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I’m Kallisi ♡ 24 years old and a very big Naruto freak ! Of course I cosplay many other characters from games, movies or anime.
How did you first get into cosplay?
Thanks to theater and TV.
Do you cosplay just for fun or do you see it as a stepping stone to a future career?
Both. Fun is the most important aspect for me. Also, I want to get a higher Level with cosplays like with quality.
Do you prefer to make your cosplays from scratch, buy or commission them or a hybrid?
I make every cosplay on my own. I buy just wigs and shoes.
How much time do you spend making each of your cosplays?
It’s different. Some cosplays are really hard to make. For my Cindy and Noctis cosplay, I spent 2 – 3 months.
What is your favorite cosplay you done so far?
Quiet from Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain
What has been your most memorable experience (good or bad) as a cosplayer?
Thanks to cosplay I’ve met so many people. And now they are my second family.
How do you feel about group cosplays?
I love it ! Especially with good friends so I can trust them.
What cosplays are you currently working on or plan to finish this year?
Many Girls from Naruto like Tsunade and rin. Also Kikyo from Inuyasha and so much more!
What issues do you see being the most divisive in the cosplay community and how do you feel about it?
I see many pro and contras in cosplay communities. The first thing people should help each other without hate, racism, and shitstorm.
What types of characters or genres inspire your cosplay the most?
Many anime and games from my childhood like Naruto and Final Fantasy. It’s a personal connection with these feelings and cosplays for me.
What is your favorite part (researching, shopping for supplies, sewing, photo shoots, attending cons, etc.) of your cosplay process?
Wip! I love working progress pics to see the development of cosplays step by step
What are your best resources for cosplay materials?
Fabrics xD I have too much and so less time to sew
What has been the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome as a cosplayer?
It’s a psychological step to accept and love myself. Love my body and who I’m. So feel comfort in my body and every cosplay
Have you learned any life lessons during your time as a cosplayer and what are they?
To love myself. To do what I want, to cosplay the character I want no matter what other people say and think
What is your golden cosplay rule that you would share with new cosplayers?
Be brave. Do what you enjoy. Cosplay the character you love. No matter how tall, big, small you are or skin color you have.
How do you feel the cosplay community has changed over time?
Yes. Everyone is fighting each other with bad comments. There is no community feeling anymore. Even we share the same Hobby
If money and time were not a factor, what is your number one over-ambitious cosplay you want to do?
To travel with friends over the world and meet my cosplay idols
Do you set a budget for each cosplay?
No. It’s different from cosplay to cosplay. For some cosplay, I need just an expensive wig and for other a weapon.
What does cosplay mean to you?
It’s more of a hobby. It’s passion. To enjoy time with friends and live the character I love
Is there anything that would make you stop cosplaying?
No nothing. It’s my way, my hobby.
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