Q: What has been your favourite cosplay?
Blaire (from Soul Eater - ed.) is my favourite. I went
through a phase of doing very frumpy costumes and I really wanted to do
something sexy. I saw her character design when I was out shopping
one day in Japan and fell in love with it - particularly since it
doesnít have shoulders (Iím so bad at sewing sleeves onto the torso!).
It came out way better than I thought and itís so comfortable! Now
Iím cosplaying CC (from Code Geass - ed.) to
International Cosplay Ball and Iím slightly sick of sexy
costumes. Next up will be more frump ;)
Q: Most memorable moment whilst cosplaying?
Not necessarily a good memory but
I was cosplaying Oneesan from Battle Royale
to an event on Southbank in London. In those
days I used to travel in costume and I ended up
walking through a remembrance Sunday parade in tiny
shorts and covered in fake blood! I was hiding
under a friends jacket but still looked like some
kind of dissident DX
Q: Have you had any cosplays go wrong/encountered problems
whilst making cosplays?
My CC costume for the ball is going horribly wrong. I donít want
to talk about it >_<
Q: Have you ever regretted cosplaying?
I had a moment a few weeks ago
when my boyfriend accidentally stepped on a white
sleeve I was working on for my Pierrot (from
Yakitate!! Japan - ed.) costume for
Auchinawa 2008 (my fault for filling his
flat full of fabric). I knew I would need to
make it again and I just had a Ďwhy do I botherí
moment. The fabrics for the costume had cost
around £40 and I was thinking about what I could
have bought with that money instead. When I
realised the mental shopping list was mostly Ďwigs
and that overlocker I wantí, it became obvious it
was just a moment of passing madness ;)
Q: Have you ever done group cosplay? If so how did you find
My fav group experience was the Yakitate!! Japan group at
mainly because it wasnít stressful - it was a cool group of people and
there was lots of croissants.
The Samurai Champloo group was also fun although looses points on
the fact that my friend and I made all the cosies from scratch and it
took forevarrrrr. The photoshoots we did were fun however!
Q: What cosplays are you planning?
None!! Its quite a release! Although Iím
making Medusa for a friend and thereís a few I would like to do if I
shape up a bit.
Q: Do you have a dream cosplay?
I want to make the Blood Elf costume (from World
Of Warcraft - ed.) Iíve been planning for several years.
However, Iím being picky over it and I want to make the armour pieces so
shiny that you can see your face in them. If anyone knows a
material that might be suitable, let me know!
Q: Do you have one piece of advice that
you would give to cosplay virgins?
Cosplay is an obscure but fun
hobby, try not to take it too seriously. Donít
take after me and find yourself sitting up all night
doing accounts and sending out tickets for the
latest cosplay event you thought would be sooooooo
easy to put together. And try and finish your
costumes with at least 4 days to spare! Then
you have time if it all goes wrong and you donít end
up hanging from the ceiling, trying to iron bias
tape with your teeth.
Q: Do you have an account with the website
Cosplay island/other social networking sites?
http://ravenmocara.deviantart.com on DeviantArt and Iím Mocara on
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