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Halloween Treats with Hey Jay Cosplay

On the eve of darkness and mayhem, there is a single glimmer of light that shines over the city. She’s forged many costumes and attire to appear among the innocent and the curious. Her looks brighten the darkest day as she offers herself with the most powerful energy of all, LOVE. Though she is a Moonie, please don’t hold that against her. Halloween is almost upon us and with her at our site, we will all prevail. Jay Sutton is in the house and is our next Halloween Special Edition interview. So stop sinking your teeth at someone’s neck and welcome our next vixen cosplay guest, Hey Jay Cosplay.


HeyJay: Thank you Raven Steel for having me for this Halloween Special interview with me. 

Raven: Believe me, the pleasure is all mine and your car keys. 

Raven: As you might not know before I begin to ask you my list of Ghoulish questions, I offer some words of advice, a ballad of encouragement when you find yourself at crossroads during your career, and in today’s world we all need some inspirational words to make it through all this. So here goes, “Never regret a day in your life: Good days give happiness, Bad days give experience, Worse days give lessons, and the best days give memories”.  

Raven: Now, before the full moon breaks thru the cloudy night sky, tell our reader about yourself. 

HeyJay: I’m a Cosplayer and gamer from South Florida. I am a Moonie who believes Sailor Moon will solo your entire verse (yes, even Goku). Traveling is another hobby of mine so I can’t wait for outside to officially open back up again so we can go to conventions and travel around (safely). 

Raven: Are you a pet lover?

HeyJay: I LOVE pets. I wish I had a dog but can’t afford the time right now. I do have a hedgehog that I love so much!

Raven: What is your Zodiac sign?

HeyJay: I am a Leo. Proud fire sign here

Raven: What sort of Season is Hey Jay? Winter /Spring / Summer / Fall.

HeyJay: I’m a Summer baby, but my favorite season is Fall. Living in South Florida, Summer gives us ZERO relief, especially with this damn humidity. 

Raven: What would it take Hey Jay Cosplay to spend the night at an abandoned Mental Institution that’s Haunted? 

HeyJay: Aint nothing in the world

Raven: How did you get the cosplayer name Hey Jay Cosplay?

HeyJay: I’m not good with making up names so I just did what rhymed LOL I wish I had a deep meaning

Raven: Would you say Jay’s an artist or loves getting dressed up?

HeyJay: A little of both. I love the transformative feel of each cosplay, but I also love bringing a vision to life. I think cosplayers are artists.

Raven: For the record, can we dispel any myths or legends about the black women living in America?

HeyJay: In regards to the nerd community, there’s the dumb myth that black women cannot be “true” nerds or indulge in certain hobbies because of their own choice -it is always because they’re trying to be cool or attract a man, and of course, this is absolutely false. 

Who is watching 900 episodes of One Piece to impress a man? Like…no

Raven: Do you have a favorite Comic, Anime, Manga, graphic novel book you like to read or watch? 

HeyJay: Sailor Moon is my favorite. It fills me with such joy and nostalgia. 

Raven: Would the Lifestyle of a Vampire or a Werewolf be a good career change? 

HeyJay: With the way 2020 is going, it would make sense and spice things up.

Raven: What is Hey Jay Cosplay is notorious for? 

HeyJay: I’m known for the most random yet fun things. One is not finishing my chicken wings, which is crazy because I do LOL. People send me memes and videos of chicken wings just because and it’s hilarious but also slander!!! 

Cosplay-wise probably just being fun with memes and videos and also using afro-centric hairstyles.

Raven: What does the Spirit of Halloween mean to you? 

HeyJay: It’s a cool time when people who don’t cosplay/dress-up meet in the middle with those who do it year-round. It’s almost “unifying”

Raven: What Anime/Manga character best describes your personality? 

HeyJay: I don’t know anymore. I used to think Sailor Jupiter, but I continue to grow as a person so I think a mix of characters.

Raven: As a young beautiful child, what sort of Nerdy or Geeky thing(s) you found yourself doing growing up?  

HeyJay: I was definitely watching anime and writing fan-fiction. I loved reading some good fan-fiction, and I even tried my hand at it.

Raven: Were you a shy or outgoing young girl growing up? What was your Break-Out age?

HeyJay: I was a shy kid who didn’t become outgoing until the latter part of high school years.

Raven: What sort of costumes/cosplay wear are your favorites? 

HeyJay: Gender-bend cosplays are my absolute favorites. 

Raven: As of right now, how many cosplay outfits do you own? 

HeyJay: Couldn’t even tell you, but just know I have a closet and bins dedicated solely to cosplay stuff. 

Raven: Why does the Black brother or sister always get killed first in any Horror Movie? 

HeyJay: Because the movie would be over quicker if they lived!

Raven: Tell me about how you became Co-Founder of the Urban Anime Lounge? 

HeyJay: A few friends and I had a vision for an amazing social community that merged our interests as anime fans and just as people. 

We created the Facebook group and then kept expanding from there by planning in-person social events. It’s dope to see the number of friendly connections people have made from the group.

Raven: What do you prefer doing indoor or out shots? 

HeyJay: I want to do more photoshoots! Preferably outside because I am such a fan of natural light. 

Raven: During the night, your door is broken down (Not by the Police). As a hoard of Killer Clowns begin to break down your bedroom door, what item(s) would you find in your room to defend yourself? 

HeyJay: A can of mace, taser, scissors and a ring light

Raven: Fans nowadays want their favorite cosplayer so more wearing less. What’s your opinion about Lewd or Only Fans photos? 

HeyJay: Lewd or OnlyFan photos are great. There’s a lot of fo creativity that goes into the sets, which is dope.

Raven: Should these women control what sort of photos should be taken or answer to their fans what they want to see? 

HeyJay: I think unless anyone should be able to express themselves artistically as they please. Fans are great to have as support and it is nice to be in tune with what your fanbase wants, but no one should completely control what someone else does.

Raven: How was it and do you get any unusual requests? 

HeyJay: I have gotten some unusual requests even though I have not posted any content along those lines. 

Raven: Do you think Lewds/ Spicy photos are a form of artistry or profit? 

HeyJay: Photoshoots are artistic in themselves that translate to profit. It is not “easy” to just take those pics and go. A lot goes into it. I respect people who express themselves how they want.

Raven: What is the first thing people notice first when meeting Hey Jay Cosplay when people meet you for the first time? How do your fans treat you?

HeyJay:  I still get caught off guard when people recognize me, and I hope that does not translate to my reaction. It is a happy surprise, and I love those interactions. 

People are so sweet so I greet them with the same energy.

Raven: Do you think the black community is respected and appreciate their cosplay work? What needs to change? 

HeyJay: Black cosplayers are not respected enough. There are so many trolls who aim to bring black cosplayers down, and they just need to go outside and get some business about themselves instead of harassing and/or Berating people online. 

Raven: If you were given an Ouija Board on a dark stormy night, who would you contact?

HeyJay: Nobody WTH LOL. I’m not touching it

Raven: Are there people that you admire for their cosplay? 

HeyJay: Soooo many. I have a general admiration for anyone that puts themselves out there because it takes some guts!

Raven: What sort of advice or pointer you can give to new cosplayers out there? 

HeyJay: Identify your goal, but also don’t be afraid to change what that goal is.  This is for you and it’s fun so don’t let anyone interfere with that.

Raven: Can I get a Hug? 

HeyJay: Maybe when the Rona is gone :) 

Raven: Fair Enough.

As the doors give way and the hoard of Zombies begin to feast upon our flesh, I look over to Hey Jay Cosplay, “We’re Done!” That’s it, people. It is in Tha Books. Thank you HeyJay Cosplay for allowing this old-timer trick o treater in her beautiful universe. 

HeyJay: Thank you, Raven. I had a fun time answering your questions. Now, can you give me back my keys so that I can go home? Haha!

Raven: Beautiful and Funny. If I can ask you one more question, where can readers get more treats with HeyJay Cosplay?

HeyJay: Of course. We can discuss the worth of your soul, later. In the meantime, here is some site anyone can get more of me. 

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Adamson Cheyenne Brings Her Love of Comics to Cosplay

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. However, if you like, these are truly the time to read this Halloween Special Edition interview from Raven Steel. Hello everyone. Please, Children of the Night, come and gather around as I spin a yarn of my next Cosplay guest. She’s young and very beautiful with just a hint of innocence, but when she in cosplay mode, she’s all business and she can stop traffic no matter what country you live in. From all the way from Western civilization, please give a Zombie Infested welcome to Adamson Cheyenne.


Raven: Welcome to my Dungeon, my Sweet. This interview has been a long time coming. I absolutely knew we would be here together during Halloween week and finally have this interview once and for all. I am so appreciative and yet fearful for my life. 

Chey: Hello Raven Steel and hello to your readers. Thank you so much for having me here to do this Spooky interview with you. Trick O Treat everyone! And as for you, Raven Steel, Death is just the beginning!

Raven: Oh, my! As you might not know before I begin to ask you my list of Ghoulish questions, I offer some words of advice, a ballad of encouragement when you find yourself at crossroads during your career, and in today’s world we all need some inspirational words to make it through all this. So here goes, “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the Wrong Room!

Please tell our readers all about yourself.

Chey: Hello, my name is Adamson Chey. I’m half British and Filipino, a cosplayer from the Philippines. I have been a Cosplayer for 8 years, been a certified SFX makeup artist for short film productions, a freelance model, an actress, a 2D Animator, and an artsy cook.

Raven: What does Cheyenne Adamson love to do when she visits her favorite city? 

Chey: I love to visit different kinds of places, I love adventures and experience the different kinds of cosplay events, and most of all to meet and greet other cosplayers.

Raven: Do you have a favorite Comic, Anime, Manga, graphic novel book you like to read or watch?  

Chey: I’m a big fan of DC, Marvel, Anime, and other cartoons. I could not decide I just love them all.

Raven: What Horror movie still, keeps you up after watching it? 

Chey: Actually, I love to watch all the horror movies. I’m the type of girl who loves to watch different kinds of horror movies. 

Raven: If your life could be any Anime/Manga, Disney, or Animation character you love, who would it be?

