Saturday, February 29, 2020

Q&A Interview with Bura-chan Cosplay

Photo by Focus Felis

Where are you from?

I'm from Poland!

When did you first start cosplaying?

It was in March 2014 during Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland.

Photo by Photoruru
How did you first become interested in cosplay?

My friend told me that it would be fun to have costume on during a gaming event, so I did some quick research on League of Legends champion skins. I choose the simplest one for me to make - Prom Queen Annie. After that first convention I became so fascinated about it that I never stopped! It's a fantastic hobby.

What are some characters you have cosplayed?

Many of them is from League of Legends - Janna, LeBlanc, Yasuo, Syndra and Karma. I'm also very into Love Live so I made various costumes of idols like Eli and Riko.

Who is your favorite LoL champion to play as? Who do you hate playing against the most?

I love to play as Jinx, Neeko, Janna and Illaoi. But I really hate to play against Yasuo, Zed, Fizz and Talon - they are so annoying to play against...

Any future plans for characters?

In the near future I'll make some more idol stuff, but I'm planning to focus on other anime positions than just Love Live. For example, Kohaku from Dr. Stone, Sistine from RokuAka and Elsa from Frozen 2.

What is your favorite part of cosplay?
Photo by The Puddins'


Happiness! Sharing the joy of being a fictional character in the real world is something unbelievable. The smile on people faces when they see their favorite character or all those little children who think you're real a superhero or princess - it's priceless.

What about the hardest part?

For me it's motivation and finding time to make my own costumes. Since I live away from home and I cannot make costumes here, I became less active in cosplaying. It hurts, but it's the way of life. Besides that, I really hate making shoe and plushy patterns and working with fur.

Favorite movie? Video game? TV show? Band?

For movies it's not that easy to pick but let's say Zootopia and The Hunger Games. But choosing from anime I like Akagami no Shirayuki-hime the most. My favorite video games are League of Legends and the Tomb Raider series. I usually don't watch TV, but if I do, I really like to watch Hell's Kitchen or Master Chef. And my favorite band is Linkin Park.


Photo by Dobrochna
I love Linkin Park! I was just having a discussion with a friend of mine about old school Linkin Park vs newer songs. What are some of your favorite songs of theirs? (I think mine is Papercut).

My first song ever was Numb but I started to love them after hearing Castle of Glass for the first time on the radio. Since then I have my top four favorite songs which are: New Divide, Roads Untraveled, Iridescent, and One More Light. But that doesn't mean that I don't like their older songs, too!

Photo by Photoruru
Tell me something about yourself that nobody knows.

I can eat almost everything with ketchup.

Have you ever tried Steak with Ketchup? I've heard a lot of people love that!

Just a few days ago! And yes - it was tasty. But they are much better with garlic butter!

Where can fans find more of you?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuraChanCosplay/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bura_chan_cosplay/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BurciaChan

Friday, February 21, 2020

Cosplay Gallery Spotlight: Kay Bear 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 Kay Bear Cosplay.

Enjoy this gallery of 16 amazing images! If you wish to find more of her work, check her out on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaybearcosplay/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kayyybearxo
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kayyybear
















Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Q&A Interview with Lux Avem

Where are you from?


Wake Forest, North Carolina and Staunton, Virginia (I bounce back and forth for college).

What are you majoring in?

Currently looking at majoring in Marketing and Communications with a focus on communications and possibly a minor in French.

When did you first start cosplaying?

I started cosplaying in 2016 at RTX.

How did you first become interested in cosplay?

I became interested when I saw Lux from League of Legends and was quite attached to her character.

What are some characters you have cosplayed?

Penny Polendina and Weiss Schnee from RWBY, Star Guardian Lux, Supergirl, and Panther from Persona 5.

Any future plans for characters?

Currently I am working on a Tamamo No Mae from Fate Grand Order.

What is your favorite part of cosplay?

My favorite part is the makeup and the community. I've made a lot of friends in the community and built up my own little family.

What about the hardest part?

The hardest part is the discrimination that happens in the community and balancing my own health and classes while working on costumes.

What do you mean by discrimination in the community? 


