Tuesday, December 29, 2020

SuicideGirl Gamer of the Month: Nanashin

Why did you choose the name "Nanashin"?

Nanashi is my nickname since I was 12. It means "nameless" and I think it's the better fit for my personality since it's a genderless name and I am kinda a tomboy.  I tend to use all kind of variations of "Nanashi" haha.

Where are you from?

I am from Brazil!

What first got you interested in video games?

My mom was too lazy to raise me so she put me in front of a computer and a videogame since I was four years old.

Do you do much cosplaying?

Not now really, I am on hiatus for the moment!

What characters have you cosplayed in the past?

That's a rather huge list:

  • Tohru Honda - Fruits Basket
  • Chopper - One Piece
  • Tayuya - Naruto 
  • Shino - Naruto
  • Yuki - Gravitation
  • Kairi - Kingdom Hearts
  • Blacksmith - Ragnarok Online
  • Yellow - Pokemon
  • Ditto - Pokemon
  • Sandshrew (gijinka) - Pokemon
  • Yamuraiha - Magi 
  • Mami Tomoe - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Tiki - Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Tiki Summer - Fire Emblem Awakening (Heroes)
  • Lucina (Sakimi Chan design) - Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Hinoka - Fire Emblem Fates
  • Tomie - Junji Ito
  • Daisuke - Digimon 2
  • Kanan Eri  - Appmon
  • Misaki Ayuzawa - Kaichou wa Maid Sama
  • Mikan Tsumiki - Danganronpa
  • Junko Enoshima - Danganronpa
  • Peko Pekoyama - Danganronpa
  • Maki Harukawa - Danganronpa
  • Futaba Sakura - Persona 5
  • Alluka (Halloween) - HxH
  • Schierke - Berserk
  • Koto - Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Yggdrasil - Granblue Fantasy

Any plans for future cosplays?

Not for now because of the hiatus but I do have cosplay-themed sets planned for the whole year.

What are some of your favorite games?

Puyo Puyo, Saya no Uta, Yokai Watch series, Fire Emblem series (well, most of tactics actually), Touch Detective, Atelier series, Ar Tonelico series, Danganronpa series, SMT series, Fatal Frame series and well most jRPGs.

Playing anything right now?

Yeah I am working on my competitive team on Pokemon Shield. Also: Psycho Pass (PS Vita), Arknights (mobile) and Silent Hill 4 (PS2).

Tell me a bit about your tattoos.

I have literally just one tattoo hahaha. It is the numbers from Donnie Darko arm on my neck. I just got it last year. Having tattoos is not a must for becoming a Suicide Girl!

What do you like most about being a SuicideGirl?

The community is very vast and the staff is always willing to help! 🙂

So obviously you are pretty big into anime. If you could pick one series and ONLY one, what would be your favorite?

Shirokuma Cafe, it's always funny to watch on any occasion.

Sub or dub?


Do you like the Final Fantasy series? What are your thoughts about the  FF7 remake?

Yeah! I'm got that on day one. It's so beautiful looking!

Tell me something about yourself that nobody knows.

My life is an open book!

Where can fans find more of you?

Instagram: @nanasheepy

SuicideGirls: https://www.suicidegirls.com/girls/nanashin/

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Cosplay Gallery Spotlight: Helly von Valentine Cosplay

The Cosplay Gallery Spotlight is not an interview, but merely a collection of images featuring a choice cosplayer to help introduce fans to them and their work. These images come from the cosplayer's shared social media posts. 

Photo credits provided when available. 

Today we are looking at Helly von Valentine. Enjoy this gallery of 16 amazing images! 

If you wish to find more of her work, check her out on: 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hellyvalentine

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/disharmonica/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hellyvonvalentine

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HellyValentine

DeviantArt: https://www.deviantart.com/disharmonica

Photo by @akunohako

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SuicideGirl Gamer of the Month: Blizzard

Why did you choose the name "Blizzard"?

Despite what everyone thinks, it's not because of the game company. Sorry to disappoint them!