Chey: First of all, I love Gotham Sirens. But of course, I love to be Catwoman.

Raven: How did you start out becoming a cosplayer?

Chey: My friend introduced to me the world of cosplay. I never knew cosplay before till my friend showed me a website of different kinds of international cosplayers.

I fell in love with the makeup and the props, It was awesome to be like them. So I’m in my 8th year!

Raven: What would Cheyenne’s choice of weapon would she select to fight off a classroom full of Flesh-Eating Teacher Zombies?  

Chey: Vulcan Mini Gun, Machine Gun, Samurai Swords, and Chainsaw.

Raven: What was your first cosplay outfit? 

Chey: My first cosplay as Harley Quinn. I really love her craziness on the side hahaha!

Raven: How was your experience being a cosplayer? 

Chey: It’s was really great, I’m enjoying myself to meet and greet different kinds of cosplayers and defend those who are bullied because of their looks. 🦸‍♀️

Raven: You are also a model, is that correct. What sort of modeling have you done?

Chey: I did runway fashion shows, Pin-up photoshoots,  makeup, and of course cosplay.  📸

Raven: What’s your favorite thing about Halloween? 

Chey: Joining some Halloween competitions and doing some part-time jobs to scare the living hell from other people hahaha!!!

Raven: What sort of characters attracts you the most? Is it Dark, Bloody, or Gothic like? Do you Love Cute and/or Sexy characters too? 

Chey: Depends on my mood which characters I like to portray.

Raven: What sort of advice or words of wisdom you can offer new cosplayers out there? 

Chey: Never let the haters put you down. It’s your life no one else. It’s a free country, everyone can cosplay.

Raven: If you could be a monstrous character for one night, what would it be?

Chey: Honestly, I to be a vampire or a succubus.

Raven: This is the most important question of the entire interview, Can I get a hug? 

Chey: Sure!

Raven: As the Children of the Night return to their eternal rest, so shall this interview. That’s it, everyone. Thank you, Adamson Cheyenne, for your Howling interview. If I could ask one more question, where can my readers find more of Adamson Cheyenne? 

Chey: Thank you Raven Steel for being so patient with me and making this Halloween a memorable one. Please got to Cheyenne’s Play Arts where anyone can be a fan and get more of me and my artistry.

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Mia Shinda Talks Cosplay, Zombie Schoolgirls, and Halloween in Germany

Just as the knife drips leaving a pool of blood to grow ever larger, so are these Halloween Special Edition cosplay interviews. Today readers, we have a special treat in store for you. The Spirit of Halloween has never been so real and intense as this young and petite lovely lady. The type of cosplay is some of the most horrific and gruesome characters to come out from the depth of our imagination. She has captured the terror and molded into something that is both sexy and haunting to see. So without further adieu, please show your love and admiration as our next exclusive interview this Halloween week with Mia Shinda.

Raven: Herzlich Willkommen, Mia. Thank you Mia for allowing me and my readers to know you, your artistry, and everything else in between. Just to give you a fair warning, I will be asking some haunting questions so please don’t run away. 

Mia: Hallo Raven. Thank you for this Halloween Edition Cosplay interview. I am so happy to do this!

Raven: As you might not know before I begin to ask you my list of questions, I offer some words of advice, a ballad of encouragement when you find yourself at crossroads during your career, and in today’s world we all need some inspirational words to make it through all this. So here goes, “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”

Tell us all about yourself.

Mia: I’m German with Czech roots and currently living in North rhine-Westphalia. I have Green-Brownish eyes with red hair. I don’t have any tattoos or piercings. My Zodiac sign is Scorpio which makes me passionate, persistent, strategic, and loyal. I’m 143 cm/4,69 ft TALL! :D I am right-handed. And of course, I am an animal lover. I especially love cats, pigs, and spiders!

Raven: Out of all the interviews I’ve had the pleasure of hosting, Mia you are the first to reveal you love that 8 legged spider creature. What is Mia Shinda’s biggest Pet Peeve?

Mia: It grinds my gears when ball pens are empty and people put them back instead of getting rid of them or putting them into my recycling box!

Raven: LOL. I have a ton of them on my desk. I’ll mail them to you. 

Raven: Do you speak or write any other languages?

Mia: Apart from German, of course, I unfortunately only speak a little bit of English. But I can understand a few pieces of Czech. Sadly it doesn’t help a lot when communicating with Czech people.

Raven: During a Zombie infestation in Germany, what sort of cosplay props will Mia Shinda use to defend herself? 

Mia: She would use her rusty crowbar.

Raven: What does Mia Shinda love to do when she has time to herself?

Mia: I love to go skating and to visit lost places.

Raven: Yes. There’s something about an abandoned place that just simply draws one in. Was there a horror movie or horror event that completely influenced you as a child?

Mia: The Nightmare before Christmas and Tales from the Crypt has influenced me greatly as a child!

Raven: What places do you go to find pieces for your cosplay wear?

Mia: I regularly visit flea markets and scrap yards. And of course, the hardware store is one of my places I go regularly. But every other place can be suitable, even if it is an item that I find on the streets.

Raven: What sort of Anime/Manga or graphic novel do you love to read?

Mia: I love Black Butler, Pokémon, Digimon, One Piece, Van Helsing, and many others. I read a lot of different mangas! ☺

Raven: If the Chucky Doll was real, who would Mia Shinda send it to?

Mia: I would send it to myself,. I always wanted to have the Chucky Doll! :D 

Raven: When you dream, do you dream of cute and happy things?

Mia: Of course (e.g. about doll heads without eyes, zombie apocalypse, and so on… ;) )

Raven: Oh, my! I could only imagine all those Barbie Dolls shivers with fright! Do your outfits even scare a Krampus? 

Mia: Oh yes in fact they do. Last year a Krampus got so scared he won’t even come to visit me again ☹

Raven: LOL! I’m sure! Have you made a Horror film to watch?

Mia: I’m currently working on a short horror movie called “Maries Mansion”, but it is not finished yet. But I produced a postapocalyptic serial with some horror elements with 10 episodes “Green Sanctuary” – you can find it on Youtube.

Raven: For this Halloween, what sort of cosplay costume will you wear?

Mia: I will wear my classic zombie girl outfit with my bloody teddy bear.

Raven: Sweet! That’s Daddy’s little girl! How did you get started doing cosplaying?

Mia: I made my first cosplay at the age of 17 and I got the initial idea from an anime magazine and I was very curious so I started making my first cosplay. It was Cooro from the manga +Anime :) 

Raven: What sort of cosplay outfit would wear for a photo shoot at The Waldniel Hostert School?

Mia: I would wear my Zombie Schoolgirl cosplay with a candy cone! ;)

Raven: Was your cosplay wearing simple at first?

Mia: Yes absolutely, at first I did not have that high level of craftsmanship, I had to teach this all by myself. So I did something rather simple at the beginning and over time I started to do more complex cosplays.

Raven: Now that Mia Shinda is on a Killing Spree, what music would she listen to as she Shinda? 

Mia: Something classical like Beethoven or Mozart! ;) 

Raven: How did you change to apocalypse/dark outfits?

Mia: At some point, cosplay wasn’t giving me everything I wanted, because my creativity was narrowed down.

Through my friends,  I was introduced to LARP (Live Action Role Playing) and there I discovered that I could make my costumes from my ideas and I was fascinated by the apocalypse/dark stuff since my early childhood years. So I decided to build my costumes in this new direction and found pretty quickly other people who liked the same topics as I did.

Raven: Michael Myers, Friday the 13th Jason, Freddy Krueger, or R. Kelly. Who would scare you if you were trapped in an elevator?

Mia: R. Kelly of course, that would be the true horror… ;) nearly as bad as being trapped with Justin Bieber! 

Raven: Did you do it for the artistry, the lucrative commissions, or something else?

Mia: At first, I did it only for the artistry. But then after some time several people approached me and complimented me on my costumes and asked if I could build some costume parts for them as well. So I started making commissions parallel to my costume builds.

Raven: Now that is wonderful to hear you can make a living on what you love to do. Do people, who meet you for the first time, surprised to know what you do?

Mia: Yes, often people are surprised when they find out what I do. 

Raven: What torture object would Mia Shinda be most afraid of if someone was trying to kill her?

Mia: That would be a clarinet *shudder*

Raven: How long does it take to create a complete outfit from start to finish?

Mia: Well, it depends on the outfit, especially how detailed and playful it shall be. On one particular outfit, I am building for 8 years now. There are always things to add, to improve, to change. For another costume, it took me over a year, from the first sketches to the finished result. But for some more basic outfits, I only need a few days or weeks.  

Raven: What is currently the number of cosplay outfits you own?

Mia: I currently have over 40 outfits and the number is still growing… ;)

Raven: I say, it is never enough! Do you have a walk-in closet?

Mia: Yes, I have, otherwise, it would not work with so many costumes.

Raven: What is your favorite cosplay outfit?

Mia: My Zombie Girl “Marie” and my KhajiitKimana” are my two all-time favorites.

Raven: Are you willing to stay overnight in  Kirchlengern Forest?

Mia: Of course, I would! :D So exciting!

Raven: During my search to interview female cosplayers, I came across one of your photos of you as a Zombie cleaning maid. It’s both sexy and haunting. Are most of your cosplay characters a combination of both sexy and/or gruesome?

Mia: Yes many of them are. I like the combined style and it is somewhat unique because most female cosplays only focus on being cute and sexy. 

Raven: It is Hauntingly Lovely! What sort of characters are you drawn to?

Mia: All creepy characters, not just by their looks but also how they move differently or behave differently from people. Like the nurses from Silent Hill for example. 

Raven: What photoshoots do you prefer, on location or in a studio?

Mia: Definitely on location. It brings a unique flair to the pictures. 

Raven: Who is your photographer(s)?

Mia: First and foremost Thomas Kilian Soulcatcher Photography, is my favorite photographer. Furthermore, I shoot with Rico Aloha, eosAndy, and Jamari Lior Photography, they do a magnificent job!

