Cosplay Gen: What inspires you the most when choosing the characters you cosplay?
Kirisaki: Their (background) stories. It helps one better understand the character. Personality, behaviour wise. It gives inspiration for the kind of portrayal you want to carry off, and the kind of shots you want to have. [..]
Tisonit is a very promising photographer from Moscow, Russia, who has some very interesting projects and photos, taking both individual photoshoots of cosplayers and photoshoots at anime conventions in Russia. [..]
Cosplay Gen: What keeps you going in cosplay? (friends, the challenge in each costume, experience, attention)
Kyle: My friends are definitely the primary factor that keeps me in cosplay, with the challenge and experience at a close tie for second. I have made and maintained many friendships through conventions that I hope to never loose.
Endiru is a group comprising of three girls – Orochi X, Pinky Lu Xun and Shinji X – who consider cosplay as a very complex form of art that combines various related fields. Their philosophy as a team is that one should make up for whatever skills the other lacks, in order to complete the whole.
Giorgia Vecchini has been in the cosplay scene for quite a while now, her portfolio including a wide range of characters, from Black Cat to Sailor Pluto.
Our featured cosplayer of this week, Neni, comes from Germany. Noticeable is the wide variety of characters she chooses to cosplay, be it from anime, manga or games. Check out more of her works on her deviantART profile.
My favorite type of character would definitely be strong women. Moe blobs are cute and all, but a badass woman is much more interesting! When choosing cosplays, I try to stick to characters and series that I really love, but how much I resemble a character and how much I like a design are also big factors. [..]
For this week, we chose to feature Love Squad, a Russian cosplayer who approached various characters from anime series and games. Also check her deviantART page, where you’ll find more pictures. [..]