After nearly 9 months of no serious, lengthy interviews, I am pleased and happy to report that I am going to attempt to bring you cosplayer interviews once again! I’m starting off by interviewing a young lady who goes by Jinouga Cosplay, who I found on deviantART. Without any further delay, go check out the interview!
Jacky the Nerd (JtN): What is your name?
Jinouga Cosplay (JinC): Esra [or Jinouga Cosplay online].
JtN: When did you start cosplaying?
JinC: I can’t remember; I think when I was 11.
JtN: Why do you cosplay?
JinC: Because it’s a lot of fun and I can let my creativity out with cosplay!
JtN: Can you tell us your favorite cosplay so far?
JinC: Hmmm; my favorite? I don’t really know: it changes when I make a new cosplay. But I really like my Nargacuga armor (Monster Hunter) and Legend of Zelda cosplays.
JtN: What is your favorite aspect about cosplaying?
JinC: Having fun with friends. Cosplaying together with friends is the best!
JtN: Have you done any group cosplays with your friends? If so, would you mind telling us about the experience of being part of/organizing a group cosplay?
JinC: Not really a group cosplay, just with 1 or 2 friends. I just ask them (or they ask me) if they wanna cosplay something together with me and they say yes. Ha ha. It’s super fun doing a cosplay together!
JtN: How do you get your cosplays together?
JinC:I make ’em! (Sewing and such.)
JtN: What would you say was the hardest cosplay to make yet?
JinC: Hmm…I think my Nargacuga armor! It had scales which I had to cut out and sew on one by one. It was a LOT of work!
JtN: What do you plan to cosplay in the future?
JinC: For sure a lot of Monster Hunter armors! And a lot of Links! But for now I got planned Skyward Sword Link with my good friend SyrupCookie as Zelda; and together we will also make Twilight Princess Link and Zelda. So I’m looking forward to that. I’m also looking forward to making Link’s magic armor (Twilight Princess), but I have no idea to what con I want to wear it.
JtN: Sounds like you have a lot on your plate for the future. Do you have any thing you’d like to say to our readers?
JinC: Yes. Hi readers! Sorry if I’m not that interesting to read about! And English is not my first language.
BUT, if you are interested, feel free to follow me on my Facebook page.
[Writer’s note: Jinouga Cosplay originally introduced herself to me as Esra, so I’m going to retain the original answer to question 1 alongside the answer she gave me post interview. All other changes/corrections were made using the writer’s best editorial judgment.]