Raven: If Mia Shinda, due to a lab explosion, caused her to become invisible, what sort of evil thing would she do?

Mia: She would wait in an elevator and poke everyone on their sides and blame it on other people.

Raven: Seeing most of your photoshoots deal with abandoned building locations. Have you ever been injured during a photoshoot?

Mia: I’ve been very lucky that I did not injure myself! I hope it will stay that way! ;)

Raven: Also on location, has there ever been a ghost or spirit presence while working there?

Mia: Actually yes, in one location we heard voices that were talking to each other and steps coming up the stairs and as we used our flashlights to look who’s coming there was nobody on the stairs. That was creepy!!! I love these things! :D  

Raven: BOO! Just Kidding. Have you or will you ever cosplay something outside your comfort zone?

Mia: No, I have not and I will not leave from what I love my style of cosplay. 

Raven: For Mia Shinda, what animal would best describe your personality?

Mia: I would say a squirrel. ☺ It’s always busy, collecting much stuff and is small and bubbly!

Raven: That’s one squirrel I would always visit and admire!

Raven: Do you think Werewolves are sexy?

Mia: No, they have too much fur… but zombies are sexy *hrhrhr* ;) 

Raven: What is your opinion on Lewd/Spicy photoshoots? 

Mia: As long as it has aesthetics as the main focus and is not cheap, I like it a lot. 

Raven: Should cosplayers do it?

Mia: If they feel comfortable with themselves while doing it, I don’t see a problem.

Raven: Have you ever done Lewd/Spicy photos?

Mia: Yes, I have done lewd/spicy photos regularly.

Raven: Wow. So you were the one who broke the internet! Is it for profit or artistry?

Mia: Profit is certainly an aspect, but the main focus is on artistry.

Raven: Do German people celebrate Halloween?

Mia: Yes, but unfortunately very limited and not so much as in the USA. There are some parties, but no big trick or treat events in the neighborhood.

Raven: What are some of the German traditions on Halloween?

Mia: There are no explicit German Halloween traditions that I am aware of, but many Germans inhabited Halloween traditions from the USA.

Raven: What have been the reactions from people who see you wearing one of your outfits?

Mia: Overall they react astounded and many want to take a picture, some are scared or a bit frightened, but in general the reactions are positive. 

Raven: What places would you show me that best represents your hometown?

Mia: I don’t know any special places that would represent my hometown, I live in a normal small village.

Raven: Are there any new projects you are planning to have for this Halloween?

Mia: I’m planning to rebuild a speaking doll :D 

Raven: Now that’s a scary vision!

Raven: If Mia Shinda became a blood-thirsty vampire, would she drink the blood of  David Hasselhoff? 

Mia: She would rather starve to death than suck the blood from David Hasselhoff. Sorry, David! ;)

Raven: What advice can you offer to those wanting to do this kind of cosplay?

Mia: My biggest advice would be that one must be very patient when crafting a new cosplay. Plan ahead so one has enough time… And a high frustration resistance would be good… ;) 

Raven: Can I have a hug?

Mia: Normally yes, but due to the Covid-Crisis this would not be such a good idea at the moment, but a virtual hug is perfectly fine! ;) *virtual hug*

Raven: That’s it. It is in the Books! Thank you so much Mia Shinda for taking the time to do this interview. 

Mia: Thank you. It has been a pleasure doing this. Happy Halloween everyone!

Raven: If I could as one more question, where can readers find more of Mia Shinda?

Mia: Not a problem. For more of my dark and twisted cosplay, here is my website you can subscribe to: 

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Halloween Edition: Talking Cosplay with Wreck-it Ronnie

Screams everyone! Welcome back as my Halloween-themed interviews continue to possess and terrorize the souls who are forever cursed to walk this earth. Here now we have a lovely cosplayer whose beauty and creativity come together to bring this treasure trove oasis from the City of Lights, Wreck-it Ronnie Cosplay. A lover of sun and endless blackjack tables, she is never short on cosplay wear and imaginative conversation through her social media Youtube channel.

Children of the night, please give a howling bloody-warm welcome to my next exclusive interview with the enchanting but never a fantasy, the brilliance of Las Vegas, cosplayer Wreck-it Ronnie Cosplay. 


Raven: Welcome Wreck-It Ronnie. It is a pleasure to finally meet. Thank you so much for doing this interview.

Ronnie: Thank you for having me on this Special-Edition Halloween interview. I feel so. “Hauntingly Excited,” to do this!

Raven: Well, it’s a Treat we can all share. Oh, and by the way, BOO! Just Kidding (jk). 

As you may know before I begin to ask you my list of questions, I offer some words of advice, a ballad of encouragement when you find yourself at crossroads during your career, and in today’s world we all need inspirational words to make it through this. So here goes, “The trick is not to let people know how really weird you are until it’s too late for them to back out!” 

And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for, tell our readers all about yourself.

Ronnie: Hello! My name is Ronnie :) I am a cosplayer of 13 years and a nerd since birth. I have lots of experience in sewing, prop and armor building, wig creating and styling, modeling and photography, photo manipulation and composite creating, makeup and special effects, and acting (who would have guessed I was a theater kid). 

I am Black-American, from Ohio but currently in the beautiful town of Las Vegas. My eyes and hair are both currently brown. I do not have any tattoos yet but I plan on getting some big, bright guro kawaii pieces as soon as I have the extra cash and find an artist I want to do it. 

Raven: What can Trick O’Treaters expect to receive while knocking on the door of Ronnie?
Ronnie:
Mostly tricks. If a trick or treat happened this year I love getting horrifying decorations and pretending to be a prop that runs after kids once they get candy. I used to do it all the time and it’s hilarious (Obviously only if the kid isn’t too little so they can laugh it off).

Raven: I can speak for all, hoping to see those artistic tattoos, but what about any piercing? 

Ronnie: I used to have my ears gauged to 00 (but I’ve let them close up quite a bit although they’re still pretty stretched compared to a 14/16g); My ear double piercing and nose piercing have also since closed, but I do have my septum, belly button, and nipples pierced still!~

Raven: Inquiring minds want to know. Does Wreck-it Ronnie have any secret talents?

Ronnie: I wouldn’t say there are many talents I keep a secret: I’m an Aries sun Leo rising so if I have anything cool AT ALL I will not shut up about it ever lol. Uhmm. I can tie a cherry stem in my mouth if that counts? Lol. I can also hold my breath for (what I think is) an impressively long time. 

Raven: See. Now there’s a talent we can all appreciate during this COVID 2020 season, Breathe Holding!

How tall are you and are you a pet lover? 

Ronnie: I am 5’6”, right-handed, and have a 9-year-old boxer named Rufus who I would die for. I also work at a pet hospital so it kinda comes with the territory. In my life, I have had 4 dogs, 6 cats, 5 birds, a hairless rat, 2 hamsters, a field mouse that I found, and tried to keep for a week before my mom found it, and 2 frogs.

Raven: Dear Lord! You owned your very own circus. Did you name it, Ringling Ronnie Circus!?

I hope I will never see your reaction to this, but what’s Your Biggest Pet Peeve?

Ronnie: My biggest pet peeve is people who chew with their mouth open lol I hate it so much.

Raven: If the Chucky Doll was real, who would you send it as a gag gift?
Ronnie:
Trump definitely–do your work little buddy.

Raven: Does your astrological sign reflect your personality?

Ronnie: I am an Aries sun, Taurus Moon, and Leo rising (so I’m vain and stubborn LOL)

Raven: How many states have you lived in and what’s your favorite state so far? 

Ronnie:  I have lived in 3 states and so far Nevada is doing it for me. I hate the cold and I belong in the desert. 

Raven: Do you speak or write any other languages that you know of? 

Ronnie: I am monolingual unfortunately but I took Spanish in school for like 4 years.

Raven: Is there a “Deep, Dark Secret,” you are willing to confess with us now?

Ronnie:  A deep dark secret hmm. I don’t like cheesecake, please don’t hate me for it LOL. 

Raven: If Ronnie owned a Time Traveling Machine, what US. History would she change?
Ronnie: All I’m saying is America would still belong to the natives.

Raven: To have this on record, can we dispel any myths or legends about the women from the Midwest? 

Ronnie: There’s not much to dispel, we’re all chain-smoking psychopaths (jk). 

Raven: I knew it!

Raven: What makes you happy? 

Ronnie: A good meme is always a serotonin source for me, but I have a bit of a problem with retail therapy as well so buying things makes me happy. 

Raven: How does Ronnie keep her energy levels up while you’re being creative? 

Ronnie: I have a hard time keeping my energy up so I drink a lot of energy drinks but the focus is born from ADHD and hyper fixation. But that’s a double-edged sword because if I get fixated on something else I’ll drop a project almost entirely. 

Raven: Oh my, I feel for you. You should see the many unfinished Netflix shows I’ve saved. 

What’s your favorite Comic, Anime, Manga, graphic novel book you read or watch?

Ronnie: My top anime in no particular order: Kill la Kill, Naruto, Hunter X Hunter, Devilman Crybaby, and Promare (which is a movie but still counts).

I also really enjoy Square Enix games and a lot of the Mario franchise (I prefer platform games to fps) Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted are a couple of other titles I adored.~

Raven: What Halloween costume still scares you today?
Ronnie: I don’t think there is one specific, maybe the pig mask from SAW. I’m a huge horror fan so I don’t scare super easy.

Raven: Living out there in the desert, a camera is as necessary as sunscreen when facing those Alien encounters. What camera equipment do you use for personal/photoshoot sessions?

Ronnie: My camera used to mostly be my Canon T3i but smartphone cameras are so intuitive these days that I prefer to just shoot with that instead when I’m just shooting for myself.

Raven: If your life could be the life of an animation character, who would it be? 

Ronnie: Like if I could live in any world or be any character? If I could be any character I would be Miruko from My Hero Academia so I could be a kick-ass brown bunny girl. But if I had to pick a universe to live in I’d say maybe the Sanrio Universe because nothing bad ever happens there lol. 

Raven: Wait a minute. There are Brown Kick-Ass Bunny girls?

Cosplayers own a host of wigs to portray a character. What’s number of Wigs do you own?

