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Up and Coming Cosplayers with Neverdreamchild: Pictorial

Posted by HERETICPRIME on March 22, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)






Neverdreamchild is an everchanging avatar of male and female characters.  Just like most cosplayers, all of them are facets to her.  Today, we share with you some of the many faces of Neverdreamchild.  Here, gender is not a limitation, but something changed like wardrobe.


Please enjoy Neverdreamchild's pictorial.


























































































Well, did you enjoy this pictorial?  Did you like the change of pace?  


When started this series, I wanted to have all sorts of cosplayers, and even broaden my horizens with some of the more sexier cosplayers as well, but I have no idea how you like this if you don't say anything.  Please comment below and tell us how we are doing.


Also, please support our cosplayers.  Like, Follow, Subscribe, and Share their works like this.  'Particularly this!


L8R!


-HERETICPRIME

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Neverdreamchild: Interview

Posted by HERETICPRIME on March 20, 2019 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)





Neverdreamchild is a cosplaying neighbour from up North.  Unlike so many ladies of cosplay, Neverdreamchild does not cosplay many pretty or sexy characters.  In fact, until recently, the vast majority of Neverdreamchild's cosplay characters have been men.  In fact, there are many things about Neverdreamchild that are special and go against the norm of cosplayers; how could we not want to feature her?


All Cool Things™ hopes you enjoy getting to know Neverdreamchild.









I gotta ask this:   How did you come up with your cosplay name?  It is a mouthful!




When I first started cosplaying I started off as a different user. I think it was a little too specific and not really 100% me.  From back then when I created the cosplay name, (8+ years ago) I was a child at heart ('Still am somewhat!).  I also grew up on a Disney “diet.” I knew nothing else but classic Disney films and even the old Mickey Mouse cartoons.


Basically if I’d break down my cosplay name.  It would be "Never Stop Dreaming Child."


At the time, it was more of a username VS cosplay name haha!










People cosplay for different reasons. What does it mean to you? What do you get out of it?




Cosplay is my second longest hobby.  To think a few years back, I wanted to drop out of it.  I had to consider leaving cosplay due personal reasons.  It was a tough time.  However, the more I got away, the more I missed cosplay and wanted to work on new projects and dress up as my favourite characters.  It is mainly for fun and to be creative; to be a character I am not for a day.  After 13 years I could not let go, and now I cosplay more than ever, and I have never been happier!


Cosplay to me is a triumph,and shows me every day how strong I have become as a person.  'And also just a reason to dress up as my favourite characters and have fun!










From the work and type of energy you put into your cosplay, I have a suspicion of something:   Were you a big drama nerd in school?  Did you participate in a lot of plays or performances?




People do have that impression of me.  My partner calls it “Libra magic,” if you’re into zodiacs and all that!  I did one year of theater class in high school; it was not good,  I learnt that I had stage fright, and somehow had to pull through so I would not fail my class.  I think back on it and think it is funny.  I’m very much your introvert who has learnt to adapt around people.


I am a huge fan of LARPs and getting in character since I was young. I never grew out of it.








What attracts you to a character for cosplay?  Are there traits in a character that you have noticed that reoccur in your choice?  Is what draws you to a character all over the place, sometimes?  What draws you?




I cosplay the characters I love, my favourites; whether personality or design even the backstory!  Get the three of those combined, and you’ve got a winner!  Sometimes I’ve loved that character for a long time like some of my future cosplays like Anastasia or Kida (Atlantis).  Other times I’m head over heels over a character, and I need to fully love them like Connor from Detroit Become Human.










I saw a picture of you as Australia from Hetalia:   Axis Powers.  How hard was it to cosplay that?




What a throwback!  It depends which pictures!  I did do quite a lot of fan service with Australia.  I have a bit of an androgynous body, especially back then.  I was into many sports at the time and had a toned body.  All my Australia pictures are either flexing & posing, fan service, photoshopped locations, or a mix of all three!  I was younger still living with my mother.  All photos were taken in the basement, and "who wants a basement background is what I would tell myself."









You actually do a few of male cosplays.   If you had to guess, about what percentage of your cosplays would you say were male?




