Cosplayer Of The Month Questions
What city are you based in?
I am based in Vancouver, BC.
Can you tell us about your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was Touka Kirishima, from Tokyo Ghoul. I actually had no idea who she was or what the anime was about at the time. But my sister and her friend were cosplaying Kaneki and Juuzo, and I thought that it was such a cool idea and wanted to be apart of it. So my mother helped me pick out a wig from a local wig store, and made me my very first cosplay! (Which was Touka’s coffee shop uniform). I had no idea how to style wigs or do makeup at that time but I did my best! And I enjoyed every moment of it. From that point on out, I was hooked!
Do you have a cosplay piece that you are most proud of?
I would say my most proud piece would be my Aang, from Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplay. It was my first cosplay, head to toe, I made completely all on my own, so it definitely has a special place in my heart.
What do you hope to achieve through cosplay?
I always want to be able to put a smile, cheer-up, or even inspire people through my cosplays. If I’m able to make at least one person smile from my cosplays it just reminds me exactly why I do what I do.
Is there a cosplayer that you look up to or inspires you?
I get inspired by so many cosplayers, from people I’ve only seen come up once on my feed to friends and mutuals. I’d say the cosplayer that has inspired me the longest would be @AkrCos.
If you could give any piece of advice to new cosplayers, what would it be?
Try not to compare yourself to other cosplayers, everybody grows and learns at their own pace. And most importantly, cosplay is all about dressing up as your favourite characters and just having fun!
What would you say is the hardest part of cosplaying?
Some of the hardest things I’ve come across would be dealing with negative comments. But with every negative comment, there are always 10 times more positive comments and people supporting you. So as hard as it can be at times, you just got to remember why YOU cosplay.
What are you looking forward to next year?
I’m looking forward to meeting new people and seeing how much I’ll grow in skills over the year. Making new friends is one of the many perks and great things about cosplaying, cause you get to meet people who love the same things you do!
Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?
I’d say my New Year’s Resolution would be to start building more elaborate cosplays and props I’ve always wanted to do but was too nervous to try.