Cosplayer Of The Month - Fantasy's Soul Cosplay
Welcome to Cosplayer of the Month, where we feature an incredible cosplayer from our community of fans and learn about who they are beneath the surface and, ahem, WORBLA. This month, we have Fantasy's Soul Cosplay!
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Cosplayer Of The Month Questions
What city are you based in?
Can you tell us about your first cosplay?
My very first cosplay was Saber from Fate/Stay Night. I had no sewing experience at the time quite yet, so my mom who was a seamstress helped me make all the pieces. It was made of just cotton and held up well until I retired it, after the white dress started to lose its brightness from all the times it was worn and washed. My sword was made of just cardboard and the mirror like duct tape you can get from the dollar store. I even used my own hair at the time as I didn’t really know where to buy a wig at the time. (Luckily, I was blonde).
Do you have a cosplay piece that you are most proud of?
I’d have to say my Leliana, from Dragon Age: Origins. She is the one that took the longest out of all the cosplays I’ve made at 7 months. She is made completely out of leather, and for my first time ever using leather I was super proud of the work I had done. I took my time and made sure all the pieces fit properly, were cut the way I wanted them to be, and that the leather dye didn’t bleed onto my skin. I also had to learn how to chainmail (sort of), as the front and back panels had scale mail covering them. I had used the same technique I had used on my Bethany from Dragon Age 2 and stitched the scales down individually onto a piece of leather. I’m still wanting to learn how to chainmail properly.
What do you hope to achieve through cosplay?
To inspire those who have never cosplayed before to give it a try, to take the leap, even if your first cosplay is just pieces from your closest. You make so many memories and wonderful friends through this hobby. I also want to encourage those cosplayers that have started to make their own cosplays to not be afraid to try a new technique, to push themselves out of their comfort zone. With so many different ways to learn different things, it can be intimidating at first. And if you’re not sure quite what to do, don’t hesitate to reach out to someone who does. I love helping fellow cosplayers with brainstorming on how to do parts of different cosplays.
If you could give any piece of advice to new cosplayers, what would it be?
Start small. Work with pieces in your wardrobe first, buy some thrift store items, or purchase a costume online. I started with using pieces of my wardrobe and parts I found at the thrift store when I first started.
Are there any local cosplayers that you look up to or inspire you?
Treatz Cosplay is one of the sweetest people I know. His work is absolutely stunning, and he’s only been sewing for a few years. He is very inspiring whenever he posts new photos of what he is working on.
In honour of Mother’s Day, who would you consider your “cosplay mom”?
My cosplay mom would be SilverLining Cosplay. She’s super talented and not afraid to try new things. She’s someone you can go talk to about anything and she will always lend an ear to listen. Hi Mom!