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About Ai-chan Cosplay
My name is Ai-Chan (Aitana) I live in Spain (Madrid), I really love fitness, studying and cosplay, now I study in University. It’s difficult for me to do both things but I try it! I really like video games like Nier Automata and Final Fantasy.
How did you first get into cosplay?
I have started in cosplay sices 2015 in September because I stayed in one anime groups and they showed me what was the cosplay and one day they said to me: -HEY AI-CHAN!! We are going to go to one Con with cosplay, Are you coming with us? And this is the moment that I started in Cosplay and after then, I discovered this wonderful world
Do you cosplay just for fun or do you see it as a stepping stone to a future career?
For me, I hope that I can do cosplay as a future career because cosplay for me it’s like my life so this is a dream that I really want to try.
Do you prefer to make your cosplays from scratch, buy or commission them or a hybrid?
I prefer to do it for myself because it’s more comfortable for me but sometimes I bought a body suit cosplay (I really love these Zentais :3 )
How much time do you spend making each of your cosplays?
Ufff a lot of time, One, two, three months?? All the summer?? I can’t say a specific number.
What is your favorite cosplay you done so far?
I think that 2B because It’s a character that I love her design, the game etc.. It’s amazing Nier Automata I really recommend gaming.
What has been your most memorable experience (good or bad) as a cosplayer?
When I win my first cosplay competition, it was very memorable and exciting.
How do you feel about group cosplays?
I really like groups of cosplay, it’s fun to see and participate.
What cosplays are you currently working on or plan to finish this year?
A lot of cosplay from League of legends and I thinking to star with 002 or Shivi from No Game No Life Zero.
What issues do you see being the most divisive in the cosplay community and how do you feel about it?
I see a lot of times that cosplay competition divide the cosplay community because makes a bad roll in the participants (not always).
What types of characters or genres inspire your cosplay the most?
Now, video games and anime.
What is your favorite part (researching, shopping for supplies, sewing, photo shoots, attending cons, etc.) of your cosplay process?
Shopping, attending cons and photo shoots :3
What are your best resources for cosplay materials?
I know a lot of (all) best fabric shops in my city and good shops on the Internet like cosplay fabrics or Feroca.
What has been the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome as a cosplayer?
Wasting money is the hardest part for me, and when one part [of the cosplay] that you spent a lot of time is not good and [you have to] repeat all.
Have you learned any life lessons during your time as a cosplayer and what are they?
Yes, I know new friends and about the class of person that has the world.
What is your golden cosplay rule that you would share with new cosplayers?
How do you feel the cosplay community has changed over time?
On the one hand, I like that the cosplay community changed but over time it’s a little bit heavy for me.
If money and time were not a factor, what is your number one over-ambitious cosplay you want to do?
Puuff… A really big cosplay like Black Cat D.Va with Meka.
Do you set a budget for each cosplay?
For me, it’s impossible because you can’t know with certainty what are you going to waste.
What does cosplay mean to you?
For me cosplay it’s now a part of my life, means all of me. I can’t live without it.
Is there anything that would make you stop cosplaying?
The money? I suppose.
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- John L. (@jlmfotografo)
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