What got you into cosplay?
Well, it all really started with my love for anime and coming across some photos of cosplayers that I saw on the internet one day. I have suffered from social anxiety for a long, long time now and the thought of: 1. Showing my appreciation to an anime/game and 2. Becoming an entirely new person really appealed to me. The thought of becoming a new person via cosplay really pushed aside my anxiety and pushed me to making new friends, becoming a part of a cosplay group and learning not to be so shy and anxious around people. Just the thought of this concept of 'cosplay' really changed my view on my life and opened up a new perspective on how I feel about myself and the people around me.
How many cosplays have you done?
Hmmm, I'm still pretty new to cosplay, you could still consider me a cosplay noob. Overall I've made 2 (poorly made) cosplays and bought one. So overall, 3 cosplays.
How do you get your costumes?
As I stated before, I'm still new to cosplaying and defiantly still new to sewing but I am slowly getting there. My first cosplays were sewed by myself and the aid of my mother and my latest was bought. I prefer to make my own cosplays as I really appreciate the feeling you get when you finally finish a cosplay. Store bought cosplays don't really give off that satisfaction and are overall expensive and not really well made in some cases.
What was your first cosplay?
My very first cosplay was a EXTREMELY poorly made Serah Farron cosplay. Let me say, never EVER attempt to sew chiffon when you have never sewed. I didn't have a wig, my chiffon cardigan thingie was fraying everywhere but at least one person knew who I was at the train station.
What is your favorite cosplay?
Defiantly Lenalee from D.Gray Man. Although I didn't make it, I really put effort into finding a good wig and makeup and it was also my first official group cosplay and photoshoot. So, yep defiantly Lenalee!
What is your favorite thing about cosplay?
Defiantly the cosplay community. The cosplay community is so open and loving and really appreciate the fun in cosplay. Of course there is some negative aspects of the cosplay community (Shaming and discrimnation) but the cosplay community is made up of a majority of good, kind people. Thanks to the awesome cosplay community I met new friends and become a part of Kospure. I also get heaps of help and support on how to sew, wig styling and makeup tips from cosplayers I really look up to who are so open to help anyone. I love the community and I can see it just getting better and more supportive through the coming years.
Do you have any cosplay pet peeves?
My only real cosplay pet peeves is poor hygiene when your cosplaying and over sexualizing characters that do not need to be oversexulised. I mean, come on, if your going to be in cosplay please shower, wear deodorant and be aware that you are going to be in a very crowded place and other people will smell you.
What's your most recent cosplay?
Well I'm going to count Ib from the RPG game Ib because I'm currently working on it and it will be debuted at Mini Animania.