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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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Cosplay for newbies-Cosplay location tips

When looking to create your own cosplay suit (assuming that is you don’t intend to just buy a complete one online), it helps to learn the very important rule of thinking outside the box. As unusual and specific as most characters costume components are, sometimes the most difficult piece can be easily found in the least likely of places. For starters, let’s begin with where to find fabrics. Stores like Joann Fabrics or local fashion stores like Vogue or any nearby material store can help you find the fabrics and materials you need from sewing needles, patterns, threads, and all sorts of important components. When it comes to patterns, be sure to keep an open mind and look at other kinds of outfits that may appear close or seem like they carry a good likeness to the character you are trying to create. Halloween patterns for costumes like pirates, Jedi knights, or ball gown dresses may be used and modified when using the pattern to create different (or all) sections of your costume. It’s important to make sure you can sew or know someone who can sew WELL if you’re trying to build your costume.

       When it comes to other parts like gloves, boots, headbands, holsters, or odd things like wings and weapons, it helps to literally look everywhere. Sometimes your character’s gloves can be found in the garden section at Home Depot, or if your character has purple or different colored hands, latex gloves from a hospital or nearby Walgreens may have the very same colored gloves you need for your hands. Everything from scuba goggles to plastic skeleton bones or cardboard can be cut, shaped, resized, and modified to fit your costume’s various needs. Of course, local costume shops or Halloween stores will be more than able to help you out with make-up, eye contact lenses, wigs, masks, prosthetic teeth or limbs, so I recommend trying to find a costume store that is open all year around and not just during the Halloween season. Now all of these things like wigs and fabrics can be extremely expensive, it depends on how far you are willing to pay, drive or go for to get the parts you want.

       Of all the places I can recommend to go searching for cosplay parts, the best in terms of variety and being easy on your wallet is you’re local Good Will store or thrift shops or even garage sales. Any store that takes in goods and resells them like clothes and toys would be an ideal spot for cosplay parts. Why you may ask? Because people donate and give away all kinds of things from golf clubs, chairs, toys to sweaters and vests etc. Good Will and thrift stores can carry virtually any kind of piece of clothing you could need from shirts, vests, ties, hats, shoes, I’ve found many perfectly identical costume parts for my cosplays in Good Will stores more times than I have in any costume or Halloween shop. It may take some rummaging and searching and sometimes you may not always find just what you want and may have to modify it to suit your needs better, but more often than not, you would be truly surprised at how many perfect cosplay parts you can find at thrift stores or stores that take donated clothes and toys and such. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s gold, or in this case, one man’s donation is another man’s cosplay part.

Cosplay for newbies:How to choose your first cosplay

How to choose your first cosplay

   When it comes to getting into the world of Cosplay (short for costume play), it can become a very expensive, daunting, exhausting and complicated hobby to partake, but if handled right, it can serve to be a wonderful and satisfying hobby for many years to come. However, when you’re starting out for the first time, it is very important to make a cosplay that is simple, easy, and inexpensive since as a newbie, you can’t jump into the big leagues at the drop of a hat. Everyone started at the bottom at one point and if you’re reading this, then you’re at the bottom and want to work your way to the top. Best characters to try out for newbies, as far as the simplest ones goes, would be characters that dress in normal clothes and by normal clothes, I mean characters with easy, normal looking, average every day clothes you might find an average person wearing. Someone like L or Light Yagami from “Death Note” for example, Takizawa from “Eden of the East” (or anyone from that show for that matter) or any character from the music inspired show “BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad” would also serve as simple, average cosplays for newbies.

Light from Death Note

Light from Death Note

Takizawa From Eden of the East

Takizawa From Eden of the East

       Though, even if you are a newbie at cosplaying, it helps if your dress up as someone recognizable even if it is a simple cosplay. For example, Ash or Misty from the well-known series “” are very easy cosplays to perform and VERY recognizable and expected at local conventions or cosplay gatherings.  Characters from “High School of the Dead” are also easy to perform, though they will require some intentionally designed “wear and tear” such as scrapes, scratches, or blood splatter marks to coincide with the zombie nature of the show. That’s another great thing about cosplaying 101, very simple things such as splatter marks or a rip or tear can help turn an everyday outfit into an iconic outfit or uniform that matches a character from an anime series. Characters from the show “Ranma ½” are a bit more geared towards oriental styled (naturally) but still, many of their uniforms and outfits are very simple and would make for very easy beginners outfits.

