Cosplay Spotlight: Acantha Star

10997263856_1a4db26c3c_oAcantha Star, this is your week in our COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT!!

Why do you cosplay?

I cosplay simply because it’s a fun and challenging art form, where I can express my fandom for a character or series. I think everyone has looked up to a fictional character once in his or her lives. That’s why I love cosplay, it allows you to become a “hero” for a moment.

What was your first cosplay?

My first cosplay was Another Blood from Demonbane. I remember it was a birthday gift from my parents because they knew I was going to be attending my first convention.

Do you make your own cosplay costumes, if so, which ones, and how long does an average costume take to make?

When I first started cosplaying I bought all my cosplays, because I was more into anime and they were simple. When I started getting into games, I wanted to challenge myself with more complex costumes, and this is when I started making all my cosplays. I found that making my own cosplay was more fun and it helped me appreciate the character more. It has helped me learn how to draft patterns, use a sewing machine, make props, and armor. Costumes can take me up to either a week or months depending on the difficulty.

Who is your favorite character to play?

My favorite character to cosplay is Lux from League of Legends, because the league cosplay community is really large and friendly. She is also an easy and fairly comfortable cosplay to wear at cons. And I love going around “ULT bombing” other champions.

Amongst animation, comics, movies, or video games, what is your biggest inspiration for cosplay?

I am really into gaming whether it’s console or PC, so most of my cosplays are game characters. Also game characters tend to be more complex and detailed. One of my good friends is introducing me to more comic books, so that has given me a lot of inspiration. I definitely have plans for more comic cosplays coming up.

Have you ever made any mistakes that you’d warn a first timer about?

One big piece of advice I would give to first time cosplayers is to just have fun. A lot the of negativity in the cosplay community comes from hating, comparing, and jealousy. I say just do what makes you happy and try your best.

Are there certain characters that are easier to cosplay as than others?

I’m a terrible seamstress so any costume with a large amount of sewing is a struggle for me. Costumes from Sakizou, Grando Espanda, or anything with a ball gown would be harder for me then making an Iron man suit. Don’t even get me started on fur suits, I don’t even understand where to start! But I would love to learn in the future.

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