What got you into cosplay?
My love for Rinoa made me enter in the world of cosplaying.
I dunno if that is good or bad!
I just wanted to be like her...I'm totally diferent from her physically,so I made her cosplay.And it was a dream coming to true =)
What was your first costume and why?
Rinoa's costume,of course!I made it with a plain fabric and with a totally wrong wig!
It was my first attempt!
What is your favorite costume and why?
Rinoa is my favorite costume.I put all my effort in it!
And the costume was a surprise to me...I never expected so much repercussion from that costume.Everyone praises me with kind words,and that makes me feel so happy!'Coz Rinoa's costume is also a dream to me.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I wanted to make Alicia's costume from Valkyrie Profile Silmeria.
I don't look like her,but I really love her character.She's very sweet and strong at same time.
I wish to do Pearl from Legend of Mana either.It's funny because I hated her - she was always with Elazul ( I was a kid!).But now I love her design,she' so fragile and very spoiled!It's a very interessing character that ressembles myself.I wish to make this dream real,I want to Pearl-me myself xD
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Well...With cosplay I regained the trust in myself and I learned to do so many things.I feel that I can learn everything.I learned to sew to make my costumes,I improved my ability with craftworks...that's very relaxing and a very pleasant hobby.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not much.I have a terrible fear of stage...I'm very very shy...
What was your best masquerade experience?
Me and some friends made a improvised masquerade at the last minute!And it was very fun!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Oh yeah,but the events here are very small...so you can see...
Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Arggia or Barbara.I study arts in the university.I live with my parents,I have an older brother and a very special boyfriend - who's my other half and my future husband.
Despite the fact I'm a Rinoa and Asuka's cosplayer,I'm a VERY shy person.I have difficult to talk in public and being the center of attention.But when I grown attached to a person,I became very talkative
I only make costumes of the characters that I really love,and that have some similarity with me:
Rinoa is my side "angelical and cute" ;
Orihime is my side "funny and goofy" ;
Asuka is my side "angry and lonely" ;
Tsunade is my side "responsible and grown up woman" ;
Riesz is my side "fighter and strong" ;
Aerith is my side "nature's lover and excentric" ;
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
My english is bad...sorry for the mistakes!
My favorite anime
I really like Inuyasha!I met my boyfriend because that anime!So,it is very special to me!^^
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VIII(my first FF!),Final Fantasy VII(oh,gosh!Aerith!!),Final Fantasy XII(It's like an online rpg...loooove it!),Shadow Hearts and the Covenant(That game is so nostalgic...),Valkyrie Profile,Legend of Mana(I love the art of that game!),Odin Sphere(the most cute game ever!),NeverWinter Nights,Baldurs Gate,Pokémon,Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic...and a million more xD
My favorite book(s)
The Lord of the Rings(I have to say more?),Twilight(ok,kill me xD),Alice in the Wonderland,and mangas!My favorite manga is Black Bird!*-* I like Fushigi Yuugi also!
My favorite character(s)
Rinoa Heartilly!>_< My boyfriend said that she doesn't have nothing of special...but I still like her...I dunno why!
I love Fou-Lu from Breath of Fire IV,Dante from Devil May Cry,Aerith from FF7,Alice from Shadow Hearts,Garnet from FF9(I love her hair *__*),Luke Fon Fabre from Tales of Abyss,Oswald from Odin Sphere...etc
My favorite movies(s)
Ahh!!It's hard to chose...'coz I get bored of seeing the same movie with frequency.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp,Angelina Jolie,Will Smith and I couldn't remember the others!Sorry,folks!