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High School of the Dead

High School of the Dead

       Usually anime that are geared in real life (normal realities devoid of robots, aliens, vampires etc) are usually the best kinds of shows to find ordinary looking characters for cosplay. Best examples of this include almost every character in “Black Lagoon” like Revy, Rock, or Benny. Suguru Misato and his teacher Ms. Shikijou from “Mahoromatic” would also fit this category. However, sometimes even bizarre, fantasy set shows can have normal looking characters despite their abnormal settings or sci-fi elements; like Kyon from “Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” or Sassi and Arumi, both from “Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi.” Always popular with every fan are characters from acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, who has made several films with famous characters that are fun to pull off and easy to recognize like Kiki from “Kiki’s Delivery service”, Ponyo and Sosuke from “Ponyo”, or Chihiro from “Spirited Away.

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Get Durarara Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer Yonejiro

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Yonejiro is a cosplayer from the U.S. Though having just entered the cosplay scene recently, Yonejiro has managed to fit in perfectly well. Matt from Death Note, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara and Keith Goodman from Tiger & Bunny are the characters that he has cosplayed so far. Let's get to know more about him!

Biography :

Name - Yonejiro - Drew
Place - United States
DOB - February 14
Fav anime - Tiger & Bunny, Ao no Exorcist, Sex/Love Pistols, Durarara, Zoids, and Code Geass



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

Yonejiro :-
Ah, hello everyone! Just your normal cosplaying college student from here in California. Trying to do well in both school and my cosplay xD

2. When did you realise your love for cosplaying and what inspired you to start cosplaying?

Yonejiro :-
Just last year in 2011 I went to my first convention and was blown away with all the cosplay. I hadn't really known much about it before hand, but once I went I knew I would have to start cosplaying soon! I'm still fairly new to cosplaying and it has been less then a year since I've started. I fell in love with it right away. Being able to really bring some of your favorite characters to life is what inspired me and keeps me going.

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3. Why did you choose to cosplay Shizuo Heiwajima?

Yonejiro :-
Well, the series Durarara is one of my favorites. It's very interesting and different from other shows I've seen so I knew I had to cosplay from it. I particularly really was intrigued by Shizuo's deep character. He's more than just a guy with strength and an anger management issue.

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

Yonejiro :-
Have fun with it! Don't be afraid of yelling out in anger and lifting things above your head. And always remember to look angry >D

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

Yonejiro :-
There is always pros and cons to anything, especially cosplaying. I find though that the pros out weigh the cons significantly. You get to meet new people who share a common interest in that fandom (I even met my girlfriend who is an Izaya cosplayer), have fun in costume, create your cosplay from scratch or put it together (makes it more personal), and planning out how to make props. It's hard to explain just how much fun it really is. The cons are being able to afford all of it and time rush issues. Sometimes/most of the time cosplayers are working hard all the way up to the night before the convention.

6. What is your dream cosplay?

Yonejiro :-
That's tough... I think either Wild Tiger's mech suit or Sky High's hero suit, both from Tiger & Bunny. I have yet to work with armor yet and will want to eventually. Honestly, I really want to make something with a big cool sword too :b

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

Yonejiro :-
Either around conventions or anywhere with a nice city vibe. You really have to try to create the feel of where the characters in the anime.

8. Do you have any embarrassing cosplay moment that you'd like to share with us?

Yonejiro :-
Oh my, let's see. At one convention there was a lady who was walking right towards me. I thought they were going to ask me for a photo and I said "yeah, sure" and waved to them. They walked right past me over to their friend who was hanging out beside me. I was so embarrassed, my face turned red and I had to walk away.



