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My first cosplay was in 2001 when I interpreted Kakan No Madonna that I chose for my similiarity to Madonna Leonora.
How did you first get into cosplay?
It depends on the difficulty of the costume, but when I start to prepare them, I work in full immersion.
How much time do you spend making your costumes?
It depends on the difficulty of the costume, but when I start to prepare them, I work in full immersion
What’s your favorite cosplay you’ve done so far?
I don’t have just one!
First of all Madame Red(especially as Queen of Hearts), was the one who made me know most and it was my fourth cosplay. They are closely tied to Beast, Naga, Alcyone, Poison Ivy and Nehellenia.
Do you usually get positive reactions from fans?
Fortunately yes, and it gives so much satisfaction.
What’s the next costume or event you’re preparing for?
I can say that some of the future will be: Belle, Chobits, Deedlit, Maou, Kagura, Gou and so on!
What characters inspire you the most?
Surely the bad or crazy ones.
What is your primary area of inspiration for your cosplay? Comics, anime, games or other?
Manga and Anime.
What are your best resources for cosplay materials?
Ebay(especially for worbla), Aliexpress for the wigs, Tessuti.com and some shop in my city.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give new cosplayers?
Lately, unfortunately, I’ve seen too many people new to the world of cosplay behave as a superstar. So I suggest to stay humble and realize that cosplay is fun!
What’s your golden rule of cosplay?
Have fun and make friends!
What does your budget run per costume?
It depends on the materials used. Including wig, fabrics, and materials for props around 100/150 euro. There have been more expensive costumes, and others less than this budget
Is there anything that would make you stop cosplaying?
I don’t think it’s a passion too great!
If money and time were not issues, what’s your number one over ambitious cosplay?
Also will and skill! One of the cosplay of my dreams is the Princess Momby (Return to Oz).
Why do you cosplay?
I always loved the role play, and since I was a child I recited in a theatrical school. This love has linked to my passion for manga and anime, for movies, video games etc. So I decided to do cosplay
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- Giuseppe Zangari