Image by @iron.photography
There are a lot of issues on racism and body-shaming in the community that I have seen. PoC cosplayers don't get the same treatment as others and are often degraded by the community which includes calling them racial slurs. I also often see a lot of chubby cosplayers getting similarly poor treatment.

Are there any cosplayers that inspire you?

Honestly, I don't think I could count how many. Jessica Nigri and Meg Turney were two of the first ones for me, but now its a lot of my friends in the community like HelloBonehead and Sketching_Dinosaur.

What advice would you give to cosplayers just starting out?

Just be kind. Don't worry if your costume isn't as amazing as someone else's or if someone else is cosplaying the same thing "better" than you. Cosplay is only a competition if you're entering one. Just have fun and take care of yourself.

Image by @jonv_photography
Favorite movie? Video game? TV show? Band?

My favorite movie is Expelled from Paradise. I'm a big fan of Child of Light. I love Criminal minds and I think I've seen almost every episode. And my favorite band currently is The Oh Hellos.

Tell me something about yourself that nobody knows.

Lux is only my Tag name.


Where can fans find more of you?

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luxavem/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AvemLux
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luxavem/

Friday, February 7, 2020

SuicideGirl Gamer of the Month: Luie



Where are you from?

I'm from Alagoinhas, Bahia Brazil.


What first got you interested in video games?

My interest began with my father's influence. I was a child when I played my first video game and it was on a computer. Since then, I have fallen in love with video games.

What are some of your favorite video games of all-time?

I am a computer player so most of my favorite games are computer games. Some of them are: Counter Strike, Jazz Jackrabbit, MDK, Killing Floor, League of Legends, Nightmare Creatures, Call of Duty, Alice Madness Returns and others. In addition to the classics like Super Mario World, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat, Bomberman, Marvel vs Capcom, Metal Gear, and Pac-man.

Playing anything currently?

I have been playing League of Legends. Every Friday I also play Call of Duty with friends and have been playing Counter Strike once in awhile.

Tell me about your tattoos.

I have 13 tattoos. Most of them are on my legs, one on my arm, below my breasts and back. Some have personal meaning like the sunflower I gratefully honored my father, and some of them are things I love like the astronaut I have on my leg or Rick and Morty which is my favorite cartoon.

Are you into cosplaying?

Yeah! I love cosplay! I try to cosplay as much as possible. I've done Luigi, Raven from Teen Titans, Black Widow, Harley Quinn, Misa Amane from Death Note, Elizabeth Liones from Nanatsu no Taizai, Sheila the Thief from D&D, and Rick Sanchez.

What is your favorite champion to play in League of Legends?

My favorite champion is Xayah. I like her personality, it reminds me a lot of myself.

What is your least favorite champion to play against?

I'm really scared of Shaco, lol. I really don't like playing against him.

What would you say is the best Call of Duty game in the franchise?

Certainly Call of Duty 2 from 2005 as it was inspired by the second World War. I had the opportunity to see a presentation by one of the franchises' producers, Chance Glasco, here in Brazil at a Campus Party event. He also mentioned a favorite franchise in his era was Call of Duty 2. I was happy to know that we liked the same one, lol.

Do you have many conventions in Brazil where you can cosplay?

In the state where I live, we don't have many events for me to go to cosplay. But in other states like São Paulo there are many more. Unfortunately, I live far away so me and two friends make an event in our city Alagoinhas-Bahia called Arena Games, where I can have the opportunity to wear my cosplays.

Any plans for an upcoming cosplay?

I don't have a plan for the next cosplay just yet, but I have been thinking about doing some game character cosplays. Miss Fortune maybe.

Outside of games and cosplay, what are some of your other hobbies?

I really like sewing, playing my guitar, and I watch a lot of science fiction. I also like to study and photograph.

Tell me something about yourself that nobody knows.

That question is very difficult because my friends know almost everything about me. There's nothing they don't know!

Where can fans find more of you?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/luiesuicide 
Only Fans: https://onlyfans.com/luiesuicide
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luie.sg 
SuicideGirls: https://www.suicidegirls.com/girls/luie/