Ronnie: Currently I own 30ish wigs?? And maybe around 20 or so cosplays. I cycle through both a lot. I’ve probably owned over 100 each easily though. 

Raven: I’m almost positive that having a Walk-in Closet is a mandatory requirement for a cosplayer?

Ronnie: I do not have a walk-in closet. I wish I did. 

Raven: If Wreck-it Ronnie was on a Killing Spree, what music would be playing to keep it fun and loose?
Ronnie: Oh, definitely a
Tiny Tim soundtrack. Or maybe City Girls just to keep it fresh. [chop off  some heads, ‘Period!’]

Raven: As a young beautiful woman, what Nerdy or Geeky thing you love to do?

Ronnie: I love to read manga, watch anime, I play DnD, and go to ren faires. I play and stream video games, I cosplay and go to conventions and do panels on stuff, the works! 

Raven: Were you a shy or outgoing young girl growing up?

Ronnie: I was a lot more outgoing in my youth, I used to be an ENFP personality type but ever since college I’ve gotten INFP so not so much anymore! 

Raven: You know so much about personality traits, I feel you are talking to my soul!

What got you into cosplaying? 

Ronnie: I got into cosplaying from enjoying Naruto and spending hours going through google image results for it. I’d see cosplayers doing it back in the early 2000s and I wanted to try it too and eventually I made friends that wanted to do it with me! 

Raven: Did you love to dress up?

Ronnie: I’ve always been into dress up but I didn’t care about fashion at all until college. 

Raven: What’s cosplay outfit is your favorite? 

Ronnie: My favorite cosplays to wear are the really big intricate builds that impress folks, but there’s a similar yet different kind of love for cozy cosplays that you can party and trek the con in.

Raven: During a Zombie infestation, you managed to access a car dealership, what sort of car would you use to escape from them?
Ronnie: Maybe a Prius? Something with hella mileage and pickup because running out of gas is like the number one zombie trope and I would hate to fall into it.

Raven: I’ve noticed that all of your photos are fantasy characters. Is that your favorite? Have you ever done or will do, Gothic, Dark, or something else?

Ronnie: I kind of makeup OCs and do a lot of fashion looks. Most all characters are fantasy unless they were a real person, I haven’t ever cosplayed a real person although I probably could? I guess there hasn’t been a real person I wanted to dress as I suppose. 

I have done gothic and dark looks in the past but I very obviously prefer pink and pastel color palettes now. If you can believe it, I had a whole emo/scene phase in which I wore almost exclusively black and hated pink, LOL. 

Raven: I like pink very much, Lois (from Superman, the movie).

Raven: Which is sexy to go to a Halloween party, a female Werewolf, or a female Vampire?
Ronnie: Yes. Both. I can’t choose. I wasn’t even Team Jacob or Team Edward in middle school. I was Team they should kiss each other instead.

Raven: Do the characters you select are a reflection of your personality or Is it the personality of the characters you want to become?

Ronnie: I do tend to pick characters to cosplay for one of 3 reasons: 1. We-vibe on a personality level, like I see myself in them. 2. I just really like the design, sometimes I won’t even watch/play/read the source material, I’ll just like character design and want to make it, or 3. I have a friend(s) cosplaying from a series and I want to join in and get/make the costume to join since I love group cosplays. 

Raven: What sort of makeup style do you use when cosplay?

Ronnie: I do lots of different kinds of makeup from glamour to horror but I’d say I do mostly glamour because it’s a lot of fun and less messy usually.

Raven: Should cosplayers select characters that best compliments their body type (Skinny Large, or In-between) or just go with the flow?

Ronnie: Cosplayers should cosplay whoever they want as long as they are doing it respectfully and not painting/editing themselves to look like other races (e.g. race facing).

Raven: What sort of cosplay outfit would Ronnie wear during an Alien Invasion in Las Vegas?
Ronnie: I did an “area 51” group last year at Dragoncon with some friends, so probably that, a holographic bodysuit and my pink demoniacs!

Raven: Since the Pandemic, what do you miss the most about cosplaying? 

Ronnie: I still cosplay even in the pandemic, but I do miss going to conventions with friends and getting tipsy in hotel lobbies in costume! 

Raven: I’ve noticed you’re into Memes? What exactly is that?

Ronnie: Memes are shared humor across the internet. Usually inside jokes to an extent but often just jokes in their own right. I always appreciate a good joke. 

Raven: Is taking photos of my toes a Meme?

When Ronnie has time to chill, what does she enjoys doing? Do you have any special projects or outfits in the works right now fans expect to see soon?

Ronnie: I started an OnlyFans and started trying to wane down my work hours to accommodate building that, I have fallen back in love with just zhuzhing up more in general. 

Raven: If you have a chance to become a mutated Hero or villain, who would you become?
Ronnie: Does Miruko still count for this one? Because yes. If not, Squirrel Girl has a pretty sweet power.

Raven: How has your lifestyle changed since moving to Las Vegas? 

Ronnie: I have had to adjust to a 3 hour time zone difference between myself and most of my family/friends and adjust from having 4 seasons to like, 1 and a half (also the extreme heat is no joke but NGL I love it.) 

Raven: What are the positives/negatives? 

Ronnie: Positives: It’s warm, there’s lots to do and lots of opportunities, it’s beautiful. Cons: I miss a lot of my friends back home, that’s mostly it. 

Raven: How comfortable are you when you video blogging yourself to the public?

Ronnie: I have always been public to some degree I had AIM and Yahoo! Chat since I was maybe 6 and started making YouTube videos as soon as the platform launched so I’m super comfortable with crowds. I’m way more nervous in one on one interactions. I was a theater kid! We have no fear! 

Raven: If Ronnie was asked to stay the night at a haunted house till morning, what sort of incentive would she demand after the ordeal?
Ronnie: Ronnie would not. Ronnie is too black for that, LOL.

Raven: When not doing a photoshoot, what photos do you take with your camera? 

Ronnie: 90% of my camera roll is me I’m not even gonna front. I do save a large number of memes and take pictures of cute pets at work as well though!

Raven: So since coming out to Las Vegas, you became your own Paparazzi? Well, goodnight everyone!

When Ronnie has time to chill, what does she enjoy doing?

Ronnie: I enjoy watching tv, playing video games, and napping~ 

Raven:  Do you have any special projects or outfits in the works right now fans expect to see shortly?

Ronnie: I am currently working on a collaboration with Blerdcon and Afropunk for Planet Afropunk on the weekend of October 23rd, I am working on a collab with Lagoon Out Photography as well as an Onyx the Fortuitous/Bowser the Director (of whom I’ve made a couple of video collabs with already on his YouTube if you want to check them out!) 

Raven: If a Witch Book of spells were made available for you, what spell would you use?
Ronnie: I have had one available to me before and I refused to mess with it because I didn’t wanna play around and hex myself and that decision stands.

Raven: Any advice you want to give to those inspiring bloggers or cosplayers out there?

Ronnie: To newbies, I say make sure to get a planner and write down what you want to get accomplished related to blogging/cosplaying each day/week and you’ll be there in no time if you stick to it. 

Youtube is now the holy grail of tutorials for anything you’d want to make, and promote, promote, promote! 

Raven: Yes! That’s what she said, Promote yo Stuff!

And the most important question to this entire interview, Can I get a hug?

Ronnie: Take this big ol’ snuggle~ xoxo

Raven: That’s it! Thank you so much Wreck-it Ronnie for sharing just a piece of a very beautiful world you live in. It’s in Tha Books!

Ronnie: Thank you Raven for having me do this interview. Happy Halloween Everyone! 

Raven: If I could ask one more question and ask where can anyone find more of Wreck-it Ronnie on the internet?

Ronnie: Sure thing! You can find more of my treats at these following websites: My Linktr.ee

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AfroComicCon Announces its Cosplay Contest Finalists

AfroComicCon

AfroComicCon received a slew of fantastic submissions for this year’s Cosplay contest, and they’ve narrowed it down to a lucky few finalists!

VILLAINS
The Riddler– BarrFoxx  
Black Lady Darth Vader -_DeathByLavender_
Poison Ivy – Coko_Galore

HEROES
Cyclops– Hellspawned_Cosplay
Robin Boy Wonder– Clutch_BoyWonder 
Black Lightning– Westcoastmorpheus 

ANIMATIONS
Moana– SotoGrant_Cosplay 
Katara– Brea_The_Costume_Designer 
Mew Ichigo– MangaGirl1114_Cosplay

A big congratulations to the finalists. The live cosplay event to vote on finalists will be announced during AfroComicCon on Saturday, Oct. 24th. Don’t forget to register and vote and go to afrocomiccon.org this Saturday to find out how to vote for the winner!


AfroComicCon​‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the ​Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), ​will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the ​Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.

Halloween Edition: Talk with Tiara Bree Cosplay

Hello, my fellow ghouls and goblins out there to another special Halloween interview series. As promised, we have another child of the night who is just waiting to bring her witchcraft spell-casting style taste for us mere mortals. This dark and lovely servant from the realm of the unknown comes from Atlanta. She’s taken on the internet by storm with those amazing cosplay artistry. This ebony girl has the looks that will kill those who might get too close if you looking to bite into this forbidden fruit. She’s your Cos Bae, but to those who know her, goes by Tiara Bree Cosplay. So show your love and give her some Sugar as she is both a treasure and desirable queen, and give a warm welcome to Tiara Bree Cosplay! 


Raven: Hello Tiara! Thank you so much for doing this Halloween Special Edition interview series. I appreciate it. I must say, your cosplay wear is amazing and our reader will soon know it too. 

Tiara: Hello from Atlanta. Thank you Raven for having me do this Halloween interview special. 

Raven: So just to give a Heads-Up, I will also ask some Spooky questions during this Halloween interview, so, “Don’t Scream,” because really, no one is going to help you!

Raven: As you may know, I have a tradition with my female 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, “Laughing is the best form of medicine, but if you are laughing for no reason. You may need medicine. There’s your quotes for life, Tiara. 

Raven: Now, if you please, tell our readers all about yourself.

