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!
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