It’s slowly becoming more of a 50/50.  It’s only in the recent years that I’ve began cosplaying more female characters.  It has a lot to do with my self-esteem since I always thought myself as an androgynous/more masculine looking person.  A few years back it would of easily been 9/10.  I’m so happy to be cosplaying both now!  A lot of cosplayers think that to push yourself in doing new cosplays means kick ass armor or wings, or something just crazy out of their comfort zone, when for me it was a matter of cosplaying my own gender haha!









I saw that you did a photoshoot for your D.Va cosplay in which you had an interesting manner of "retiring" that cosplay.  Would you care to elaborate for our readers on your interesting method?




I trashed it with a bang!  I love D.Va and I love the lore she was given!  At the time, her short had not been released, and I kept holding on to the idea of her being a war vet in the effects of war.


I ripped it apart, dirtied it by rubbing it against asphalt, and threw fake blood all over it.  When I got to location, which was an abandoned arson house, I dirtied some more;100% worth it!










In my time of admiring cosplayers, I've noticed that most can be split into two social groups.   Some are very solo-minded in their work and in attending events.   Some are super social, collaborating and meeting up with lots of folks, and making quick friends at conventions.   Then there are the ones that have a crew that they regularly work with and even cosplay together with, in theme.  Would you say that you are the latter?   Would you like to shout out to your cosplay crew?




I’ve been cosplaying with my friends for some time, one of them I met through cosplay at a con!  I love meeting people and making friends through cosplay.  Though I am very shy, I am learning to break out of my shell once again.  My crew would consist of my partner in crime/fiancée and two best friends.  Not all three are really on social media, aside from one for her amazing watercolours as Justisaisfine.


We cosplay together, attend cons together.  We don’t even have to be in the same cosplays, we’ll always stick together.  The real close team is my fiancée, Justisaisfine, and I.  We’re a team; from making cosplays together, making armors, dressing up, doing make up, being photographer for our shoots or editing; we all have our roles and our fortes.  We always have each other’s back and support in and out of con!










Your fiance actually cosplays with you. Do you mind telling us about her?   How did you meet?   How did she get into cosplay?




My fiancée and I are highschool sweethearts.  We’ve been together for as lomg as we’ve been cosplaying.  We were actually friends in elementary school before that!  She is my biggest supporter and motivator, and I could never thank her enough.  She’s the photographer for at least half of my photoshoots.  She has no experience in it, but she is always willing to try.  She’ll drive me out to locations too.


We got into cosplay together.  We come from a small town where we thought cosplay wasn’t even a thing; it was just dress up.  Initially, we didn’t know cons were a thing.  She thought we’d have to create one!  Turns out with google with learnt of Anime North in 2015, and had her father drive us to Toronto.  That was a first huge con experience for the both of us,and we haven’t stopped since!








I think there is a picture of your fiance in cosplay.   She has chest hair.   How did you/she do that?




We call my fiancée the beard expert.  Whether it's facial hair or chest hair, she’s got you!  For her Varric photos, it was painted on with a stipple brush/cube.  She’s often been asked about any “hair” aspect of her cosplays.  Most people will think she’s a man who grew out a beard and dyed or something, until she starts talking, and then cue the shock and amazement of others!









It's pretty obvious that you and your crew are pretty keen on makeup.   Are there any folks in cosplay that you look up to as far as skills go in that department or any other?




We’re keen on makeup because I am keen on makeup.  I do the makeup on my entire crew for every single cosplay.  My fiancée takes care of facial hair for whoever needs it.


As for who I look up to; Alysson Tabitha by far.  Her makeup skills are beyond any words can describe.  I truly look up to her, she’s the one cosplayer that got me back into cosplay when I wanted to give it all up.  I couldn’t thank her enough.









Do you have any parting thoughts for your readers or your followers?




Never give up.  Do not be afraid of trying new things and step out of your safety bubble.  If you love a character, no matter the skin, weight, size, height, age, just do it!  Don’t restrict yourself and don’t compare to others only to put yourself down.  We are love these characters and cosplay them because we love them.  Make friends, meet people, join groups, and talk to others!  Cosplayers are always there to support one another and help each other no matter what.  The community has grown immensely in the last decade; don’t be afraid to reach out.  Love yourself and the characters you cosplay and just have fun! 







