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Cosplayer Spotlight – Verry OakenAss

 

 

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I’m a cosplayer from Spain with a big nose. I’m musician (drummer and flutist) and tattooist too. I’ve got a cosplay shop now where I work. I love The Lord Of The Rings over all things and I love videogames and books and movies and TV series very very badly. When I was a child I put tights on my head cause I wanted to be Sailor Moon and I think that is the reason I make cosplay today.

 


 

How did you first get into cosplay?

My friends forced me to cosplay years ago hahaha.

How much time do you spend making your costumes?

It depends of the costume, I can make a cosplay in a few days or months.

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

My favorite cosplay by now is the more harder to do, Captain Scarlett from Borderlands, but I’m in love now with my Kratos.

Do you usually get positive reactions from fans?

Yes, of course, above all with my Pyramid Head, my Elizabeth Comstock and my Kratos.

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

I’m working on too many cosplays now… Jak from Jak&Daxter, Lady HeartStone from Game of Thrones, Cortana from Halo 4, Anya from Gears of War 3 and a long etc.

What characters inspire you the most?

Epic and motivational characters, people I admire and I would like to be.

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

Games, always games hahaha I like comics, movies and TV series too. I cosplayed anime when I was younger haha.

What are your best resources for cosplay materials?  

Eva foam and Worbla since I discovered it. I love hot glue too.

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

Don’t make cosplay for others, make cosplay for you about things you like most, and LIVE the cosplay, live the character you are cosplaying, this is the essence.

What’s your golden rule of cosplay?

I don’t cosplay thinks I don’t like.

What does your budget run per costume?

I’ve got a cosplay shop now, so I don’t spend too much, but I’ve got older costumes wich costs over 150€ (~$160 USD).

Is there anything that would make you stop cosplaying?

I hope not.

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

Master Chief from Halo, Metal Gear Rex and Big Daddy from Bioshock are really big ones.

Why do you cosplay?  

I love cosplay now and It’s great to be the chartacters you admire.


 

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