Tiara: Hey y’all, Hey! My name is Tiara Bree, Your Cos Bae, #MyCosBae! My family’s from the Virgin Islands, but born and raised in Jacksonville Florida! Two years ago, I recently moved to Atlanta to pursue acting, but when Covid hit, BAM, Tiara Bree Cosplay was born! My hair and eye color change like the wind. I think of myself as a human-chameleon. 

Raven: How tall are you?

Tiara: I’m a 5’10 

Raven: What’s your Birth sign and do you speak any languages? 

Tiara: I’m a VIRGOOOOOOO who barely speaks French but took it for about 4 years so I act like I can read/speak it. 

Raven: What does Tiara Bree Cosplay do when she has some free time?

Tiara: I don’t have “free time” since I’m always working but I thoroughly enjoy everything I do for work so it never seems like I am!

Raven: Would you stay in a Haunted house for money, fame, or food?

Tiara: To stay in a haunted house, I would definitely need money and food. Bring on the bacon! 

Raven: Own any birthmarks your fans might what to know about. What about any tattoos.

Tiara: I’ve once had an unattractive birthmark which was cut off when I was nine and was replaced with tattoo stars. So when someone asks about my former birthmark, I tell the story that I got bit by a baby alligator at a petting zoo in Alabama (Seems more badass). I have several tattoos, and I’m thinking about getting an arm sleeve. I just love them so much, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work that well with my career choices of cosplaying, acting, modeling, promos, hosting, and bartending, which are all fun gigs.

Raven: What sort of music does Tiara Bree Cosplay groove her into a good mood? 

Tiara: My music choice is Electric. I love French pop music, New Zealand style, Indie music, EDM, hip hop, rock anything with a beat I can move to, and feel something from! 

Raven: What’s your favorite Anime/Manga you love to watch or read? 

Tiara: My favorite anime is probably HunterxHunter! I’m a newbie to anime so I am currently watching Fire Force right now and love that as well! 

Raven: What celebrity, who is a vampire, would you allow to suck your neck?

Tiara:  If I can just pretend it’s Joe Manganiello, be the vampire, we’ll be straight!

Raven: What is your most favorite prop/makeup when doing a photoshoot

Tiara: I can’t pick a favorite makeup look since they all are formed with my thriving creative juices on that particular day. LOL. Some of my favorite props were my scissors sword from my Ryuko Matoi cosplay from Kill la Kill. Unfortunately, somebody threw it away though, and I never used it since.

Raven Is there an animation character that best describes Tiara Bree Cosplay’s personality?

Tiara: My personality is all over the place, a mix between a Tasmanian devil, and all the sexy anime girls who don’t wear clothes  😂 that’s how my personality feels. 

Raven: Well,  I can only imagine that all those sexy Anime Girls are going to get jealous of you.

Raven: What was your first cosplay outfit? 

Tiara: The first cosplay was Mileena at Dragon Con 2018! I always trick or treat! Ain’t no shame in my game. I don’t know about this year because of COVID though. 

Tiara: I suffer from procrastination nation and in the town of laziness! I could get so much more done, but I choose to relax. Because I like to just feel good. I’m generally happy, positive, and carefree. But hit the right button and I’m the meanest person you’ll meet 😂😂 but I’m still caring while being mean so I don’t mean any harm. 

Raven: Who be the most interesting to talk to at the dinner table: Jason, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, or R. Kelly?

Tiara: Since all of those choices are scary, I’d say put them all at the table and let’s chat! 

Raven: Are you a shy or an outgoing type of girl growing up? 

Tiara: I’ve always been outgoing! 

Raven: From your photos, you have a broad range of expressions you own. You can be sexy, nerdy, funny, and serious. How did the Cosplay World captured Tiara Bree Cosplay? How did it all start?

Tiara: I started cosplaying when I went to Dragon Con 2018. I was dating a guy who did it and he had to sais. He was going to sell it. I want them. Now I have to find a character who uses them. Then, Boom, the character of Mileena happened! Nowadays, cosplay has got more demanding, both on looks and props.  

Raven: Has it become more fun or more demanding as the life of a cosplayer/model/dancer? 

Tiara: I’m currently doing 31 days of Halloween so doing 31 different characters is a struggle. 

Raven: Does your personality resemble the type of character you want to portray or do the personalities of the characters does Tara Bree wants to become?

Tiara: I Cosplay whoever I feel like at the moment, whoever I am commissioned to do,  LOL. I cosplay whoever I think is pretty or has a cute outfit. Sometimes I’m nothing like the character but that’s the fun part. I’m an actress so I fit them all. I

Raven: What friend or enemy would you give a Chucky Doll as a gift?

Tiara: HA! Answering that would open up a can of worms that no one’s ready for. But as a joke, I will give it to my best friend Anis! If it was a live one that was killing people, I would send it to various people who will remain unnamed. 😂

Raven: What sort of characters attracts you the most?

Tiara: I’m usually attracted to the more sexy ones since I feel sexy in my everyday life.  Even though I look homeless half the time, just knowing I can throw on some makeup and a Cosplay outfit and be right back to feel myself, again! It’s fun! 

Raven: If homeless people looked like you, You would STOP TRAFFIC, girl!

Raven: As a beautiful black woman, you put a spin on the characters you portray. Do you decide what you should cosplay or your fans?

Tiara: I do let my fans vote on some of my cosplays. Some people commission characters they wanna see me do. I choose the majority. My only fans and Patreon are Poppin! 😂 (Links in my bio. My Cos Bae is my name on both. Heh heh heh). 

Tiara: Women are in control of their bodies, their sexuality, and what they choose to show, post, or not. I’m comfortable with no clothes, I’m a nudist. So even when I’m naked sometimes it’s not in a sexual way. Most times it is, LOL, but sometimes I just like to be free. 

Raven: Listen here people, never cage a sexy black female creature. It’s just wrong!

Raven:  If you had your choice to be transformed into a monstrous creature, what would you become?

Tiara: If She-Hulk is considered a monster, I would become her because she’s perfection! Or how about the Dragon from Game of Thrones! LoL. 

Raven: Here is a curious question. Many fans want to see more of their favorite cosplayer do Lewd or Only Fans photos? What is your opinion about women doing Lewd or Spicy photographs? Is it something you are comfortable in doing? 

Tiara: If women, or men, want to post lewd and nudes. They have the right to do so in whatever capacity they see fit. Some people take requests, some people just post what they want to show. It is up to them.  

Raven: What there ever an unusual request made from a fan wanting to see you in? If so, what?

Tiara: No unusual request for me, just several Cosplay characters that I’ve never heard of, LOL! 

Although, I’m not sure what’s the deal with foot fetishes. I’ve always had a foot-hate fetish until this year (I thought I had a phobia, but I just hated feet). Now, all of a sudden, people have been asking for mine, LOL! I think it’s just a sexual thing. 🤷🏽‍♀️ What’s a girl to do?

Raven: Do black women who cosplay get the proper attention and admiration for their artwork than other women who cosplay? If not, what needs to change?

Tiara: 🤷🏽‍♀️ Black women do not get the attention, notoriety, admiration, exposure that they should in this industry. I’ve been in the entertainment industry for my whole life with this stigma and unfortunately, I’ve have gotten used to it. I’m not sure if this will ever change. 

The unsteady climate of our country with race issues and blatant behavior for not caring for blacks and our lives leaves my faith in shambles. This also translates into all avenues of the entertainment world, including Cosplay. More platforms are popping up to showcase us, but to be on the scale of our white counterparts, or Asian counterparts, who are all thriving in this industry, it’s going to be a long upward battle. I know we can get there, it’s just not going to be a quick thing.

Raven: What is Tiara Bree Cosplay, “Biggest Pet Peeve”?

Tiara: My biggest pet peeve is STUPID! LOL. When I say that, I mean people who lack common sense, don’t think logically before acting, don’t think or take consideration of others and things. Just plain stupid.

Raven: What sort of cosplay wear would Tara Bree wear while fighting an Alien Invasion?

Tiara: I would dress an outfit like theirs because then they would think I’m one of them and I will have the upper hand for sneak attacks! 

Raven: Because of the Pandemic, a lot of public events have been postponed until further notice. What would you love to see come back? 

Tiara: DRAGON CONNNNN! COME BACKKKKK! It’s the only con I’ve ever been to. In Jacksonville,  it’s boring living here, LOL! But of course, we would go and hang by the beach down there since Atlanta doesn’t have one. 

Raven: If I could visit your hometown, what sort of places would you show me or dine? 

Tiara: I would take you to a breezy jazz club. They’re expanding, and the best jazz club, restaurant, cigar lounge in JAX! 

Raven: What sort of advice or words of wisdom you can offer new cosplayers out there? 

Tiara: If I was too new cosplayers! Just do it! There’s no rules, right way, or guidelines to Cosplay. It’s supposed to be fun, all in participation, and for everyone to do as they please. So for people looking to get into it, just do it. There are research and advice you can get from people, but that’s just going with the process. Just ask if you need help,  I’m always here to help new people as best I can! Just gather some clothes, make-up, props, etc. that make you feel like the character you’re trying to portray and live that life!  

Raven: How Evil can Tara Bree be? 

Tiara: Da Evilist in all the land!

Raven: And of course, the most important question to ask on this interview, Can I get a Hug?

Tiara: PS, no hugs because of Covid😂

Raven: That my readers, is the end of our interview with the sensational Tiara Bree Cosplay. It’s in Tha Books! Thank you so much Tiara for being a beautiful black woman and a loving person.

Tiara: Thank you Raven for having me do this interview, Some of your questions were funny and interesting. Happy Halloween everyone!

Raven: If I could have one last question and ask where can readers find more delicious Tiara Bree treats?

Tiara: Not a problem. Here are all of my Hyperlinks of me and my, Tasty Treats

Onlyfans
Patreon
Amazon Wishlist
Cashapp
Facebook Page
TikTok
Model IG

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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!

Raven: What transformation would AngieV be: a Sexy Werewolf or a Sexy Zombie?

Angie: I’d love to do a werewolf cosplay at some time!

Woof!

