Cosplay Spotlight: Valannaria


Valannaria, this is your week in our COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT!!

Why do you cosplay?

I cosplay because I really do love making costumes and props. It’s like a challenge for me, everytime I choose a new cosplay to do. It’s also funnier to not only make the costume, but wear it as well. I’m always excited when I find new cosplays that I want to do and try to give my 100% in them.

What was your first cosplay?

My first official cosplay was Anis Yamamoto from Kiss of Rose Princess. It’s a manga (shojo) that I really love I could say that it’s my favorite of them all. It was one year ago (July 2013) so right now it’s been almost a year since I started doing my costumes and props.

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

I make everything on my cosplays including the props and if I didn’t made a part of my costume I’ll mention it in the pictrure’s description on facebook or on deviantart. For the time it depends on the cosplay that I choose. I’ve made a cosplay of Konata Izumi from Lucky Star and it took one week to do, but my Jinx from League of Legends took me 2 months to do.

Who is your favorite character to play?

My favorite characters to cosplay?… Well I don’t especially have one BUT I really love cosplaying characters that have a personality that resembles mine for exemple: Jinx or Rikku from FFX and FFX-2 X3.

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

Since I started cosplaying I think I’ve done more video games characters but, I guess it’s the animes that inspired me the most. I also have plenty of cosplays from mangas that I want to do. It’s really hard to decide, but for me it’s really important to cosplay a character that comes with a nice story like the Final Fantasy series.

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

Well if you want to make an accurate costume (but just began making costumes or props) it will be better to start with an easier cosplay. So everytime you cosplay a new character, try to make one thing that would make you learn someting. So you can grind EXP and improve your skills as a new cosplayer ^^. I was really in love with Officer Vi from League of Legends and it was my seventh one, but even if it wasn’t that bad, I really don’t feel proud of myself. Officer Vi was obviously too hard for me.

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

f you want to make an easy costume I really suggest people to avoid jackets with collars, it’s kinda complicated. The easiest things to start with, I think, would be skirts, tank tops and dresses. Of course, it depends on your sewing skills and knowledge.

And don’t forget that cosplay is for fun, make sure you do this for the good reasons. Everyone is allowed to cosplay, so the result is not the most important thing to achieve. I believe that no one should judge someone by their looks or physique just because they don’t fit the character’s criterias, so enjoy cosplaying and, again, have fun doing so!

Hope I’ll see you guys one day on the battleground/convention’s server! huehuehue X3




For the links that I would like to promote are these…

Photo credits:
1 – Anis Yamamoto from Kiss of Rose Princess (Photographer : Stephane Laroche)
2 – Dark Link genderbend from Legend of Zelda (Photographer : Stephane Laroche)
3 – Konata Izumi from Lucky Star (Photographer : Belziir)
4 – Lenalee from D. Gray-Man (Photographer : Stephane Laroche)
5 – Anis Yamamoto Artwork from Kiss of Rose Princess (Photographer : Xenogenesis)
6 – Jinx from League of Legends (Photographer : Stephane Laroche)
7 – Officer Vi from League of Legends (Photographer : Stephane Laroche)
8 – Magikarp genderbend from Pokemon (Photographer : Stephane Laroche)
9 – Enoshima Junko from Danganronpa (Photographer : Sparklesstorm)
10 – Lenne from Final Fantasy X-2 (Photographer : Sparklesstorm)
11 – Pool Party Taric genderbend from League of Legends (Photographer : Stephane Laroche)
12 – (FOR FUN) Gasai Yuno from Mirai Nikki (Photographer : Pascal Martel)

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