Interview: Cosplay With Kate!

Recently, had the chance to interview a cosplayer named Kate. She has an interesting selection of outfits and a great story.

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C.C. from Code Geass

NERDSOCIETY.COM (NS): Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us at Can you tell us a little about yourself, where you are from, how old you are and how long have you been cosplaying?

KATE (K): Well, I’m from Ontario, Canada, I’m 22 years old and I have been cosplaying for the last 4 to 5 years ^_^ However, from the time I was a child I’ve loved costumes ^_~

NS: Awesome! So, do you make your own costumes? If so, what is the average time it takes to make one? Do you make costumes for other people–take requests?

K: I make my own costumes and buy the odd one that I find done really well. The time it takes to make one can be anywhere from 2 weeks, to a full year ^_^ However, I usually can finish one in a couple of months by working on it after work ^_~ I have made costumes for other people but not to sell–usually just for friends ^_^

NS: What are some techniques that you use in making costumes?

K: I either make my costumes from scratch, drawing up a pattern and going from there or I may modify something that I find inspiration from, either a pattern or an actual piece of clothing ^_^

NS: That’s really cool! So, what are some characters you have cosplayed? And in the future?

K: Characters I have cosplayed so far include Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess, Ruli from Eureka Seven, C.C. from Code Geass, Sakura from Tsubasa, Lenalee from D.Gray-Man, and possibly some others that I did when I was younger and have forgotten about ^_~ I am hoping to do a cosplay of Elwing from Shining Tears, and a Witch Elf from Warhammer.

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Sakura from Tsubasa

NS: Nice, the photo’s are great! Currently, what is your favorite costume and how have people reacted to it? Also, how have people reacted to your costumes in the past?

K: Hmm, well, my favorite costume is my Belldandy Battlesuit as it was the first one I made. As far as I can find, it is the only one of its kind in the color I made it in ^_^ But, I also really like my Ruli and C.C. cosplays as well ^_^ Most of my costumes either get good reactions or no reaction at all ::LOL!:: As I either make a rare costume or one that I like, but is really simple ^_^ So depending on the costume people may not even know who it is ^_~

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Belldandy Battlesuit

NS: What do you enjoy the most when cosplaying? Do you actually play the character or do you remain being yourself?

K: I enjoy the wearing of the costume, being able to wear something unusual ^_^ I like to be in character when posing for pictures but other than that I’m usually myself ^_~

NS: What do you do at the conventions where you cosplay? Enter any contests? Ever win a contest?

K: I usually just attend picture gatherings at cons while in my cosplay, but I would like to enter contests as I have never been in any as of yet ^_~

NS: If someone came to you and asked if you would teach them to make costumes and how to cosplay, would you?

K: Well I would be flattered but, I think all I could give would be advice, I’m not sure I would know how to teach someone how to cosplay ^_^

NS: What are your other interests outside of Cosplaying?

K: Outside of cosplaying I like Anime and Manga, fantasy books such as RA Salvatore’s Dark Elf series, and anything fantasy related such as fairs and the like. I work with wildlife and love animals, and I enjoy outdoor activities ^_^

NS: Do you collect anything, toys, action figures, cards?

K: Well, I love to collect things ::LOL!:: Anything from collectable cards when I was young; to really expensive Dollfies now (Dollfies are dolls from Japan that you can fully customize, including they’re hair, eyes, skin color and clothing ^_^ and they come in many different sizes from the size of a Barbie to 75cm tall ^_~)

NS: What do you see in your cosplaying future?

K:, Well I hope to continue cosplaying as long as possible ^_^ I still enjoy it so I hope to keep going ^_~ I also would like to start wearing older costumes more often as
well ^_^

NS: Is there anything you would like to add? Can you tell us about the photos?

K: Well, there is nothing I can think of to add. As for the pictures; most of them were taken as part of photo shoots I did on my own to see how the costumes looked ^_~ In one of the photos, the Ruli one; I have a good friend of mine cosplaying the other outfit Ruli wears as well ^_^ both cosplays made by me ^_~

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Ruli and friend as Ruli from Eureka Seven

All right Kate! want’s to thank you for your time. What a great insight to the average cosplayer, and what great costumes! You have awesome talent and we wish you well in your future projects!
To see more of Kate’s cosplaying, go – kat_44’s Profile

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