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How To Order The Correct Size From Procosplay

How To Order The Correct Size From Procosplay

Not all humans were created equally and the same applies to superheroes! Whether you are minute like Ant-Man, bulky like The Hulk or spindly like Spiderman, Procosplay knows that even the most experienced hero needs a little help when it comes to tailoring.

Here’s the low down on how to order the correct costume size:

  1. Size Matters

Forget about your usual clothing size! Whether you are from the US, UK or usually wear European sizes – our costumes are made in a variety of different materials with specialized stitching and parts, so your usual size will not apply here.

  • It is vital that you measure your body correctly.
  • To obtain more precise measurements ensure that you are wearing thin, tight clothing so that any dimensions taken are as close to your body shape as possible. There is a very small margin for error.
  • For more accurate sizing, you are advised to get someone to help you if possible.
  • Measurements can be taken in either centimetres or inches.

     2. Let Us Guide You

Once you have taken your precise measurements, then you can refer to our helpful online guide.

  • Be aware that the size chart reflects the body’s dimensions and not the clothes themselves.
  • The exact measurement of the costume will depend on the version ordered and your own individual need for comfort.

    3. Take Your Pick

Once you are certain of your size and costume choice it’s as easy as selecting a drop-down category.

  • If your measurements are close to that of the standard size, then once you have confirmed this against the exact version of the costume, then you can select and order.
  • If you do not fit into the category of the standard size then a customized costume is the option for you.
  • Don’t forget, whilst the general measurements we take are for the height, chest, waist and hip – if you have any special requirements then you will need to let us know. This could mean that you have longer arms than average or a shorter torso. As we are unable to fully measure your body like a tailor would, or use our telepathic skills like Doctor Strange, we rely on you to let us know – plus no one else knows your body as you do.

4. Suited And Booted

Some of the costumes come with optional quality boots and shoes, so don’t forget to select this option if necessary.

  • Shoe purchase is very simple – just choose the relevant US or EUR shoe size as appropriate.
  • With boots, we will need some more measurements due to the variations in calf size and leg length, however, there is a handy guide on how to measure and what we will need from you.

 

      5. Super Kids

  • Whilst we do have an extensive selection of kids cosplay costumes, with bespoke size choices, the adult outfits can also be ordered for your little heroes. However, these will all need to be customized size orders except the size 3XS and 6XS can work.

If you are uncertain or in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact our extremely helpful team for further advice. alice@procosplay.com

 

Get Black Butler-Kuroshitsuji Grell Sutcliff Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer Shua

Interview with cosplayer Shua -


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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!

Biography :-

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Interview with cosplayer SnowChild

Interview with cosplayer SnowChild -


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SnowChild is a cosplayer from Sweden. She is a member of the cosplay group called Farbror Esters Pojkar (Uncle Esters Boys). She has cosplayed Roxas from Kingdom Hearts. We at ProCosplay were fascinated by her outstandingly brilliant cosplay of Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji. SnowChild was kind enough to share with us some info about her. Read on to find out more!

Biography :

Name - Stephanie Strand
Place - Sweden
DOB - 4:th december 1990
Fav Anime - No one in particular for the moment.



1. How about you introduce yourself to the readers first?

SnowChild :-
Hello. I am a cosplayer from Sweden who has been cosplying for about 3 years. I like horses, video-games and ofc manga and anime and spend most of my freetime drawing ,watching wired documentaries on YouTube and hanging out with friends and girlfriend.

2. When did you realise your love for cosplaying and for how long have you been cosplaying?

SnowChild :-
I have always loved to dress up and my parents always encouraged creativity. We often made Halloween and mascerade costumes together. As I first heard about cosplay and saw picture of that online was I sure of that this something I wanted to do.

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3. Why did you choose to cosplay Ciel Phantomhive?

