This week, we feature a 6-year long cosplayer from the Pacific Northwest, Daylight Cosplay. Daylight Cosplay has some very beautiful cosplays, including Hilda and Zelda.
Let’s read on to learn a little more about Daylight Cosplay!
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Model Name: Daylight Cosplay
Q. What’s your name, and care to tell a bit about yourself
I go by Daylight online, and I’m a college student currently studying business and art. I live in the lovely Pacific Northwest.
Q. How long have you been cosplaying?
I have been cosplaying for 6 years! The first four years I did a lot of work learning how to sew, and now I’m challenging myself by learning how to make armor and props!
Q. What got you into cosplay?
Some highschool friends told me I should try it out! I had a lot of fun learning about cosplay from them.
Q. What or who has inspired you the most when it comes to Cosplay?
My fellow cosplayers inspire me to cosplay! Seeing the creations other people make is amazing!
Q. Do you have any modeling experience?
Cosplay is my only modeling experience. Photographers teach you a lot about posing.
Q. How has cosplaying changed your life?
Cosplay helped me break out of my shell. It’s made me into the person I am today and has brought many wonderful people into my life. <3
Q. What does ‘Cosplay’ mean to you?
Celebrating what you love by dressing up as a character! And having fun meeting fellow fans!
Q. What are your plans for the future? Cosplay or Non-Cosplay.
Figure out how to get paid by being a couch potato. And make a functional mech suit.
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Q. What’s your favorite cosplay so far?
I really like my most recent Princess Zelda cosplay that I wore to Sakura-Con 2014. It’s easy to wear (besides people stepping on my cape) and I feel pretty dang cute wearing it!
Q. How long did it take you to create that cosplay?
A couple of months, and a very stressful week before con.
Q. What do you think was your least favorite cosplay, if any?
I don’t really have one. I look back at all my cosplays as a learning curve, seeing where I went wrong and what I improved on.
Q. Do you have any plans to work with cosplay modeling or modeling websites?
Not at the moment, but I don’t think I would turn it down if offered.
Q. Do you have any future cosplay ideas?
I hope to cosplay as Opal (Steven Universe) and Libra (FE: Awakening) by the end of summer.
Photographer: Izumi Hansen
Q. How do you go about creating a cosplay?
Well first I find all the reference pictures I can use, and cry about how difficult it will be to make. Then I make sure my budget is set for the project and wait for a major sale at Joann’s to buy the fabric. From there on out it’s whatever I feel like working on first.
Q. What materials do you use or recommend to others?
Everything and anything. Experiment with PVC! Try working with LED lights! Challenge yourself and see what new things you can do to make something super cool! Search engines come up with some great tutorials for anyone to try out. C:
Q. Do you have any hints or tips for other cosplayers?
Cosplay for fun, respect other cosplayers, and keep moving forward!