A stunning Final Fight Poison cosplay performance drew our attention at the first glimpse days ago. Now, that pretty Spanish girl, known as Nebulaluben at DA, accepts our interview. Below, you can see what she thinks of cosplay and experience shared by her – an experienced and excellent cosplayer absolutely. Now, let’s begin.
1. Please introduce yourself first.
My name is Laura, I’m from Madrid (Spain) and I’m an occupational therapist. My main hobbies are playing videogames, playing the piano and, of course, cosplaying. I usually cosplay with my boyfriend, Erikku-kun, who supports and helps me.
2. What does cosplay mean to you?
Cosplay means creativity. It’s an art! I love sewing and wearing beautiful and eye-catching looks and clothes that I can’t wear on my everyday life. I also like it when I make or see a cosplay of a character I love. It’s as if, for one day, fiction comes to life! I have a fantastic time while cosplaying, from the moment I decide the costume I’m going to make till the day I am wearing it at the con or at a photoshoot. But, above all, cosplay means lots of fun for me.
3. What and when was your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. It was in 2009.
4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
That day we were wearing our Lost Planet 2 costumes (on may 2011) on stage and people started applauding so enthusiastically when they saw our Gatling Gun working. It was a very exciting moment for us. Here you can watch it.
5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?
I find it quite difficult to choose one photoshoot. We are very lucky to have wonderful photographers as friends and they make each photoshoot better than the previous one so… Maybe If I had to choose one I would choose my favorite costume, which is Talim from Soul Calibur IV.
Or this one from Street Fighter, because we took really funny pics.
6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?
More than a character, I like to cosplay as one type of character in general. I usually cosplay as warrior women. I don’t like kawaii or precious princess characters. I like characters who wear weapons and who are strong and self-sufficient ones. And I usually cosplay as video game or Sci-Fi characters.
7. Any cosplay plan in future?
Yes! I have almost finished Satele Shan costume from Star Wars The Old Republic, I’m also making Tali’Zorah Vas Normandy from Mass Effect 2 and Rinrin (with my boyfriend as Black Baron) from Madworld.
8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?
I always make them myself. My boyfriend and I are a team: I like sewing and he’s very handy making props. So I sew our costumes and he usually makes the weapons.
9. Any other cosplayers you like?
I like Jia Jem, Love Squad, Ichigokitty, Yukigodbless, Fevereon, Volpin Props, Evil-FX, Adelhaid… And from Spain I love Virchan, Zihark, Lirin, Sumyuna, Onirica… They inspire me a lot and we are good friends too.
10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?
I began cosplaying because I finished my studies and I had a lot of free time. That situation made me begin having anxiety crisis, so I was recommended to have a full time hobby. Cosplaying makes me stay busy and not think about problems. I’ve also known lots of wonderful people while cosplaying and this hobby lets me stay calm and creative.
11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
Make the cosplays you like and have fun!