What got you into cosplay?
It actually started very weird like with a Halloween costume party at home and at work. My friends reaction was so enthusiastic that I decided to give it a try on a greater scale.
What was your first costume and why?
My very first cosume was Lightning from FFXIII. I tried to find a character I am closest to, not only with appearance but mostly with feelings, emotions and way of thinking, to deliver facial expressions the best way possible and simply feel good playing it. At that time I was same stubborn as her... but also developed with her thanks to this cosplay.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Lightning - cause it's not only wearing a costume, it's becoming her, uderstanding her story and feelings, it's delivering someting more than just outfit, it's not playing Lightning - it's being her with everything I got, to show her story and emotions.
This is true that there is something more on this cosplay for me than just simple "wearing costume", due to the fact that the initial version of it was just simply redone by me I tried to pull off to extremum cosplaying with my body, face and heart, as this is the only thing I could actually do myself 100%.
You can be Lightning in a costume, but will you still be her or look like her when you're not wearing it?
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Lightning costume was a dream for me, which I managed to achieve though I had no sewing skills and no experience in costuming at all. But I managed to do it cause I was very stubborn and took it other way than usually cosplay goes, I simply loked for the best ready pieces and redone them or adjusted. There I never wanted to take part in any cosplay competitions just simply be Lightning for a sec, I didn't care to much for "do it yourself" thing. I took the proffesional look and great character resemblance over the costuming.
Currently I am working on a new project. It's gonna be an Elementor costume. I played FlyFF for many years and loved my main character outfits, especially the red one that I got above lvl 75. So... considering the fact that I have to proove myself and cosplay community that I deserve to be called cosplayer and to do so I need to make a costume on my own... well... why not have fun with it? Elementor costume is comming soon ^^
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I remember my first convention, the moment I entered the venue everyone turned arround. And a girl whispering "it's Lightning oh my god". It made me keep going with my cosplaying and gave me a lot of confidence. Such reactions are best rewerds and give you wings to push harder and harder for what you believe in.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I will, I didn't but I surely will. Well there is a lot of things you have to try in your life! Life is surely the time when you can make your dreams come true, isn't it?
Probably with my Elementor costume, not sure when and which convention - EritaKon 2010?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
The best award I could get is the whispering of people who kinda don't know if you are a cosplayer or a real character, cause they seem to see no difference. That is what defines your cosplay. Other awards are not important.
Tell us a little about yourself
First of all I am a very late beginner as a cosplayer. I feel like I've lost good couple of years of cosplay fun. But that does not matter, you should always look forward not behind!
If we're talking about job, yeah - I hate it.
I hate it cause it steals 10 hours a day of my life which I could spend on something what I rellay enjoy and want. Instead of it I am stuck in that rat race for money. But at least I can afford (though not always) going to other countries and cosplaying thanks to it.
Hobbies.... will start with horse riding cause this is my absolute "I LOVE", and then the list is gonna be so long that there might be not enough space here. but I am a freak :P in some kind of more artistic way, and everything what involves being creative will be my passion.
My favorite anime
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy series
My favorite book(s)
Lord of the Rings, Momo, Alice in Wonderland, The Books of Narnia, Peter Pan, Fairytales.
My favorite character(s)
Lightning, Cloud, Zack, Noctis ... am I a preety SE boys fangirl? Well not sure, but give me a good Cloud, Zack or Noctis cosplayer and I will surely faint :P
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Matrix, Constantine, Shrek, Disney fairytales and many more.