Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Q&A Interview with Dynamic Duchess Cosplay

Image by @fascettiphotography
Where are you from?

I'm originally from Maryland and currently live in Florida.

When did you first start cosplaying?

When I was 14 years old, so about five years now.

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How did you first become interested in cosplay?

I saw a cosplay wig on Amazon from an anime I was watching and decided to buy it.

What are some characters you have cosplayed?

Neo-RWBY, Cinder Fall-RWBY, Salem-RWBY, cat, Ambitious Elf Jinx-League of Legends.

Any future plans for characters?

A ton! A few more Jinx (League of Legends) cosplays, as well as other League characters. I also have an original design in the works for Anime Fest Orlando this year.

What is your favorite part of cosplay?

I really love doing my makeup and styling wigs. It's really cool to watch myself transform into a character.

What about the hardest part?

Motivation, for sure. I really struggle to work on costumes, especially when it comes to sitting down and sewing.

How long does it generally take to complete a complex costume by hand?

Several months, usually.

When you do makeup for a cosplay, do you generally do it yourself or do you have someone that helps you? 

I typically do it myself, though if I need to airbrush my face I have my boyfriend do it.

Favorite movie? Video game? TV show? Band?

Movie: Crimson Peak. Video game: League of Legends. TV show: Shiki. I don't really have a favorite band.

Do you have a favorite genre of music, then?

I’m a fan of metal, and I listen to a lot of anime openings.

Tell me something about yourself that nobody knows.

I eat black olives out of the jar.

Where can fans find more of you?


Image by @spicy_chikan

Monday, April 6, 2020

Q&A Interview with Adia Cosplay

Image by Chastten Cosplay Photography
Where are you from?

I am from the Netherlands.

Image by Chastten Cosplay Photography
How long have you been cosplaying?

I started in June of 2013 so I have been cosplaying almost for seven years.

How did you first become interested in the hobby?

I watched a lot of anime when I was younger. I started searching for certain characters and I saw people doing cosplays of them. Shortly after that there was an event nearby so I went with a friend and I was amazed by all the cosplayers. I wanted to be like that as well, haha.

What are some of the characters you have cosplayed?

I cosplay a lot of different characters. I love doing Disney cosplays (Aurora, Ariel, Anna and Rapunzel), but I also love video game (2B, Samus and Ahri) and comic cosplays (Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Mary Jane Watson and Black Cat).

Any future plans for cosplays?

I have way too many plans, but I would love to make my dream cosplay happen (River Spirit Nami made out of Dragon Skin silicone)

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What are some of your favorite conventions?

I love Gamescom and Elfia. Both are very different, but I love the gaming industry and fantasy scene, Plus I love mead!

What's the furthest you have ever traveled for a con?

For now I would say Germany (Gamescom) which is two and a half hours away by car.

Favorite movie? Video game? TV show? Band?

My favorite movie is Tangled.
My favorite Video Game: The legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
My favorite TV Show: The Witcher on Netflix.
My favorite band: I don't have one hahaha.

If you don't have a favorite band, do you have a favorite genre of music?

I mostly listen to pop music, but it also depends on my mood! I listen to the Jonas Brothers a lot now.

What do you think is the hardest part about cosplaying?

Image by Chastten Cosplay Photography
Feeling the right connection with the character. Even when you love a certain character a lot, you can still have no connection at all when cosplaying as him/her.

Is there a difference in how you prepare for cosplaying for a photo shoot vs cosplaying at a live convention?

Yes! My cosplay has to be perfect for a convention, and I don't mind if a certain item is taped to my body for a photoshoot.

What advice would you give to someone new just starting out in the hobby?

Do not give up and start off easy. Every one of us started somewhere and you don't want to spend way too much money on a hobby if you only end up doing it for one day.

Tell me something about yourself that nobody knows.

I love staying at home and doing nothing at all. I enjoy dressing up for parties, photoshoots and cosplay, but I love wearing my comfy clothes at home.

Anything else you'd like to add?

Feel free to contact me if you have more questions or if you want to ask for tips! You can contact me on instagram because that is the fastest way to contact me!
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Where can fans find more of you?