Cosplayer of the Week: Kira the Usagii Cosplay

Kira the Usagii Cosplay is a true Scandinavian gem. A master of wig work and sewing, Kira has an excellent variety of work.

Photo by Yung Senpai Photography

Age: 23

Location: Sweden

Favourite food: chicken

Photo by Francisco Bardiza

Who or what first inspired you to start cosplaying?

It was a local con that got me interested! I saw all the cool cosplays and decided that I wanted to try it out as well.

What was your first cosplay? How does it compare to your more recent ones?

My first one was Elsa! I have learned so much more since that cosplay. I have learned how to make proper patterns, proper bodices, use boning properly and so on. That Elsa cosplay looks so rushed compared to my most recent ones! I literally just poured glitter over it in hope of saving the cosplay.

Photo by JBFoto
What would you say is your most complex costume to date?

Easily my newest one, Christine Daae. Since I made her historically accurate with all the right underwear, shapes and no fabrics with synthetic fibers in them, I had to take a lot into consideration while also making it look like the West End version of the dress! There’s only minor details that I failed on the “no synthetic fibers” rule, but even the hidden pocket got embroidery and even the underpants and drawers have lace on them – and I made the prints on the costume myself as well as doing all of the embroidery by hand!

Christine Daae
Photo by Malin K.

Do you have a dream cosplay you’d like to work towards? Could you use anything you learned while making Christine to help you?

Christine was my dream cosplay, so now I need to think of a new one! But Caterina from Trinity Blood is another cosplay that I would love to do in the future She has even crazier details than Christine so something I think I can bring along from working on Christine to Caterina would probably be the research to find fabrics, the patience and how to make the details and get the shape that I want. It took me a lot of thinking to figure out how to make the perfect shape for Christine since I needed to do most of my patterns myself, and I think that’s something I will bring into future cosplays that I do as well.

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Past Cosplayer of the Week


About TwistedReality

A lover of photography, gaming and cosplay, however frustrating all of the above may be. I enjoy making pretty dresses and getting photos of them!

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