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Cosplayer Spotlight – Sakura Hana

Welcome to Monday. Let’s all make this day better by getting to know is adorable cosplayer. Their answers are sure to brighten the start to your week.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

Sakura Hana

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE?

Oh my! Favorite beverage you ask? Probably coffee! I love coffee because I can make it as sweet as I want and it always gets me going in the morning!

Senpai Noticed Me Photography

TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

I am an aspiring idol as well as a cosplayer! I’ve been cosplaying for three years now! I just started my journey into being a western JPop idol! I am working really hard to make my Dream a reality. I absolutely adore animals and will pet any animal you may have at your home. I also love sweets. Who can get enough of sweets? But most of all I love my supporters! You all are really what motivate me to keep going! From those who were there from day one to the newcomers of the garden of Sakura flowers I want to say thank you!

WHEN DID YOU START COSPLAYING?

I started cosplaying back in 2016 when I got into anime for the first time! My very first cosplay was Italy from Hetalia Axis Powers. I may have borrowed my friend’s cosplay but I will never forget that day. My first minicon was Fuzion Fest at 2nd and Charles. And my first convention a year later was MechaCon! I have absolutely adored cosplaying ever since and will keep cosplaying for many years to come!

WHY DO YOU COSPLAY?

I cosplay because it lets me bring a character to life! I absolutely enjoy getting my character and taking pictures! Sometimes I use cosplay as an opperrunith to dance for an audience! Cosplay is honestly a passion of mine and I never want to stop. It’s so fun and I met so many great people in the process.

WHO ARE YOUR COSPLAY IDOLS?

I have too many idols to choose every single one! But here are a few!
@pandorica_cosplay
@greytoodle
@Alyssalorinacosplay
@ruintheripper
@hashtag_cosplay
@ineedsugar31
@cosmic_batt
@steffvonschweetz
@deku.exe
@_infinity.cosplay_

Just to name a few!

WHAT TYPES OF COSPLAY DO YOU DO?

I mainly do anime. I am going to expand my horizon to video games though! I’ve been meaning to cosplay as Rosalina from the Super Mario series because nobody really does her. Another cosplay I want to do is Chell from Portal! I can’t wait to also do Disney cosplays!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COSPLAYS?

Out of all my cosplays I have to say Nico and You from Love Live are my favorite cosplays with Japan from Hetalia coming in at second! I just enjoy having the opportunity to make cute poses just to make others smile!

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO COSPLAY BUT PROBABLY NEVER WILL?

Ooooooh that one is definentky a hard one! I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to do Chell to be honest. And another cosplay I want to do is Kou from Diabolik Lovers. In fact there are a few guys from the series that I want to cosplay but probably won’t be able to!

Tekno Omega Photography

DO YOU MAKE, BUY, OR SPECIAL ORDER YOUR COSPLAYS?

I normally buy my cosplays. I know it’s not what real professionals do but I’m going to learn how to sew very soon! In fact sometime this month I plan on making a cosplay for the very first time! Stay tuned!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COSPLAY?

The better question is what’s NOT to love about cosplay! You get to be a totally different person and escape reality! You could be cosplaying as another person’s favorite character! Tmay even want a picture! There is so much to love about being able to bring one of your favorite characters to life!

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR YOU ABOUT COSPLAY?

Money is definently the issue I deal with most. I try to save up as my as I can but since I don’t have a job it’s hard for me to get money. I’m working really hard to try to make the situation better by getting a job for some extra pocket cash! Hopefully by the time I get a job I’ll be able to do way more! From more cosplays to more cons the sky is the limit!

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER TO COSPLAY?

Like I said before, I absolutely love Nico and You! I also love cosplaying as Japan because the Hetalia fandom isn’t as active as it use to be. Love live gets me a lot of attention! I’ll never forget one person told me that I look like Nico came out of the screen!

IF YOU COULD LIVE IN OR VISIT ANY FANTASY WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

Oh my! That’s a hard one to choose! But I’d probably go to the world of Diabolik Lovers. I just love that anime so much and I’m trying my hardest to get some cosplays! Maybe I can out a smile in their heart too!

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR COSPLAYS?

The cosplay account’s that I saw really got me into cosplay. After seeing some friends do it I decided to do it too! Once I saw the professionals I knew that cosplay would be a passion of mine. I absolutely love it and I hope to improve every time!

WHAT ARE YOUR “FANDOMS”?

My fandoms include:
Diabolik Lovers
Love Live
Ouran Highschool Host Club
Hetalia
South Park
Vocaloid
The IdolM@ster
Portal
Super Mario

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH BEGINNING COSPLAYERS KNEW?

I wish beginning cosplayers knew that you’re not going to be the best overnight. I was expecting so much of myself when I first started cosplaying and it really depresses me. It took time for me to find characters that suited me and good poses to do for pictures. You will improve over time. Take it from someone who got so much hate on her cosplays and wanted to give up. Never give up.

WHAT TIPS OR TRICKS DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER COSPLAYERS?

If you are going to buy your cosplay online ALWAYS CHECK THE REVIEWS. I can’t stress that enough. There are times when a cosplay comes in the mail and it looks nothing like the picture. Another thing is to always check the size chart as some cosplays run small! Make sure your wig isn’t too thin, otherwise you’ll be able to see right through it!  Don’t ever be afraid to ask for advice! That’s how I got to where I am now.

Tsukimi Photography

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH NON-COSPLAYERS KNEW?

I wish non-cosplayers knew what fun they are missing out on. They think cosplay is weird but that’s what makes it unique. Some people judge cosplayers because they like to cosplay and it can be very hurtful. We are different but that doesn’t mean that we are bad people, we just have different interests!! They should be a little more supportive in my opinion!

WHAT COSPLAYS ARE YOU WORKING ON?

I just cosplayed as Chika from Love Live for the very first time! I’m currently planning out to make a surprise cosplay for the very first time! You’ll have to stay tuned to find out what the new cosplay is! I can’t wait!

WHAT COSPLAYS DO YOU WANT TO DO IF MONEY AND TIME WERE NO OBJECT?

Oh my! I’d do every cosplay I’ve ever wanted to do! I honestly wish that was reality! I would cosplay as a Disney Princess and go to a kid’s birthday to make her smile! I would also go to way more cons out of state and cosplay as more idols! I would even cosplay as characters from South Park!  There is way too much for me to list here on what I would do!

WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOUR COSPLAYS?

People can find my cosplays on my insta and Facebook! My Instagram is @sakurahanaidol and my Facebook is Sakura Hana!

Please remember I do not own any of these pictures and the opinions in this survey belong to the interviewee.

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