What city are you based in?
Tell us a bit about yourself!
Hi there! My name is Eve and I've been cosplaying now for about seven years. I'm an Illustrator and content creator from Toronto! Cosplay has been something that brings me a lot of happiness and is the best excuse to get to hang out with the people I love. I enjoy making cosplays with my partner and my friends, and I'm also part of a local cosplay dance and idol group called R.CVDE.
What fandoms are you into?
I've always been a huge fan of Love Live series and Vocaloid for the costumes and dances, and recently I've fallen in love with Dragon Ball! I love the female characters and hope to cosplay even more in the future.
Can you tell us about your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was actually Kuranosuke from Princess Jellyfish! My friend and I got together and commissioned an artist to help us make the costumes, the same friend and I recently were able to re-do the costumes and photos and it was a total blast from the past! I'm really glad it was my first cosplay because it's a series I'll always love.
Do you have a cosplay piece that you are most proud of?
Without a doubt, the cosplay piece I'm most proud of is the Chi-Chi cosplay my boyfriend and I made together, and the photos we were able to take up in the mountain at Yeticon 2019 are some of my favourites. Getting to bring a character to life and work with my partner on it makes it such a special cosplay for me. He's really great with foam work and I hope to make more armored cosplays with everything we learned from working together on it!
What do you hope to achieve through cosplay?
Cosplay is the culmination of so many different aspects of art that I love: designing, sewing, crafting, styling, and learning new things keeps cosplay always fresh and fun for me. I hope to learn and grow even more as a cosplayer and artist and I'm excited to try new things and continue to push myself and my work in the future.
If you could give any piece of advice to new cosplayers, what would it be?
My advice would be to just enjoy the process and the people around you. I used to be very fixated on everything needing to be perfect for cosplay, and to a certain degree, I think it's okay to want things to look as good as possible. Cosplay is about expression and sharing your interests with others, I think sometimes people forget and are a little too critical of themselves. Remember to have fun and enjoy your time. You're doing fantastic!