Age: 15, turning 16 in december!
Q: So when did you start cosplaying, and what was your first character you cosplayed as?
Pika: I started cosplaying, actually about a year ago. My first convention was HyperCon 2011, and i cosplayed as Rukia Kuchiki from Bleach.
Q: What made you want to start cosplaying?
Pika: Hm, i honestly don’t really remember. All i can remember is being totally in love with anime and all it’s wonders. Finding out about cosplay and wanting to do that with my life.
Q: What character(s) did you cosplaying as during Sac Anime?
This sac-anime summer 2012.
Pika: Friday: Yuki Cross From Vampire knight
Saturday: Lilynette gingerback (minus helmet) Saturday morning, and Ciel Phantomhive the rest of the day
Sunday: Hungary from Hetalia
Q: What do you enjoy most about cosplaying?
Pika: The experiences i have when going to cons, like meeting new people and just having a lot of fun.
Q: In your opinion what are the Pros and Cons about cosplaying?’
Making new friends
The feeling of when someone asks to take your picture/compliments your cosplay
The insecurites you feel about your cosplay
The perverts/rude people
Q: If skills, and money weren’t an issue what would be your dream character to cosplay as?
Pika: Wedding Dress! Nia from Gurren Largann.
Q: What costume do you feel most proud of that you’ve completed?
Pika: My Fire Nation! Toph cosplay. It’s my first cosplay i’ve made all bymyself (granted it’s not done yet but hey, it will be xD)
Q: Do you have any tips for people who want to start cosplaying?
Pika: Don’t worry about what people are going to think of you (ect: School) because that defeats the purpose of cosplay in my opionion.
Otherwise, go for it: Don’t get your hopes down, think positive and good things will happen
If you can sew: Sew your cosplays.
If you can’t look for articles or clothing that look similar, and wear that and/or edit them to look more like the clothes.
Q: Aside from cosplaying what other hobbies do you enjoy?
Pika: I enjoy dancing in my spare time, or whenever i can.
i also enjoy creative writing, learning new things, and making people smile
Q: What character(s) can we look forward to seeing you cosplay as in the future?
Vriska Serket: Homestuck
Lan Fan: Full metal Alchemist
Panty: Panty and Stocking with garterbelt
Princess Bubblegum: Adventure time
Q: If any fans wanted to see your costumes what future conventions will fans be able to see you at?
Pika: All the Sac-Animes and Fanime
Although i really doubt i have any fans ;A;
And events i get invited too
Q: Thank you for being part of this interview, and are there any last words that you would like to say the to the readers?
Pika: Just, keep living your dreams! If things seem impossible and you just wanna give up, keep your chin up high. Life is hard at times, but remember the good times are going to come.
Nicely said Pika, and Thank you for allowing me to do a photo shoot with you, and taking time out of your day to do this interview. If you would like to see more or follow Pika please check out her site:
Check out the interview with both Pika and Manik here: https://reno317.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/sac-anime-2012-summer-interview-with-pika-and-manik-semiramis/
Some more Photos of Pika in her Ciel Phantomhive Cosplay: