Featured cospayer of the week is
from Japan.Tell us about yourself.
Hello! My name is Shino Arika, I am cosplayer from japan.How long have you been cosplaying and why did you start?. What was your first cosplay and why?
I've been cosplaying for 10 years.
My first cosplay was Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing.Which cosplay is your favorite?
My favorite costume(s) are Yukimura Sanada from Sengoku BASARA, Maya from Kantai Collection, Junko Enoshima from Dangan Ronpa.
It is difficult that to choose, because I like these.How do you pick the characters you cosplay?
If possible, I'd like to create elaborate costumes and eccentric-looking wigs for characters that are really original. Pick anyone of your costumes and tell us a little bit about how you made it.
Maya is the most time-and-money consuming project of my recent ones. she is huge and would be hard to carry, so I made it to be disassembled.
I used a urethane board as the base for gun turret. I put a cloth over it and painted it with lacquer. I bought most of its materials at a 100 yen store. It has a lid and other parts can be put in. It's lightweight and endures splashes of water in a photo session. Care to share some tips for costume making?
Making the wig for Felicia was a tough job. First I used a urethane board to make the base, I attached a piece of cloth on the base, and then I attached hairs on it with wood glue.
The wig for Junko Enoshima has wires on it. To make the wires hard to see, I hid the wires under hairs by winding the hairs with the same color as the wig's around the wires and attached the hairs to the wires with wood glue.
To make hairs really stiff, I'd recommend for you to use watered-down wood glue, rather than hairspray. However, it takes time for the glue to dry, so you need to give yourself enough time to finish the job. Are you currently working on any other projects?
My next cosplay will be Nagato from Kantai Collection.Are you active on any more sites besides DA? List them so everyone can see your work~