Interview with Bleach Cosplay Contest Winner Michelle Garcia

1Two contests related to Bleach cosplay and Axis Powers Hetalia fanart were held last month and this is the interview with one of winners – Michelle Garcia. Congratulations, Michelle and huge thanks for accepting our interview :D!

Michelle will be sponsored with the Bleach Gin Ichimaru Arrancar Cosplay Costume. Later, she will share us her photos with the costume worn. Let’s expect ~~

1. Since cosplay becomes more and more popular, how do you think about the good things and also bad things on this performance art?

A: Well I think that cosplay is good because it helps you understand the character you portraying. I feel that there is no bad at this performing arts :D!

2. Do you consider yourself a “cosplayer” year round, or only when participating in certain activities?

A: I consider a cosplayer year round because I go to many cons and expos in the years also go to festivals to cosplaying :D.

3. Going to a venue with many people to watch you in costume and simply taking a photograph, which one is more meaningful?

A: To me going with many people to watch not only me but other wonderful cosplayers is meaningful to me 😀 what would be the use of a photograph if you’re not there with friends that are also cosplayers :D.

4. Is the creation of the costume or characters more valuable than the actual acting or vice versa, or is it a mix? As well, how much of the do-it-yourself mentality is admired? If someone just bought their whole costume, are they still a true cosplayer?

A: I personally think it’s a mix because even if you have a awesome costume you may not even know how to act the character well or you may know how to act well but the costume is horrible, so I think it’s more like combinding the costume and the character acting into one :D. To do it yourself mentality is admired if you know how to :D. I think they still are because even if they are new to cosplay as long as that person who bought the whole costume is indeed a true cosplayer :D.

5. Which contest theme do you mostly want to see at

A: Bleach, Naruto, Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy :D.