Cosplayer Spotlight: Arctic WereWolf Cosplay
Hey everyone, Todd is here reporting for DroidsCanada.com. This week, we have been lucky enough to score an interview with Arctic Werewolf Cosplay. We have been looking forward to posting this interview and we hope everyone will enjoy it!
Droids: This week we have a treat for our fellow geeks! We get to sit down with the beautiful, Arctic Werewolf Cosplay ! Thank you for sitting down with us for an installment of Cosplayer Highlight!
Thank you for having me! It’s always fun being interviewed.
Droids: Easy/typical questions first. What was the first convention you attended? What was the most memorable part of that convention?
The first official convention I have attended was Fan Expo Toronto in 2008. It was a very large convention to be attending as my first. The most memorable part of the convention was meeting Richard Cox the voice actor of Inuyasha. He is such a nice guy and made me want to meet more voice actors. It was so much fun and he is such an amazing guy!
Droids: Is there a cosplay you will not do? If so, and Why?
My mom always tells me “never say never” I have said in the past that I would never cosplay very skimpy outfits, as of yet I have not done anything extremely revealing. I feel like that would be something I would not cosplay as I am not extremely comfortable being that exposed, but I do see it as a challenge trying to keep everything nicely designed and proper covered.
Droids: What was your favorite cosplay costume that you've done so far?
It always changes, as I am always making new cosplays but as of now my favorite cosplay I have done is Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls. I finished him around Halloween time so I had a lot of fun scaring kids with him as well as some parents! I had been trying to finish him for a long time and have finally did it and even won a few masquerade awards with him.
Droids: Do you have a favorite convention? If so, which one is it, and why?
My favorite convention is Otakuthon in Montreal. It is a very well organized anime convention in downtown Montreal. It is a lot of fun with all the various activities they have and in close proximity to a lot of different hotels to choose from. There are also a lot of places to choose from for photoshoots just outside the conventions center. And the food selection is amazing since the convention center is just a block away from China Town with an amazing selection of food!
Droids: What was the hardest costume for you to make to date? What made it so difficult?
Bankotsu from Inuyasha hands down! I had a hard time deciding how to make the armor in the end I decided to do a few many experiments which ended up costing me a bit and finally settled with using EVA foam covered with fabric. But what made the cosplay at least x10 more difficult than it needed to be was the unrealistically sized sword. Due to travel I had to make a way to separate the hilt from the blade and that made it hard mostly with fiddling with wooden dowels and screws almost slicing my hand open and fun times! In the end I was able to make the sword but I now know what I should and should not do when making an extremely large prop/weapon.
Droids: Is there a cosplayer that you look up to for inspiration?
Twinzik cosplay! They are the most amazing cosplayers and they are twins! So adorable! They have cosplayed as a few of my favorite characters and make amazing couple cosplays together as sisters. Hopie is the cutesy one who usually cosplays the cute characters and does amazing make-up work. Hee-hee is a wig taming master! Her wig work is that of the gods, every hair has its place! She is also amazing at prosthetics; her Ice King from Adventure Time is my most favorite cosplay ever! They are an amazing duo and I am working hard to up my game and I hope one day to meet them!
Droids: Is there a Con that you have not gone to yet but aspire to do so?
I have always wished to attend at least once in my life Anime Expo in LA, just to experience it. The large crowds the amazing sponsor showcases and the exhibitors’ hall filled wall to wall with amazing items! As well as seeing all the amazing cosplayers from everywhere in North America.
Droids: Is there anything else you want to add about cosplay or yourself in general or perhaps promote something that may not have already been covered?
Cosplay is for everyone! I know this has been said many times, but it should be accepted and respected. Many people have become afraid to begin to try cosplaying as having seen or experience some form of judgement in their skills and even their bodies. My goal for the summer is to try and spread more cosplay positivity either through my community cosplay page, The Fun of Cosplaying, on Facebook or at the various conventions I will be attending this summer. I want everyone to feel welcomed to this amazing community as everyone has a right to express themselves in the art of cosplay!
Droids: It was an absolute pleasure sitting down with you! Congratulations on your continued success as an amazing cosplayer!
We hope to see you at a Convention some time!