Halloween series: Talking Cosplay and Deep Dark Secrets with AngieV
Welcome, all you Night-Stalking readers. This is Raven Steel with a special Halloween interview edition. All through the month of October, I will interview as many female cosplayers out there in social media as I can to give our Children of the Night a tasty Halloween Treat. It will be something to sink your teeth in and gush-out with expectations. This next exclusive interview comes from the cradle of Western Civilization, Greece. She young, talented, and a whole lot of beauty. When she is not dancing up a storm, sketching her next cosplay wear, or just trolling the video gaming world, this bathing beauty is working hard on her next set of photos for your eyes only! So drop your Halloween candy treats and gather around as our next interview with AngieV Cosplay is now!
Raven: Welcome AngieV Cosplay. It is such a wonderful treat to finally meet you. Opa!
Angie: Thank you so much for having me to do this interview with my friend, Raven Steel.
Raven: Well, thank you so much for that. Believe me this the best Halloween Treat I will always treasure!
I have a tradition with my interviews to offer some words of advice, a ballad of encouragement if you find yourself at crossroads during your career, and in dire need of inspirational words. So here goes, “People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full are missing the point. The glass is REFILLABLE!” There, I’ve said it.
As you know, I’m going to ask you some scary/spooky questions to you, so don’t be alarmed nor bite my neck. So without any further delay, Ms. AngieV Cosplay, let us begin to know more about you and the amazing things you create! Give those readers a shout-out!
Angie: Hello! Angie V here! \^.^/ I’m born and live in Greece and most specifically in Athens! My eye color is hazel/brown and my natural hair color which I still have is brown as well!
Raven: Were you born right or left-handed?
Angie: I’m right-handed but I can also use my left hand as well! I’m just not very good with it.
Raven: Are you a pet lover?
Angie: I love all pets, especially cats! I own 2 cats named Billy (boy) and Esta (girl). I have had them since I was 12 years old!
Angie: I’d love to do a werewolf cosplay at some time!
Raven: How tall are you?
Angie: I’m 1.68 meters tall! (5 feet 5 inches tall)
Raven: What’s your birth sign?
Angie: My sign is Leo and my horoscope is Cancer!
Raven: Do you speak or write any other languages?
Angie: Other than Greek, I speak English, but I’d love to learn more languages especially Japanese!
Raven: Is there a deep dark secret you are willing to confess to us now?
Angie: I’m not a fan of Harry Potter nor Lord of the Rings, and I haven’t watched the Star Wars series either. I’m so sorry for all my fans out there!
Raven: What makes you happy?
Angie: Friends! I love being with my friends and people who are close to me! And oh, I love ice-cream too, and fluffy kittens!
Raven: What does AngieV Cosplay eat and drink when she is being creative?
Angie: I don’t, xD. When I’m being creative there is no time for eating or drinking. My focus is 100% on my work so much that I often forget to eat and or drink until my body runs out of energy thus my body starts to shut down. That’s when I come back to reality, grab something fast to eat, and either go back to work or just give it a rest.
Raven: Do you have a favorite Comic, Anime, Manga, graphic novel book you like to read or watch?
Angie: From Mangas, I like ‘A Silent Voice’ and from anime, I like ‘Say I love you’ and ‘Stein: Gate’ a lot! BUT Yu-Gi-Oh will always have a special place in my heart. That anime no matter how much time passes is still gold for me!
Raven: If you were made out of the body parts of celebrities, what celebrity body-parts would you use to create an AngieV Cosplay?
Angie: I adore their characteristics like Megan Fox, Bebe Rexha, Jennie (from Blackpink), and many more than that, but I can’t think of any right now. These three, I think cover the question pretty well.
Raven: What are Greek women notorious for?
Angie: Hmmm, our temper maybe, but I promise It’s not our fault! Most of the time the real issue is the Greek men who make us furious! We are very lovable and have kind hearts. Most of us are willing to help anyone needing some help!
Raven: If your life could be any character you love, who would it be?
Angie: Pfft! That’s a tough one as some of my favorite characters suffered some really dramatic experience. But if there is a fantasy world I could live the rest of my life in, it would have to be the world of Pokemon! Who wouldn’t like to be in a world like that with cute creatures that have abilities? I would love to train as well as be friends with some Pokemon characters! Or maybe the world of Yu-Gi-Oh to play some card games and meet my ultimate husbando, Atem!
