CosFriday – Blackcrane Cosplay

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Photo by Eric Chau

It’s Melbourne Supanova this weekend! Between stalking Matt Ryan/Constantine throughout the con this weekend, take a break and check out some of the awesome cosplay. If you are lucky you might even see this week’s featured local cosplayer, Blackcrane Cosplay!

What’s your name & how old are you? My name is Lisa, I go by Blackcrane Cosplay online and I’m 29 years old

How long have you been cosplaying? Coming up to 10 years!

Photo by Silavon Photography

What inspired you to start cosplaying? I had known about the world of cosplay for ages, ever since I got into Anime in high school and subsequently found DeviantArt. Just seeing all the amazing cosplayers on there really made me want to try it out but none of my high school friends were into it.

It wasn’t until I joined the Anime Club during my first year at University did I make some friends whom were also wanting to try cosplay and we formed our first group cosplays together! Looking back, none of us had wigs (we colour sprayed our hair lol), pretty much no makeup, half complete costumes……it’s horrendous in hindsight, but we had so much fun.

Needless to say, I fell deeper into the hole from then on

Photo by Trung Do Photography

What was your First Cosplay? Tohru from Fruits Basket, for Year 12 Muck Up day. Everyone thought I was Sailormoon lmao

What is your most recent cosplay? Belle’s ballroom version, from Beauty and the Beast

What cosplays are you currently working on? OOF so many…..Miles Morales (Into the Spiderverse), Phillip Carlyle’s Ringmaster version (The Greatest Showman), Rey (Star Wars), Mulan (Wreck-It Ralph 2 version) and many more to the dismay of my bank account

Who are your favourite cosplayers in the community? Honestly, all my friends whom I get to share this hobby with are my inspiration.

In the Melbourne community alone, Kaori Cosplayer, Blair Cosplay, KibbleKing, Lunarvexcosplay, Clamwings, K Cosplay, Kokobelle and Other Half Cosplay just to name a few! There is so much more than I could name, Australia is seriously full of amazingly talented people.

Who else do you want to cosplay? OH BOY WHERE DO I START… I am definitely eyeing Tracer’s new Hong Gildong skin from Overwatch (THX BLIZZARD). And there is hopefully some more Disney Princesses on the way!

Photo by Trung Do Photography

Tell us an odd fact about yourself! I love anything horror related!! COME TALK TO ME ABOUT SCARY THINGS

Make sure you say HI! to Blackcrane Cosplay if you see them this weekend at Supanova Melbourne and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Want to be featured in a future cosplay spotlight? Follow us on Instagram and slide into our DMs