Hello everyone and welcome to the first instalment of our new section; CosPlay3r. A place dedicated to what’s going on in the world of cosplay and of course interviews with the best up and coming cosplayers that the world has to offer.
With Cosplay being an ever emerging scene which is directly related to gaming, it is no surprise that it is very popular with a wide captive audience. Without boring you about things you already know about cosplay, I took the opportunity to speak to a very interesting young woman from the Seattle area, United States of America. She is very up and coming and has made some fantastic cosplay costumes; she also pulls off wearing them extremely well and has been on my radar for quite a while. Yes of course I am talking about the lovely Jemocha.
I got the chance to ask her some questions about not only the cosplay scene but for an insight into her opinion on cosplay and what interests her the most when doing it. Don’t take my word for it though, take hers……Below is the interview, I hope you enjoy it as much as she enjoys doing what she does best; entertaining with her magnificent cosplay attire.
Q – What first caught your eye about cosplay? What made you say wow, I need to do this?
A – I’ve always been a huge fan of anime characters and I bought a sailor moon costume when I was in elementary school and wore it all the time! My favourite holiday has always been Halloween as well. I just love dressing up and being my favourite characters for a while 🙂
Q – Who was your first cosplay character and how did it make you feel upon making the character your own?
A – My first cosplay was actually a homestuck cosplay! I was a gender swapped version of Gamzee. It took a lot of effort and I was really proud of it 🙂
Q – What gives you inspiration for your choice of character?
A – I always pick characters that I feel connected to and really love, whether it’s their personality or their design!
Q – If you could cosplay any character even if it isn’t feasible, who would you pick and why?
A – I think all of the characters I currently want to cosplay are possible but would just cost a lot of money! Right now I really want to do an archer from dragons nest – I love all of their outfits! I guess one that wouldn’t be easy would be one of Hyung-Tae Kim’s designs for blade and soul, I love all his work as well!
Q – How long does it take you to design and create an outfit? Is it as hard as it looks?
A – Usually my cosplays are based off of already-designed characters, but when I’m doing a cosplay of my own like burlesque Elsa and my own version of Harley Quinn, it can vary in the time it takes. Burlesque Elsa’s design came together the first time I doodled it, and I had a lot of pieces for Harley Quinn already. If I am really excited about a cosplay I can get all the materials and get it together in about a month 🙂 It’s only hard because I am lazy!
Q – What events have you previously attended and do you intend to go to in the future?
A – Some cons I usually go to are Sakuracon, Pax, Comicon and Northwest fan fest! I’ll be going to anime revolution for the first time this August! I’m so excited ^^
Q – How do you feel about current cosplay “scene” and how do you plan to stand out from the rest?
A – I think everyone is doing a great job on their cosplays and I try to stay out of the drama that comes with the “scene”, there is a lot of drama about popular cosplayers like Jessica Nigri and Yaya Han, but personally I think they are amazing and they are huge inspirations to me! I may try to stand out by doing costumes that most others do not, although I love to do fan favourites like sailor moon 🙂
Q – Got any spoilers on any characters you intend to bring to life in the future?
A – I’m currently very excited about an evangelion cosplay and a no game no life cosplay, and I’ve been thinking about the newest racing miku design!
Q – Anything to say to any cosplays looking to start out for themselves? Any tips for them?
A – You are going to want to rush your cosplay at the last minute, don’t do that!! Always plan well in advance and get all the help you need. Sewing and gluing your cosplay the night before in the hotel room is not the best way to start your con, although it happens to everyone sometimes! Be prepared and bring super glue and a sewing kit everywhere. Also, if you want to cosplay something but are scared people will hate on you for it, ignore them and do what you want! It’s your cosplay and you should have fun with it 🙂
So there you have it, our interview with the Seattle beauty Jemocha! To learn more about Jemocha and keep up to date with her latest cosplay work, what she is up too or even just nose at the gorgeous lady herself, you can check her out here!
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jemochacosplay
I would like to say a big thanks to Jemocha for her time and for being the first feature on CosPlay3r. We look forward to seeing more of her brilliant Cosplay!