Cosplayer Interviews-kimikotan

kimikotan is a really sweet girl, i contacted her for guest post in our blog, because i found she made cosplay costumes herself ( she dream one day to start her own fashion line !!) , and also wrote useful cosplay tutorials in her blog . Today kimikotan join in our cosplayer interviews to share more about her cosplay life ,XD.

1. What does cosplay mean to you?
Cosplay has become more than just my hobby. It has become a way for me to show the world what can be made out of fabric, clay, and ordinary objects.

2. what’s your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was a wa-loli kimono I made for a school project. But I suppose that is not an official cosplay so Miku Hatsune would be my first cosplay.

3. Your family support your cosplay?

Surprisingly my family does. Now I make cosplays for my siblings as well as friends when I can. My mom was also the one to get me a sewing machine as well as fabric for a long time. Now my parents just bug me that I don’t finish cosplays fast enough xD

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

This would be the first time I went on stage 2 years ago… it was a small stage and a small competition but… it was very fun =D

5. What’s your 2011 cosplay plan?
Oh… 2011 cosplays… This is a huge year for me as I’ll be competing in more competitions. Cosplay gets expensive and I’ve found out that either you win competitions to get money or do commissions. I kind of want to do a little of both~

6. If possible, which anime you wanna cosplay most?

I would love to cosplay not anime characters but game characters. Game character designs seem more challenging and usually involve some type of armor and gravity defying parts. Sounds fun no?

7. Notice you make costumes yourself,any suggestion for making costumes?
Plan. Plan. Plan. I started off just winging a lot of my stuff but now my sketchbook is full of measurements and in-depth drawings of how to lay out the fabric to how the pattern connects together. Also its great to have a friend to confine in, if I didn’t have anyone to talk to about my cosplays I think it would become very boring >.<

8. Any other cosplayers you like?

I admire many cosplayers out there but mainly 2. Both are actually my brother’s friends. I’m not sure of their cosplay names but one has become a masquerade judge and the other lives in another state but makes her cosplays so flawlessly. It’s really inspiring.

9. Do some changes happen on you after cosplay?
Other than me being able to finally become crazy and have some fun? Not really? xDD

10. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
It takes brave people to cosplay, I mean honestly… dressing up and going out to cons? Or even having your pictures taken, its a fun experience ~

11. When will you stop cosplay
Never!! Hopefully I can continue making cosplays for my kids whenever that time may be. So that will be like.. indirectly cosplaying!

How to Make Fake Wounds For Cosplay-Scars And Scratches


Sometimes cosplayers need to make fake wounds which look alike being a war or fights with others, especial when they plan to cosplay zombies or other horribe animes. So today , i will share you some tips to How to Make Fake Wounds or Scars And Scratches For Cosplay , this is a really nice cosplay makeup tutorial, and you can use this simple methord to make any fake wounds you like ,XD .

Required materials: red ink, scouring pad, white glues, toothpicks (thin patterns are okay) and cotton swabs.

1.Draw the wound scope by white glues.

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Cosplayer Interviews-Monika

Monika, another talent cute girl i found in deviantart .Today , Monika join in our cosplayer interviews category to share her cosplay history ,tips and advices .Thanx Monika, XD

1. Please Introduce yourself first?

Hi! My name is Monika, more commonly known as London2191. I’m an 18 year old high school student and I love cosplay! I’ve been cosplaying for about 5 years now and I hope to continue it through college. I’ve done a lot of costumes from anime/manga to video games, but I really want to try doing more sci-fi/fantasy and pop culture costumes these coming years.

2.What does cosplay mean to you?

For me, cosplay is an amazing and unique way to express my creativity. It’s also fun to be able to act and dress like someone else for a day!

3. what’s your first cosplay?

My first cosplay was Temari from Naruto—I was a pretty big anime nerd back then, haha

4. Your family support your cosplay?

My mom is surprisingly supportive of what I do and I’m really grateful for that. And being asian, my dad disproves of it, but he does take an interest in what I do especially when it comes to prop making (the perks of having an electrical engineer for a father!).

5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

Every cosplay experience is memorable for me because I’m not the type of person who goes to 5-10 cons a year. For me, it’s 9 or so days out of the year that I can cosplay so I cherish every moment of it.

6. What’s your 2011 cosplay plan?

I’ve already created two costumes this year (Yukari Hayasaka from Paradise Kiss and Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony). As of now, I have a Little Sister from Bioshock planned as well as Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess and Sansa Stark from HBO’s new fantasy show Game of Thrones.

7. If possible, which anime you wanna cosplay most?

I’m not too big on anime, but I really enjoy manga and video games. If possible, I would love to cosplay Hoshina Airi from MeruPuri or Ashe from Final Fantasy XII.

8. Do you make costumes yourself or buy?

I make all my costumes. I love being able to wear something I’ve made and am proud of! The joy of cosplaying is taken away, in my opinion, when you’re not able to wear your own creations.

9. Any other cosplayers you like?

If you mean cosplay friends, definitely! I have a lot of close cosplayer friends and I enjoy cosplaying more when I’m able to cosplay with friends.

10. Do some changes happen on you after cosplay?

Definitely! Cosplay promotes a very close and unique community of people through which fans can share their love of anime, video games, etc. It’s something that has taught me that being weird isn’t so bad after all, haha. I’ve also learned so much from a lot of talented costumers that make me strive to be better at my craft.

11. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

Keep going! Cosplaying has taught me so many valuable skills (especially ones that look really good on college applications!) and the friendships and memories that come with being a cosplayer are amazing!

12. When will you stop cosplay ?

I have no clue, haha. I feel like I may stop or at least come to a slow pace a few years after college, but who knows? Maybe I’ll transition to more adult costumes (opposed to Japanese school girl characters, haha), but I’m not sure. Life can take you anywhere and it’s too hard to predict what you’ll be doing in the coming years. Cosplaying is definitely an amazing hobby I don’t want to give up anytime soon, though!