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Monday, 30 March 2015

The Road So Far: Interview with Cosplayer Luka


Welcome to the first cosplay project on this tiny little blog: The Road So Far. Today, I have the wonderful cosplayer Luka to interview. Without further blah blah, let's start! <3

What/who motivated you to start cosplaying? Who and what is motivating you now?
Hmm I guess I was just looking at other cosplayers and got inspired by them! I don't really get inspired by anyone right now haha! 

Looking back to when you started cosplaying, what have you achieved, gained, or learned? What do you want to achieve, gain or learn in the future?
I guess I've learned more about makeup and how fun it is to hang out with other cosplayers! I'm not sure about the future yet!

What will you tell your old cosplayer self? What will you do differently if you had the chance to go back? (Or any tips for beginner cosplayers?)
I would tell my old cosplayer self that I looked terrible but anything is possible and now I'm pretty happy about my cosplays!

Hmm a tip for beginner cosplayers would be to start with a simple cosplay of a character that you love! Don't set up a deadline on yourself, take your time to finish it and look at other cosplayers makeup to get inspiration!

Have you been to a con before? If not, what is stopping you? If yes, what do like most and least about cons? Which con is your favourite? What is your favourite memory at a con?
I've been to a con called Närcon Vinter here in Sweden! I used to feel scared of meeting so many people so that's why I've only been to one con!

For you, what are the biggest challenges in cosplay?
The biggest challenges in cosplay for me is to get the right makeup for the character I'm cosplaying, I do different makeup for different characters so it can be hard sometimes! It's also really hard sometimes when I really want to cosplay a character but since I'm so short I feel like I can only do shotas haha!

Who/what are your ultimate dream cosplays?
My dream cosplays are Haku from Spirited Away, Sora from Yosuga no sora and Izumi from Love Stage!

What are your cosplans for this year? Which cons are you attending?
My cosplans for this year are Sora Kasugano, Haku, Maki from Orenchi no Furo Jijou, Dagger from Book of Circus, Levi and Undertaker! I'm 99% sure I'm going to Storcon, I don't know about the other cons. 

What do you want to tell your fans?
I would like to tell my fans/followers that they all mean so much to me and that I'm so grateful and ahh I just love you all<3


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Learn more about the project by hopping over to the intro post: The Road So Far: A Cosplay Feature Project. Want to be featured? Send a quick email via the contact form on the right sidebar of this blog with the subject line "The Road So Far". Suggestions and submissions welcome!

The Road So Far: Interview with Lawliet Cos

Welcome to the first cosplay project on this tiny little blog: The Road So Far. I'm SO honoured to have a fantastic cosplay role model to feature in this brand new project. Without further blah blah, let's start!

What/who motivated you to start cosplaying? Who and what is motivating you now?
There's no motivation there to have me start cosplaying, it's more like I decided to give cosplay a try when I was still in to japanese sub culture fashion, after seeing cosplayers at some conventions.

Looking back to when you started cosplaying, what have you achieved, gained, or learned? What do you want to achieve, gain or learn in the future?
I've learned skills along the way while staying in this hobby, like sewing, prop making, a little bit of photography, etc. Getting to know more people sharing the same hobby.

What will you tell your old cosplayer self? What will you do differently if you had the chance to go back? (Or any tips for beginner cosplayers?)
I would have told myself to not cosplay so much, ahahahah!

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Road So Far: Interview with Cosplayer RanRan


Welcome to the first cosplay project on this tiny little blog: The Road So Far. I'm soooo happy to introduce you guys to an adorable, sweet (/wipes tear) cosplay role model to feature in this brand new project. Without further blah blah, let's start!


Hozuki from Hozuki no Reitetsu
What/who motivated you to start cosplaying? Who and what is motivating you now?
I was a big anime lover since when I was young. (Prince of tennis was my favorite :D) I think the cosplayers at the conventions at that time really motivated me to become a cosplayer. Their beautiful prop, costumes and the way they acted out the characters stunned me. They showed me their passion and appreciation toward the animation or manga they loved by cosplaying. Right now, many amazing Cosplayers out in the world motivates me to continue and become a better cosplayer. At the same time, my non-stop love for animations and manga also motivates me to cosplay XD

Looking back to when you started cosplaying, what have you achieved, gained, or learned? What do you want to achieve, gain or learn in the future?
I learned many things through cosplaying. I learned how to make costume, props, cut wigs, apply makeup, how to put a contacts in, act, photography, and most importantly I made a lot of friends through Cosplaying. :D In the future, I would want to improve everything that I listed above XD and make more friends, and collaborate with more Cosplayers and photographers. 

What will you tell your old cosplayer self? What will you do differently if you had the chance to go back? (Or any tips for beginner cosplayers?)
Hmm, I would tell myself to enjoy the process of making the cosplays, and just have fun with it. :D I think this would be my tip for beginner cosplayer, I can't really give any tips because I'm still need to work on a lot of things myself >< 

Have you been to a con before? If no, what is stopping you? If yes, what do like most and least about cons? Which con is your favourite? What is your favourite memory at a con?
Matsuoka Rin from Free!
I have been to many con in Asia. Last year was my first time attending a con in the U.S.  I really enjoy Katsucon, because I got to meet a lot of new friends and saw a lot of amazing Cosplayers. I am looking forward to go there again next year. 

What is your cosplay pet peeve?
Hmmm, I am not sure. 
For you, what are the biggest challenges in cosplaying?
My biggest challenge is how to look like the character that I am cosplaying. The makeup , costumes and props are very important. But expressions, poses, and actions I believe are very important too. I would like the people who look at my cosplay to feel like they are looking at the characters. 

Who/what are your ultimate dream cosplays?
Wow too many! I would love to cosplay monster hunter one day to make the armor and props myself, I'm a big fan of monster hunter XD

If you can pick any cosplayer to work with, who will it be?
I want to work with too many Cosplayers. lol

Who are some of your cosplay idols?
Idols, Hmm, well, I really admire Japanese cosplayer Kuryu.  She does amazing Free and Gintama cosplays. Her cosplay photos seem very natural to me. It just feel like she is not posing. I just feel like I'm looking at the characters in real life. 

If you had one wish relating to cosplay, what will it be?
I wish I can cosplay as long as I live.

What is (are) your proudest cosplay moment(s)?
When someone sees my cosplay and say to me "you looks like the character!" I would cry.( ・_・̥̥̥ )

What are your cosplans for this year?
My plans are constantly changing. But during the summer I always cosplay a lot of sports anime characters. (Big sports anime fan) I am planning to cosplay Shinkai, Toudou and Aoyagi from Yowamushi Pedal. Rin and Makoto from Free. Other than Sports anime, I'm planning to cosplay Shizuo from Durarara. And many other .... If my budget allows me XD

Which cons are you attending, if any?

For now I'm planning to attend to Akon and AX! 

What do you want to tell your fans?
Wow do I have fans? If I do I can't put into words. Umm, I would like to say, thank you so much for liking my cosplay ( ・_・̥̥̥ thank you soooo much! m(_ _)m 

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Learn more about the project by hopping over to the intro post: The Road So Far: A Cosplay Feature Project. Want to be featured? Send a quick email via the contact form on the right sidebar of this blog with the subject line "The Road So Far". Suggestions and submissions welcome!
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