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

Yonejiro :-
This might seem silly or wasteful at first but it really comes in handy eventually. Look through different cosplay tutorials even though you don't think you'll use them. I would read and watch many tutorials about random things that I didn't need then for my cosplay. But later on when I decided to make a street sign I remembered a few tutorials that gave me ideas about how to make it. It's always nice to have an idea about different materials, how they work, and different ways to do one thing.



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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 Tiger & Bunny Cosplay Idea-Interview with cosplayer Zimiel

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Zimiel is a skilled cosplayer from Australia. Zimiel has cosplayed a wide range of characters including Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier, Major Kusanagi Motoko from Ghost in the Shell, Luka Megurine from Vocaloid and many more. We at ProCosplay were fascinated by her crossplay of Barnaby Brooks Jr. a.k.a Bunny from Tiger and Bunny. Let's get to know more about her!

Biography:

Name - zimiel
Place - Brisbane, Australia
DOB - 7 June
Fav anime - can't name only one! FMA Brotherhood, Natsume Yuujinchou, Gintama etc



1. Could you introduce yourself to the readers?

Zimiel :-
Hi! I'm a cosplayer from Australia, and when I'm not cosplaying I'm a university student. I love books and movies and running around outside in nice weather *3*

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

Zimiel :-
I first heard about cosplay in 2008 when a friend of mine was doing it - and I thought it sounded like a wonderful way to bring characters and stories that I love to life, while doing something creative and productive at the same time! I first cosplayed in 2009 ^_^

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3. Why did you choose to cosplay Barnaby Brooks Jr.?

Zimiel :-
My favourite character is actually Kotetsu-san, but I don't suit him physically...so I cosplayed Barnaby! XD That said, I find his character very interesting, and it was great fun to try and convey his narrative through photos *3*

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

Zimiel :-
Hot rollers, a ridiculous amount of hairspray, make that jacket nice and slim-fitting, and try all of the fabulous poses! Barnaby doesn't just stand normally...he poses XD

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5. Do you see yourself cosplaying in 10 years?

Zimiel :-
I'd like to think so, but who really knows where life will take us ^^

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

Zimiel :-
My most difficult cosplay challenge was making all of the cyber-punk style equipment when I cosplayed Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell. I got there in the end by just sloggin away at it, and using a surprising and weird combination of materials!

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7. Are you working on any costume(s) currently?

Zimiel :-
I am currently sewing a costume for Judal from Magi.

8. What is your favourite part about cosplaying?

Zimiel :-
Bringing characters and stories to life through photo narrative in shoots! And getting to meet all of the amazing and wonderful people from across the world who also cosplay <3

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

Zimiel :-
Choose characters that suit you physically, but don't be afraid to use makeup to make yourself look more like them! Eye makeup and facial contouring are the most important things a cosplayer can do!



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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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Interview with cosplayer Bunnila -


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Meet Bunnila, a cosplayer from Thailand. She has cosplayed many characters ranging from Inori of Guilty Crown to the Princes of the Crystal from Mawaru-Penguindrum. She has also cosplayed Sena Kashiwazaki and Yozora Mikazuki from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. Let's get to know more about her!

Biography :

Name - Jenniibunnila
Place - Thailand
Date of birth - 16/1/1990
Fav anime - Fate zero / Tasogare Otome x Amnesia



1. Could you please introduce yourself to the readers first?

Bunnila :-
Hi~ I'm Bunnila this name came from bunny[rabbits] and my old first

name it Thai[Leela] I am fan of anime / game maybe you can call gamer

to me. I love to play game on ps2/ps3/psp/online games as much as

watch anime -///- just normal cosplayer/coser.

2. How did you get into cosplaying?

Bunnila :-
My old best friend from old school invited me to cos Rukia from

bleach together. [She know I love her because my character look likes

her]

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3. Why did you choose to cosplay Sena Kashiwazaki and Yozora Mikazuki?