I chose the name because of the Disney princess "Snow White".

Where are you from?

I am from Brazil. 

What first got you interested in video games?

I used to play a lot of games like Sonic and Mortal Kombat when I was a kid. Since I was six years old, I guess. 

My favorite and the one I was most obsessed with was "rock n roll racing".  

What are some of your favorite games?

I guess years ago I was obsessed about Counter-Strike and Left 4 Dead.

Playing anything right now?

Ok, don't judge me, but I reaaaally love to play League of Legends. 

Tell me a little bit about the different tattoos that you have?

I work full time doing tattooing, so I have some bad tattoos done by myself to practice. But I love all of them, even the bad ones. 

My arm is a garden, with flowers and birds. 

Are you into cosplay?

YAAAAS! I am really obsessed about this! I made some cosplays and I am working to make some more, both for SuicideGirls and for my content selling platform. 

The next one will be Princess Leia.  

What are some characters you have cosplayed?

Harley Quinn is my favorite, but I made Daenerys too and I like a lot. Check them out:



Any plans for future cosplays?

I have plans to do Leia, Nurse Joy, Black Cat, 02 from Darling in the Franxx. I will do them all for photography events for SuicideGirls. 

Where can fans find more of you?

SuicideGirls: https://www.suicidegirls.com/girls/blizzard/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandawelp

OnlyFans: https://onlyfans.com/ablizzard

Monday, November 2, 2020

Q&A Interview with SynergyCraft Cosplay

Where are you from?

I am from Omaha, Nebraska.

When did you first start cosplaying?

I made my first cosplay in 2006, which was Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto.

How did you first become interested in cosplay?

My two best friends wanted to go to AnimeIowa and we were absolutely obsessed with Naruto at the time. We knew about cosplay just from how much time we spent on the internet. It looked like a ton of fun, so we all got together and made cosplays for the convention.

What are some characters you have cosplayed?

I've made over 30 cosplays, but my favorite characters have been Mei (Overwatch), Jaina Proudmoore (World of Warcraft), Arya Stark (Game of Thrones), Orphea (Heroes of the Storm), Star Guardian Poppy and Pizza Delivery Sivir (both from League of Legends).

Any future plans for characters?

I have tons of future cosplay plans! In 2020 I'll be working on Elphelt Valentine, Tyreen Calypso, and an armored Venusaur gijinka.

What is your favorite part of cosplay?

I am extremely passionate about the craftsmanship side of cosplay! As a cosplayer who competes at the Master skill level in cosplay contests, I challenge myself to make every garment, accessory, and prop from scratch whenever I can.

What about the hardest part?

For me, the hardest part of cosplay would have to be making repairs to damaged pieces after a convention - I just want to move onto the next project ASAP instead! 

Favorite movie? Video game? TV show? Band?

Movie - Kung Pow! Enter the Fist

Video game - World of Warcraft

TV show - Game of Thrones

Band - Coheed & Cambria

Are you planning on going to any cons this year? (this interview was pre-lockdowns) 

Yes I am! I will be at Naka-Kon, Anime St. Louis, Anime Central, and Anime Nebraskon for sure. I'm trying to go to as many as I can this year!

Out of all of your cosplays, which one took the longest/most effort? 

Orphea took me a whopping 380 hours to complete within just four months.

What is the farthest you have ever traveled to cosplay?

A few years ago I traveled eight hours to Denver, CO for NanDesuKan. I usually stick around the MidWest because travelling with large props can be very difficult and stressful. But I would love to compete at BlizzCon in Anaheim, CA one day!

Do you have any tips for someone just beginning in cosplay of noob mistakes they could avoid early on when working on creating costumes? Maybe a better way to do something you have learned over the years?

My biggest tip is one that is considered a rule of thumb whether you're working with fabric, foam, or any other material - measure twice, cut once! Another good one is to always check the chemical interactions between your glue and the material you intend to use it on. Some glues will melt foam or create heat (and subsequently, fire) when put on certain plastics.

