Q: What has been your favourite cosplay?
I think it's my Roy Mustang one (from
Full Metal Alchemist - ed.), as it is the one that most people
remember me for. Also it was my first cosplay, so I guess it will
always hold a special place in my heart. Hee hee.
Q: Most memorable moment whilst cosplaying?
Oh I think there are too many good
times. I think there have been a lot of
memorable times - from just little photoshoots with
friends to things that go on during conventions.
I don't think I could narrow it down to just the one
Q: Have you had any cosplays go wrong/encountered problems
whilst making cosplays?
Recently I have been
pretty much ordering cosplays and then altering them
slightly to make them fit more, or make them more
accurate as I don't really have a lot of time with
my job. I guess the worst thing that has
happened to one of my cosplays was that it was eaten
up by a moth - but luckily, it was repairable.
Phew! I try not to dwell on the things that go
wrong, so I've probably forgotten a few bad
Q: Have you ever regretted cosplaying?
I'm going to be honest
and say yes. I've had times where there's been
some sillyness that's gotten me down and I have
thought twice about cosplaying. But I've had
really supportive friends all along the way that
have always helped me back up off my feet ^o^
Q: Have you ever done group cosplay? If so how did you find
I'm actually getting quite attached to some group cosplays these
days. It is definitely an enjoyable experience! Everyone has
something different to bring to the group and that is what makes the
group work out. It's also a great way to make new friends as there
are always going to be newer cosplayers that are popping up that you can
include into groups. I'd definitely recommend group cosplays to
Q: What cosplays are you planning?
Lots! This year alone, I'll be doing:
Shinn Asuka from Gundam SEED Destiny, Roy Mustang from
Full Metal Achemist, Kula Diamond from The King of Fighters,
Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass, Genesis Rhapsodos from
Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, Schrodinger from
Hellsing, Psylocke from X-Men, L from
Death Note, Hitsugaya Toshiro from
Bleach and bankai! Ichigo from
Bleach to name a few.
Q: Do you have a dream cosplay?
There are so many I'd love to do like Rei's plugsuit
Neon Genesis Evangelion and a full Gundam cosplay as well.
I doubt either will happen though :(
Q: Do you have one piece of advice that
you would give to cosplay virgins?
Don't panic! Cosplayers
are generally nice people and we
are always supportive.
Don't get disheartened if your
first cosplay doesn't turn out
how you want it to be - it
happens to most of us!
It's all for fun after all!
Q: Do you have an account with the website
Cosplay island/other social networking sites?
I have a Deviantart:
here to see a video interview of Joanna & her friends!
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