SnowChild :-
I wanted to cosplay him even before I knew his name or the title the manga. The Victorian, luxury and detailed design of his clothes are really beautiful and I wanted a challenge. However, I felt that I couldn't cosplay a character I didn't know and decided to read the manga. and it didn't take make chapters for to fall in love with the little bastard and the dark storyline. ^^

4. Could you give the readers some tips on cosplaying Ciel Phantomhive?

SnowChild :-
Spend time on your make up.
Ciel is supposed to be really pretty almost doll-like.
My tip is to use Circle lenses who are at least 17mm big, it will not only make your eye look bigger, it will also make you look younger and more childlike. Fake lashes are a must, the dollier and thicker they are the better, however make sure to glue them onto your eyelid in a way that makes them point less upwards and more outward. Ciel's eyelashes aren't that prominent when he is facing someone but they are very visible when he looks down or in profile.
To fasten your fake lashes like that will also archive a kind of arrogant and dramatic look.
Don't forget to add a darker eyeshadow in your eyelid crease to frame the eyes even more and to create the illusion of bigger eyelids. If you don't have a double eyelid, just create an optical eyelid with lighter and darker eyeshadows.
My last tips for the make up is to couture your face, make your nose and chin smaller by darkening and highlighting.

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5. What do you think about the cosplay scene in your country, Sweden?

SnowChild :-
I like the cosplay scene in Sweden but I think it's too small. It doesn't take too long time before almost everyone somehow knows everyone but it's very cozy. :)

6. What is your dream cosplay?

SnowChild :-
My absolute dream cosplay is a Big Sister from Bioshock 2. I think they are really interesting and it would be a real challenge to make such a costume. I will begin to work on it as soon as possible, I just need to figure out how I should be able to breath in it.

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7. What is the most difficult cosplay challenge you've faced so far? How did you pull it off?

SnowChild :-
I believe my most difficult cosplay challenge yet was to begin to make my own costumes because I have never sewn anything before, at bleats not clothes. I decided to look at clothes and see how they were sewn together to understand how fabric and thread worked together. I began to sew and learned more and more with every cosplay I made.

8. In what way has cosplay changed your life?

SnowChild :-
I have more friends then what I have had in my entire life. Also, I have gained more confidence and believe much more in myself.

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9. Can you give some advice to the beginners out there?

SnowChild :-
People cosplay for different reasons, some do it just for fun and other do it because they want a challenge and want to give the illusion of brining the character to life.
No matter if your cosplay is really simple or not, it's important to make it look complete from head to toe. Make sure to have the right shoes for the cosplay and use a wig even if you have the same haircolor as the character. The same goes for the eyes: Use colored contact lenses, even if you happen to have the same eyecolor as the character. It will much better on pictures and give a complete look. :)
Also, cosplay is supposed to be fun. Don't choose a character you feel nothing for but who you think will give you attention. Choose a character that you really love because those cosplays will always become your best. :)



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Get Highschool of the Dead Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer Sushi Monster

Interview with cosplayer Sushi Monster -


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Meet Sushi Monster, a cosplayer and hairdresser from California! Kneesocks from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Serah from Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Winry from Full Metal Alchemist are some examples of the vast number of characters that she has cosplayed. We at ProCosplay were fascinated by her incredibly sexy cosplay of Rei Miyamoto from Highschool of the Dead. Sushi Monster was kind enough to share with us some info about her. Read on to find out more!

Biography :

Name:Sushi Monster
Place:Orange County, CA
DOB:January 4
Fav anime:Not anime, but I am obsessed with The Legend of Korra!



1. Could you introduce yourself to the readers first?

Sushi Monster :-
I'm a veteran cosplayer from California who also loves fashion, hair and makeup! I like to cosplay and hang out with friends on my free time and do fashion shoots and hair in my work time.

2. What got you into cosplaying and for how long have you been cosplaying?

Sushi Monster :-
I have been cosplaying since summer 2005, so it's been 7 years now. I got into cosplaying when I was in high school and my friend wanted me to go to an anime con with her. I heard people dressed up, so I made an original ninja costume and went. I was amazed and overwhelmed by all the awesome cosplayers I was seeing, and ever since then I was been sucked in.

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3. Why did you choose to cosplay Rei Miyamoto?

Sushi Monster :-
I love the show Highschool of the Dead and wanted to cosplay from it. I originally wanted to do Saeko but decided in the end to portray Rei and make her look more fierce and confident than in the show. I also always wanted to do a shoot where I could fight off zombies!

