of expression, a way for me to exhaust the creative juices in me and a way to act as my favourite character. It has also become a form of social interaction with my cosplayer friends.

2. what’s your first cosplay?

Yukishiroi Tomoe from Rrurouni Kenshin

3. Your family support your cosplay?

My mom don’t really like it and grumbles that I’m creating too much rubbish. But
my dad is cool with it.

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

Every cosplay experience is memorable in a way but the making of Megurine
Luka’s “Just Be Friends” Cosplay PV totally takes the cake. Simply because
it was such a long and arduous journey, especially the post processing that
was almost singlehandedly completed by me. It was so fulfilling to be able to complete what we set out to do and we are all so touched that the PV is well received.

Taking part in the Regional Cosplay Competition 2010 and representing my
Country was also a very memorable experience. It was fun to interact with
the other participants from the other countries.

5. What’s your 2011 cosplay plan?

To finish cosplaying characters I’ve always wanted to do and focus on creating really artistic photographs. to push the boundaries of my own cosplays and do things I’ve never done before.I would also like to cut myself some slack and turn more towards tailoring or buying my costumes instead of making everything myself.

6. If possible, which anime you wanna cosplay most?

Anime at the moment would be Rosette from Chrno Crusade and Mogami
Kyoko’s angel outfit from Skip Beat.

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

Pretty much most of them are handmade by myself.

8. Any other cosplayers you like?

Many! I admire my fellow Singaporean friends such as Cvy, Kanasaiii ,
Lenneth, Yuanie, Xrys, Rainertachibana and Behindinfinity from Philippine.
There is too much awesome cosplayers to mention!

9. Do some changes happen on you after joining in cosplay?

Yes! Pretty major changes. It has given me the chance to perform on
stage, host stage events and make new friends. Of course, it has also
allowed me to start a Cosplay Blog; *The Cosplay Chronicles* which has
earned me the chance to travel twice within a year!

I‘d sum up by saying Cosplay has given me the chance to do a lot of things I
otherwise would never have. But most importantly, Cosplay has given me a
voice and sometimes, the ability to *do something.* Being in the Cosplay
Community and having The Cosplay Chronicles blog has given me the courage to
start a fundraiser for Japan
which I otherwise would never have done if I
wasn’t into Cosplay or have the blog.

I believe I’m also a lot more outgoing and sociable because of Cosplay.

10. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

Have fun, be brave and be humble. Remember that cosplay is just a hobby. Never neglect other aspect of your life because of cosplay. Cosplay is a very time and money consuming hobby so always make sure you set aside enough time to make your costume. Do a lot of research and practise will also help improve your cosplays.


11. When will you stop cosplay ?

I have no idea. I’ve been asking myself this question for very long and
I’ll say I  went into this hobby thinking I would probably quit after a year. But
before I knew it, this hobby has been ongoing for nearly a decade!

I don’t want to give myself a deadline to something I enjoy and I don’t
think anyone should do that either. Because life is a chaotic dance nobody
can control and it’s best to just let things go their own way.

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Cosplayer Interviews-Neliiell

Neliiell,a Sweet girl from deviantart ,in her deviantart gallery, you can check many amazing cosplay, i think she will be a anime model, She has a magic to act the animes in the right feeling.Today, Neliiell join our cosplay interviews to share her own cosplay, XD .

1 What does cosplay mean to you?

I fell cosplay like the posibility of being the character you like best for a day, its a dream of my childhood come true.

2. What’s your first cosplay?

My first cosplay was orihime. I choosed orihime because, i love her and it was easy to me make her, i used my eyes and my hair.

3. Your family support your cosplay?

At first they looked me weird, but they know I enjoy it. now they have fun with my crazy.

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

I think when I made neliel. I was very nervous because she’s a character i like very much and was afraid not to do honor to the character but all the people congratulate me, I think I can be reassured that I did not do so badly


5. What’s your 2011 cosplay plan?

I have plans to make moka from rosario vampire, chii from chobbits, hakufu sonsaku (coming soon ) and victoria seras from hellsing and another cosplay for to the end of the year, but that its a surprise.

6. If possible, which anime you wanna cosplay most?

I can not decide for one, but I think it would be chii from chobits, she is my favorite anime character.

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

Generally i do my cosplays, only the accessories such as Orihime`s buckles i buy, but there are exceptions such as school dress asuka that cosplay was made ​for ​a friend.


8. Any other cosplayers you like?

Really love kanda midori, she did a perfect Asuka ,and a beautiful CC, all her cosplays are perfect. She is an amazing cosplayer , i really admire her.

9. Do some changes happen on you after joining in cosplay?

No, I think I’m the same as before, I learned to not get upset when things do not go as I want. Also i met wonderful people, I am very happy about it.

10. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

dont think that im somene to give advice for them ,i can only say that make a character justbecause you really love it, and have fun doing it.

11. When will you stop cosplay ?

I think when i have childs, then i will do cosplays for them XD.

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Cosplayer Interviews-Tenshi

This is our first Cosplayer Interviews in our blog , we are planning to interview good cosplayers worldwide weekly.If you are interested in doing a cosplay interview with us, please contact us.

Tenshi , name is Angela Bermúdez from Costa Rica , Made tons of good cosplay, photography and craft works (they are so cute~) already .If you wanna know more info about Angela, please check her facebook page . Im really happy and satisfy to find Tenshi to make our first cosplay interview.

1. What does cosplay mean to you?
Just a hobby that relaxes me in my free time.

2. what’s your first cosplay?
“Dokuro chan” from Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro chan.

3. Your family support your cosplay?
They do not care much about it, they do not support or help me but they dont discourage me either.

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

The Boss from Metal Gear Solid 3, it was a bad experience at the event where I performed since only a handfew recognized the character, nontheless it was really amazing that Kojima himself saw a picture of it and even signed it!

5. What’s your 2011 cosplay plan?
I already made a couple this year, everytime I have an idea I try my best to make it real; actually I just finished my last project yesterday, later on I will look for another character to bring it to life :)

6. If possible, which anime you wanna cosplay most?
As I mentioned earlier I don’t really plan the cosplays or have a pre-set list, once the idea of a cosplay comes to my mind I try to make it happen, doesn’t matter if it’s from the same anime or game.

7. Do you make cosplay your own costumes or buy?
All of my cosplays are produly hand-made. I had the pleasure of studying Fashion design so I can do pretty well on the sewing machine and ever since I was a child.

8. Any other cosplayers you like?
Omi Gibson.

9. Do some changes happen on you after joining in cosplay?
Yes, a lot has changed. You could say a lot of people recognize now me due to the cosplays I have made, also on my free time i need to think about how to acomplish my next project instead of spending more time on painting and drawing which are my other nobbies.

10. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
No matter what you do, always do your best and don’t give up it you get stuck in a  project!

11. When will you stop cosplay ?
That’s not in my near future plans.If possible I will never stop the cosplaying nor the cosmaking :)

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