with a notebook full of new friends' emails/phone numbers. More
often than not it's the cosplay that starts the conversation in the
first place. Cosplay is my welcome distraction from everyday life,
I suppose that's the best way to put it!
Q: What has been your favourite cosplay?
Hmm, tough question. In all honesty I haven't particularly
favoured any of my own cosplays; I'm a perfectionist with
OCPD so none of them are ever 100% right to me. My mind wants
me to say Wolf Link (Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess) as it
was my first fursuit and it got such a good reception, but to be honest
I'm more inclined to say Rabi~en~Rose (Di
Gi Charat) or Link (Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time).
Rabi because I made it in 24 hours (seriously, finished it at 6am just
before leaving for
MCM London Expo) and it turned out exactly how I wanted it.
Link because he's well recognised and I think I fit the character quite
well (also my first time making a sword and shield). I should
probably mention Mink (Dragon
Half) though as I know there are a few friends of mine that might be
disappointed if I didn't!
Q: Most memorable moment whilst cosplaying?
Well I think it's got to be the
Bristol Cosplay Club Night. I came out of
the bathroom having changed into Mink from
Dragon Half and the room just exploded into
applause, gasps and whoops. Hah that was
brilliant. Embarrassing but brilliant.
That was my 'confidence cosplay' as well, so it gave
my self-esteem a little boost.
Q: Have you had any cosplays go wrong/encountered problems
whilst making cosplays?
Oh tons. I've never been to
a con or expo where I wasn't sewing on the way or in
the hotel room because I'd run out of time. Of
course there are also the countless times my sewing
machine has given up on me during an important part
of a costume. I was once helping my friend
with his Shinji cosplay (from
Neon Genesis Evangelion - ed.) and we didn't
have the right glue sticks and the hot glue all
poured out of the back of the gun all over my hand!
Oh and last
Amecon I was in the masquerade as human Luna (Sailor
Moon S movie) and when I got in line I realised
that my yellow satin dress was somehow splattered
with ink! I was in tears but I decided it
wasn't going to stop me from getting out there and
showing it off, after all, I'd spent so much work on
Heh and many more things have gone wrong I'm sure...
Q: Have you ever regretted cosplaying?
Never, not at all.
Well, I suppose I could use the couple of hundred
pounds a year I spend on cosplay and cons to, y'know,
eat and stuff but those are just details...
Q: Have you ever done group cosplay? If so how did you find
I've done it a few times now and I really enjoy it. It's
nice to be able to take an hour or two just to spend time with a
specific group of people, make new friends and things like that.
It makes it sooo much more fun to act in character when you have people
to react to you as well! What I find fun is trying to round up
more and more people so you can get a complete set of characters,
difficult to do but if you succeed it sure is rewarding.
Q: What cosplays are you planning?
Ack, so many - I have a list that's about 3 pages
long. I suppose my most immediate ones are my ones for
For Kitacon I only have time to make one, so I'll be using my
Sakura (Card Captor Sakura) that I made for the Bristol Cosplay
Club Night the week before, along with a couple of older ones.
For Ayacon I'll be cosplaying An (Sailor Moon R) with my
partner as Eiru, and I'm stuck between Teddie (Persona 4) and
Metis (Persona 3). I'm sure I'll pick one more as well as I
never do less than 3 cosplays for a con, not sure what yet though.
Q: Do you have a dream cosplay?
Loads. I've wanted to cosplay Klonoa (Klonoa 2; Lunatea's
Veil) since forever! One day I'd like to go all out and make a
Zora armour Link (Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess), a Megazord/Rita
Repulsa (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers), Deku Link (Legend Of
Zelda: Majora's Mask), Puni Puni Poemi... The list is
Q: Do you have one piece of advice that
you would give to cosplay virgins?
Never be afraid to try new
things. Three years ago I
didn't have a clue how to use a
sewing machine let alone hand
sew. It's all about taking
small steps and building up your
confidence. Start with
small things like hemming
trouser legs and sleeves and
gradually work your way up.
I can tell you now, I've been
sewing and making cosplays for a
long while and I still cock up
every now and then. It's
fine, you learn from your
mistakes and they only make you
better at it!
Q: Do you have an account with the website
Cosplay island/other social networking sites?
Yep I'm on Cosplay Island as "Chibi".
I also have a commission website for cosplays, partial fursuits,
accessories and wig stylings:
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