DEES
Years of Cosplay: 5 years
Hong Kong, China
Her Hong Kong cosplaying expertise reenacts stylish and sophisticated male characters from a wide selection. Ishida Mitsunari from Sengoku Basara 3 comes to life after tedious and relentless work and advanced armor making. We learn that good backdrops and proper locations are hard to find, but once you’re there, nothing can stop her becoming Hotaru from Zone-00, a rather slick and complicated kind of guy. Tailored smoothness comes to town.
 
DEES as Okita Souji (Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan)
Photo by KOKO
DEES as Okita Souji (Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan) // Photo by KOKO
 
 
Cosplay Gen: You have cosplayed a wide variety of male characters; what makes you choose male over female characters?
DEES: It has just come very naturally… I never think about this. I just love to cosplay the male characters that I like from games/manga/animation, to feel what they feel, and convey the emotion of the scene of the photo. Anyway, it’s too hard to imagine myself cosplaying as a female character.
DEES as Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji)
Photo by SILVER
DEES as N/A Photo by N/A
DEES as Alfred (Moujutsuukai to Ouji-sama)
Photo by SILVER
 
 
Cosplay Gen: Which of your cosplayed characters can you relate the most to or identify yourself with, and why?
DEES: I think I can identify myself with many of the characters, in different ways and as a different side of myself. But, for now, Ivan from Hetalia: Axis Powers relates to me most. Ivan’s character is so complicated, and everytime I cosplay as him, many stories and ideas emerge from my mind; and I keep thinking when can I take the photos again next time.
DEES as Ivan Braginski (Axis Powers Hetalia)
Photo by Shiro Ang
DEES as Ivan Braginski (Axis Powers Hetalia)
Photo by Shiro Ang
DEES as N/A
Photo by N/A
 
Cosplay Gen: What was the most difficult costume to make? Can you tell us something about the tailoring process?
DEES: It was, most definitely, Ishida Mitsunari from Sengoku Basara 3! I started to prepare it for about two weeks before the event and still lacked time, as I kept doing the same work… About the armor, it’s the very first time when I tried to do such thing, and thank God I’ve got many good friends that can teach me. I’ve learned a very good lesson. Anyway, I must redo some part of the costume when I re-take the photos.
DEES as Ishida Mitsunari (Sengoku Basara 3)
Photo by SILVER
DEES as N/A // Photo by N/A
DEES as Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
Photo by Harold
 
DEES as Musashino Benkei (Harukanaru Toki no Naka 3) // Photo by Little K
DEES as Housei Toki (Kin’iro no Corda 3) // Photo by Harold
 
 
DEES as Kamui Gakupo (Vocaloid, Fleeting Moon Flower version) // Photo by Wing
Cosplay Gen: Which character has been the most difficult to express for you and why?
DEES: I think… I found it’s quite difficult to cosplay as Hotaru from Zone-00. How can a person be so complicated!? A cute, also very strong male, but at the same time needing to be a little bit dull…
DEES as Hotaru (Zone-00) // Photo by Alan
DEES as Haruki Koutake (di[e]ce) // Photo by Dajun
DEES as Fei Long (Finder no Hyouteki) // Photo by Toto
 
Cosplay Gen: How important is the photoshoot location for you and how hard is it to find a proper location?
DEES: It is very important. It decides the mood, and the final outcome, especially when choosing a story with lots of feeling. Sadly, it’s very difficult for us to find proper locations. Hong Kong is so small, and there aren’t many areas to take pictures at; sometimes we need to book a hotel room or go to China to take photos. But, anyway, it is always fun inside too.
DEES as N/A // Photo by N/A
DEES as Bernardo Ortolani (Lucky Dog) // Photo by KIT
DEES as N/A // Photo by N/A
 

                  

1 Comment

  1. Sora says:

    Just wanna let you guys know… the last set of pictures, 1st from the left. The character is Mizushima Iku from Starry Sky.

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