At STGCC 2013, we had the chance to be in an interview with the famous Korean cosplayer, Aza.
She has shared with us some of her opinions on the questions we had for her from the group interview.
Questions asked during the interview:
Having gone through the STGCC experience, what is your most memorable moment here?
I just had a photo shoot at the hall of fame and I enjoyed every single moment of it. I am surprised at the amount of fans I have here.
How do you feel when you are invited to events to participate in cosplaying?
I feel honored because there are people who want to meet me. I would have sleepless nights before the event because of my excitement.
How is STGCC compared to the other events that you have gone to?
Compared to other events that I have went to, they are mostly focused on manga but, for STGCC, it consists of western, games and many more. This is quite a new experience for me and I am excited to have the opportunity to enjoy this and, at the same time, meet all my fans here.
What made you start cosplaying?
I have been a fan of anime and cartoons since young and I have always wondered what it would be like to become the character. As I got older, I acquired the skills to make my own cosplays.
How do you choose which character to cosplay?
All the characters that I choose are all my favourites from each series. After choosing, I would decide how I am able to portray the character as closely as possible.
Which cosplay did you did that you think is the hardest?
Milla Maxwell from Tales of Xillia.
When cosplaying, which part of the whole cosplay do you think is the most important?
I feel that having passion in cosplaying is the most important as it determines how much effort you would put into the costume.
When it comes to preparation, how long and how do you prepare for your costume?
It depends on the costume I am doing. An easier one would take 1 to 3 days while complicated ones would take about 1 to 3 weeks.
I would start by drawing the costume so that I can understand the way the costume would work. Then, I would go shopping for fabric.
What do you think of the local cosplaying scene and what advice do you have for local cosplayers.
Compared to the other cosplay events, I am shocked as I feel the cosplay scene in Singapore is very good and I am in no position to give any advice.
What do you think is the most important characteristic that a cosplayer should have to be successful.
I feel that feeling positive when you are cosplaying is important as there might be some people that may pass some hurtful comments. However, if you stay positive and never give in, you will enjoy what you are doing.
How do you feel about STGCC and is there anything that has attracted you in Day 1?
I am a fan of animation, games and manga. To be able to meet all these people who are great at what they are doing here is a great thing and also to be able to meet all the fans here is just wonderful.