Cosplayer Interviews – Kicka

Yoko Ritona Cosplay1

Does Monster Hunter Kirin Cosplay shared on Sep. 8 also draw your attention? We are lucky to invite that pretty Italian girl to join in our cosplayer interviews today. If paying a visit to her gallery, you may also be surprised by so many excellent cosplay works created by her. First, the picture for her Deviant ID makes me astonished. It seems irresistibly magic. Besides this one, Yoko, Erza, Aqua, etc cosplay shared in her gallery really look great. Either seeking for some inspirations for your own cosplay or hunting for excellent cosplay works, you will be delighted by what Kicka does!

1. Please introduce yourself first.

My name is Francesca (Kicka). I’m 21 years old and I’m Italian! I love anime, manga, alternative music, equitation and naturally the cosplay. I consider myself funny, crazy and honest with friends. My passion for cosplay started in 2009, to “Lucca Comics and Games”.

2. What does cosplay mean to you?

For me cosplay is passione, fun and being with my friends, it is important perfectly interpret my favorite character, from anime/manga/videogames, sew the dress well without neglecting any detail. Cosplay is a great passion to share with everyone! 😀

Erza Cosplay

3. What and when was your first cosplay?

My first cosplay was Haruhi Suzumiya from The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya at “Lucca Comics and Games 2009”, most popular convention in my country. I chose Haruhi because is a very fun and weird like me 😛

4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

My memorable experience has been with Aqua from Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, because I was chosen to go to the finals Italian, in Milan, for the Yamato Cup. I’m very pleased with my work and I’m glad that other people have appreciated!

5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?

My favorite photo shoot would be the Kirin from Monster Hunter.

Yoko Ritona Cosplay

6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?

My favorite is Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail!

7. Any cosplay plan in future?

Hehe I have many cosplay plans in the future! Now I prepared Judith from Tales of Vesperia, Lightining from FF xiii for Lucca Comics and Games 2011.

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

At the beginning i bought the costumes on ebay, for example the costume of Haruhi Suzumiya. Now the costumes sew alone, for example Kirin, Erza and Yoko.

Aqua Cosplay

9. Any other cosplayers you like?

I like Malro-Doll and Aura Rinoa on Deviantart, two amazing people form me!

10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?

Yes! first I was a very shy person who was in difficulty talking with others, now open again and I met some wonderful people with which to do this hobby. I have to thank the cosplay for this positive change!!

11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

Interpret your favorite character with passion and fun, and try to build your costume the best, give you more satisfaction!


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.