Q: What attracts you cosplay?
I've always loved dressing up. When I was at primary
school and we had our fancy dress days I would always get so excited,
but when I moved onto secondary school and it didn't happen anymore I
was sad that I didn't get that chance again. But when I got into
anime and found cosplay it gave me a chance to dress up again. I
always feel more confident when I cosplay. Usually I'd be worried
by the weird looks but when I am in cosplay it amuses me and I am always
more confident just going up to fellow anime fans and starting a
Q: What has been your favourite cosplay?
Hrm that's a tough one, my favourite cosplay to date has either
been my Natalia Lanvaldear (Tales Of The Abyss) or Midori (Guitar
Hero III). The Natalia one was completely brought and
sized off eBay, the Midori one I pulled together with a combination of
making and buying stuff to use from shops.
The Natalia outfit was so cute and pretty that I really enjoyed walking
around in it. It was something I'd never wear in real life because
it was so weird, but it was also an outfit I was desperate to wear.
The Midori one was just so bright and colourful and I put a lot of
effort into it, so I was proud of wearing that one.
Q: Most memorable moment whilst cosplaying?
Most memorable cosplay moment was
probably when I went to one of the
Expos dressed up as Haruhi Suzumiya (from
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya - ed.).
I was in line to get my Artemis Fowl book
signed by Eoin Colfer (as I love his books), when he
saw my costume he and the guy who did the art were
like 'so who are you some kinda Ninja school girl'
and I was like 'no I'm a school girl with God like
powers ;P' and they were like 'ooooh maybe you could
help us with our next project then?' haha. If
I hadn't been in cosplay that would probably have
been a 'how are you?' moment and me getting nervous,
but because I was in cosplay it was fun and probably
a unique conversation haha.
Q: Have you had any cosplays go wrong/encountered problems
whilst making cosplays?
The skirt for my Midori
cosplay was a bit of a pain. It was my Dad's
partner that helped me to put that together, one of
my jobs was the zip and I was advised to use a stick
on one. It didn't stick well though so I sewed
it too but it didn't work too well. It looks
terrible so I try to cover it, also it doesn't
usually stay fastened !!!
Q: Have you ever regretted cosplaying?
I don't think there's
any cosplays I actually regretted. My one
Astaroth (Trinity Blood) cosplay was a bit
uncomfortable as the trousers were plastic, so were
hot and sticky.
Also, I've always wished I was good with a needle so
I could make my own fantastic cosplays but nothing
Q: Have you ever done group cosplay? If so how did you find
Yeah I have worn my Natalia Lanvaldear cosplay twice. The
first time I bumped into a girl at a con, who was doing a character from
the same game, and, as the game wasn't released in the UK, we were real
excited. Then we became friends and she asked me to do a group
cosplay for the same game at
MCM Expo, which I did and it was a
lot of fun. We did some planned pictures and I got to meet some
Q: What cosplays are you planning?
Next I really want to do either Chrome Dokuro (from
Hitman Reborn! - ed.) or Anya Earlstreim, (from Code
Geass - ed.) as both have smexy outfits.
Q: Do you have a dream cosplay?
Yeah I always wanted to do Astaroth in her battle
outfit...it is so complex though not sure if it will ever happen for me.
Q: Do you have one piece of advice that
you would give to cosplay virgins?
If you can make it, make it as you'll feel so much prouder about
it after. But if you can't buying them is just as fun.
Mainly just have a good time, no one knows you so just go crazy!
Q: Do you have an account with the website
Cosplay Island/other social networking sites?
I have an account with Cosplay Island, my login is TaroTard
but I haven't been on in a little while. After starting uni as
a mature student this year I haven't had the time or money for cosplay.
I do hope to change that though for
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