Hi everyone, I'm Angela. I am 25 and I live in Florence, Italy where I study architecture. This is my last year and I'll do my graduation research in Japan, hopefully I'll find some work there as well.
What made you start cosplaying? And how long have you been into it?
I started cosplaying in 2011. I used to visit some local cons and every time I was amazed by people interpreting their favourite characters, so I started too. I took some pauses, due to university, but I'm still into it!
What was the first cosplay outfit you designed?
The very first was Nurse Akali from League of Legends. I just had a nurse outfit, but I did the giant axes on my own, very proud!
The second one was Nidalee, actually it was my very first handmade costume. Many people loved the accuracy of it, so I'm very happy and I also did some events with it.
Why do you cosplay?
I do cosplay to give life to my dreams, express my creativity with makeup, styling and costumes, but mostly to have fun with my friends.
I would say Shuten Douji because the kimonos are original: I bought them in Kyoto and they are so special to me, I also enjoyed crafting the horns.
Also the very last one, Tamamo no Mae, because I made a big fluffy tail and ears by myself and I'm very proud of them.
What’s easier - to cosplay Japanese or Western characters?
Well I think it's a tie: I have western physics features but I loove Japan so much, so I try my best to achieve the Asian look studying the makeup and the traditions.
Which one is more important: the costume itself or how its presented?
I think both are important: I'm a perfectionist so I put soo much attention in the small details, but I also love good photography to give life to my works.
Name an anime/game/movie that has influenced you in real life. How?
Sailor moon was my favourite when I was young, especially sailor Mars is so me, anyhow I would say Evangelion. It has a deep philosophical meaning and I love getting lost in my thoughts when I watch it.
If you could have the power of any fictional character, whose power would you choose? Why?
I've thought about this so many times, but still can't find a decent answer. Maybe cat powers like catwoman or the ability to fly. Not a big deal, I'm satisfied with my human life.
Tell us about the conventions in your country.
Cosplay has become very popular in the last years, so many cons are born in a few time. The biggest one is Lucca Comics and games, is the second biggest con in the world, only after Tokyo comiket.
I study architecture, so of course this is my main interest, then art in general and music. I love going to exhibitions and concerts, also makeup and fashion. I love anything about creativity. Oh, and cats, I'm a true cat lady.
Favorite male and female gaming character?
Oh well I have so many, it depends on my mood. Genji from Overwatch is surely one: I love the design, his story and the general mood, they blended so well traditional Japanese culture with robots, The oni skin is to die for! For women I would say Ahri from LOL, Morgana and D. Va, but also Shuten Douji is a perfect waifu.
Short message to our readers.
Thank you so much for reading this! I'm always happy to tell my story, I hope you liked it and that made you smile ❤ Follow me on my Instagram if you like my cosplays!