Raven: Were you a shy or outgoing young girl growing up?
Angie: I was both actually, but over time it changed. As a child, I was very outgoing but by the time I reached middle school, I became very shy. Later in high school, I became more sociable, again! Right now I could say I’m still kinda shy but very sociable!
I still have a hard time approaching new people, but once I get to know the person, I become more excited to meet them and become more talkative!
Raven: Did you love to dress up? What sort of costumes was your favorite?
Angie: I loved dressing up during carnival time in Greece especially as a princess, and fairies characters like the ones I grew up as a child. Though it’s been a while since I’ve cosplayed it, I hope to bring back my favorite characters in my project plans soon.
Raven: As of right now, how many cosplay outfits do you own?
Angie: I’m not sure I’ve sold some of my costumes while others have been unusable. I’d say probably around 20?
Raven: What got you started into cosplaying?
Angie: It started when I was searching for an anime show on my phone when I got into some articles regarding cosplay’s photos. I did some research about it and instantly fell in love with the idea of dressing up as an anime character! I knew I had to try it. I did, and I loved it. Even today, I still am in love with it.
Raven: What was your first cosplay character?
Angie: Not a lot of people know about it but my first cosplay was Hatsune Miku! I was really happy to cosplay her, but I so wanted to try to create the costume myself. I ended up just buying the Hatsune’s costume. Two years later, I am happy to say, I made my very first time a cosplay costume. I created the classic look of Ahri’s skin!
Raven: What’s your most favorite cosplay outfit to wear?
Angie: I think I love wearing Ahri costumes because of the tails! It’s something I don’t get to do with other character costumes and I’ve found everyone loves it. It’s very nice being surrounded by 9 fluffy tails!
Raven: If you had to eat a body-part from someone, what body-part would it be?
Angie: A thigh, probably a thick thigh.
Raven: Your looks change from an alluring savage, almost animalistic look, to a cute-sweet almost innocent look about you. Is that your way of becoming the character you portray?
Angie: Yup! I work to make myself look as close as possible to the character. The cosplays that I create amazes everyone, including myself, show how I work hard to make these popular characters look like in reality.
Raven: You almost don’t wear any makeup. Is that a personal choice or something else?
Angie: Actually, I do wear all the necessary makeup stuff but I don’t want to overdo it. Many of the characters have a youthful appearance or a strong or viral physique that may require less makeup than others.
For cosplay it’s necessary so I can make my characteristics look as close to the character itself. My main focus is to look like the character but as well as to look good in general. Who doesn’t want to look good when taking photos? I’m also very curious about how other cosplayers dress-up wear and makeup application looks.
Raven: Does the personality of the person determine what sort of character to wear? Or, does the character’s personality chooses the cosplayer?
Angie: It’s both in this case, again! Some of the characters I see almost talk to my soul and I find myself loving them more and more. So you just can’t say ‘NO’ to cosplaying a character, but there are times you’ll find a costume design which will attract you to make it.
I’ve done both kinds as well. For example, I feel Ahri is a character that’s speaking to me and every time a new skin of hers becomes available, my inner voice saying ‘~YES~’ to me. But when I cosplayed Nidalee, I did it because she has a simple yet beautiful design which I thought would look good on me.
Raven: Have your fans ever suggested you cosplay a character for their benefit? Would you ever try to cosplay something out of your character like Gothic or Vampire look?
Angie: Yeah, my fans have suggested to me several cosplays looks. I have made some that were commissioned to me like my Akagi cosplay and the ‘Gothic GF’ which everyone ended-up loving! The gothic style looked so good on me that even I had a hard time believing it! Also, I did a demon look last year for Halloween and a D&D event which looked nice as well!
Raven: Would you date an Alien or a Socialist?
Angie: An Alien are you kidding me? Of course, it would be the Alien! How many more chances I will have in my life to do so if not now?
Raven: What sort of character attracts you to cosplay it?
Angie: Mostly characters that reflect my personality making me feel comfortable to portray. Sometimes though, I’ve challenged myself with various cosplaying characters I have absolutely nothing in common but it’s less likely to happen. I also do characters with simple but cute designs as they are easy to make their costumes and cosplay. As of right now, I’m working on some big projects that will be amazing.