For newbies, one of the trickiest pieces to make can be gloves. You will save yourself a ton of stress and trouble by making sure you use 4 way stretch fabric.

Tell me something about yourself that nobody knows.

I LOVE watching absolutely garbage-tier reality tv shows on TLC. It's one of the few things that actually helps me relax!

Where can fans find more of you?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SynergyCraft/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/synergycraft/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/synergycraft

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

SuicideGirl (Hopeful) Gamer of the Month: Raven Raith

Why did you choose the name "Raven Raith"?

I chose the name, "Raven Raith" because Ravens and Crows are my favorite birds, and at the time not only were Ravens my favorite bird but it also suited my gothic look. Raith was a random choice based on the fact that I was trying to have a last name with the same letter at the beginning and I felt like they went together well. 

Where are you from?

I am from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Tell me about your tattoos. How many do you have and where/what are they?

I have six tattoos. One under each armpit, my neck, my knuckles and dingers, my toes, and my right sleeve. The armpit tattoos are roses. My neck tattoo shows a sabre tooth tiger skull on the back surrounded by a green background, and on the front (thus far) it consists of a death's head moth tattoo with roses. There will be additions to add to my neck later on but they will include more roses, a bee and honeycomb, a tarantula, mushrooms, moss, and nature. My sleeve is a nature sleeve with insects like deaths head moth, a darkling beetle, and also a snake, skull and roses. My knuckles read, "Hopeless Romantic", and on my fingers I have other things that mean something to me, (try to figure them out), my toes read, "Live Love." 

Which tattoo would you say hurt the most?

None of my tattoos hurt really. I am a bit of a freak of nature. I don't feel pain as much as most people do.

What first got you interested in video games?

My parents got me into retro games as well as PC gaming, and my love for gaming developed from there. What really had me hooked was the Silent Hill Series. 

What are some of you favorite video games of all time?

Silent Hill, Alien Isolation, Fallout Series, The Last Of Us, Call Of Duty, Skyrim, Bioshock, Rainbow Six Siege, GTA V, and Horizon Zero Dawn.

Playing anything right now?

I have been working 80+ hours a week (I run my own business), so I haven't had time to game since January, but I do have over 150 games, and am going to get back into gaming and streaming once the summer comes to an end (work will slow down then). 

Is there an upcoming game you are looking forward to playing?

I am most definitely looking forward to the game called "Death Stranding" and also "The Last Of Us 2."

What are your thoughts on cosplay? 

I love Cosplay. I am actually currently designing my first cosplay and (hoped) to wear it at Fan Expo 2020. Poison Ivy.

A lot of gamers have said they think the Call of Duty franchise has gotten stale. Which game is your favorite in the series, and do you agree with them?

I feel like the Call Of Duty Series was going in the wrong direction with the futuristic stuff but I do like the Call Of Duty Black Ops 4, as well as the WWII. My favorite however is still Black Ops 2. 

Image by @costa_chic
Remakes of successful older games seem to be all the rage these days. Do you think they should do a Silent Hill remake or leave it alone?

I think they should leave Silent Hill alone, but just make additions.

What are some of your other hobbies outside of video games?

Other hobbies of mine outside of video games include; I absolutely love nature and the outdoors so things like hiking, travelling, camping, etc - are my favorite types of hobbies. I also enjoy photography, watching film/TV, listening to music, caring for people's animals as well as spending time with my own. 


Tell me something about yourself that nobody knows or would find surprising.

I have Narcolepsy.

Where can fans find more of you?

Monday, September 14, 2020

Cosplay Gallery Spotlight: Fabibi World Cosplay

The Cosplay Gallery Spotlight is not an interview, but merely a collection of images featuring a choice cosplayer to help introduce fans to them and their work. These images come from the cosplayer's shared social media posts. 

Photo credits provided when available. 

Today we are looking at Fabibi World Cosplay.

 Enjoy this gallery of 16 amazing images! 

If you wish to find more of her work, check her out on:

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fabibiworldcosplay

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FabibiCos/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fabibiworldcosplay/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FabibiWorldCosp