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Interview of Saru Cosplay (Italy)

Here is the interview of the super kawaï and über cute Saru Cosplay from Italy <3 ! Her cosplay group of the Tony's Heroine butterflies is beyond amazing and very sexy !

1. For how long have you been in cosplay ?

I've been a cosplayer since 2010.

2. Cosplay is a time consuming hobby. how long does it take to craft your costumes ?

It depends on different reasons unfortunately: on the costume's complexity, on my free time and on my motivation (my friends know that I'm a really lazy girl). So, maybe I manage to finish a cosplay in two weeks or it can take several months...

3. Any other hobby or passion besides cosplaying ?

Yes, of course! I really love ballet and I've practiced it since I was 6. I like photography, so often you could find me wandering around taking pics, in particular during the sunset. Sometimes I draw, but I'm not so good at it ... and in conclusion feed my cats (can I consider it an hobby?)

4. What materials are you using for cosplay crafting, worbla ? Foam ? Can you talk about that a little bit ?

I've never used worbla, only foam. I use it for small pieces of costume, especially for relief parts or rigid ones. With foam I've made a hat, decorations, ears, little wings.. You can easily shape it and glue it. In addition is a cheap and thin material. 

5. Do you have any FAVORITE cosplayer ?

I love lots of cosplayers from different parts of the world. It would be too long to list them all. 

6. Did you hurt yourself while making a cosplay or in a convention ?

Yes, especially while I was sewing. I had some troubles with contact lenses once and with hot glue on fingers. But the worst thing happened was with glue exhalation: in that occasion I risked serious health complication...

7. Do you sell your old cosplays, or just keep it in a huge closet ?

It's extremely hard for me to say goodbye to my previous works, especially from elaborate and expensive costumes . As long as they manage to  enter in the closet, I don't have the necessity to sell them. 

8. Who teached you to craft your cosplays ? Your family ? By reading books or watching youtube tutorials ?

Both: my mother taught me the basics of sewing. Then, surfing on the Internet, I found lots of interesting things, useful for different costumes, like patterns, tutorials and so on.

9. Which conventions are you going to this year ?

Only Italian ones, but I wish to come to other worldwide conventions. I recently went to Riminicomix and I'm planning to go to Romics and Lucca Comics, as every year.

10. What is your limit budget for a cosplay ?

I don't want to realize how much I usually spend  on a costume ! I haven't got considerable funds, so I try to economize, making cosplays by my own.

11. Any future super secret cosplay project in mind ?

Yes, obviously. I'll just say that she is a witch with a green dress... I hope to finish her soon !

12. What are you doing in "real" life for a living ?

Well, I don't work because now I want to focus only on my University studies.

13. You best experience from a convention ? And your worst ?

2015 Rimini Comix: it was a holiday more than a convention. The worst experience was after a con in my city due to some troubles with a person... 

14. Any advice for cosplay wannabees or beginners ?

I would suggest to cosplay what/who you really like, despite it isn't a popular character or it is only an artwork. Have fun with your friends, learn from your mistakes, make-up is really important and it can change the final effect of your work. Don't forget that it's firstly an hobby, so there are more important priorities and try to wear wigs properly.

15. Do you have limits ? Some cosplays you will never make (too sexy, too hard, too heavy...) ?

Armored characters are my limit now, but I hope to improve myself and manage to realize them too in the future. I've always wanted to do Maria Renard cosplay from Castlevania Judgement, but the costume is really complicated and I fear that the shapes of the dress and of the stockings don't suit me. 

Sa page facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SarucosplayOfficial/

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