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Zara Mage as Midna (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess) Instagram: @zara_mage
How did you get into cosplaying? I started cosplaying 5 years ago, I was always watching Anime and playing Video games. So my friend introduced me to conventions. At the time we were really into Adventure Time. So I went as Marceline. Wanted to start out with something Easy for my first cosplay! I attended Izumicon and I haven’t stopped since.
Why Midna? I cosplayed as Midna because she’s definitely her own person. That has made a big impact on my life. She’s not afraid to speak her mind but she is also mysterious. In a way she is someone I want to be, with beauty and grace. [She’s] not afraid to Stand up for herself especially with some sass. Which makes her so perfect to me!
Were there any unique challenges posed by Midna? Midnas Design looked challenging. I loved the art style of her character design. Every time I start a new cosplay I do like to challenge myself. It’s what keeps me going. The challenging part was to get everything even and to make it accurate like the character. The cloak took me 2 weeks and the design took me 5 hours.Has cosplaying Rosalina gained you more notoriety than other cosplays? Gaining notoriety from Midna? I’m not sure! I mostly get alot of feed back and questions about how long it took to make everything. It’s always nice to talk to other Artists or Zelda cosplayers since we all show the Same interests.
Do you plan to cosplay more Nintendo characters? I do plan to cosplay as more Nintendo Characters in the future, such as Princess Peach and Samus. Course my Zelda Cosplay list is long.
What does cosplay mean to you? To me cosplay is all about the art form. The craft and portraying the characters you love. It’s always rewarding meeting other people who are into the Same fandom as you. It’s an art form that has a lot of challenges and dead lines but that’s what’s fun about it. To me I don’t think it’s all about the money or fame. I do it to meet other artists and to learn more about myself. I grow as a person and artist when I cosplay.
Nature’s Sass as Viridi (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
Instagram: @naturessass Photo by FilmShooter Event Photography
How did you get into cosplaying? When I was younger, around 14 or so, I was really into watching people do makeup, special effects, and costumes. My dad took me to my first [convention] when I was that age and I was blown away by people in costume and in character! At first I thought it was weird, so I remember telling my parents [...]