Raven: What sort of places or locations do you prefer to show off your cosplay outfits? What do you prefer doing indoor or out shots?
Angie: I like finding locations that match a character’s origin. For Yumeko, it would be somewhere indoors with some poker marks and cards. For Nidalee, it would be in a forest or a lake. For 2B an abandoned building or location. Luckily there are a lot of locations near me so that I can visit any time! I think overall, I like most of my photoshoots outdoors as I’ve gotten some great shots. Although I do have to admit, indoor photoshoots are much comfortable to work in.
Raven: Fans nowadays want their favorite cosplayer so more wearing less. What’s your opinion about Lewd or Only Fans photos? Should these women control what sort of photos should be taken or answer to their fans what they want to see? Do you control what sort of photos should be taken or have the fans control what they want to see their favorite cosplayer wear?
Angie: I have nothing against lewd or spicy content, everyone should do what they love. It is a personal choice! I have occasionally made spicy content as some characters expose more skin than others. I don’t feel comfortable when it’s going too far tho. There’s a limit to how comfortable I am when photo shooting spicy photos. There are cosplay girls who share my opinion as well. All cosplayers should determine what should be their “Spice Level” on their own. It should be a guideline to their liking. I don’t feel comfortable with lewd content or exposed poses. That’s without saying that I do like the fan services and spiciness of the character.
Speaking personally, all of my cosplay portrayals offer a sense of being seductive. There are times various fans have approached me to do a lewd or implied nude content to commission me and I simply had to decline the request. Fans are understanding! They consider your feelings and choices. If not, then they are not a fan but thirsty men trying to get you to submit to their demands. I won’t lie that I have made some not so comfortable spicier shots in the past, but overall, I didn’t like it and have never been made public nor to anyone at all.
As I don’t feel comfortable with Lewd shots, I control the spiciness of the photos that are taken and personally choose them for my fans to admire and own. I believe any fan would be happy to see or own any content from their favorite cosplayer that has personally worked hard to prepare for their satisfaction. I feel happy to deliver it to them! I know that I would be happy to have them. Let’s change gears,
Raven: What is the first thing people notice about AngieV Cosplay when they meet her for the first time? How do your fans treat you?
Angie: My fans are the best! I love them all! They are so warm with me and make me feel really special so I try to return the love with a hug! (most of the time at least, as some of them, are shy and get away fast before I get the chance!) I think that most of my fans think of me as a serious or a super professional person but I’m very cheerful and goofy so it is a pleasant surprise! Of course, during cons, I am a professional working at booths most of the time. Then there are times when I hear a fan is looking for me for photo-op, I start to melt and I can’t hold on to my cool any longer so I get back to my regular self. BRING BACK THE CONS! I think that’s what I miss most about them.
Raven: If you were on a killing spree, what song would you have played?
Angie: Some K-pop music maybe, no matter what it has to be a song with a great beat to keep the spirits up!
Raven: Do AngieV’s friends and family know you cosplay? What’s their reaction? Is cosplaying very popular in your country?
Angie: Of course all my family and friends know about cosplay! My family took some time to understand my passion and accept it but my friends instantly got excited! Cosplay isn’t as popular in Greece as in other countries but due to the number of the cons that increased the past a few years the cosplay community grew a lot and more people are into it now!
Raven: Are there any special cosplay projects that will break the internet? Can I get a Hug?
Angie: AWWWWWWW Of course you can get a hug! *hugs* I hope that my K/DA projects will help me get more fans worldwide but I’m not even halfway close to finishing them so I can’t tell much about it! I hope you will be able to see it soon tho!
Raven: That’s it, Everyone! This interview is in Tha’ Books! Thank you so much AngieV Cosplay for that amazing interview. Now you made me want to go to Greece and see all of your work!
Angie: Thank you Raven Steel for making this a memorable moment, I appreciate it.
And now hugs for everyone who read my interview until the end! *hugs tightly while whispering in the ear ‘You are awesome’* :D Thank you very much and I hope I didn’t creep you out (a lot at least)!
Kisses till next time <3 ~AngieV
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