I hope you all enjoy this interview. I love interviewing cosplayers of all levels and this Cosplayer was great!
Hi! What do we call you?
People know me as Levigirlcosplay (or Melinda).
When did you start cosplaying?
I started cosplaying October of 2017.
What made you want to start cosplaying?
I started following a lot of cosplayers and it seemed like lots of fun so I decided to give it a try. It started as a cool Halloween costume idea and it turned into a new hobby.
Who are your cosplay idols?
I love @zunekuro, @pyochacosplay, and @jessikarah on Instagram. They are great cosplayers and they really inspired me to start cosplaying.
What type of cosplays interest you?
Right now I have only done anime cosplay, but I do plan to do some video game cosplays.
What are some of your favorite cosplays?
I loved doing Fem!Yuri Katsuki. I also really love @pyochacosplay’s Fem!707 from Mystic Messenger. I would love to cosplay some characters from Mystic Messenger.
What is something you want to cosplay but probably never will?
I want to cosplay Yoko from Gurren Lagann but I probably never will because she shows a lot of skin which I don’t think I will ever be comfortable with doing. That might change but as of now it probably won’t happen.
What do you love about cosplay?
I love that it gives me confidence. I get to be the characters I love and I get to connect with other people who share my interests. I have only been cosplaying a few months but I have made so many new friends through it. I really love it!
What is the most difficult thing for you about cosplay?
Getting the makeup to be just right is always difficult for me. I’ll spend hours on it. I don’t normally wear makeup so that made it harder as well. I’ve gotten much better since I started and I hope I continue to improve.
Who is your favorite character to cosplay?
My favorite character to cosplay would have to be Levi because it was my first and it will always have a special place in my heart.
What is something you wish beginning cosplayers knew?
It’s really fun! It will cost some time and money but it is worth it. You get the opportunity to be whoever you want and have fun. You aren’t gonna be as good as the people who have been doing it for years. Don’t get discouraged!!! Just keep practicing and ask for advice from others, it will really help.
What tips/tricks do you have for other cosplayers?
Practice!!! Ask other cosplayers for help. Use Q-tips to fix eyeliner mistakes. Lighting matters when trying to get a flawless picture. Cheaper makeup works just as well as the expensive stuff.
What is something you wish non-cosplayers knew?
This is something that is fun for us. Please don’t make fun of people for it. It’s hard work. It helps us feel confident. Don’t knock it til you try it.
What cosplays are you working on now?
I’m working on Tifa from Final Fantasy as a collab with one of my close cosplay friends. I’m also working on a Christmas cosplay!
What cosplays do you want to do if you had no limits on money or time?
I would do so many! PERSONA 5 CHARACTERS!!! I love the Persona series so definitely the characters from those games.
Where can people find your cosplays?
You can find them on my Instagram at @levigirlcosplay
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