4. Could you give the readers some tips on cosplaying Rei Miyamoto?

Sushi Monster :-
Don't be afraid to show some skin and be a bit perverted! You are cosplaying from a super fanservice show drawn by a hentai artist, so it's ok to do fanservicey shots. You can do a lot of action and fighting poses too, since the show is about fighting zombies. Also when looking for a wig, her hair isn't blonde ?it's more of an orangey brown tone. And don't  forget her hair antenna! It is a major detail of the character Rei herself. Confidence is key!

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5. Did you face any difficulties in cosplaying Rei Miyamoto?

Sushi Monster :-
I didn't really face any difficulties other than figuring out the ahoge/hair antenna on her wig. She was one of my easier cosplays to do!

6. What according to you are the pros and cons of cosplaying?

Sushi Monster :-
Pros:
If you make your costumes, you gain tons of skills, such as wig styling, sewing, prop construction, just creative ways to make things in general. You get to make yourself look totally different and to portray your favorite characters. You also meet a lot of people at cons with the same interests and can make a lot of lifetime friendships. Sometimes you may even find love! You have a nerdy group of friends you can freely fangirl with haha! You also get recognition from other talented artisans and fans of series if you do a good job on a costume!
Cons: It's a pretty expensive and time consuming hobby. Materials to make or buy costumes add up, and if you attend conventions, it's l cost even more! It can get really stressful days before the con when you are crunching to get costumes done by a deadline. A lot of people, especially on the internet, are very harsh and cruel and may make mean, horrible comments, but you are putting yourself out there so you kind of just have to take it along with the good. People also tend to become pretty cliquish or elitist over this nerdy hobby so that is another con.

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7. Do you see yourself cosplaying in 10 years?

Sushi Monster :-
Of course! I see myself being an old grandma and still cosplaying. Of course as I age I'm l pick more character and body appropriate cosplays, but there is always all sorts of characters I want to play dress up in, even if it's not anime or video game related. Cosplaying and cons are a huge part of my life so I can see myself still attending cons and cosplaying for the rest of my life, even if it's only once a year.

8. How do you view yourself as a cosplayer?

Sushi Monster :-
I view myself as someone who just likes to do it for fun and for friends. I do costume construction pretty seriously because Iam a perfectionist but my actual attitude about it is pretty laid back and that we should just do it as a hobby and to have fun with it.

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9. Any piece of advice for the cosplay virgins out there?

Sushi Monster :-
Remember that this hobby is for FUN! If you are not having fun and stressing out too much, you are not doing it right. Don't be afraid to ask questions, however, there is a good chance that there is some sort of guide to what you are cosplaying out there already, so do your research first! Google, Deviantart and Cosplay.com forums are a great help. You can ask for advice, but don't expect people to give you step by step or to just outright give you their patterns and techniques. Also, if you want to make something, break the costume down as much as possible into little pieces. It's a lot easier to figure it out when you break it down into parts. Also, a must is hair and makeup! A costume isn't  truly complete when you don't have a wig or at least some light makeup on. You can use your real hair but a wig tends to look better.



You can see much more of her work on Facebook and deviantart

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Get Kingdom Hearts Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer Akane

Interview with cosplayer Akane -


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Akane is a cosplayer from Germany. She is a member of Animexx. She has cosplayed characters such as Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji and Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII. Akane has been well known for her Sora cosplays which are outstanding and breathtaking. Let's get to know more about her!

Biography :-

Name - Christine, but all of my friends and even my sister call me Akane
Location - Munich / Germany
DOB - May 4th 1983
Fav Anime - Oh, I'm nostalgic so I'm say Ranma 1/2.



1. Could you please introduce yourself to the readers?

Akane :-
Hi, my name is Akane :)
I hope everyone of you is well and happy <3

2. How did you get into cosplaying and for how long have you been cosplaying?

Akane :-
In 1999 I met a huge anime fan group in a manga store in munich during a shopping trip. I already knew what cosplay was, but I was never done it before. They told me that they meet up once a month and it sounded like so much fun, that I wanted to do it as well ^^ And as you can see, I did. And the group I was meeting back then turned out to be the Anime Musical group Tsuki no Senshi (I'm a member there since 2000) and the german biggest anime society "Animexx"

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3. Why did you choose to cosplay Sora?

