Interview with Singaporean Cosplayer Skrei!
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For our following interview, we’re back to headlining cosplayers with a feature of Skrei, a varied cosplayer from Singapore. Skrei has been cosplaying since 2009 and updates her deviantART and Tumblr with cosplay, her fanart, and photography work!
CS: We always start with this question: What got you interested in anime, manga, and cosplaying?
S: I’ve always watched anime (like Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Inuyasha) on TV when I was a kid and started reading manga when I was 13. At 15, a schoolmate of mine introduced me to cosplay. I attended conventions with her and several friends and thought: “Hey, cosplay seems fun and interesting!” That started me wanting to cosplay, I suppose!
CS: Which of your cosplays was the most difficult for you to make? Can you tell us about the process for making this cosplay?
S: Oh, my. (laughs) I’d have to say that Astharoshe Asran from Trinity Blood was the most time-consuming character that I have cosplayed so far. It is not hard, per se, but it takes up a lot of time due to the sheer amount of details. On and off, my cosplay partner and I took over a year of planning, gathering materials, reference images and tutorials, and making our costumes and accessories. We’ve also had to make several trips to various shops to buy our materials (the gems in particular) as we kept running out @~@; (Online shopping is handy too!)
It was just a lot of referencing to the official images we had, looking through the numerous tutorials and many amazing pictures of other cosplayers as motivation and reference, taking some creative license, and a lot of determination that got us to finish this. But I’m so glad to have done one of my dream cosplays!
CS: On the flip side, which of your cosplays was the most fun to make and wear?
S: Tachikawa Mimi from Digimon, hands down
It’s great to re-live as a child again, and making a Tanemon plushie and Mimi’s large hat was a new and wonderful experience for me. I’ve had a lot of help with this cosplay, so I am thankful to my friends. Plus, the cosplayers I’ve worked with for this cosplay are entertaining people too!
CS: We know that cosplayers have to have a ton of different skills, such as sewing, doing makeup, and crafting. What part of the cosplay process is your favorite, and why?
S: I’ve loved making handicrafts since I was young, so crafting is my favorite part of cosplay! Even so, I’m still not good at crafting, so I hope to improve. I would also work hard to improve my sewing and makeup skills! (≧∇≦)/
CS: Do you enjoy attending conventions and meeting a ton of new people, or would you rather spend your time doing smaller photoshoots with your friends?
S: I don’t have a preference! I find both activities very enjoyable~~
CS: Could you share a little bit about any cosplays you are currently working along?
S: I’m working on the 3-Dimensional Manoeuvre Gear for my Attack on Titan cosplay. I don’t have that many cosplays I am working on; I’m still at the planning stage for other cosplay plans.
CS: Cosplayers often also have to keep up with the anime scene – do you have a less popular or newer anime series that you would like to recommend to our readers?
S: I’m not sure what series are not too popular, but I think 12 Kingdoms is pretty great, as well as Ghost in the Shell. As for the newer anime series, Kill la Kill seems quite cool so far, and Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) is rather heart-warming and funny at times, and I’d recommend these series
CS: We also love to learn about what our featured cosplayers like to do in their free time! Outside of cosplay, what do you spend most of your time doing?
S: Free time is when I don’t have to work or have no assignments and projects to do for school. So all that aside, I usually spend my time online reading fanfiction or chatting with friends on Twitter and Facebook. I would also catch up on anime series I intend to watch and work on my cosplays.
CS: Finally, here’s our final trademark question: please share a song that you could listen to over and over for hours!
S: One of my favorites is Moonlight by Mamoru Miyano. I love his other songs, too, though.
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