Welcome to the first of my daily Cosplayer spotlights! We have an award winning Cosplayer from Italy.
What can we call you?
My name is Federica Latini in art Fedeowl Cosplay.
When did you start cosplaying?
I started making cosplay in 2009 but there are no photos of me in cosplay because I initially preferred to photograph. Then, after a while, the passion was born and I started doing big things. I did my first competition in 2012 and from there I never stopped! I have won several prizes as the Italian qualifications at the CNC.
Why did you start cosplaying?
I started making cosplay because I love sewing, creating, inventing but most of all I love challenges. Creating clothes that seem impossible and my craft.
Who are your cosplay idols?
I love madness jessica nigri, yaya han, maul cosplay and kamui cosplay. They are my gurus and it is to them that inspire me.
What type of cosplay do you do?
Usually my cosplay comes from videogames and illustrations of artists online. I love fanart because sometimes they are richer and more detailed than the original images.
What are your favorite cosplays?
My favorite cosplay? Alice! I love her in a way that is reproduced! From the little girl from Disney to the warrior of illustrations! I’m crazy like her.
What is something you want to cosplay but probably never will?
I really like cosplay Atelier Totori but I just can not make them …. I have too many boobs. xD
What do you love about cosplay?
I like that every time I go to the events and they compliment me I know I did something unique and special And then friends! I met my best friends cosplay …. and … also my love.
What is the most difficult thing for you about cosplay?
The shoes!!!! Every time I say “this year I do not have to made them by hand!” in the end …. I always have to do it last.
Who is your favorite character to cosplay?
Alice Alice Alice Alice🐰🐰🐰 and …. princesses with sequined and swarovsky feet clothes
Where do you get your inspiration for your cosplays?
I draw inspiration from my favorite videogames and my illustrated books. I have a huge collection of artbooks and limited editions.
What are your “fandoms”?
My fandoms are Bayonetta, Zelda, Bioshock and Overwatch.
What is something you wish beginning cosplayers knew?
All cosplayers should know that cosplay is hard work. Sleepless nights and work … lots of work but … it’s also gratification, satisfaction and friendship.
What tips/tricks do you have for other cosplayers?
Learn to enhance yourself with a good make-up! It is essential! And choose characters that resemble you.
What is something you wish non-cosplayers knew?
They should know the hard work we do to bring our cosplay. See the sacrifice and the passion behind the work we do and respect us! We are not puppets to take around or objects to photograph! We are cosplayers and we are respected!
What cosplays are you working on?
Can not be said! It’s a secret. 😉
What cosplays do you want to do if money/time were no object?
If it did not depend on the money and time the cosplay I would do would be the Queen Esther of trinity blood.
Where can people find your cosplays?
My cosplay can be seen both on my instagram profile:
or on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Fedeo
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