Akane :-
It all began, that TnS planned to do a little Kingdom Hearts musical. At first I should played Kairi, but our Sora stepped out of TnS. Obviously we needed a new Sora and no one wanted to do him because of the huge shoes and the hair XD Because Sora is more needed for Kh than kairi, they told me I had to play him XD I was never played KH before but I knew it was a leading role, so I bought the game and totally fell in love with him <3 It was the best thing that could be happen to me ^__^ And now I can't stop doing more pictures and outfits. He really got my heart

4. Did you face any difficulties in cosplaying Sora?

Akane :-
At first, yes. A friend of mine knowing as Fujimiyaran (DA) made my wigs, because I was such a wig noob. And I had big troubles with the shoes, the keychain and the shoulder armor. But after a few cosplays I knew how it works best for me and I finally learned how to style wigs ^^v

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5. Can you give the readers some tips on cosplaying Sora?

Akane :-
Hm, it's hard for me to describe things in english and without knowing what kind of problems people have with the outfits. So I'm l give tips for things people most often ask me for: Use 3 fabric parts for the shoe covers, not 2. For the shoulder armor I uses pipes and before you start styling your wig, sew another wig into it to make it thicker. This way, you can prevent "holes" in the hairstyle. I use a tail comb, a blending scissors and normal hairspray for it And the most important tip is : Have fun <3 <3 <3

6. How do you decide what character to cosplay?

Akane :-
There are 2 options: I totally love the character *_* Or one of my friends or Franka asks me to cosplay it with her/him. I don't do cosplays because the anime/game is popular. Cosplay should be fun and not a popularity contest

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7. What has been your most exciting/memorable cosplay experience to date?

Akane :-
Hm... that's very difficult... I was got so many great memories <3 I think one is the reaction of the people and my friends when I first cosplayed Sora and the second when Franka cospalyed for the first time with me ^__^~

8. Why do you cosplay? Everyone has a reason, what is yours?

Akane :-
Because it's so much fun and I can be a character for a short time. Sometimes you can forget the reality a bit and be a part of the Anime/Game you like so much. Especially when you  are part of an musical group like TnS. One of my most favourits moments ever was being sora on stage. I really miss it and I don't  keep it as a special memory in my heart

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Get K-ON Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer Suzumi

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Meet Suzumi a cosplayer from Japan! She has cosplayed characters such as Hagumi Hanamoto from Honey & Clover and Suzaku Kururugi from Code Geass. We at ProCosplay absolutely loved her cosplay of Yui Hirasawa from K-On! Suzumi was kind enough to share with us some info about her. Read on to find out more.

Biography :

Name - Suzumi (すずみ) Takafumi
Place - Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
DOB - July 28
Fav anime - DRRR!
                     Vocaloid
                     Pokemon BW *blush* etc etc...



1. How about you introduce yourself first?

Suzumi :-
Hello~ I'm Suzumi, you don't know me but let's try to get along, alright?

2. What inspired you to start cosplaying and for how long have you been cosplaying?

Suzumi :-
I guess seeing all of the anime characters around and how good everyone looked dressing like them, I just wanted to try. I've been doing it for...about 3 years now.

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3. Why did you choose to cosplay Yui Hirasawa?

Suzumi :-
Because she's cute! And I love how easy going (yet ditzy) she is.

4. Could you give the readers some tips on cosplaying Yui Hirasawa?

Suzumi :-
Make sure the hair is right. And don't get lazy if you want to get her uniform. AND just because she wears casual things does NOT mean you can go out in casual cosplay. It really is not the same...

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5. Do you have any favourite cosplayers that you admire and get inspired by?

Suzumi :-
I really like Chen Mei Ting (RabbitMillet), Celestine (astral17), OkiyaDaze, and... Oh! I like Kaesaru but she doesn't cosplay anymore. They all inspire me alot.

6. Which character do you love cosplaying the most?

Suzumi :-
Obviously Yui Hirasawa. But I like Hagumi Hanamoto and I wish I could do more of Suzaku Kururugi.

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7. What are you planning to cosplay in the future?

Suzumi :-
Someone (I don't know who) from Angelic Layer, Rei Ayanami, and Japan from Hetalia.

8. How does cosplaying make you feel?

Suzumi :-
It makes me feel awesome. I really can't describe it, I just love doing it. And my greatest joy comes from actually getting the cosplay done..Even if I may have made the costume too small.

