So who wants to be my bitch
So who wants to be my bitch
These are not mine but I wanted to bring them together!
what is this
im stuck at arby’s but selfies seemed more important than anything else atm
YUKIKOW’S COSPLAY INTERVIEW
-How old are you?
-What’s your real name?
-Where are you from?
-Do you have a cosplay Alias?
Yep, Yukikow :>
-How did you choose it?
It is my nickname irl, I just added the “w” because there are so much Yukiko xD (I wasn’t inspired haha)
-What are you studying/what is your job?
This year, I will start to study Chinese. (Mandarin)
-Please introduce your family, and their opinions on your cosplay.
My mom thinks that’s a great passion and always support me. Even if she wants me to cosplay more girls xD. (Sometimes she thinks that some of my crossplay are girls xDD)
My bro doesn’t really care about it.
Your thoughts about cosplay:
-Why do you cosplay?
Because I don’t know, it’s like my passion and I can’t stop it :0 I’m gonna be so poor because of it xD.
-For you, what is cosplay meaning?
Having fun. :33
-What’s the best part of cosplay for you?
When it’s finally done and I can wear it properly. :>
-Does it bother you when people know nothing about the series they’re cosplaying?
They do what they want even if I don’t like this.
-What bothers you the most about cosplay?
When famous or “pro” cosplayer are mean against the newbies.
-Do you think it’s important to be “in character”?
I think it is, I always try to be the most in character as possible. After all, “Costume playing”. But everyone does what they want, obviously.
-Do pre-scheduled cosplay appearances by popular cosplayers annoy you?
-What’s the most important part of cosplay for you?
The details !
-What is your cosplay pet peeve? –what do you hate about cosplay (like: cosplay made of shiny fabics, crossplayer without binder, etc…-
I really don’t like when people crossplay without binder or the cosplay made of shiny fabrics. Also i’m kind of punctilious about the details.
-What are your thought about the huge debate about who and what can cosplay?
I think this is stupid, people do what they want, even if they don’t have the good “skin color” or the good “weight/height” (or whatever). This is their life and their wish. I had the same problem about it (someone who always told me I couldn’t cosplay some characters) and what did I do ? I just did what I wanted, it killed no one and it made me happy.
-Are you okay with Yaoi and Yuri in cosplay?
You and the cosplay:
-Do you use color contacts?
-How many times do you cosplay during a year?
I don’t really know, I cosplay at conventions and during meetings or maybe at my home. So I would say… A lot of time xD. ( more than 10 maybe ? )
-Do you find yourself thinking people are “too old” for cosplay? How old is too old?
Cosplay is like love, there are not age limit for it. I saw beautiful cosplayers who could be my grandparents and I don’t think it’s a problem or anything.
-Do you stick to one genre?
Yeh, i’m stuck in a fandom hehe ;)
-Can you handle the cold?
It’s kinda okay, my cosplay are always warm enough :B.
-Can you handle hot weather?
Yep, I have to xD.
-Which one do you dislike more?
I guess, the cold one.
-If someone tell you they like your cosplay, what do you do?
I squeal. And then I thank and probably hug (if my cosplay isn’t too fragile xD).
-And if they tell you they don’t?
I don’t know… I never had this situation before ? XD
-Do you like cosplay video?
Yep, it’s awesome. **
-Have you had any strange interactions with people while cosplaying?
-How many wigs do you own?
About 10 ? (and it’s not done 8) )
Pictures and you:
-Have you ever done shootings?
Yep, few times.
-Are you taking pictures at events?
It depends, sometimes I take pictures of Cosplay I really like. (Or I make a lot of dumb selfies haha)
-You’re asked for a picture but have something else to do, do you refuse? Nope.
-How do you approach photo shoots? As a chance to gather with friends and goof off or as a meeting to take nice pictures?
Both, it’s better when you’re friend with the photographer, you can have good times and good pics :)
-When you take photos, do you photograph only people you know personally and like? Or do you look for other people with great costumes to photograph too?
Both (again haha)
-Do you wander around to meet people at events or do you keep to your own group?
It depends of the mood (or the cosplay).
-Do you prefer indoor or outdoor shots?
-Do you retouch your photos?
It depends, if I make myself the pics (and not by a photographer), I do. For the lights or contrast, mainly.
-What is your favorite shooting?
None, I liked all of them :D
-A photographer is important for the cosplayer. It seems you are lucky to have the great photographers. Could you introduce some of them ?
MangoKingoroo Artist is a funny boy, he makes awesome pictures and he’s also good at drawing !
Roxane D. Photography she’s also a really good photographer ! She takes good pictures of animals or the nature too.
Ledouppe A.rt is a sexy photographer. Yeh he’s sexy AND he takes fuckin good pictures. This is not enough for you ?
You and your cosplay:
-Do you like/do casual cosplay ?
Yeh I like it ! I do it sometimes :>
-Do you put on your makeup before your wig or after?
-Do you know a lot about the character you cosplay?
For sure ! I don’t like cosplaying a character that I don’t know.
-Do you wear costumes only once or many times?
I try to wear them few times.
-When you’ve decided what costume to do next, do you share that information with other people?
It depends if I’m sure to do it or not xD
-How active are you cosplaying in your own community?
I dunno, I try to make a new cosplay for each convention (sometimes morte than one haha). But with my future studies, I will be less “active” I think.
-What Kind of cosplayer do you considere yourself?
I would say, kind of beginner ?
-Cosplay, Crossplay or Both?
-What was the most expensive cosplay you’ve done yet?
Probably my Davesprite one, I spent mor than 80 € just for the wings xD
-And the least one?
Oh dude, I don’t know. I would say, my first cosplay of Dave Strider ?
