conversation sparker too, especially for someone as bad at starting
conversations as I am. Alas, Iím still waiting for the day where
Iím swarmed with fan girls. Never mind, my time will come!
Q: What has been your favourite cosplay?
So far, my favourite cosplay has to have been my very first one,
Ishida Uryuu from
Bleach; simply because it was home-made and was the one that got me
the most recognition. I even remember someone calling out to me in
a service station on the way home to Shrewsbury because they recognised
However, one cosplay that I would always go back to is Allen Walker from
D.Gray-Man. Love the character, love the outfits. I've
got his first two uniforms and I hope to own the third relatively soon.
I just like the fact that I'm one of the few guys who will actually
cosplay as him in a fandom pretty much dominated by girls. I don't
care if I'm slightly too tall. I'm anatomically correct, darn it!
Q: Most memorable moment whilst cosplaying?
At one of the
MCM London Expos, when I was cosplaying as Allen
Walker in his first incarnation. I got held up
by Road Camelot, Jas and Devi (from the same
series - ed.). I had my hands in the air
and was screaming 'Don't hurt me!' very loudly.
I also remember with a big smile when I did the
cosplay masquerade at
AmeCon '08. I was with their Mascot, Ame-Chan
as her arch nemesis; General Error. I think
our performance had some real energy, rather than
the ones who just walked around and did a few poses.
I really enjoyed doing that!
Q: Have you had any cosplays go wrong/encountered problems
whilst making cosplays?
The only cosplay I've
even made by hand, the Ishida Uryuu one. By
the end of the event it was falling apart.
That's what I get for hand sewing it. The fact
that it was all thin, white material didnít help my
self-consciousness either. Heat is generally a
big issue too as most of the costumes I have are
predominantly black in colour and made of a thick
Q: Have you ever regretted cosplaying?
Only when I was clad
head-to-toe in pleather (Allen Walkerís second
uniform), wearing a wig and about to pass out from
the heat. To this day, I don't understand why
I didn't just open the jacket.
Q: Have you ever done group cosplay? If so how did you find
Not yet, but I plan to do a few at the upcoming
Including Air Gear and Phoenix Wright.
Q: What cosplays are you planning?
I have quite a few planned for 2010 including Kristoph
Gavin from Apollo Justice, Simon from the final arc of Tengen
Toppa Gurren Lagann (If I manage to get my stomach flat enough in
time!), Wonderwice Margera from
Bleach and, if all goes well, Death the Kid from Soul Eater.
Q: Do you have a dream cosplay?
It's one that I just mentioned; Death the Kid from
Soul Eater. I've had a lot of people tell me that not only do
I look similar to him but I also share a lot of his personality traits,
albeit his are a lot more exaggerated than mine. If I could be him
and get it perfect, with a perfect pair of Thompson Sisters too and
manage to grab some recognition with it, I could die a happy cosplayer.
Q: Do you have one piece of advice that
you would give to cosplay virgins?
Buy your first cosplay from a professional and get used to the
idea of walking around in a strange outfit before you attempt to make
your own. Especially if you have no experience in making stuff
like that. Trust me; it's bad enough to feel nervous and
self-conscious on your first time than to have your costume start
falling apart on you, too!
Pay attention to detail, a few small changes can make a cosplay so much
incredibly better. Also, always bring needles, thread, scissors,
glue, paint etc. when going to cons, don't let a broken costume ruin
your day. Oh, and have fun ^^
Q: Do you have an account with the website
Cosplay Island/other social networking sites?
I do have a Cosplay Island account, but I haven't really used
it as of yet. After
AyaCon '09 I
think I'll start. My username is 'Ovii-Sama'. Keep an
eye on it.
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