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Get Angel Beats SSS Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer Mika

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Meet Mika, a 17 year old cosplayer from Philippines. Despite having entered the cosplay scene just in 2010 Mika has managed to stand out with her charismatic costumes and personality. Tifa Lockheart from Final Fantasy VII, Sophitia Alexandra from Soul Calibur III and Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica are some of the characters that she has cosplayed. Mika was kind enough to share with us some info about her. Read on to find out more.

Biography :

Name - Mika. I'm also known as Mikachu. XD
Place - Philippines~
DOB - July 9, 1994 (17)
Fav anime - That's hard to answer! XD Angel Beats, Guilty Crown, AKB0048, Fate Series, Code Geass, Macross Frontier, Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, Full Moon wo Sagashite ---- I come to love animes that either stir lots of emotion in me or make me think more about life.



1. How about you introduce yourself to the readers first?

Mika :-
Hello~ I'm Mika! I've been an otaku for as long as I can remember, and I love anime and games to bits. If I didn't, I don't think I'd be -me-. Its a big part of my life, and characters have had impacts on me that have made me into who I am today, in the same way that people around you shape you as a person. Aside from being a cosplayer, I'm just your typical student who loves to sing and eat. XD

2. What inspired you to start cosplaying and for how long have you been cosplaying?

Mika :-
It began when I first saw these photos of famous cosplayers such as Kipi, Arisa Mizuhara, Aira, and Kaname (If I remember right? XD) on the internet a couple of years ago. The thought of seeing such inhumanely beautiful and anime-esque people thrilled me. I immediately thought of trying the same, and thus I did my first (and really fail cosplay @_@) as Haruhi Suzumiya back in 2007. I stopped because I needed to focus on school first, and felt that I wasn't too fitting for it yet. Around April 2010 I began to cosplay again now that I felt more confident. I've been cosplaying for two years now, but I dont really feel like it's been that long. XDD

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3. Why did you choose to cosplay Yuri Nakamura?

Mika :-
The moment I saw the Angel Beats trailer, something about the soundtrack was so appealing to me that it convinced me to try watching. I instantly loved the show because of Yuri who has this extremely similar personality to Haruhi Suzumiya (one of my top favorite anime characters of all time), she was just too amusing/funny/interesting. But just when I thought she'd be another Haruhi, the show shocked me when things went for a turn and more of her character was fully revealed. It hit me emotionally, I really sympathized with Yuri; her personality is extremely if not exactly similar to how I am in real life.

When I watched her in the first episode I immediately told myself I'd cosplay her. But when the show explained more about her, this casual desire to cosplay her grew SO MUCH. >_<

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4. Could you give the readers some tips on cosplaying Yuri Nakamura?

Mika :-

COSTUME:
Yuri's costume might seem simple, but it's actually different from typical seifuku with the unusual blouse layout and collar shape. There are also lots of small details such as the SSS patch, the back ribbon and the change in fabric color of the skirt panels on her sides. The collar and skirt color can also confuse people, in the same way that her hair color is also confusing---they all keep changing hues depending on what images you are looking at. I'm happy with the colors I got and I feel confident in them because I tried to find a balance between the colors of the original concept art/promotional art and the anime screenshots. With enough thinking, planning and attention it's easy to get her costume 100% accurate. Gun props are also easy to get!

PORTRAYAL: This is a little confusing. Although I know her personality inside out, I feel like there's this balance I have to achieve in portraying Yuri---You have to give off this 'serious' and 'confident' aura, but at the same time you can still make small smiles/smirks. She also doesn't entirely make these super angry/fierce expressions. She doesnt have any iconic pose nor does she have a consistent facial expression. She's very overall balanced and 'normal'-ish for an anime character if you get what I mean. XDD She's very regularly 'human'. While she smiles and laughs roughly, she's also mostly no-nonsense. I suppose it depends on your pose, and what aspect of her you'd like to show in photos, but I feel the best advice I could give in making expressions (which I think is the most important aspect of any cosplay) is for you to imagine how she would act/behave.

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5. Do you have any favourite cosplayers that you admire and get inspired by?

Mika :-
Yes, a lot!! I love Aira, Spiral Cats, Rainer Tachibana, Astellecia, GundamFamiglia, Mon Shie... there are just too many of them!

