Cosplayer Interviews – Akira Manami

Having cosplayed 12 characters including Kairi, Sasuke Uchiha, Usagi Saitou, Black Goth etc and having a lot of new cosplay ideas in future, Akira Manami, who is also known as Patricia Anne, is absolutely a devotee for cosplay. It seems like everything she shares with us in her profile is interesting. For example, she will want to cosplay a certain character once watching an anime or manga. But planning frequently, she doesn’t always act, XD. While being asked with her favorite genre of music, she just answered “it depends with my mood”. Then, she is fond of lots of styles of art, certainly including cosplay. You can find her on here.

Today, Akira Manami accepted our cosplayer interview. Below, let’s take a closer look at her viewpoint on cosplay.

1. Please Introduce yourself first?

Hello everyone! I’m Patricia Anne, but I’m known as Akira Manami around the internet. I’m a cosplayer from the Philippines~! I’m 13 years old and a friendly otaku! =3

2. What does cosplay mean to you?

For me, Cosplay is my way of expressing creativity. =3 Because of my hobby in Cosplay, my art skills have increased! ^.^

3. What was your first cosplay?

My first cosplay was Kairi from Kingdom Hearts 2! My Kairi cosplay isn’t really accurate because I didn’t wear my red wig and plus I don’t look like Kairi, since she is slim and I am chubby! XD

4. Does your family support your cosplay?

Yup! They really do! My Mom and Auntie make some of my cosplays! And every time I go to a convention/photo shoot, they go with me! :33

5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

My most memorable cosplay experience is when I cosplayed Ciel Phantomhive in his Circus version (SMILE) It was my dream to cosplay as Smile! And I finally did~! <3

6. What are your 2011 cosplay plans?

I have a lot of cosplans in mind but I think I’m going to do Ciel & Alois in Wonderland, Oz Vessalius, Deep Dive Riku, Organization XIII Roxas and Roxas in his Twilight Town outfit! =3 (I know, my cosplans are all guys! XD)

7. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?

Some of my costumes were made by my Mom but I made 2 costumes by myself!

8. Any other cosplayers you like?

I idolize a lot of cosplayers! Especially Jin Joson, JenxtheJinx, KellyJane, Nova Vandorwolf, Twinfools and more~! <3

9. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?

After every cosplay, my Arts and Crafts skills have increased and I do make new friends and surprisingly, I became more confident about myself. :3

10. Any advices you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

Remember, cosplaying is not about who’s the best or who has the most awesome costumes, it’s just about having FUN!! =3

Thanks for interviewing me~! ^-^~Akira Manami


I’m also a devotee for cosplay. To do well in this performance art, I’m interested in hunting for funny, gorgeous or fantastic pictures. From these breathtaking works and interviews done by cosplay talents, I always get inspired.