Did you enjoy meeting Neverdreamchild?  She was one of the nicest and most accomodating cosplayer that I have worked with in this Up and Coming Cosplayer series.


As you can tell by her cosplay, she is a serious artist.  If you would like to support her, I deeply urge you to on her Ko-fi account.  You can also show love by following and Liking her social media accounts.  However, I think nothing helps more than sharing their work.  'Especially articles like this.


Thanks for reading, and see you again in two days for Neverdreamchild's very artistic pictorial.


-HERETICPRIME

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Neverdreamchild: Cosplay Score Card

Posted by HERETICPRIME on March 18, 2019 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)




Cosplay Name: Neverdreamchild


Base of Operations: Ottawa , Canada


Years Cosplaying: 14


First Cosplay: Edward Elric – Full Metal Alchemist


First Con: Anime North 2015 - Toronto


Cons per Year: 2-3


Number of Times to Dragon Con: Never  Please take me to American cons!


Make Your Own Costume: Yes


Make Your Own Props: Yes (sometimes no)


Do Your Own Hair: Yes


Do Your Own Makeup: Yes


Do Your Own Wig Styling: Yes


Makes Your Own Wigs: Yes


Bodypaints: Never tried it! I was supposed to cosplay Lunar Widowmaker but switched to Talon


Favourite Cosplay: Connor from Detroit Become Human and Anastasia


Patreon, Ko-fi, Etsy, and/or Support Link: https://ko-fi.com/neverdreamchild


Lewds: None for the moment


Nudes: No


More than Nudes: No


Social Media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neverdreamchild/?hl=en

FB: www.facebook.com/NeverdreamchildCosplay

Twitter: https://twitter.com/neverdreamchil1


Domain of Your Own: Nope


Secret Super Power: Empathy lvl.1000!

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Cree Nicole: Pictorial

Posted by HERETICPRIME on March 8, 2019 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)





It's Friday, so it MUST be time for the Up and Coming Cosplayers Pictorial with our charming artist of the moment:  Cree Nicole!


Try to pace yourself.  This is our largest Up and Coming Pictorial EVER!  













































































































































































































































'Got any breath left?  I know mine almost got taken away a few times posting these pics!


Don't forget that cosplayers like Cree Nicole share their art with you, and usually have jobs and classes they go to support themselves which also takes time away from their art.  You can help tremendously by becoming patrons or even just following and subscribing to them on their social media.  Just following and subscribing lets them know you support them.


Well, we've been going on for about two months, now.  Are we doinig as well as you expected?  'Got any concerns?  Is there something we're missing? 



Comment!  Share!  Let us know!  Command us!  Tell us what to do!  We want to help!  We need to help!  We LIVE to help!


Until next time...


-HERETICPRIME

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Cree Nicole: Interview

Posted by HERETICPRIME on March 6, 2019 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)





This cosplayer was an absolute pleasure to chat with.  Not only is she very talented, but charming as well.  In this day and age of wannabe overnight celebrity cosplayers that seemed pressed out of the same cookie cutter of wigs, fake boobs, and insincere Patreon/Ko-fi pages, it is a breath of fresh air to find a cosplayer with not only personality, but feeling and heart as well.


Always willing to pump up her fellow cosplayers when they need an ego boost, I am thrilled to introduce to you all:  Cree Nicole!









I think that everyone gets into cosplay for their own reasons, but there some of us that start cosplaying because we need it more than others; it is like therapy.  Would you mind telling us what cosplaying means to you?



 

It might sound a little melodramatic, but we all wear masks everyday.  You have to really get to know someone to ever get past the practiced surface that they decide to show the world.  Cosplay is a shortcut through all that.  By choosing a favorite character to portray and wearing it to a convention you may be saying, "This is an aspect of who I *really* am." Social anxiety is a pretty big deal for me, and sometimes it boils down to the fact that I'm not really being myself in the wider world.  I can't.  I can't be weird and neither can you.  The more layers of social filters I pile on, the more anxious I get..  Somehow cosplay is an added layer that makes all the other layers acceptable to my anxious brain.  Also... it's really fun.








