What got you into cosplay?
There was this one day when I were playing the video game Tales of Symphonia together with my twin when I thought "I wonder if itīs possible to wear a fictional characters clothes" just for fun. That was a strange thought which had been in my mind for a while, just because I loved the characters clothes in the game. But I could never have imagined that the silly thought I had back then, actually was an amazing hobby itself!
Much later I stumbled upon the world of cosplay at the Internet. The instant I saw this weird yet awesome hobby I fell in love with the whole thing immediately. My manga/anime interest has came from that I had always loved Pokémon when I was a kid, without realizing that it was an anime.
What was your first costume and why?
The first one I wore was Naraku from InuYasha, which was actually made by Blood_Sword. But the first one I did myself was Kratos Aurion from Tales of Symphonia.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Kratos Aurionīs "Judgment" outfit from Tales of Symphonia.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
It was in Uppcon10 when I queued in front of a very nice, and kind Kratos Aurion cosplayer. Well, so much I love the character I was freaking sold. I mean, whatīs the chance that YOU are queuing in front of your favourite character? When the character isntīt popular to cosplay as?! FREAKING EPIC MOMENT! Is all I have to say.
But the most memorable moment was when I hugged her on the second day (softly, I would never forgive myself if I hurt her, or if the costume was damaged) and when she hugged back, I swear I kinda died of happiness (I was Naraku but...oh well xD). Before I hugged her, I said that Iīm not the hug-loving kind of person, but I canīt help myself, when my all time favourite character is standing in front of me and looking awesome.
Thank you for this amazing moment Zhenīdo!
Tell us a little about yourself
I live in Sweden but Iīm actually Finnish. So I speak both Finnish and Swedish fluently but also good English.
I enjoy/my interests are: Anime/manga, cosplay, reading, writing, history, drawing, video games, play the piano/guitar.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I tend to like characters that wear capes and mantles of different kinds. I am even more interested and drawn to a character if they have wings, chains or lots of belts on them. Itīs just so cool!
To make it short and simple: I like characters that have a design that mix Gothic and Medieval clothes and accessories.
My favorite anime
Code Geass || Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood || Hakuōki: Shinsengumi Kitan || Tales of Symphonia ||
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy IV || Pokémon || Tales of Symphonia || The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ||
My favorite character(s)
Final Fantasy IV - Edward Chris von Muir || Hakuōki: Shinengumi Kitan - Keisuke Sannan || Tales of Symphonia - Kratos Aurion.