Friday, May 1, 2020

Q&A Interview with Sweet Angel Cosplay

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Where are you from?

I'm from Italy!

How long have you been cosplaying?

I started around the end of 2008 in a very little event in my free time. There were fewer than 15 cosplayers and my first costume was Tifa from Final Fantasy VII.

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How did you first become interested in cosplaying?

I think it was due to my interest in video games and anime. I liked the idea of being creative and making a costume inspired by my favorite characters.

What are some characters you have cosplayed?

Oh, the list is quite long! I can tell you some of my favorites, but you can find the full list on my website: Yoko Littner from TTGL, Holo from Spice and Wolf, Yuna and Rikku from Final Fantasy, Kairi from Kingdom Hearts, Jibril from No Game No Life, Rena from Elsword, Wizard from Diablo, and Kirin from Monster Hunter.

Any future plans for cosplays?

I just finished Riven from League of Legends and I'm working on Akali from the same game.

Favorite movie? Video game? TV show? Band?

Is it bad to have no favorite film/TV show/music? I can tell you my favorite video game for sure is Final Fantasy X.

Have you gotten the new FFVII remake yet? What do you think about remakes of older games in general? Good idea or ruins the nostalgia?

Unfortunately I still have to buy and play the game. Two reasons mainly: I still have to finish other titles and I'm really busy with my daily routine. I should also buy a bigger monitor because with mine it's a pain every time. In any case, I hope to play it soon and avoid spoilers until that moment! I'm more for new games and not for remakes, but sometimes it's not a bad idea. Cloud/Tifa/Aerith in HD are a way better now than the pixels of the past. Definitely a pleasure for the eyes!

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From start to finish how long does it take you to create a cosplay from scratch on average? What's the longest one has ever taken?

I'm very slow in making cosplays. Usually an average costume takes several months. I spend many hours on the research of materials, on the project, on the test, and then on the real creation. Small example: I'm working on Akali now and the light green piece on her legs has some brown cords. Only to hand-sew the brown parts together takes me six plus another six hours, and it's just a small detail (you can see here).

I'm a perfectionist so I probably spend hours and hours on things that nobody will even notice, but it's the way I like to cosplay!

In your opinion, what is the most important skill for someone just starting out in the hobby to develop first to get the most out of the cosplaying experience in the long term?

I think the best "skill" is to always have fun and enjoy what you do! In particular cosplaying for you is a hobby so you have to do what makes you happy, and this could be different from another cosplayer so don't compare yourself too much to your friends or your idols. Do what makes you happy!
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What are some of your hobbies outside of cosplay?

Considering cosplay takes most of my time since I make my own costumes/prop/wigs and I organize many shootings and attend many events, the remaining space is not enough to do a lot in my free time.

I do rock climbing (bouldering in particular) and I really love to travel both in cities and summer places. I also enjoy trekking and skiing. During this quarantine, I unfortunately can't do any of them so I focus on home workouts.

Where can fans find more of you?

Official Website


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