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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Melis Ishida Talks Cosplaying and Dance Dance Revolution Being a Good Workout

As the last remaining moments of summer begin to fade away, our cosplay interviews are just getting interesting. Hello everyone, Raven Steel here with another exclusive cosplay interview with this seasoned coser. A native-born American, she has performed countless cosplay wear going solo and with her husband for years. She‘s never one to shy away to sing a few Japanese songs in front of a crown as well as play a video game or two. And if you should challenge her to a Dance Revolution dance-off, you’re in for one hell of a surprise. She’s smart and funny and enjoys what she loves. Please give a warm and tender American welcome to Melis Ishida Cosplay Art!

Raven: Hello Melis Ishida Cosplay and Art or should I say, Mrs. M? I so do appreciate you doing this interview with me. I can only hope your fans as well as our reader will soon come to love Melis Ishida Cosplay and Art. 

Melis: Hey Raven, I appreciate you doing this interview. I can’t wait to get started.

Raven: As a tradition of mine to cosplayers to offer some words of advice, words of encouragement, or the smallest of wisdom in hopes these words will clear you a path during moments of strife. So here goes, “If you were able to believe in Santa for like 8 years, then you can believe in yourself for like 5 minutes”!

Now with that being said, if you would be so kind and tell our readers a bit about yourself.

Melis: My name is Melis Ishida. I’m 35 years old, am Italian – American living in the United States of America! My eyes and hair are brown (boring I know), and I’ve been married for 10 years. I enjoy cosplaying with my husband and 2 brothers. My favorite convention is Anime Expo! I guess the only special secret talent I have is singing in Japanese. Am I any good at it? My husband says I am but I think he’s obligated to say that.

I’m 5’ 2”, so I’m pretty damn short and a Sagittarius. I know phrases in Japanese, French, and Italian, but I specifically know a lot of Italian cuss words from my parents (thanks Mom and Dad!) 

Raven: What does Melis Ishida do to keep herself in shape? 

Melis: To stay in shape I play a LOT of Dance Dance Revolution (I have an actual arcade unit!) which is great for cardio and muscle confusion. I’ve also use weights to do some light strength training and watch my portions. If I want to eat something ‘BAD’ or ‘UNHealthy’, I’ll eat it, I just make sure not to eat the entire thing!  

Raven: Do you a favorite drink/food or something to makes you satisfied and happy? 

Melis: My favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs and I love Coca Cola! Snack wise I LOVE cheddar and sour cream ruffles. One time I ate an entire family size bag and cried; it was great. 

Raven: Have a favorite Comic, Anime, Manga, graphic novel book you like to read or watch?

Melis: My favorite anime is Digimon season 1! Manga wise I LOVE Fushigi Yuugi and X/1999

Raven: Were you a shy or outgoing girl growing up?

Melis: I was always pretty outgoing for the most part growing up but I’m pretty shy if I’m around new people. It takes me a while to get comfortable but once I do, I’ll never shut up so you’ve been warned. 

Raven: How did you overcome it?

Melis: I overcame my shyness by just not caring what anyone thinks about me. Cosplay has also helped to make me feel more confident, I mean have you seen some of my costumes? Can’t be shy in some of them! 

Raven: What got you started into cosplaying? 

Melis: I got into cosplay when a friend invited me to an anime convention. My brothers and I would mess around making ‘costumes’ at home with stuff we had in our closets. Eventually, we learned there were a lot of people doing the same and they all gathered at these things called conventions. Once I went to that convention in costume, I just knew cosplay was something I HAD to do. It was so cool and unique and fun! 

Raven: What was your first cosplay character? What’s your most favorite cosplay outfit to wear?

Melis: The first real cosplay I ever made on my own was Rukia from Bleach. It was SO bad, but everyone knew who I was so that was good! 

Raven: What’s your most favorite cosplay outfit to wear?

Melis: My favorite cosplay to wear is a tie between Sora from Kingdom Hearts 2 and Sarah from Labyrinth. I just have so much fun as Sora and I feel SO elegant and beautiful as Sarah. Thankfully my fans are wonderful. They’re pretty respectful and understanding and I rarely get a troll or pervert, though I have had a few leave me some nasty inbox pictures. They are promptly reported and banned asap. 

Raven: Do fans offer suggestions to cosplay or do you decide yourself?

 Melis: I’m very picky about who or what I cosplay. I enjoy getting suggestions from people. The outfit of Tharja was suggested by my husband, and LOVE cosplaying her!) so it does help give me ideas, but at the end of the day, I prefer to decide who or what I’ll cosplay. It’s just easier for me.

Raven: As a young and beautiful woman, does the size of a woman matter in cosplay? 

Melis: I honestly don’t think height, weight, bust size, etc should limit or prevent you from cosplaying who you want. I do think it helps if you want to be as identical to the character as possible. Obviously, most anime characters are super unrealistic so you’ll never be 100% accurate but if you have similar looks (height, weight, etc) then it might make you feel a bit more confident in pulling them off. 

Raven: What sort of places or locations do you prefer to show off your cosplay outfits? 

Melis: I enjoy just wearing my costumes at conventions. It’s a bit awkward waltzing around town in something super revealing or a 20+ pound bridal gown. Parks are always nice but again, it gets a bit awkward having to explain what you’re doing there and why. I think all cosplayers suffer for their art to some extent. 

Raven: Do you suffer for your artistry when you are doing a cosplay photoshoot?

Melis: For one, our feet are dead after 8+ hours in heels or crazy shoes, not to mention most costumes are super uncomfortable. And let’s not forget how fun it is wearing a wig all day! But in the end, it’s worth it, at least to me anyway! 

Raven: What do you prefer doing indoor or out shots? 

Melis: I love doing outdoor photos because they make for great backgrounds but it can again be awkward or the lighting could be wrong and the weather acts up. In the end, indoor photoshoots are a lot easier to deal with since I have control over the lighting and such. 

Raven: How easy or difficult when doing makeup for a character?

Melis: Make up wise is not too difficult. I do my makeup pretty much the same each time, though will adjust my cat-eye eyeliner accordingly. The only time I mix it up is when I’m cosplaying as a male character, which means no lipstick and less eyeliner. I try to avoid body paint altogether as it’s just too messy and frustrating to work with

Raven: Do you own personal Tattoos? 

Melis: I am currently tattoo-free. 

Raven: Are you happy with what you do? 

Melis: I am very happy cosplaying the way I do and hope it will continue to bring me joy in the future as I get better and better at it! 

Raven: Have people recognized you at conventions and has anyone offer you any gifts? 

Melis: I’ve only met 2 or 3 people who recognized me at conventions, so I’ve never really received any gifts. 

Raven: What is the first thing people notice you when they meet Melis Ishida for the first time? 

Melis: The first thing everyone seems to notice about me when they first meet me is my eyes. When I first met my husband, he said my eyes reminded him of Alita’s from Battle Angel Alita (what an amazing compliment)! I also get lots of compliments about them. 

Raven:  Do you do other things besides cosplay? 

Melis: Besides cosplay, I like to game when I have time (which is never!) and specifically Minecraft or old school games on PlayStation 1 and 2 or Nintendo, Sega, etc. I’m not too big a fan of newer video games. I also like to draw and write as well as go for walks.

Raven: Lewds/Only Fans photos? Is it something you, yourself, are interested in doing?

Melis: I plan to make Only Fans site, but I have no plans to go lewd or nude. I also want to start selling prints and art! I think Lewd photography is great. I don’t consider my work to be lewd, but others have said otherwise…so maybe I do lewds but less lewd-ish? Is that a thing or a word? I say if you’re hot and confident, then go for it! It’s a great new take on cosplay as a whole.

Raven: Overall, should cosplayers offer Lewds as artistry or shock value? Or give want fans want? 

Melis: I think the only downside is it can get pretty repetitive as there are so many cosplayers doing lewds and such now, it seems difficult to keep it fresh and unique. I also think lewd cosplay gets a bad name and it seems a lot of fellow cosplayers are not too fond of it. I get it and if it’s not your thing then just don’t do it or follow cosplayers who do. I control all of my photos and what I post. 

Raven: Was there ever an unusual request made from a fan wanting to see you in? If so, what? 

Melis: I don’t mind taking requests or my fans giving me ideas of what they want to see but, in the end, I’m going to do what makes me feel comfortable. I haven’t got any strange requests from fans. I do get the occasional troll or pervert asking for nudes. They are promptly blocked. 

Raven: Is there any profit to be made making Lewd shots? 

Melis: There is a market for lewds and cosplay in general. I think it’s a great way to help support cosplayers and artists so they can keep doing what they love. 

Raven: What sort of new characters are you interested in doing soon? 

Melis: Some characters/cosplay my husband and I will be working on in the future are Deelit and Parn from Record of Lodoss War, Selphie and Irvine from Final Fantasy 8, and Howl and Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle. One personal cosplay I must do for sure next year is Cheza from Wolf’s Rain; it’s been a dream cosplay for a long, long time! 

Raven: How long does it take to make a character outfit? 

Melis: Creating cosplay is pretty time-consuming. Some costumes we purchase from costume sites, which usually means mild alterations which can take a few hours or a few days. Costumes that involve armor can take weeks, sometimes months! The same goes for wigs! It just depends on the costume and character. 

Raven: Does a character you portray a reflection of your personality or is your personality a reflection of the character? 

Melis: I honestly don’t think any characters I cosplay reflect my personality, but if I had to pick one that was close to my personality it would be Aeris Gainsborough from Final Fantasy 7. I don’t usually make my cosplay decisions based on my personality, it usually is based on the overall look of the character and has to be a character I like or have an interest in! 

Raven: When not in front of a camera, what does Melis Ishida do in her spare time?

Melis: Spare Time….? What’s that? Seriously, I am always busy. My friends can vouch for me! I’m always doing something; reading, writing, playing Dance Dance Revolution, going out shopping, or spending time with my family. I rarely have any free time though.

Raven: Is there anything you love to collect? 

Melis: I’m a huge collector of anime and video game stuff! I also have a pretty big manga collection as well. If I’m outdoors I’m usually at the park on the swing set! I can listen to my iPod and swing for HOURS! I’m very easily entertained! 