6. What has been your most exciting/memorable cosplay experience to date?

Mika :-
It was at this gaming event last year, 'Level Up! Live 2011' where I first debuted my Rune Knight (Ragnarok Online) cosplay. Lots of cramming was done and it was the first costume that my cosplay family/group/team, Team MARCH, made together. I was really really nervous because that was the first serious competition I had ever joined and the second catwalk I had ever had (first catwalk was in my first cosplay XD). It's a pretty heavy and energy-draining costume but I was so happy, I swung my sword, shouted, ran around on stage and the people were going crazy, the crowd stood up and cheered loudly and I wanted to cry out of happiness for the costume everyone crammed together. XD The people from Team MARCH who were there were watching right at the edge of the stage, so all my nervousness just melted. That whole day, I will never forget.

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7. What is your dream cosplay?

Mika :-
There are a few; KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown, my own Nord Dovahkiin from TESV: Skyrim, Echizen Ryouma from Prince of Tennis and Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura.

8. In what way has cosplay changed your life?

Mika :-
I became more open-minded, more sociable, more accepting of the fact that there will always be people who are very different from each other. It has given me friendships, has caused me to learn how to sew, how to make props, where to buy certain things, how to use public transport, how to cut and style wigs/hair, how to do all kinds of makeup, it's also made me learn how to appreciate heels (which I used to hate XD). I became more girly because of cosplay, because it has made me more comfortable with wearing skirts, heels, having long hair, accessories and the like. I have come to be less awkward towards the opposite gender and now I even feel like my close friends are mostly males because of my hobbies (games etc). Cosplay has made me a more independent person too, and it has made me learn that if a person wants to do something, no matter what happens it can and will be done. Determination overcomes nearly everything. Also, I've become less shy in crowds and public presentations and have become a better speaker.

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9. Do you have any piece of advice for the beginners out there?

Mika :-
The most simple and essential thing I'd like to say is this: Please, no matter what, there must always be love. If there is love in what you are doing, things will fall into place---Because you love what you are doing, you will be determined. Because you love the character, you will learn more about them, you will easily be able to -be- them. Lots of people enter cosplay these days and become clouded with the intent of becoming popular and highly photographed, of becoming beautiful and the like---this should not be the case. Cosplay for the character. Cosplay because you genuinely, sincerely, from the bottom of your heart, love whoever it is you are cosplaying. That might be a little over the top for the more casual people but still, there must always be a genuine interest in the character; cosplay is not merely a product of wanting fame or doing something that suits you. Dont be afraid to try new things and always, enjoy.



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Get Vocaloid Senbonzakura Series Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer Akatsuki Tsukasa

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Meet the wondrous Akatsuki Tsukasa! A cosplayer from Taiwan, Miss Tsukasa has cosplayed a wide range of characters of varied personalities. Nami from One Piece, Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier and Saeko Busujima from Highschool of the Dead are few among the many characters that she has cosplayed. Her cosplay of the characters Meiko, Megurine Luka and Kagamine Len from Vocaloid(Senbonzakura) are all eye catching. Miss Tsukasa was kind enough to share with us some info about her. Read on to find out more.

Biography :

Name - 紅月司(Akatsuki Tsukasa)
Place - Taiwan
DOB - August 21
Fav anime - Macross Frontier series
                     Vocaloid series
                     One Piece
                     Hakuoki series
                     Final Fantasy series
                     Evangelion
                     etc...



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1. How about you introduce yourself to the readers first?

紅月司 :-
Hi! My name is Akatsuki Tsukasa (紅月司)
Tsukasa(司) is my first name, Akatsuki(紅月) is last name.
I usually play male or sexy women roles.
Blood type O/Leo/5 feet 6 inches tall.
My favorite female charactor is Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier anime.

2. What inspired you to start cosplaying and for how long have you been cosplaying?

紅月司 :-
My experience with cosplay started about nine years ago. It started with attending events as an artist, and later transitioned into a cosplayer.

3. Why did you choose to potray Luka Megurine, Meiko and Kagamine Len(Senbonzakura)?

紅月司 :-
I love the topic about Oiran(courtesans in Japan), and the kimono fashion of the Taisho-period. I like them in my first view of this mv.
And my friend invited me too!