Before we get into your cosplay, I just wanted to tell you that you have one of the prettiest smiles I have ever seen.  It does all of the things that a smile should do.   It even portents more than happiness.  It reveals experience and fortitude; a sort of toughness out of necessity, but not at the cost of heart.   I know that that is not a question, but I really wanted to tell you that because I thought you still might have something to say about that.





Wow!  Thank you! That makes me really happy.  I've never had a knack for hiding my emotions.  I did have a few rough years in my twenties, I lost both my parents, and I'm the only person left from my immediate family.  Maybe what you described kinda comes from that experience?  Things have been much better recently, I'm really on the mend and I'm very thankful for what I have now.






 


You have a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Masters in Art Education.  What is the goal with those achievements?  Does cosplay have a place in it?



 

I've always made costumes, and I did take a costuming class while getting my Bachelors, but I didn't know what "cosplay" was then.  While working on my Masters, I was getting heavy into cosplay, but at that point I was sure I was going to go straight into teaching.  I didn't, and dang!  I graduated a few years ago, now.  Things have never seemed to go the direction I think they will, but that's life, eh?






 

You consider yourself a punk goth.   I consider myself old school goth (FYI).   What are some punk goth groups that you have in your playlist?



 

Oh my playlist is all over the place!!  My favorite bands/artists include the Deftones, AFI, Aesop Rock, The Prodigy, Fever Ray, Megadeth, Rancid, Stevie Nicks, and Run the Jewels.  Bands like Anti-Flag, Subhumans, and Against Me! really set the tone for my style and politics, but I need slightly chiller jams while I'm working on creative projects.  Massive Attack, Grimes, and Lorn all fit that bill nicely, or Stoned Jesus and All Them Witches if I'm feeling stoner metal that day.  Getting ready for a photo shoot I might put on Nicki Minaj, Billy Eillish, or Missy Elliott for the right vibe.






 


Okay, I'm going to go out on a limb here: ...You like Harley Quinn..?  Why do you like Harley Quinn so much?   While you're at it, could you please try to shed some light on why so many women love that character?



 

It's hard to describe what place Harley takes up in my brain.  Mostly, she really sparks my creative streak.  I would not even go so far as to describe her as my favorite fictional character, but here I am with 10 or so various costumes of her; the most I've done of any character.  Who knows, man, she's a phenomenon!  She's relatable for women because she turns her vulnerability into a strength because she suffers and survives.  I think a lot of people who at some point have tried to "fix" someone also relate to Harley.  To believe in someone and their potential just to have them break your heart? Most people can relate to that and it's one of her biggest themes.  Also there aren't a preponderance of anti-heroines, and that's a shame because so many people are crazy for them.  Maleficent is an example and another character I see at every con!








I gotta admit: I hate Harley Quinn!   'Not because of her character, but because every woman/girl/person with pigtails does Harley Quinn!   However, I'm beginning to think that every man has a Harley Quinn that they could fall in love with, and I found one in your variants...'Your Klingon Harley.  How the hell did you come up with her?




I think you can tell a lot about a person based on their favorite portrayal of Harley Quinn and whether or not they like her at all.  You could really be into this character and be a terrible person, or vice versa.  Love Harley or hate Harley for the right reasons, and you're good in my book.  But Klingon Harley, yeah!!  I learned (and forgot) a lot of Klingon a few years ago.  I just really wanted a shirt that said, "Daddy's Little Monster," but in Klingon.  I translated it (poorly) and made the shirt.  It all went from there.  I already had the forehead prosthetic.  It was a lot of fun.






 


Is Quinom an actual cosplay or is it CGI?




It's a costume!  I did add a bit of Photoshop, mostly focused on the hammer.  I tried to leave some without as much Photoshop, but here we are.  If you had to ask I must have overdone it!  :)








In one of your Harley Quinn cosplays, you pose with a hyena...Was that a REAL hyena?  If not, how did you swing that shoot?   'Got any "puddins'" in real life that you are a parent to?




Just one!  My doggo, Dingo, is real wild looking, 12 year old mutt with a heart of gold.  She posed with me and made it really pretty easy for me to photoshop this.  I changed the shape of her muzzle and tail, added spots and darker colors.  Voila!







 

You really look like you have fun in your cosplay portfolio.   Do you get into your characters at conventions as much as you seem to in your cosplay shoots?




