D.Gray Man - ed.) could have gone wrong in
SO many ways. I've yet to have an epic
wardrobe malfunction thankfully! My main
problem when making things is often my sizing, a lot
of the time I construct patterns from clothes I
already have so it's not really an exact science.
I just make sure I try things on a lot whilst I'm
making them! Nothing worse than finishing
something to find it doesn't fit!
Q: We note that you have cosplayed as the Go Merry ship from One Piece in the past. How did you approach this unique idea?
HA it was mainly because the Bristol Anime Club pretty much had a full One Piece crew already! I'd really got back into the series and wanted to join in so I figured I'd be the boat The head of Merry was obviously my head, so I made little Ram horns to clip into my hair, the top and the skirt are the two sails, the Straw Hat pirate design and the red and white stripes being the most recognisable aspects of the ship.
Q: Your range of completed cosplays seems to be quite diverse. Is there any common factor you look for in characters?
Generally one of my cosplays gets chosen by "Oh that looks like it will be fun!" lately I've become more focused on abusing my size in choosing my characters as it always adds something to it. Toph and Little Sister worked so well because I'm so small. But other than that it's because it looks like it'll be a laugh!
Q: Have you ever regretted cosplaying?
I've regretted my time management in regards to cosplay but never the actual cosplaying itself!
Probably Little Sister again! We had to keep running back to my hotel to get the parts for Big Sister and Big Daddy, there was a cruise in at the same time so every time I rode in the lift I had to yell "SORRY!" to whichever poor soul was standing there. I frightened the life out of all of them! Little Sister makes small children AND grown men cry!