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About Yohanix Cosplay
Hello my name is Thalyta Yohane, known as Yohanix, I am 22 years old and I do cosplay for five years, I am studying Administration and I live in Brazil.
How did you first get into cosplay?
I always liked the Geek universe, and I always admired people who made cosplays, until one day I decided to make one and I loved <3
Do you cosplay just for fun or do you see it as a stepping stone to a future career?
Both of them, doing cosplay is a passion and it’s super fun, and yes I can turn that into a type of work and make money from it.
Do you prefer to make your cosplays from scratch, buy or commission them or a hybrid?
The two also, it will depend on the cosplay but most of them I do myself, so some accessories that I ask of other people.
How much time do you spend making each of your cosplays?
It depends on cosplay, there are cosplays that take months to make and other days or day xD
What is your favorite cosplay you done so far?
Tracer – Overwatch
What has been your most memorable experience (good or bad) as a cosplayer?
my best memory was when I first traveled as a cosplayer, it was fantastic. And the bad thing was when I suffered harassment when I was in the cosplay of Cammy (SF)
How do you feel about group cosplays?
Very good, I like this <3
What cosplays are you currently working on or plan to finish this year?
Cosplay that I will wear to Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, one of them is Jaina Proudemore from World of Warcraft.
What issues do you see being the most divisive in the cosplay community and how do you feel about it?
Lots of negativity and creative evil, cosplayer we need to support us, I’m very sad about it all.
What types of characters or genres inspire your cosplay the most?
Sexy and wonderful characters are usually from hqs and games.
What is your favorite part (researching, shopping for supplies, sewing, photo shoots, attending cons, etc.) of your cosplay process?
All I love to do cosplay is an endless passion, all processes are important, especially in wearing them at cosplay events <3
What are your best resources for cosplay materials?
Fabrics, EVA foam, worbla, paints and lots of glue xD
What has been the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome as a cosplayer?
Materials, it is difficult to find the times I do myself, or else I impose on another country, but I always find a way.
Have you learned any life lessons during your time as a cosplayer and what are they?
Many, one of them does not trust people so much, the cosplay world is very competitive and will always have someone wanting to take down, learn to read with these people and be happy.
What is your golden cosplay rule that you would share with new cosplayers?
No matter their color, the size or their format, cosplay are for everyone.
If you love and make many cosplays xD
How do you feel the cosplay community has changed over time?
It has evolved a lot, we have many wonderful cosplayers around the world, I am very proud to be a cosplayer and the world recognize this.
If money and time were not a factor, what is your number one over-ambitious cosplay you want to do?
A cosplay based on a fanart from Alexstrasza of World of Warcraft.
Do you set a budget for each cosplay?
What does cosplay mean to you?
Several times I said that it is a passion, an addiction, a hobby. I love comics, games, and anime through cosplays and I am the real world
Is there anything that would make you stop cosplaying?
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