I really enjoyed this interview, I hope you all do as well. Lots of great insights from this experienced cosplayer.
What is your name?
Julia aka Shryecosplay
When did you start cosplaying?
I started four years ago activly to go to conventions.
Why did you start cosplaying?
I was invited by a friend to join her group to visit the Elfia Fantasy Fair in Arcen (NL)
Who are your cosplay idols?
I don’t have “idols”, but there are a few I like, because they are awesome people and very dedicated to their hobby.
What are your favorite cosplays?
Marvel’s Black Widow and Hela. But there are so many more and i’d love too do them all.
What is something you want to cosplay but probably never will?
Never say never ;D
What do you love about cosplay?
I love the preparation and the research you got to do, to get together all you need for your costume, makeup, etc. It teaches you a lot of new skills and despite all that work it has something soothing. I like working on my cosplays after work and I really enjoy to wear them at a convention.
Who is your favorite character to cosplay?
The Black Widow. I love how she is portrait as strong and independent and it is shown in whatever she does.
What is something you wish beginning cosplayers knew?
There is only one simple rule: feel comfy with your cosplay.
…(that includes the shoes, too.)
What tips do you have for other cosplayers?
Find your way of cosplaying. It is not good to copy friends or some “cosplay stars”. Be and stay yourself.
What is something you wish non-cosplayers knew?
This question sounds as if we were some kind of aliens :D.
We are pretty happy and friendly people who just look “different” from time to time.
What cosplays are you working on?
Infinity War Black Widow, The Winter Soldier (fully masked, no “sexy” version), and two more secret projects ;D
What cosplays do you want to do if money and time were no object?
I build an Iron Man Suit last year… I want to redo it in metal and fully functional with moving parts, more lights and cameras. But this is a long long term project if it is not one of the famous cloud-castles.
What was your funniest costume/wig malfunction?
I was right on the way to a con, took a seat in my taxi and sst… I heard the ripping sound of a seam.
It was right above my b***. But luckily it was invisible
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