It’s our pleasure to invite cosplay talents to do interviews here. On Monday, we found the Italian girl Alicyana. Her Code Geass Emperor Lelouch Vi Britannia cosplay is cool, leaving a deep impression for many cosplay fans. Actually, she shows us many other stunning cosplay works in her gallery except this one. I also love her cosplay as Spain, Megurine Luka, Haruka Ten’ou and so on. If you are interested, don’t be hesitant to pay a visit to her gallery now. But here, let’s focus on what she says in the interview.
1. Please introduce yourself first.
Hi, I’m Alice! I’m from Cagliari, a city in the beautiful island of Sardinia, in Italy! I’m 20 and I’m studying in a fashion institute. I am a cheerful person and I love making friends around the world, even if my english is not so good XD.
2. What does cosplay mean to you?
Cosplay is a beautiful hobby and a form of art, or, to be more precise, is a mix of different kind of arts: a cosplayer is a tailor, an hair-dresser, a painter, a sculptor, an actor. Cosplay is an awesome chance to learn a lot of beautiful things that can be useful for everyday life too! I’ve learnt so many things since I started and I have to learn more if I want to get better and better! Definitely, cosplay is not for lazy people! XD
3. What and when was your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was Kairi from Kingdom Hearts 2, wore for Carnival in 2007. It was made by a tailor friend of my mother. It was not so bad, but my hair and my shoes were completely wrong! And every time I watch the photos from back then I laugh so much at them!
4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
I had many beautiful moments and also bad memories about cosplay, but I remember the great emotion I felt when I went for the first time at Lucca Comics and Games. This convention is the biggest in Italy and going there was one of my dreams when I started to get interested in cosplay. Also, I loved going to Comicon, in Naples, the last year, with my beloved France shime: we had so much fun and knew so many beautiful people! But I think that for me every convention has it’s memorable moments, and every time I go on stage, I feel a big adrenaline rush! And I love it.
5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?
I think that the Sandplay of the dragon photos are the ones in which I look prettier XD. But the best photos I got are from the last costume I did, the Emperors version of Lelouch and CC!
6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?
Lelouch from Code Geass and Spain from Hetalia are my favorite characters and I want to do many versions of them!
7. Any cosplay plan in future?
Actually I’m working on my Franziska Von Karma costume for the next Lucca Comics, but for the next year I’m planning to cosplay as Sheherazade al- Rhaman form Trinity Blood and another one that is a secret project ;D
8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?
When I started to cosplay I asked tailors I know to make them for me or I bought them on e-bay. Now that I’m studying fashion design I sew them myself: it’s more stressful but the satisfaction of doing them all by yourself is priceless.
9. Any other cosplayers you like?
I like very much many Italian cosplayers (our community is full of talented cosplayers!) like Angel Team, Selaine and Marika, and also foreign cosplayers like Yaya, kaiser-mony, Champagne-meat, Kaname, Skye… (there are too many xD)
10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?
I think I became a better person, calmer and nicer. And I knew so many friends that I love <3
11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
Ask, ask, ask! The best way to learn is ask advices to other cosplayers! And never give up! Even if it seems impossible to complete your costume, try till everything is done! Be patient and have fun!