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Cosplayer Spotlight – Asami

 

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About Asami

Hi! My name is Andrea, but everybody knows me as Asami, I’m a Spanish cosplayer, I’m 21 years old, I’m an actress and I love cats

 

Asami


 

How did you first get into cosplay?

I wanna start saying that I’m Spanish and I am actually learning English, sorry if I have some mistakes xD Since I was small, I always like to costume like some character o something invented, even when it was a normal day and just for fun. And when I was older I start in a theatre company and like acting too, so friends and internet open me the door to start in this world 🙂

How much time do you spend making your costumes?

It depends of which cosplay are we talking about… for example, the cosplay that most hours I’ve spent doing is Maya, and I didn’t completed her yet! but actually are 47 hours of work! And the cosplay with less hours of work I’ve made is Gowther, 15 hours of work. I always try to start a cosplay some months before de event xD

What’s your favorite cosplay you’ve done so far?

I don’t know xD are we talking about how funny is to wear it or how its look finished? For fun, Revy is soooo funny. But Lux was the first cosplay I did sewing and I’m very proud :3

Do you usually get positive reactions from fans?

Yes! And I can’t believe it! We just reached +550 fans on my Facebook page and I’m flying around the stars… ^3^ Thanks for all the love you give me, guys <3

What’s the next costume or event you’re preparing for?

I have to finish Maya to wear it on Mangafest, and the next one is Ygritte (Games Of Thrones) … I’m very scared!!!! She has too much hairy cloth and I have to makeup my face to try to look like her… I don’t know how it is gonna end xD

What characters inspire you the most?

Every character I do have to inspire me. I usually look the design, but the character must have a personality that make me shout. If not, I wont do it xD

What is your primary area of inspiration for your cosplay?  Comics, anime, games or other?

Every character I do has to inspire me. I usually look the design, but the character must have a personality that make me shout. If not, I wont do it xD

What are your best resources for cosplay materials?  

Money, patience, glue gun and EVA foam xD

What’s one piece of advice you’d give new cosplayers?

“Don’t care what other people say, always do what you wanna do, try to do your best and have fun!!!”

What’s your golden rule of cosplay?

– Don’t care what other people say, always do what you wanna do, try to do your best and have fun. – Cosplay is NOT Consent

What does your budget run per costume?

I look what type of cloth I would need to do it, and how many props will be necessary to calculate the materials and, obviously, the wig.

Is there anything that would make you stop cosplaying?

In fact, money would be the big reason xD

If money and time were no issue, what’s your number one over ambitious cosplay?  

CosplayS. All Lux and Morgana skins xD

Why do you cosplay?  

All my life I’ve always wanted to be like some character I like, even in my adolescence I acted like if I really was Lara Croft xD and I didn’t have too many friends because they thought I was weird and geek (true xD). Now there are more “open mind’s people”, and I try to be one, and do what I want, trying to not disturb anyone, as I always did…


 

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Pedro José Gonzalez Fuentes

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