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4. Could you give the readers some tips on cosplaying these three characters(Senbonzakura)?

紅月司 :-
It's not easy to catch the characteristic and express their emotions through camera shots, my personal advice is to web browse, watch Taiga drama, or read books about traditional culture of Japan.

5. What is the most difficult cosplay challenge you've faced so far? How did you pull it off?

紅月司 :-
I'm terrified of heights and the thoughts of being high up scare me, some times when we go to the ruins for location shooting I have to climb up high to get a better shot, it didn’t show on the photos but in my heart I was screaming and crying (lol)
I ask photographers countdown for me, so I can do facial expressions on time in stead of frightened face.

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6. Do you see yourself cosplaying in 10 years?

紅月司 :-
I think I might be quit in few years, cause my busy job and my sense of responsibility.
If my future husband's not mind, maybe I can be here for a few more years.^^

7. What do you plan to cosplay in the future?

紅月司 :-
Macross Frontier-The Wings of Goodbye
                 ONE PIECE
                 Vocaloid series
                 Final Fantasy 13-2

8. Do you have any favourite cosplayers that you admire and get inspired by?

紅月司 :-
I admire LEIKA very much, she's a cosplayer in Japan.>/////<

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9. How does cosplaying make you feel?

紅月司 :-
Happiness, and a bit pressure too. I’m a perfectionist.
The happiest thing in my life is know my besties through these events.

10. Can you give some advise to the beginners out there?
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紅月司 :-
Watch more movies! And you’ll learn more.

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Get Final Fantasy Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer A.K. Wirru

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AmenoKitarou a.k.a. A.K. Wirru is a cosplayer, music writer, martial artist and high school teacher from Sydney, Australia. He has cosplayed a wide range of characters ranging from Ikari Shinji from Evangelion to Siegfried Schtauffen from Soul Calibur IV. He has also cosplayed many characters such as Cloud Strife and Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy VII, X and XIII. His brilliant cosplay of Siegfried Schtauffen from Soul Calibur IV won him the award of the Australian Madman National Cosplay Champion of 2010. Let's get to know more about him!

Biography :

Name - AmenoKitarou (Will)
Place - Australia
DOB - 26/11
Fav anime - Evangelion



1. Could you introduce yourself to the readers first?

A.K. Wirru :-
Hi everyone! I am A.K. Will. I am a male cosplayer from down under in Australia! I love music, composing, martial arts, fitness and teaching when I am not busily making costumes!

2. What got you into cosplaying and for how long have you been cosplaying?

A.K. Wirru :-
I've always loved creative arts, so when I tried to make my first costume in 2008 and got an awesome amount of encouragement and support for it, I fell in love with making costumes.
I have been cosplaying for about 6 years now (?) haha.

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3. Did you face any difficulties in cosplaying Cloud Strife?

A.K. Wirru :-
I had quite a hard time figuring out how to make all 7 of his swords assemble without making it incredibly heavy!!

4. Could you give the readers some tips on cosplaying Cloud Strife?

A.K. Wirru :-
Take great care with the wig (I don't even think mine was that great haha!). Wear those awesome sunglasses or else take time with make up! Cloud has that impossibly perfect face...

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5. What has been your most exciting/memorable cosplay experience to date?

A.K. Wirru :-
I have two most memorable experiences.
First was winning the Madman National Cosplay Championships with my dream costume (Siegfried Schtauffen, Soul Calibur 4) and doing that performance with my own composed music and Japanese voice acting.
Second was being selected as Team Australia 2012 to representing my country in the World Cosplay Summit championships in Japan with my best friend Tsubaki, doing costumes and props from my favorite series of all time (Evangelion).



6. Where do you often go for your photoshoots? How do you choose the background for a photoshoot?

A.K. Wirru :-
The location varies for every character, though sometimes I re-use locations in different ways. I choose locations according to the atmosphere of the character, series, and specific scene that I want to recreate.

7. What is your dream cosplay?

A.K. Wirru :-
Siegfried Schtauffen (Soul Calibur 4), it is a fulfilled dream! I should look for a new one haha!



8. Which character do you love cosplaying the most?

A.K. Wirru :-
I tend to like male JRPG characters who have a nice mix of good looks, costume difficulty, and weapons (oh I love a kickass weapon)!!!