I depends a whole lot on the character.  When dressed as a Klingon, I go all out.  It's too much fun not to.  Video game characters have a lot of lines and inside jokes that are fun.  With characters children recognize, you have to get into them or you might disappoint them, and that’s no fun.






 


Actually, there seems to be a theme of fun and humour with your cosplay shoots.  Would you say that also goes with your characters that you pick for cosplay?  Harley Quinn alone is a character based on humour, crime, and insanity (cute insanity, but still insane!).   Have you every done a more serious cosplay?




I have a Scarlet Witch that feels more serious when I wear it.  She's a fairly sad character across all her incarnations.  Oh, and Rogue, she is one of my absolute favorite characters, and she's no touchy, all punchy, all sass, and quiet smiles.  Daenerys is super serious.  She almost never smiles, and it can really break character to smile while cosplaying as her.  Besides that, I think you've hit on something there, though I just don't cosplay a lot of serious characters!





 

 

How much time out of serious living do you get to indulge in cosplay?  Do you get to travel a lot for cons?



 

I was traveling out of state a lot for cons for a few years, I can't afford to right now.  But I get to set aside a couple hours a day to work on cosplay stuff, I'm a lucky ducky!!






 


There's a theory that sometimes it is bad for two people with the same passion to be together, kind of like two intense and competitive gamers living together and fighting over games and bragging rights.  Could you ever see yourself dating another cosplayer? Have you, or would you need a more serious person to compliment your passion? How much does "cosplay dating" happen, in your opinion?



 

Oh I see it work a lot!  'Depends on the personalities involved, I'm sure.  I can't imagine living in a small apartment or house (like I do) with someone else who takes cosplay as seriously as I do.  There just wouldn't be enough storage.  lol!

I don't happen to be in one of those relationships, but two of my favorite cosplay couples are Keeper and Thief Crafts and Thousand Faces Cosplay.






 


Are there any cons that the people can count on seeing you at in 2019?



 

Heck yeah,  I'm planning on Albuquerque Comic Con, Sabaku Con, Atomic City Cosplay, New Mexico Comic Expo, and El Paso Comic Con.  More might happen, I hope!








Any last words for the readers and admirers?

 



Just a bunch of crazy love and well wishes!  Be safe and kind out there!

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Cree Nicole: Cosplayer Score Card

Posted by HERETICPRIME on March 3, 2019 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)




Cosplay Name:  Cree Nicole


Base of Operations:  Albuquerque, NM


Years Cosplaying:  About 6


First Cosplay:  Lenalee, D. Gray Man


First Con:  Albuquerque Comic Con


Cons per Year:  About 5?


Number of Times to Dragon Con:  0, sadly!


Make Your Own Costume:  Yes, minus a piece here or there that I'll find cheap somewhere else.  Also, I don't want to sew a corset, that's brutal, so I buy those and retrofit them.


Make Your Own Props:  Always!


Do Your Own Hair:  Yeah!


Do Your Own Makeup:  Oh yeah!


Do Your Own Wig Styling:  Totes!


Makes Your Own Wigs:  Not from scratch but I have taken wigs apart and put them together in new ways.


Bodypaints:  Mehron? But I'm no pro at body paint.


Favourite Cosplay:  Of mine?  Maybe Winged Victory Mercy.  Someone else's?  Anything Leah Stevo does.


Patreon, Ko-fi, Etsy, and/or Support Link:  https://www.patreon.com/creenicole


Lewds:  https://www.patreon.com/creenicole


Nudes:  Nada


More than Nudes:  Nada


Social Media:  FB: facebook.com/creenicolecosplay, Insta: @creenicolenicole


Domain of Your Own:  creenicole.com


Secret Super Power:  I'm really good at filling two glasses with the exact same amount of liquid.  It's mostly only impressive if you're pouring wine or something alcoholic, cause that's the only time people pay attention?

Otherwise a completely useless natural talent.

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Kimikokoro: Pictorial

Posted by HERETICPRIME on February 22, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)






I know a lot of you have been waiting for this:  Please enjoy this pictorial from Kimikokoro!





















































Did you enjoy getting to know Kimikokoro?  Well, we hope you did, and we'll have another cosplayer for you to meet very soon.