Raven: Is there any place Melis would love to travel and visit for a photoshoot?

Melis: If I could travel anywhere for photoshoots, I would say Italy and Japan. They have so many gorgeous places! 

Raven: Due to the Pandemic, public events have been postponed until further notice. What would you love to see come back? 

Melis: I would love to see anime conventions come back ASAP! I know a lot of people and cosplayers are depressed and upset not to mention have little to no motivation to work on new costumes since there aren’t any places to show them off. It’s also hard not to be able to meet up with friends or having anything to look forward to other than working. 

Raven: What sort of advice or words of wisdom you can offer new cosplayers out there?

Melis: For any new cosplayers my main advice would be; start small and do what makes YOU comfortable. Also, decide if you’re doing this just for fun or if you want to make it big. Granted, you will more or less never make it big like a Jessica Nigri, but you can still get your name out there it’s just going to take work. If you do plan to go big (or even stay small) realize cosplay takes a LOT of time and money, especially if you want to make a good costume with good materials. 

Just take your time and work on 1 or 2 costumes at a time so you don’t get burnt out or overwhelmed. I would also say invest in some photography equipment like lights, a backdrop, tripods, etc so you can get better quality pictures. Lastly, just be yourself. Don’t go out there trying to replace another cosplayer or recreate what they do. 

Definitely use them for inspiration or advice (most of us are pretty friendly) and inspiration, but do things that make your own work unique Ex. unique eye makeup or jewelry, etc. And of course, just have fun. Cosplay is meant to be a FUN hobby. It can get frustrating and overwhelming, so take breaks often and focus on how much fun it’s going to be wearing that costume at your next anime convention!

Raven: That’s it. It’s in, “Tha Books”! Thank you so muck Melis Ishida Cosplay and Art for your wonderful interview. 

Melis: The same to you, thank you. I really enjoyed it. 

Raven: If I could ask you one more question, where can our readers get more of Melis Ishida Cosplay and Art?

Melis: Not a problem, they can go to the following sites for more of Little ol’ Me!

My Facebook page. My Instagram page.

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Meet Indonesia sensation cosplayer Vinvid Luke

Here, as we are all just staring into space and wondering when 2020 will ever show some good news from this Pandemic year and I believe I’ve found it. Vinvid Luke is a cosplayer from Indonesia and was gracious enough to allow this old report at a chance for an interview. She is cute and petite and all complete. A lover of great food and of course cosplay veteran for some years now. Her name is Vinvid Luke and she is my guest to offer sight about her life, love of cosplay, and everything in between. Please give a warning American welcome to cosplayer, Vinvid Luke.

Raven: Hello Vinvid Luke. Indonesia’s most precious gift for the world to enjoy! I really appreciate you taking your time to answer these burning question about you and your artistry.

Vinvid: Thank you for having me here. I am so looking forward to answering all your questions.

Raven: It is a tradition of mine to offer a cosplayer, who I have the pleasure of being interviewed by me, to offer some words of advice, inspiration, or encouragement. So here goes, “ My life is like a camera. It just focuses on what’s important and captures the good times. It develops from all the negatives and if things don’t work out, I take another shot”.

With that being said, please tell us all about Vinvid Luke? I’m all ears!

Vinvid: Hi everyone, my name is Vinvid Luke, I was born in Indonesia. I’ve recently cut my hair very short. I once had about a meter long hair, but drying it was a bother. So I cut it short. My eyes are brown/hazel in color. I love offering one’s fortune with tarot cards. My clients consist of friends and family who have become very loyal customers. They love to discover their luck, especially when it comes to finding their soulmate. Haha! What sort of secret am I keeping? Once, I confessed my feelings with someone, twice. Each time, I was rejected, twice. On the third attempt, he finally confessed his feelings for me. I was extremely relieved!

Hemm. I am 165cm (5’4) tall and was born in the month in July making my Zodiac sign,  Cancer. At times, I am more comfortable writing in English or Japanese. But when I have to speak in English, I’m still submissive. Drawing things like Fanart, manga, and original characters fill my heart with joy.

When I’m in a bad mood, or stressed-out, I like to drink a matcha latte. The bitter taste and creamy milk make me relax. Just the smell and taste alone is enough to enjoy having it. I like vampire genre comics like “Vampire Knight, Vampire game”. My favorite anime is Code Geass, and the character, Lelouch, is one of my favorite characters.

Raven: Let us go back to when you were younger. Were you a shy or outgoing young girl growing up? Were you Nerdy or Geeky? 

Vinvid: When I was little, I was very geeky in appearance, but I got into fights with guys a lot, that’s for sure. I was a Tomboy kind of girl and I blame that on an aunt back when I was 7 years old. She said I was ugly to my face. It changed my life from that time forward. I hated looking at myself through a mirror or if someone were to take my picture of me.

If you ever read a manga called, “Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge” where the main character is a girl named, Sunako, who hates all things beautiful including his reflection. Sunako, like myself, got his feelings and affections for someone rejected because she believes she was ugly.

Thus, in some way,  life inmates’ art. The resemblance is uncanny. My appearance is somewhat similar to the character. We both love to wear all things black with dark accessories like Goth features. I became so obsessed,  I even wanted to paint the walls of my room black, providing my mom allows it. Haha!

Raven: What got you started into cosplaying? What was your first cosplay character? 

Vinvid: It wasn’t until I was 17 years old when I found a cosplay community. At first, I didn’t know what cosplay and cosplayers were until I joined them. My first cosplay was “Hatsune Miku”, and it was a character that traumatized me a lot.

Why, should you ask?

Raven: I choose you, Pikachu. Why?

Vinvid: Because my first time cosplaying and my first time to an event I saw so many “Hatsune Miku” cosplayers. They were so many beautiful cosplayers wearing these amazing outfits and their fabulous makeup to compliment there cosplay. Many asked for their photos, whereas I was never asked at all. That event kept me from cosplaying for two years, but since then, I’ve made it a goal to practice with makeup applications and making better costumes.

Now, while tending an event, I again was cosplaying, Hatsune Miku,  and would you believe, the fanfare was overwhelming. I couldn’t even move a bit because there were so many people asking for my photo. It is the most precious, most amazing thing I have ever experienced.

Raven: What’s your most favorite cosplay outfit to wear? Do you create these amazing outfits?

Vinvid: The character I like the most is “Neliel” from the anime Bleach. I do all of my costumes and makeup myself.

Raven: What characters draw you to cosplay them? 

Vinvid: I choose a character that I like because when I like a character, I can act like him. Because in my opinion, cosplay is a character that we like. Makeup is very important in cosplay. No matter how good your costume is, if you can’t make up and style the wig according to the character, then you can’t be the character you cosplayed.

Raven: Does makeup play a role in your cosplaying? 

Vinvid: Usually, before I cosplay a character at any event or a photo-shoot, I practice makeup,  and their persona about 2 to 3 times. If I’m satisfied with my makeup, and my performance, I will cosplay that character then. I especially love to cosplay with my dear friends.

Raven: Many fans want to see more of their favorite cosplayer do Lewd or Only Fans photos? What is your opinion about women doing Lewd photography?

Vinvid: About sexy cosplay, I don’t mind it, because cosplay is a hobby that we must be able to enjoy. That’s why I cosplayed the characters I enjoy playing the character. But, it all depends if the character’s costume is really sexy, and offers that certain allure or attractiveness a cosplayer gives off.

For example, I cosplayed Nami Swan or Jewelry Bonney where their costumes can be said to be very sexual, but the allure I portray is not a Hot- Pornographic allure, but an allure as the character. So if it’s a matter of sexy or open cosplay, it depends on what the cosplayer’s intentions to portray it.

Raven: Do you find yourself dressing in sexy cosplay wear from fan requests or what you want to offer them? 

Vinvid: I prefer it if my friends approve my cosplay, not because it is sexy, but because I am suitable and can make a 2D character come to life, which means I have successfully cosplayed many of the characters with the help of my friend’s suggestions. With their positive comments and suggestions, that is well appreciated, can I enjoy and do more interesting cosplays and not just being a sex symbol in the cosplay world.

Raven: Now, a more established cosplayer, can you see some of the mistakes people do when cosplaying?

Vinvid: I like to pay attention to other people’s cosplay preparations, for example, I noticed that one cosplayer whose wig was not neat or real hair was visible, my body spontaneously wanted to help her straighten her wig so that her cosplay would be better, even to strangers. And I like the environment of cosplayers in Indonesia, they are kind and open to anyone helping them.

Raven: I am always curious about the cosplayer choice of character outfits. Does the personality of the person determine what sort of character to wear? Or, does the character’s personality chooses the cosplayer?

Vinvid: I cosplayed a lot of different characters, and I like them all. I don’t look at what their costumes are like, as long as I admire the characters and I can act them out, then I’ll cosplay them.

An example is  “Lalatina” from the anime Konosuba, she is a masochist girl, a character I can relate to. She’s alluring and full of expressions as well as detailed makeup.

On the other hand, the character “Boa Hancock” from the anime One Piece is quite different. She’s a pirate queen whose personality and appearance give high self-esteem and grace. Overall, if I can’t portray the character well, no matter how much I adore the character, then I won’t cosplay it.

Raven: I’m told you love Gothic and love Vampires. How did that possess your soul? 

Vinvid: I like goth more mainly because I love to wear black. I always wear the color black in my clothes and my accessories.

Raven: Do you Bite? 

Vinvid: I don’t bite..XD

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? 

Vinvid: Location .. Depending on the kind of character I am portraying. It could be a sandy beach and ocean location, a forest, or a simple house location. I do prefer having all of my photo-shoots be outside, it is refreshing. XD

Raven: When you are in front of the camera, your face is full of emotions. What are you thinking? Food? Milkshakes? Did I leave the stove on?

Vinvid: When I was cosplaying and taking pictures, what I thought at that time was, how to become the character, what would this character be like if someone asked him to talk or pose. Well .. sometimes I think “have you turned off the stove and locked the door of the house” XD.

