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Chibi Anne - Cosplay Interview

What inspired you to start cosplaying?

I had gone to a convention with friends. We had purchased costumes for the convention that year. When I found out some people actually MADE their own cosplays I was inspired to try and make my own for the year after. In the process I discovered I loved sewing which encouraged me to cosplay more!

Photography By Stephane Laroche

You have done a fair number of cosplays but which is your favourite cosplay to date?

I am really proud of my Archer Snow White cosplay. I based my cosplay on Sadyna's artwork and I'm really happy with the whole result! My friend, Nanao-Hime cosplay, made my bow and my arrows. It's really cool to have a great prop to pose with.

If you could do anything what would be your dream cosplay?

OMG! I have so many things I would love to make! I guess right now I dream of making West Witch by the amazing artist; sakizo(早紀蔵). I just love Sakizo's artworks they are so detailed it's amazing and beautifully challenging to sew! Another thing I really dream of trying one day is putting lights in a costume!

What materials do you most prefer working with?

Overall I'd say I prefer working with fabric. I'm much more comfortable sewing than with making props or armour!

Are there any cosplays you have started but never finished making?

Only one so far but I plan on finishing it someday: Wonder Woman

Have you ever had any accidents in/related to cosplay?

Thankfully no! ^^ Only minor injuries like small burns because of hot glue or small cuts. I try to be extra careful because I am rather accident prone! Ah ha ha!

Do you have a favourite convention or event that you attend?

I love going to Otakuthon! I go every year and I'm pretty sure I'm never going to miss it! I also really loved my experience going to Katsucon last year and I hope to be able to afford going again someday!

What is your favourite movie?

Aww man! I have so many movies I love this is hard! I'm going to have to cheat and lump a trilogy as my fav: Star Wars 4, 5 and 6 are movies that I watched over and over as a kid and I still love watching them to this day.

Photography by Vincent J Carbonneau
What is the first video game you ever played?

Donkey Kong 64 was my first console game and I played The Secret of Monkey Island on my parent's PC.

Who is your favourite Comic Book Villain and why?

I really like Catwoman. She's a strong and sensual character and you never know who's side she's on but she's still playful and fun.

Describe yourself in three words?

Creative, Passionate, Resilient

What is your favourite food?

OMG so many hard choices! I will go with Sushi!

What do you do to treat yourself?

A bowl of Mint Chip Ice Cream and a good book!

If you won the lottery what would you buy first?

I'd probably buy a building so I can have a neat apartment and a workshop space without having to compromise my living space! And I could rent out the other apartments to my friends for cheap so we could all live closely to each other! Yeah that would be great! I'd probably also buy a van so I can drive my friends around to conventions and go on road trips!

If you could have any super power which would you have?

I really like flight or teleportation so I could go wherever I wanted whenever I wanted. I like the freedom those kind of powers would bring.

What is your favourite animal?

Without a doubt; cats. All of them. The really big and dangerous ones, the small short ones, the long awkward medium ones, the fluffy ones, the naked ones. I just really love cats!

What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever done?

When I was 7 or 8 years old, I peed myself in the middle of class. To this day I'm still embarrassed, and that was, like, 20 years ago! Thankfully, I can't think of anything else, lol, I've learned to laugh at myself a lot and it usually makes things less embarrassing.

What is your weirdest celebrity crush?

I guess Adam Driver would be my weirdest celebrity crush. Not that weird but he is kind of unconventionally attractive.

Which TV show are you currently addicted too?

I'm currently watching Brooklyn Nine Nine. I watch episodes when I go to the gym so I feel like going more often

If you had a theme song what would it be?

A mash up between White and Nerdy (by Weird Al Yankovic) and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! (By Cyndi Lauper)

Where will our readers see you next?

I'll be at Otakuthon and Montreal Comiccon this summer!

Photographer Credits:
Archer Snow White - Think.NU
Snow White - Michaelle Charette Photography
Toph Bei Fong - Vincent J Carbonneau
Yuuko Ichihara - Stephane Larone Photography

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