We have even taken this in a different direction as she has a very cool Otaku Crib we wanted to share with you. I am sure that a few will be envious as I was when I saw the Yoko Mouse pad - so much want that!!! We will also be welcoming our first Dollfie to the blog as well today.
I know you are wanting to know more, so lets get to the interview!
My name is Sarina but people call me Rina, I live in Kanata, Ontario and I am 19 years old
What first started you on the road to cosplay?
When I watched Sailor Moon as a child and I really wanted to cosplay the main character because she reminded me of myself and she had the same name as me, I ended up finding the costume of Sailor Moon in our Halloween Costume bin at home and I would wear it all the time.
How do you choose which characters you will Cosplay?
I choose characters who's personalities resemble mine or if their stories relate to a past memory of mine.
In our email discussion, you noted that you had some photographers remove your pictures due to abuse. Can you expand on that as I think our readers and cosplayers may benefit from your experience with photographers?
Yes, sure but for their own privacy I won't reveal names, just beware of them. Anyway, I had a few photographers I would see at every convention I attended, they would start off with asking to take photos of me, BUT!
We made an agreement before the photo shoot that these photos wouldn't be made public without my approval but would do so anyway, and another thing they did was try get to know me a lot more just so they could take nude photos of me.
When not cosplaying, what do you do?
I study in high school, draw, make clothing for Dollfies and other ball jointed dolls and play Video Games.
Just get out there and do it, nobody's stoping you but yourself! :)
Where can we catch more of your Cosplay at?
Unfortunately I do not own a Cosplay.com account at the moment but I am planning to create one after the next Convention, but most of my photos are found on my Facebook, some on DeviantART (Old | New).
Yes, I am a BIG fan of Hatsune Miku.
I chose to put up posters and wall scrolls of Miku because she is a singer and isn't afraid to show off her voice even though a majority of people don't like her voice. When I see pictures of her I feel inspired to sing more because I am very shy to sing.
Lastly, you have a lovely Dollfie named Ayane Samurakami and even setup a Facebook page for her. Can you let us know what made you do this as this is something quite unique?
Ah yes, well I'm very new to the hobby and she is my very first dollfie and I was really hoping to attract other people to her page who are also into the hobby because the Dollfie's are hard to maintain and the site that has the most information about them is DenOfAngels and I don't have access to their forum because it's private.
>> can any of our readers help her with the above forum to join? <<
I want to thank Sarina for taking the time to write to me and to the Photographer for the great photos that you get to see here today.
Want to be my next interviewed COSPLAY STAR?
Drop me a line a bluedrakon (at) gmail (dot) com!