Customer Spotlight: Nekomancer
Posted on 08 October 2015
Cosplay: Ryuko Matoi: Senketsu Kisaragi from Kill La Kill
Wig style and color: Jareth in Fire Orange, Malinda in Platinum Blonde, Long Bang in Platinum Blonde, and Wefts in Light Blonde
Photos by Kimihiro kun
This week we interviewed our customer, Nekomancer! See more of her work via Facebook!
Q: When did you start cosplaying, and what got you started?
A: I started cosplaying in late 2013. I was really into theater and had a group of friends that liked to make costumes for plays and events. We always dressed up and when we found out about a convention near us it sort of was a given that we would dress up.
Q: What is your favorite part of the costume-making process?
A: My favourite part of the costume making process is definitely the wig. The wig completes the look of your entire character. I absolutely love working on wigs and trying new techniques to become better at what I love doing.
Q: Which costume are you most proud of?
A: The costume I am most proud of has to be my Saber Lilly costume. It was the most challenging costume to sew and it felt great when it was finished. Hopefully when I re-do Ryuko that will be my favourite costume I’ve made since I am proud of the wig.
Q: Do you have a favorite Arda Wig style and/or color?
A: My favourite Arda Wig has to be the Venus. It’s just so thick! It is an absolutely gorgeous wig that is perfect for so many different characters. I hope to have quite a few of these in the future.
Q: What advice do you have for new cosplayers getting into the hobby?
A: Advice I would have for new cosplayers is you can cosplay whatever you want and should never feel ashamed. It doesn’t matter if you’re the right height, body type, skin colour, or gender. As long as you are having fun cosplaying a character that you love then everything is perfect. If in the end you are having fun then you are doing it right.
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