Until then..!

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Kimikokoro: Interview

Posted by HERETICPRIME on February 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)



If this cosplayer never gains a huge following in the art or lifestyle, I have no doubt in the my mind that she will excel in life.  She has a personal code of beliefs that she is steadfast in, and a large core of friends that she loves and loves her.  Her cosplay is just an extension of how she lives her life:  She is modest.  She is humble.  She keeps to herself, yet shares herself deeply with her friends that she has met in doing what she loves.


Dear readers, I give you Kimikokoro.







Before I get into the meat of the interview, do you mind if I ask you how tall you are?  I hope that doesn't offend you. I'm just very curious.




I am 5‘2- 5’3.  I am actually pretty short, a lot of times for the taller characters I cosplay I’ll wear higher heels or lifts to make myself look a lot taller haha.







I went to your Patreon and the first thing I noticed is that you do not do lewds, nudes, or implied nudes.   Not too many cosplayers on Patreon have that standard as an artist.  Would you mind sharing with us why you feel that strongly about that?




It’s not necessarily that I feel strongly about it, but I myself don’t feel comfortable with it, and just in general, I have never been the type of person that’s willing to show off their body like that.  It’s just not my style, and if I am not comfortable with something, and it’s not fun for me; well the whole point of cosplaying is to have fun.  I won’t do something I don’t want to do.  'Pretty simple.






How do you feel about cosplayers that do sell tiers with lewds, nudes, and/or implied nudes?




Honestly, you do you.  If someone else wants to do that and it’s fun for them, it’s not hurting me in the slightest, so I don’t really care.







Do you feel any pressure to provide lewd, nude, or implied nude content because of the success of other Patreons that do?




Honestly no, I do what I love because I want to.  I am not the type of person that really cares about what everyone else is doing and the fanbase that I want to have will hopefully support me regardless.







Looking at your portfolio, I get the flavour of the Korean cosplay idols like the Spiral Cats.  Are you familiar with them?  Are you also a fan of their work?  Does that certain style of cosplay have a name?




I actually have never heard of them.  My style is pretty much my own, I work hard to create my own image but the few cosplayers that have definitely influenced me the most are probably Hikarin and Yasha for sure.







I think the qualities of your cosplays that reminds me of the Spiral Cats is not just a tendency to cosplay as certain mult-tailed kitty girls, but your style in general.   You both choose a lot of elegant and very feminine cosplay characters.  Your characters go for cuteness, prettiness, or beauty over sexiness and sensuality. Does that describe your preference as a cosplayer?  Does that extend to other parts of your life?




Oh yeah for sure, I think in general as a person I’ve always been a lot more reserved, and I’m not one of those super out there flirty, in your face type of girls.  It’s not me as a person, and so it definitely shows in my cosplay style as well as my choice of cosplays.  I guess a pretty big example of this is Re:Zero, if you’ve ever seen it; the hot topic debate over Rem and Emilia.  I’ve always considered myself more of a Rem, and so I cosplay Rem and prefer Rem over Emilia.  They’re both, I guess, that cute and pretty style, but I’m the type that tends to go unnoticed, so I always prefer the characters that are more soft and off to the side.







One of the things that stands out in your cosplay are your makeup skills.   If you never cosplayed another day in your life, you could do your own makeup as a model or idol.   Do you you model or work in any other aspect of entertainment?




Haha wow, thank you.  My favorite part of cosplay is always the makeup, so it’s really nice to hear that other people like it as well.  I actually do not work as a model or an idol.  I’ve never been confident enough to try entering the entertainment industry like that.







It doesn't really seem that you like doing cosplays of characters with armour or weapons.   Do you ever do those kinds of cosplays?




Oh god haha, I actually really do like some characters with armor and weapons, and I have done a few in the past with light armor or a sword every now and then.  I did have one or two somewhat armed cosplays planned for the future, but it’s very very time consuming to work on full armor cosplays, and I am pretty busy, so I don’t have the time to work on them.







What types of materials do you like working with when you are costuming?




Hmm, I think my favorite types of material to work with when creating any of my costumes is foam; any type of foam.  I feel like I can make a lot of things relatively easily with foam, and I’m not going to lie, working with wire makes me want to stab my eyes out just because it’s really difficult to work with, since I’m not super strong, and my hands are pretty small.