9. Any piece of advise for the cosplay virgins out there?

A.K. Wirru :-
Do what you love and love what you do! It is a hobby :) :) :)



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Get Alice: Madness Returns Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer Moonblader

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Moonblader is a dexterous cosplayer from Australia. She has crossplayed various characters such as Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass to Kai from Beyblade. Her cosplay work of Alice Liddell, from Alice: Madness Returns, has caught the eye of many. Moonblader was kind enough to share with us some info about her. Read on to find out more.

Biography :

Name - moonblader
Place - Sydney, Australia
DOB - 8th February
Fav anime - Code Geass, Sengoku Basara, Cowboy Bebop, Mononoke, Yami no Matsuei, Ouran High School Host Club



1. How about you introduce yourself first?

Moonblader :-
My name is Christie, known as moonblader online. I'm a student of graphic design and now 3D Animation. I've been into RPG games, anime/manga since since junior high and is still addicted! Though on the side I love my dosages of broadway musicals and tv shows like Merlin, Game of Thrones and Sherlock etc. to keep me sane in life.

2. What got you into cosplaying and for how long have you been cosplaying?

Moonblader :-
When I went to a convention for the second time in my life, I saw a few people cosplay from Kingdom Hearts, the Clamp series X-99 and Cardcaptor Sakura. (This was like... 2004/2005 so bear with me.) And they looked like they were having so much fun while looking absolutely wonderful, I was driven to give "dressing up" a go.

I started cosplaying near the end of 2007 but I actually began sewing my own costumes in 2008. So I should say I've been a cosplayer for around 4 to 5 years.

3. Why did you choose to cosplay Alice Liddell from Alice: Madness Returns?

Moonblader :-
One, this game needs more love as it really is one of the best games in 2011. Everything in it is so original, beautiful and yet so twisted. And two, Alice is such a suave and powerful character with a fabulous wardrobe! Who wouldn't want to cosplay Alice?

4. Could you give the readers some tips on cosplaying Alice?

Moonblader :-
Make up and hair is important to give her the right attitude (Not too emo, not too plain!) and strength like Alice has in the game. Try to find as much reference (like concept art or screenshots) to make your outfit as accurate as you can make it. Have fun and as tempting as it is ... try not to slice/bash anyone up! ;)

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5. How often do you cosplay? Is it something you do for conventions and events only?

Moonblader :-
I cosplay at least once a month or two. Sewing and making props helps me focus yet relax when I need some time away from my studies and work. ^^ I used to consider conventions the only time and place to cosplay, but now I'm learning to photoshoot more so I have more freedom with organising and making my outfits/props.

6. Do you have any favourite cosplayers that you admire and get inspired by?

Moonblader :-
I have alot of inspirations who push me forward to become a better cosplayer and person. Jun is a master in make-up and prop making. Stay has long been one of my idols even before I began cosplaying. And Saya who had always taught me to cosplay from the heart and never forget to have fun as that's how it started for everyone.

7. What according to you are the pros and cons of cosplaying?

Moonblader :-
The Pros of cosplaying are having fun dressing up as your favourite characters from your beloved games/manga/anime, making new friends, and learning so many different things like sewing techniques and extreme props making. The cons are mostly the tedious funds, time consumption and the continuously growing list of costumes you want to make once you start.

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8. How do you view yourself as a cosplayer?

Moonblader :-
I would like to consider myself a hard-worker and one who always tries to do their best. I know I am not the best cosplayer of this generation nor the prettiest girl of the block, but I can say for certain I am very happy with how far I've come so far as an artist and creator. I try to make costumes that mean alot of me and from stories (games, anime, manga) that I treasure in my past and present. Hopefully I can look back in the future with a silly grin and say, "... How the heck did I make that?! That. Is. Awesome."

9. In what way has cosplay changed your life?

Moonblader :-
Eventhough I consider cosplay as a hobby, it has added another dimension to my life. It gives me a chance to once in a while become someone else while being with friends I love and admire. And on the side, I'm always consistently learning something new and challenging myself to new levels of costumery and props making. It has challenged not only me, but my family too. I am grateful to them for adapting to this hobby as I know not everyone has the family support like I do. It forever was and will be a creative outlet in my life.



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