What got you into cosplay?
My interest in Japanese culture, dramatic art, fantasy realm, my video games addiction, the desire to create and give life to the characters...Cosplay gathers several of my passions into one activity, which makes my experiences rich and captivating. Cosplay is a fascinating world that continues to amaze me and inspire me.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Sailor Moon from my favorite anime. I simply love this character! I had to do it! I made this cosplay entirely by hand many years ago, without any patterns or help. I was pretty inexperienced at that time, I didn't know about the existence of patterns...But there is a first time for everything! Eventually, I would like to redo this cosplay with my new skills.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I love all of them! I choose to create costumes based on my interests, thatís why I love them all. With each new costume, when I wear it for the first time, I say to myself: this is my favorite one! At the end, I repeat the same thing for each of my costumes...
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Dream costume? There is a ton of costumes that truly inspire me to such an extent that I canít wait to work on them! However, my original designs invade the most of my thoughts. For example, I want to create my own version of Cleopatra, some sparkly mermaid, cute ponies and various Greek mythological figures.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
All my cosplay experiences have been memorable. I always try to have as much fun as possible, to enjoy myself the best I can. My aim? Having the most pleasurable cosplay experience ever! Itís a world where you never get bored and where every day is filled with excitement and good memories.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Of course, I participate in many masquerades. Itís not so much about the competition as about the synergy on scene with the audience. Also, Iím so excited when Iím playing my character on scene. After all the hours spent on a cosplay, Iím so happy to wear it during the masquerade. Itís my real reward!
What was your best masquerade experience?
All my masquerade experiences were absolutely amazing, notably my Pretty Cure one. I had a lot of fun dancing on stage on the opening theme. I was surrounded by talented and energetic cosplayers who were as much excited as I was. It was a very satisfying and motivating experience for the next masquarades to come!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I have already been awarded for many of my costumes.
Tell us a little about yourself
I studied in French Literature and Philosophy for 2 years and now Iím a student in East Asian Studies and History. Regarding my hobbies and interests, Iím constantly searching for new discoveries: Cosplay (of course!), Japanese culture, learning languages, sing, playing guitar and piano, asian calligraphy, draw, fashion, lolita, cute things, cook, nail art, travel, literature, philosophy, history, tribal bellydance, hiking, protecting endangered speciesÖ
My favorite anime
Well, if I had to choose, I would say that the Sailor Moon series, my treasured childhood anime, win the first place. Did I mention my love for the CLAMP universe! I must add that Iím a big fan of shŰjo anime (Itazura na Kiss, Fruits BasketÖ) Also, I like horror, ecchi, school life and sci-fi anime, among others (Zombie Loan, Zegapain, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi HengeÖ)
My favorite game(s)
Iím a true geek! I often test out many kinds of games. For me, it is a world of discovery. I'm a big fan of the franchise Mario, Zelda, The Sims, Harvest Moon, GTA, Mortal Combat, Street Fighter, Civilization...Above all, I love survival horror game such as Silent Hill or Resident Evil.
My favorite book(s)
I am a real bookworm! I like fiction as well as philosophy essays. I literally devoured books writing by Sartre, Nietzsche, Plato, Ducharme, Gombrowicz, MoliŤre, Camus, Notomb, Shakespeare...Moreover, I have studied Japanese poetry (haiku) for a long time. Of course, manga is essential reading!
My favorite character(s)
Iím falling for magical girls, cute characters, kickass heroines, enigmatic characters with mystical powers! Among my favorite characters: Yuuko from XXXHolic, Sailor Moon, Chii from Chobits...