SacAnime (summer) 2012 Interview with Melissa Star

Name: Melissa Star

Location: CA

Q: So when did you start cosplaying, and what was your first character you cosplayed as?

Melissa Star: I started cosplaying when I attended Kintoki-Con and I cosplayed as Serena from Sailor Moon.

Q: What made you want to start cosplaying?

Melissa Star: When I found out about conventions on the internet but prior to that I went to twilight conventions and dressed up as Bella for various twilight events.

Q: What character(s) did you cosplaying as during Sac Anime?

Melissa Star: During Sac-Anime I’ve cosplay Sailor Mars last years summer convention and this years winter I cosplayed as Luka-Mangnet and JBF the next day. This summer I cosplayed as Ciel Phantomhive and Italy the next day.

Q: What do you enjoy most about cosplaying?

Melissa Star: I enjoy cosplaying because of the friends I made and being a character I like that I could portray in real life.

Q: In your opinion what are the Pros and Cons about cosplaying?

Melissa Star: My pro’s and con’s about cosplaying are wigs,(especially when it is not close to the characters color of hair), not binding if I’m cosplaying as a guy or boy,and people who just walk past me while taking a picture even though you can go up and ask me.

Q: If skills, and money weren’t an issue what would be your dream character to cosplay as?

Melissa Star: My dream character to cosplay is Sailor Moon in her Eternal Moon outfit which has always been my dream to cosplay but I’m getting their soon.

Q: What costume do you feel most proud of that you’ve completed?

Melissa Star: My costume I most proud of is my Ciel cosplay because it took me a while to get everything correct and my very first big project I made. I’m still in the progress of making some new cosplays that are still needed to be sewn.

Q: Do you have any tips for people who want to start cosplaying?

Melissa Star: My tips for anyone who wants to cosplay is don’t care what your friends think because being a character you like will be a great feeling and cosplay will change you in many positive ways.

Q: Aside from cosplaying what other hobbies do you enjoy?

Melissa Star: Other hobbies I do is sewing,singing,and blogging.

Q: What character(s) can we look forward to seeing you cosplay as in the future?

Melissa Star: Characters you will see me in the future cosplaying as are more of Ciel from Kuroshitsuji,more Hetalia character (mainly the girl characters),and Madoka Kaname from Madoka Magica.

Q: If any fans wanted to see your costumes what future conventions will fans be able to see you at?

Melissa Star: Future conventions to see me at is Sac-Anime,Kintoki-Con,Fanime,Animation On Display,and ColossalCon. Festivals such as J-Pop Summit and Cherry Blossom Festival I attend.

I just want to thank you Melissa Star for taking time out of your day to do this interview, and it was a pleasure working with you at SacAnime this year. If you would like to see more or follow Melissa Star please check out her sites:

-My Youtube Channel:
Cosplay Group Channel:
My DA Account:
My Tumblr:
My Twitter:
My World Cosplay Account:
My Cosplay Account:
My Anime Blog:

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