There are so many pictures of you with other cosplayers in your portfolio!  Would you like to tell us who is in your cosplay crew?  Are there any people that you like to collaborate with or cosplay with?




Definitely, I love my friends.  I love cosplaying with other people.  It’s a lot of fun!  My main and definitely longest friend is @Ikarukame on Instagram; we started cosplaying together.  The main crew also includes @tsuei_vivian and @dat_kittykat


I met Yasha once at Fanime this past year, and we were all cosplaying Houseki no Kuni, kind of like the main group of characters, and she was so nice, and so pretty. We all took a couple of pictures together.  I’d totally want to collaborate or group cosplay with her in the future.







If I had to guess, I'd say that you were a very social cosplayer.  Do you find cosplay as a great way to make new friends and socialise?  How many friends do you have, now from cosplay?  'Ever met a boyfriend/girlfriend cosplaying?




That’s so funny.  I actually think I’m pretty good at socializing with people, but I’m actually pretty introverted.  I actually don’t usually like approaching people at all.  Cosplay has definitely made me more social and a lot more confident as well.  I think a good portion of my close friends were people I met through cosplay and the cosplay community.  I don’t even know if I can count them all, but at least 10 of my good friends, I’ve met through cosplay; even more than that if we’re just including friends I’ve met through cosplay.  I haven’t met a boyfriend/girlfriend while cosplaying, but I met someone through a cosplay friend if that counts.







Do you see yourself cosplaying 10 years from now?  What do you ultimately want to get out of cosplay?




Oh yeah for sure! I  love cosplaying.  It’s my hobby.  It’s my passion, and I just love it because it makes me happy.  I’ve already been given so many things because of cosplay.  I’m happy with where I am with it right now.  If I want to get anything out of it, it’s just that continuous joy it brings me to complete a cosplay, or when I cosplay with friends.







Would you like to share anything else with our readers and your admierers?




Cosplay is something I will always love.  I’ve learned a lot through the experience about life, people, and myself, as a person.  So if anyone reading is hesitant on starting their cosplay journey, I hope that if you do try it.  It’ll be something you have fun with and grow to love as well.

Up and Coming Cosplayers with Kimikokoro: Cosplay Score Card

Posted by HERETICPRIME on February 17, 2019 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Cosplay Name:  Kimikokoro


Base of Operations:  Los Angeles, California


Years Cosplaying:  5 years


First Cosplay:  Mikasa Ackerman


First Con:  Anime California 2013


Cons per Year:  5-6


Number of Times to Dragon Con:  Never unfortunately. It’s hard for me to travel for cons since I don’t have the funds haha


Make Your Own Costume:  Half and Half


Make Your Own Props:  Most of the time


Do Your Own Hair:  Sometimes, sometimes I collab with @Ikarukame or @tsuei_vivian


Do Your Own Makeup:  Yes, every time.


Do Your Own Wig Styling:  Sometimes. With the spikier wigs I get help from @Ikarukame


Makes Your Own Wigs:  I don’t make my wigs myself, I buy and then cut/style.


Bodypaints:  Any body painting that goes on my body is done by me.  Sometimes I help other people with their body painting too.


Favorite Cosplay:  Out of all the ones I have, probably Queen from Persona 5


Patreon, Ko-fi, Etsy, and/or Support Link:  https://www.patreon.com/KimikokoroCosplay


Lewds:  I don’t do Lewds.


Nudes:  Or Nudes


More than Nudes:  Or anything like that in general


Social Media:  @kimikokorocosplay on Instagram and Kimikokoro Cosplay on Facebook


Domain of Your Own:


Secret Super Power:  Makeup Magic <3

Up and Coming Cosplayers with FeistyVee: Pictorial

Posted by HERETICPRIME on February 8, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)






I truly wish I had more for you guys, but I guess I'm lucky she had this many pictures that had not been shared, yet, seeing how she is launching a Patreon this month and sharing all of the pics she can for her ever-growing legion of followers!

Please enjoy this exclusive pictorial with FiestyVee!



















































'Till next time Cool Kids!


-HERETICPRIME


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