Cosplay Spotlight: Aoime Cosplay World

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Welcome back to Cosplay Spotlight! For the fifth edition we present to you Aoime Cosplay World! As usual, our promise is to bring  you some of the amazing work these cosplayers do, but also we will be focusing on the why’s and the how’s!

Aoime is 25 years old, and attends the Fine Arts University in Budapest. She is studying to be a picture-restorer! Her favorite animes are One Piece, Bleach, D. Gray-man, Claymore, Code Geass. She is a gamer also and it seems World of Warcraft and Ragnarok Online get her preference! Her favorite characters  include Miranda Lotto from D.Gray-man, Cross Marian from D.Gray-man, Kallen from Code Geass, Esther Blanchett from Trinity Blood, Astaroshe Asran from Trinity Blood, Zoro from One Piece, Robin from One Piece

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Comic Book Therapy – Good morning! I don’t know about you, but I’m still tired and full from Thanksgiving. How was your holiday week?

Aoime - Fine, thank you. I am really happy, that you asked me for an interview!

CBT – What got you into doing cosplay?

A - I’m from Hungary, and cosplay here is a rather new thing compared to the U.S.A., so I got into it real late, when I was already 20 years old. First, I didn’t like it at all, than after participatin on some anime conventions, and seeing cosplayers in real life, I wanted to try it out.

CBT – What is your process in choosing the characters you want to portray?

A. - I always choose characters I like. This is the first thing. The second is how the outfit looks like, colors, etc. I am not an ideal girl, so I always trying to choose outfits that will fit me well, that I can wear without being very nervous. And of course, I always want to create something new, that I never created before, using new techniques. For me, the most important thing in cosplaying is making the costume, that’s the thing I like the most!

CBT – What was the first character you cosplayed as? Your favorite?

A. - My first..was horrible. It was Nemu Kurotsuchi from Bleach. And when this was made, I didn’t even know how to sew. But this was more than 5 years ago.
My favourite one I think is Hildegard von Krone from Soul Calibur IV. This was my most time consuming project until now, but it’s a really comfortable costume, and I am really proud of it.

CBT – How long have you been making your costumes by hand?

A. - 5 years.

CBT – Creating costumes is very time consuming, especially when you want to make sure it’s authentic as possible. What keeps you motivated to continue and how do you handle the stress?

A. - Yeah, it’s actually the biggest problem I think, that it’s very time consuming, and of course, everybody has something else to do, not just making costumes all day long. Mines always created at evenings, when I get home from school, and this is how I relax after a long day. It’s not really stressful, until you get near the conventions, and your costume is not ready yet. But I think every cosplayer knows this feeling.

CBT – Have you participated in any contests?

A. - Yes, in Hungary I participated in a lot of contests. Mostly in craftmanship contests, in single or group category both. Sometimes in performance too. My first craftmanship costume got a best costume award, and with our Trinity Blood groups we got best craftmanship group awards too. The biggest contest I participated was the Eurocosplay 2012. I tried to get out to the final many times. This year, luckily I’ve got the chance to be one of the hungarian qualifiers. This was an unforgettable experience for me, and this was my first convention abroad too.

CBT – What is your best Con memory?

A. - I can’t think of any specific memory, but I know cons can only be fun with my cosplay friends. We have the best moments when we cosplaying in a big group and have a lot of fun, taking photos together.

CBT – Cosplaying various characters must’ve given you a lot of geek credibility. How would you describe yourself as a geek?

A. - I don’t think I’m such a big geek, but I don’t know really

CBT – Cosplayers are vital and very popular at conventions. Is there a network that cosplayers established to assist eachother?

A. - A lot of I think. Cosplay.com, deviantart (with lots of cosplay group). And a lot more.

CBT – Any advice you would like to offer up and coming cosplayers?

A. - Always do the best you can, and you will realize how much you eventually evolved. Just be yourself, and choose characters you would like to be.

CBT – Thank you so much for your time. Anything else you’d like for us to be on the look out for?

A. - Thank you too ^^ Hope I can show a lot more costumes in the future to you all!

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Make sure you check out Aoime Cosplay World Profile on Cosplay.com. And to check out some of her other awesome photos and keep up to date with her adventures pay a visit to her DeviantArt page!

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