You made it! We couldn’t start CosFriday without you. This week meet one of the cosplayers that will be representing Australia next month at the World Cosplay Summit. Say hello to K Cosplay
What’s your name & how old are you? My name is K and I’m 34 years young
How long have you been cosplaying? Almost 20 years
What inspired you to start cosplaying? Growing up in country WA, I was a world-away from Japanese pop-culture. My friend in Perth invited me and my Big Brother to come up to one of the Anime Clubs (JAFWA) and I was instantly hooked on Anime – we travelled 3 hours by car, at least 1-2 times a month to watch Anime and play DDR!
I was also into theatre and acting in the community pantomimes, so when I was introduced to cosplay, I thought it was amazing that my love of Anime and my love of acting characters in costumes could combine together!
What was your First Cosplay? Kikyo from Inuyasha
What is your most recent cosplay? The most recent cosplay I made was a Hunter from Monster Hunter World, the Kulu-Alpha Armour set. And the most recent cosplay I modified & wore was Saber from Fate-Stay Night, during Madman Anime Festival Sydney.
What cosplays are you currently working on? This year I will be representing Australia together with A.K. Wirru at the World Cosplay Summit in July/August, so all my time and energy is focused on that! What will we be entering? You’ll have to wait and see! 😉 😉 😉
Who are your favourite cosplayers in the community? Having been in the Australian Cosplay community for a long time, I’ve had the privilege of meeting and becoming friends with so many inspirational and talented cosplayers and cosplay photographers.
There are too many to list them all, but here are a few – Giorgia Costumes, Asham, Pinky Lu Xun, Orochi Xthmn, TJ Cosplay and Blackcrane Cosplay. And some of my favourite cosplay photograhers are Pireze, Trung Do Photography, Creed Photography and Mark Sombillo – Photography
Who else do you want to cosplay? ALL THE COSPLAYS I WANT TO DO ARE ON A LIST THA’S A MILE LONG! hmm…I’ve had the materials to make my second Sakizo cosplay for a couple of years now that I’d like to finish. Some Disney and Studio Ghilbi cosplays, Sora from KH3 and I’d love to cosplay more characters from classic shows like Evangelion, and Sailor Moon!
Tell us an odd fact about yourself! My passion for Anime/Manga/Games doesn’t stop with just cosplay – I tend to get into the sports/activities that my favourite characters do as well! I started Kyudo because of Kikyo from “Inuyasha”. I have been doing it for 15 years now and am currently a 3rd Dan. I’ve also recently started to play Baseball thanks to being a fan of the Baseball Anime “Ace of Diamond” – I’m loving team sports!!! The next goal is to get my whole team to cosplay with me!