Raven: When not in front of the camera, what sort of fun-filled adventures does VinVid do?

Vinvid: Culinary hunting..XD is something I must do when I’m not in front of the camera..XD.

Raven: Is having a friendly relationship tough when you are a cosplayer

Vinvid: In the world of cosplay that I live in, that relationship is a delicate one and one that can break easily. When you’re on a project while working with two or more people, there are times where teammates take on the same character. There have been some egos bruised that later has festered into creating animosity among each other. But, even in the world of cosplay, there’s beauty in a relationship because they understand and respect each other. Its the fun of meeting at events, sharing knowledge, and sharing stories

Raven: If I could just leave my COVID-19 mask at home and fly over to visit your country, what place can you show me?

Vinvid: The place that I would recommend, to be honest, I have never traveled around Indonesia myself because I’m the type who likes to stay at home except for cosplay activities. But there is a place that I want to visit and that I might recommend, namely “Raja Ampat” off the island of Papua.

Raven: Because of the Pandemic, a lot of public events have been postponed until further notice. What would you love to see come back? 

Vinvid: I miss some of the big events in Indonesia like Ennichisai. It is one of the biggest event ever. Visitors from various regions and outside countries will make their way to this. I really like walking in the middle of all the activities and enjoy the atmosphere. It is full of diversity.

Raven: Do you have anything in the works right now that will break the internet? 

Vinvid: Nope, I prefer to make works, such as makeup practice, making an original character, practicing concepts, making my own photo studio so that I can still work at home.

Raven: What sort of advice or words of wisdom you can offer new cosplayers out there? 

Vinvid: I want to say that cosplay, is a hobby where I can be anyone and anything I want to be. Just keep practicing and you will become better at it. Don’t give up when people insulted you, especially if starting. Make the insults and harsh criticism a source of strength so that you can become powerful. Prove to those who are against you that one day they will praise and adore you. They will eventually be your biggest supporters.

Raven: Can I get a Hug? 

Vinvid: Of course not, we are in a pandemic. When this pandemic passes, quickly, and we can all enjoy the beauty of the world again, only then will I give you a hug, friend.

Raven: Thank you so much for that amazing interview, “It is in the Books”! If I could as one more question Vinvid. Where can anyone find more about you and be a fan? 

Vinvid: Raven, it was my pleasure, and thank you for having me do this interview. I really appreciate it. For those out there interested in finding more of me, they can go to these websites:

Facebook Page
Instagram Page

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Interview with the vivacious Anri Okita

The Japanese have someone that will make our hearts melt with excitement. She’s an international internet sensation lovely. Known as Anri Okita, she’s made a career shaking things up in the social media world and should be considered a national treasure. The hips don’t lie, she’s a pleasure to look at to some and what may be surprising, she’s a mom. Please give an all American welcome to Anri Okia.

Special Guest:

Anri Okita

Raven: Thank you so much Anri for doing this interview with me, I really appreciate it.

Anri: Thank you Raven Steel. I am happy to do this for my fans and a chance to offer just a little piece of this Japanese apple. Haha!

Raven: Yummie! As a time-honored tradition with me, I offer a few words of encouragement so that whenever you’re at your worse, you could remember these words to lift your spirits. Here’s goes, “Be Strong, because you know weakness. Be Beautiful, because you know your flaws. Be Fearless, because you learn to recognize illusion and deception. Be Wise, because you know your mistakes. Be a Lover, because you know hate and Laugh often because you know sadness”.

Raven: With that being said, please tell us Anri Okia all about yourself? 

Anri: Hi, this is Anri Okia!! I truly appreciate the Interview for my cosplay from Raven.

I’m Japanese born and living in Birmingham/UK as well as living in Tokyo Japan. I have black eyes and Deep ash brown hair. 

Raven: How tall are you? 

Anri: My height is 66 inches or 168cm. I have some milky way freckles Birth sign on my stomach which I usually conceal.  

Raven: Do you speak or write any other languages? 

Anri: I speak Japanese for my mother language and British to pronounce English (where you can notice on my Twitch stream) and a little Chinese. 

Raven: What does Anri Okita do in her spare time to relax after a tough media day?

Anri: I usually attend various beauty treatments and workouts, especially for the hips. Though recently, I started to notice an increased size with my breast and unfortunately, my hips. I realized my fans love my curvy body more than those compact skinny figures.

Raven: What sort of mangas or anime, do you love to read?

Anri: My favorite mangas by far are started from Rurouni Kenshin for the first place and Evangelion,  Ranma 1/2, Ray earth, One-piece, Demon Slayers, all the Ghibli Animes.…you know I can’t stop this because I love more unfamous comics a lot!!

Raven: Does Anri Okita love animals?

Anri: I would love to say I am an animal lover. Especially dogs. Though while I’m growing up I learned about veganism. In Japan, we don’t have many vegetarians due to the amount of meat we’re served during school lunches.  Overall, I guess I can’t say I am an animal lover completely. 

Raven: What sort of music does Anri love to dance or relax?

Anri: I love EDM, RAP, Jpop, ROCK, R&B, and Amine songs!! I rotate these types of songs depending on the type of mood I’m in at the time. Because of my hectic work schedule, my only free time I have to listen is at bath time.  

Raven: What sort of games do you play? 

Anri: I play various games then stream them on Twitch. I mainly play MHW and FF’ remake also the Biohazard. I either play with one of my friend Hitomi, or some of my fans. Either way, I have a good time and have lots of fun. 

Raven: Were you a shy young girl? Were you very popular in school? 

Anri: Back in my younger school days, I was an outgoing girl, but wasn’t very popular among other students, Haha! Because of my dual heritage, I was felt like I was a foreigner during my school days. I was either too Japanese for UK students or too British for Japanese students. 

Raven: Sometimes a woman’s body can suddenly develop almost overnight, how old were you when things about your body started to grow very quickly?

Anri: One day something extraordinary happened to me. At the age of 13, my body parts began to grow and grow fast. The boys at my school became very interested in me for a change. Suddenly, I was a bit but more interested than those skinny girls in Japan. 

Who has the cute dolly face now, Raven? 

Raven: That would be me wondering why I couldn’t have been the kid sitting next to you at school. 

Anri: How am I doing, Raven? lol hmm… 

Raven: You are doing a fabulous job, my lovely Geisha girl!  Anri, you have a wide-spread fan base you have. How are they treating you?

Anri: I chose to focus on my oversea fans more. The trigger was 3M followers in China and 1M on Instagram. They accepted me more than while I was trying to be skinny a lot. I just totally appreciate the fans all around the world.

Raven: I notice you love to dress in various outfits. What’s your taste on outfits you love to wear? Do your fans help you dress in various clothing wear?

Anri: I would like to wear clothes that accentuate my figure, especially my cup size and the rest of me of course. I pick the types of clothing, including dresses, myself.  In Japan though, it is almost impossible to find something in my size. Buxom size women like me have it rough here in Japan. But recently, I’m thinking of creating an Amazon Wishlist to list so that both my fans and I can select my wardrobe. I can’t wait to make this, it be will something I can share with my fans, together.

Raven: What photoshoot places have you traveled to? 

Anri: I’ve been to Germany and some local areas in Hawaii. While on vacation, I’ve taken photos in the Maldives. In my home country, I’ve taken some nice shots at various Japanese hot springs. 

Raven: Is there a country/place you would love to do a photoshoot?

Anri: Oh, I will be pleased to shoot either in Europe or New York City, U.S.A. Unfortunately, because of this COVID-19 thing, my dreams of traveling are just hoovering out of reach for now. I would love to travel around a lot overseas and photoshoot more!

Raven:  Is there anyone you would collaborate with for a sensational photoshoot? 

Anri: If this could be possible, I would love to have various buxom beauties, from different countries, to have an amazing photoshoot session. Me and these famous overseas girls, with a pair of nice-size boobs, would be a memorable experience. 

Raven: Are you satisfied with your career the way it is now? Does Anri Okita want more, like World Domination? 

Anri: Oh no. that’s not my final aim. but I love that idea. 

Raven: Is there something on the body of Anri Okia that she is very proud of?  

Anri: I’m just trying to figure out which of my best body shapes are. 

Raven: What are Japanese women obsessed with? 

Anri: As I said, If you visiting Japan, you will become obsessed with being as thin as possible rather than be a curvy girl! 

Raven: What would you love to do when we are safe to travel and not wearing any masks?

Anri: Soon, I wish to attend the convention overseas, releasing music in the US, and lastly, I have another huge announcement, but tell you when it happens!!

Raven: Is it tough being a celebrity when you are out in public? How do you handle that? How do your fans treat you?

Anri: As you well know, my body is very noticeable in Japan, so I wear large clothes to hide my body. As for fans noticing me in public, fans know I have a two-year-old daughter and I sometimes get super busy with her. Whenever I am with my family, my fans are very respectful of me and do not approach. But if make the first move like saying, “Hello”, they will approach me with handshakes and offer compliments. 

Raven: Is there anything about your lifestyle you could change, what would Anir change? 

Anri: I’m pretty busy shooting, studying, and meetings but I love my lifestyle! Although, I would curious to know what it would life be like if I wasn’t Anri Okita. 

Raven: Because of Pandemic, what have you been doing to keep yourself busy?

Anri: Though this Pandemic has made things difficult, my followers have increased as well as my earnings. Thank you so much! Internet business is my new stage. 

Raven: Is there anything you would like to say to your beloved fans?

Anri: I will always love my fans. My fans made me never regret the life that I have. I’ll stay true to being Anri Okita. I love them and they love me. Thank you for your huge support. I want to make you guys a lot more fun, a lot more to get excited, and of course, always be satisfied!!!!

Raven: That’s it. That’s her story and she’s sticking to it. Thank you so much, Arni, for taking your busy schedule aside to have this interview with me. May your subscriber’s count be in the millions. If I could ask you one more question, where can our reader find more information about the beautiful, Arni Okita?

Anri: Thank you, Raven. I appreciate you reaching out to me for this interview. Of course, I would love to have your readers get more and more of me.

Here you go:
My Instagram
My Twitter
My Only Fan site
My Twitch site

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