Bunnila :-
Why?
Sena Kashiwazaki
-because I love to play video games--including dating sims and eroge

likes me
-she love cute girl like kobato same to me in my real life I love

woman who're very cute and I want to go and hug her.

Yozora Mikazuki
-I love her character so much sometimes I talk to myself just like her

before I want to chat with someone.
-When she in childhood she dress like a boy just like me. I hate the

dress so much when I was young. I want to put jeans and go to school

but cannot to that.
-I love her when she cut her hair off in the end and cry out~I love the

smile with the tear just like me in the same time.

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4. Can you give the readers some tips on cosplaying Sena Kashiwazaki and Yozora Mikazuki?

Bunnila :-
It's not hard if you love them~ why you love them ? why you want to cos

them? because you love them ,right? Go on and try to put your

character that same with them.

5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

Bunnila :-
Bleach / Rukia because it's first time and last time of my cosplay

contest.

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6. What is your dream cosplay?

Bunnila :-
Kanoe, Yuuko -Tasogare Otome x Amnesia . I love her so much.~

7. What was your first convention?

Bunnila :-
You mean cosplay contest? it just long time ago when I really young.

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8. How does cosplaying make you feel?

Bunnila :-
Feel like in Heaven xD



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Interview with cosplayer Naokunn -

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Naokunn is a cosplayer and freelance model from Singapore. Being exceptionally talented in the field of make up, Naokunn even manages to crossplay and has successfully crossplayed characters such as Hatsune Miku(Matryoshka version) from Vocaloid and C.C from Code Geass. Shuyin from Final Fantasy X-2 and Rin Okumura from Ao no Exorcist are among the many male characters he has cosplayed in the 3 years that he has been cosplaying. Let's find out more about the makeup guru!

Biography :

Name - Naoya / Naokunn / Alan
DOB - 05/08/1989
Height - 171 cm
Weight - 60kg


1. Could you introduce yourself to the readers?

Naokunn :-
Hello! I am Naoya From Singapore!, I love playing sports and Cosplaying!!.
Nice to meet Everyone! :3

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

Naokunn :-
I started Cosplaying Because of kateikyoushi hitman reborn, Loved the series and characters! Really wanted to portray them! that's how I started on my first Cosplay.
I have been Cosplaying for almost 3 years already~, My first Cosplay was on May 22, 2009!

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3. Why did you choose to cosplay Rin Okumura?

Naokunn :-
I Love his character development and he's kind, cute, helpful, I love him when he's fighting too! he's very cool!, Love his character~! It's like I want try bringing him to life!!.

4. Did you face any difficulties in cosplaying Rin?

Naokunn :-
Yes, his Wig, I took awhile to choose a color that I wanted, I didn't want to use Black or Dark Blue Wig, I was looking for Dark Blue Mix with Black Wig, It took me awhile to find the wig, Other that that i don't think there is much problem~

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

Naokunn :-
For the make up wise, i think it's better to make your make up slightly whiter (In My Opinion) Because he's still a demon~, but take note of your skin tone around your neck area too! and play around with contouring, for his eye make up, it's best that you do a cos-test first so at least u can try out first~ can try sharp eye make-up too and play around with Brown eyeshadow and apply abit below your eye and use a red eyeshadow apply it more to the side and blend it. remember to use make up brush when applying~

6. How often do you crossplay?

Naokunn :-
Hmm, Once in a while~ as there are only a few character which i will try because of their clothes, for now I prefer to Cosplay guys who Crossplay in the series but I still got plan for crossplay but not much!

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7. Which character do you love cosplaying the most?

Naokunn :-
There are a few characters that i love Cosplaying them!! i can't really pick one > Okumura Rin is one of my fav too!

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

Naokunn :-
I Cosplay because I really enjoy spending time thinking of how to improve on the character and get into character, It's fun portraying the characters out in our own way! It also makes me feel more relaxed and I'm able to enjoy, It help me a lot in life too. As I have back problems, Cosplaying really helped me so I'm able to relax and enjoy myself, but it will still cause me pain. but Cosplay is a important hobby to me!!

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