-If you could cosplay anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would go to USA once ** To colossalcon, or to London (MCM London Comic Con). Maybe to Canada too ;A; So many places… At Germany too urgh xAx’.
-What do you like the most about putting on your cosplay?
Seeing myself becoming the character :>
-Do you have cosplays that are sometimes painful or uncomfortable?
Yeh sure. Like my wings ofr Davesprite ; heavy and uncomfortable haha.
-Do you have “Dream Cosplay”?
Naah really, I make all the cosplay I want to do :>
-Do you take part in cosplay contest?
Never, i’m not enough talentued and too shy for this xD
-Are there any character you like to cosplay in different versions?
Dave, Dirk, Eridan… And others. :B
-Do you have a make up kit?
-It is important for some characters to show their splendid fingernails or toenails. Can you tell me any experiences about your nails in cosplay?
When I cosplay the trolls, I always try to wear fake nails that I made for (except when i’m lazy). For my Davesprite, I made claws for it, and when I put them on my fingers, went out the bathroom and started to walk in the convention, I lost one of them. So I had to remove all of them, I was really sad ;^;
Your cosplay historic:
-How long have you been cosplaying?
Since 2010-2011, but that wasn’t really “cosplay”, for myself. XD
-how did you get interessed in cosplay?
I knew what was cosplay for looong (I dunno when exactly, when I started to get interessed in manga I guess), I’ve always watch cosplay pictures on internet about conventions. I was dreaming about it. I wished really hard to go, once in my life, in those conventions :B.
-Where did you learn your skills when you started? Internet, by some people… Etc.
-Do you have a cosplay story you would like to share with us?
When I started cosplaying, it wasn’t really for myself. I always made character costumes without specially liking said characters. I made them to participate and share in something my friends liked. So I never really was into this manga/comic/whatever they liked so much. When that changed, when I started cosplaying for myself, my skill levels noticeably increased (not being snooty uh D: )
-What was your first cosplay?
Kind of Tsunayoshi Sawada
-Your last one?
Eridan Ampora, Tavros Nitram, Davesprite, Dave…
-Your least favorite?
Almost all my cosplay before Homestuck :’D
-What is the cosplay which took you the longer to finish?
-Wich one did you finished really fast?
I guess, all the cosplay before homestuck, and my first Dave Strider cosplay.
-What is the cosplay you had more compliments about?
I got a lot about my Eridan, Tavros, Davesprite and Militarystuck!Dave haha.
-How many cosplay have you done?
Since I started, 15. + the test and the little version of some of them (like, deer version… dead version… etc)
-What are your next cosplay?
*sight* Homestuck. Probably Dynastystuck!Eridan. The only one who is sure for the moment.
-Is there a character you wanted to cosplay, but give up for some reasons?
-Do you have any experience of taking a cosplay event in a foreign country?
I went to Japan Expo Paris few times :B
When You work on your cosplay:
-Homemade cosplay or brought/commissioned cosplay?
I bought ONE cosplay in my life and I kinda feel ashamed xD. But that was one of my first so, it’s okay.Otherwise, all my cosplays are homemade.
-What is your favorite part of making your cosplay?
I like making craft and sewing.
-What is your least favorite part?
Marking and cutting the fabric u_u
-Do you prefer to style your wigs, commission a hairdresser or buy them prestyled?
I always style my wigs by myself :0
-What is the average amount of money you put in a cosplay?
It depends, I try (like everybody xD) to put the less possible. XD
I’ve already made.
-Do you work on your cosplay while doing something else (watching TV, listening music, etc… )?
Yep ! Sometimes I watch Dr.Who. But this is the worst idea ever, I always take too much time because I watched more the serie that I sew.
-Do you do Props?
-What kind of material do you use?
Foam board, foam sheet, modeling clay, aluminum, iron rod…
-Do you have any work in progress?
Not for the moment, soon i’ll start a new cosplay.
You and the Events:
-What do you wear on the day of an event?
A cosplay obviously.
-Do you eat lunch while inside event areas?
It depends, if i’m hungry or not xD Sometimes I don’t really eat something (don’t copy me ! )
-Are you one of the first to line up to get inside?
Uuuh nah. XD I’m too slow.
-If a new face approaches you at an event and takes up a few minutes of your time, are you annoyed?
Not at all ! I really like meet new people :)
-What was your first convention?
Made in Asia 2010
-What was your last?
-What is your next?
Retro Mia 2014
-What was your favorite one?
Probably, Japan Expo Paris 2013 and Japan Expo Paris 2014
-Do you have a make up kit on events?
Yes, always! XD
You and your cosplay buddies:
-Have you ever done Group cosplay?
Yup ! :B
-Do you have a group that participates in group events?
Nah never, I think we are all too shy xD
-Can you tell me about between 3 and 5 of your cosplay friends?
Dãria Cosplay(most adorable thing ever)
Binchamain-cosplay (he’s silly)
Nymeon Cosplay / Fantasy (two sisters who are awesome)
Shizu Yume (she’s more an artist, but she makes good cosplays tho)
and Prince Of Psychosis (same as Shizu Yume :B).
-Do you prefer Catwalk or prestations on cosplay show?
I don’t mind ~
-Do you help friends with their cosplay?
Yes ! :0 I helped a lot to some of them and it’s not like I will not do it again.
Mot de la fin:
-Do you have an advice for novice coplayers?
Don’t listen to the people that say “you can’t cosplay it” ! Also don’t forget about the makeup (Always ! Even for the crossplay) AND THE DETAILS, THIS IS IMPORTANT O_O !
-do you have any cosplay tutorials?
Ah not really, check youtube and google when you need something ? It’s what I do.
-Do you have a question for the next interviewed?
“Why life, why death ?” :’DD Kidding.
-A last word?
Alpacas are the best.