Name: Jill Vescovi
Hi, my name is Jill! I’ve been an anime fan since 2002, and got into cosplaying four years later. My only regret is that I didn’t get into it sooner, but it was a world I never knew existed until I attended my very first con- Anime Boston 2006. Since then, I look forward to attending several conventions per year, and cosplaying!
Naruto Cosplays Done by Jill Vescovi
Comments: I am a long time fan of Naruto, and Hinata Hyuga was my very first Naruto cosplay. I will admit that I only decided on this character for my husband, who often cosplays Naruto and has a bit of a Hinata fixation. But, to my surprise, I ended up having more fun cosplaying Hinata than any character I’ve done thus far! We’re a lot alike- she’s a shy girl with hidden prowess- just like me!
I wore this costume at Anime Boston 2011 and Otakon 2011. It was a very comfy cosplay to wear! My 3 favorite things about it were my wig (super silky and shiny), my makeup (I take pride in my makeup skills), and my sandals (made by my talented husband).
This photo was taken in the Anime Boston photo suite.
Comments: This is an alternate, formalwear version of Hinata which I wore at Anime Boston 2011’s Melody Ball.
It was so much fun to mesh formal wear and cosplay together!
Here’s an simple interview:
Q: Which Naruto costume listed as prizes do you most want?
A: Let me just say first of all that I appreciate cosplay makers like you SO much! I have absolutely ZERO sewing talent. This opens up so many more possibilities for cosplay. I definitely want the Tsunade one! I have thought about cosplaying her for some time now. This looks like another comfy cosplay to wear.
Q: What’s attractive to you about cosplay?
A: I love that cosplay allows you to be anyone you want to be. There is fun in dressing up, of course, but cosplay is so much more. You ARE your character!
Q: Your most memorable moment while cosplay?
A: Wow, I have so many! One of my favorites was cute and fanservice-y. While cosplaying Hinata and Naruto at AB 2011, my husband and I were taking part in a Naruto photo shoot. We kissed and suddenly were the center of attention and had to pose for a lot more kiss photos. Someone shouted, “Aww, now you guys have to get married!” I found it amusing to know that we already are!
Q: Are you often photographed? Since many cosplayer (especially beginners) feel nervous or unnatural while facing the lens, would you like to sharing us some experience or skills here?
A: As Hinata, I had more photos taken of me than I ever have before! And I loved every minute of that- I was so flattered that people wanted photos of ME! My advice is to feel that way when someone asks for a photo. Don’t be nervous- just feel honored that they like your cosplay!
Q: Is there any cosplay plan you are rather interested in yet not able to do it due to some reasons? And what is your next plan?
A: My next planned cosplay for the 2012 con season is Rangiku Matsumoto from Bleach. I love her hair, her attitude, and I have the rack to pull it off! I will, of course, have Captain Hitsugaya by my side.
My “dream” cosplay is another couples’ cosplay with my husband. Can you tell we love doing those? I want to do a dark version of Princess Zelda to match his Dark Link. . . ah, someday!
Q: Which cons do you want to participate recently? What is your favorite part about going to cons?
A: I am a 6 year veteran of Anime Boston- beginning in 2006, I have been there each year no matter what! Other past cons for me have been Another Anime Con 2007, Otakon 2010 and 2011, and Connecticon 2011.
In 2012, I have plans to attend Anime Boston, Connecticon, and Otakon. One of these times, I plan to finally be able to go to my first Anime Expo! We thought about that for 2012, but chose Otakon instead, where all of our friends will be!
Q: How do your family members think of your cosplay? Do you also feel interested and support you?
A: My family really didn’t “get it” at first, I think. I’m pretty sure they all thought I was completely crazy! But now, all of my non-anime family and friends really look forward to seeing our latest pictures and hearing our stories when we return from conventions. My father actually likes to come and visit Anime Boston sometimes when we are there. He calls it “Halloween on steroids!”
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