Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cosplayer Interview: Candu Stark

Welcome to another Cosplayer Interview post featuring Candu Stark.

It always amazes me the number of cosplays someone can accomplish for some of the characters. I actually don't have enough room to fit all her cosplays. So my advise to you is to check out her links at the end of the interview.

I really enjoy seeing the wide range that Candu goes for her cosplays.  She just doesn't do a couple characters, she dives right into the character and all their different variations. If you can find a favorite, then you are a better person than me. I had a hell of a time choosing the photos for this series.

Time for me to stop gabbing and for you to start reading!

What is your name, where do you reside and what is your age?

My name is Candela aka Candu Stark in the Cosplay world . I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m 21 years old.

What first started you on the road to cosplay?

My first cosplay was in 2007, was of Misa Amane from Death Note. It was made with clothes I already had, was a cosplay express. From that year didn’t stop doing cosplay. Only in 2009 I stopped, because I was pregnant with my beautiful daughter, but then went back to the cosplay world with more desire than ever!

I saw your long list of wigs for the various characters you do. How much of an investment is that for you and how do you take care of them all?

Some time ago I started to be a provider of wigs for cosplay in my country. Then I stopped and stay with the hobby of collecting wigs. Over time I learned how to maintain them in good condition, handle and I read online tutorials helped me to cut and style. Until now I have a collection of 48 wigs and some are unused XD

I was impressed with your Star Driver cosplay of President ~ Kanako Watanabe as I enjoyed this anime series myself. Why did you and your friends pick this series for a group cosplay?

We chose this anime because we had not done any cosplay as a group and we're friends. We wanted something very colorful and flashy. Best Team won that day =D. In fact the team is incomplete, many people did not finish their cosplay, even my boyfriend was going to be George. But soon it will debut with more people and I am very anxious because I had time to improve Kanako cosplay

I see that you have an equal admiration for characters from One Piece, Air Gear, Ikkitousen and Fairy Tail. What drew you to cosplay characters from these series?

My boyfriend is fan of Fairy Tail and One Piece, first started doing cosplays of the characters that he liked, as Juvia and Nico Robin. Eventually I began to like me too.

Tenjho Tenge and Ikkitousen are my weakness as I love the ecchi genre, the manga has a good story. Air Gear is one my boyfriend likes more n.n

Is there any particular character from any of these series that you really enjoyed to cosplay the most?

Yes, and Nico Robin & Juvia are my favorites.

I was reading that your latest affection is for Sheryl Nome. Why did this particular character get your attention?

Yes, I have 12 Macross Frontier cosplay, of which 10 of the 12 are from Sheryl. I was drawn to the character Sheryl Nome for her strong personality. She is beautiful and I really fell in love with both her personality and character visually. The clothes and dressing are beautiful!

I saw that you did a stunning version of her as Black Bunny. What other versions of her are you planning on cosplaying of her?

With a friend Lilia Lemoine, a cosplayer that is incredibly beautiful, we are thinking about making the bride and groom version, which appears in the film Sayonara no Tsubasa

When not cosplaying, what do you do?

When I do not cosplay, I'm working in the office of the company of my family.

And in my free time I read manga, watch movies or play games with playstation or pc :P

For any aspiring cosplayers a little shy, what words of wisdom do you have for them to get started?

I would say start with something easy and simple. The experience gives them time to make more elaborate costumes. Most do not do it for competition, as they are looking for characters that they like so much.

Fun is the preparation of the suit!

Where can we catch more of your Cosplay at?

Lately I'm updating: deviantART  |  Cure

Here is a Shout Out to our Photographers:

Fernando Brischetto  |  saika-possessions  |  memories-in-the-rain  |  banmidou88  |  Otaku No Baires  | ummokr  | ummo

Some Additional Cosplay Photographs

I want to thank Candu Stark for taking the time to write to me and to the Photographers 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!


  1. We have a young mommy cosplayer here. Those characters Candu cosplayed are relatively recent. Her Sheryl Nome cosplay really has the punch! Awesome!

    1. She continues to impress me with the number of cosplays she has done so far and being a mom on top of it to boot.

  2. Wow thats a pretty big catalog of characters she cosplayed, plus she blends in well and fits them. That hitagi cosplay OMG! :D

    1. She does have quite an extensive list of cosplays and more just seem to keep popping in. I actually updated this before posting with some of her recent ones.

    2. Plus she only started in 2007 then stopped and then started again and even though she got a child, she looks amazing!


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