Interview with cosplayer Shua -
Meet Shua, a cosplayer from Russia! Some examples of the characters she has cosplayed are Astharoshe Asran from Trinity Blood, Crona from Soul Eater and Larmica Lee from Vampire Hunter D. Shua is well know for her charismatic cosplays of various versions of Grell Sutcliff such as Fairy-Grell, Lady-Grell and Grell-The Little Red Riding Hood. Let's get know more about her!
Name � Shua_..
Place - Russia
DOB � April 1
Fav Anime � GTO, Paradise Kiss, Hetalia, Trinity Blood, Vampire Hunter D
1. Could you introduce yourself to the readers first?
Shua :- I'm a cosplayer and a photographer from Russia. I enjoy making costumes by myself. I love photo-shooting, performing on stage and making cosplay-videos.
2. How did you get into cosplaying and for how long have you been cosplaying?
Shua :- I been cosplaying since 2007. My friends and I started an anime club and annual anime conventions in our town. Then began my cosplay career.
3. Why did you choose to cosplay Grell Sutcliff?
Shua :- This character fits my personality perfectly. He is quick-tempered, always happy and wild. Besides there are a lot of costumes for Grell in the anime and OVAs, doujinshi and fan-art. That leaves space for imagination.
4. Do you face any difficulties in cosplaying Greg Sutcliff?
Shua :- Only the weight of costumes and the saw! Sometimes I need people to help me transport a costume to a con or a place of photo/video-shooting.
5. What has been your most exciting/memorable cosplay experience to date?
Shua :- Astharoshe Asran. She抯 an amazing character. It was really difficult to make the costume, took a lot of time and money. I feel a different person wearing this cosplay. It was a new level for me.
6. Which character do you love cosplaying the most?
Shua :- Grell Sutcliff of course. Most people know me by this cosplay. It lets me try different types of stage-performance. It's like putting on Grell's costume and feeling excited, free and happy.
7. Where do you often go for your photoshoots? How do you choose the background for a photoshoot?
Shua :- First of all I pick up a costume and watch carefully the scenery of the anime or doujinshi. Then I recollect places of our town suitable for the photo-shoot. It's easy to shoot outside because Russia is rich in forests. As for the interiors studios and cafes of our town are always ready to help!
8. Do you see yourself cosplaying in 10 years?
Shua :- I think age doesn't matter in cosplay. One can always find something suitable. So I think it is quite possible!
9. How does cosplaying make you feel?
Shua :- Cosplay-world is a part of my everyday world. It is very important for me. I think cosplay comprises a lot of branches, such as crafting, filming, acting and sometimes singing. I need to share my ideas with anime-lovers, find another way of showing a character's nature. I like to feel excited before entering the stage, feel the audience's agreement.
You can see much more of her work on her deviantart and Youtube
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