''Cosplay'' an English word that mean Costume & Play, an Hobby born (theoretically) in Japan.
i'm here to talk of what this hobby means to me.
Do you see that ugly, fatty, without makeup and with the expressiveness of a boiled fish? That was me, certainly the worst person to take pictures or to stay in a stage.
I started to do cosplay in the 2008 after being for the first time at Lucca Comics 2007.
I was a very awkward girl, a little unsociable and with a lot of defects, like i think whatever teenager.
The cosplay help me to open up and improve myself, to make new knowledge and have fun, but i'm not a ""good"" cosplayer because i'm terrible to sew; instead i love interpret the characters of my favourite series, make photoset, performance and have fun with my firends at the expos. A little more than one years i live in Tokyo for learn the Japanese language, work and try to realize my greatest dream, orelse become an artist\idol\original character (a little hard to explain) and a lot of little wishies that gradually are being realize. (join in an artistic agency, go on TV, perform with other Japanese cosplayers, dance with some dancers of NicoNicoDouga, meet people that i followed. )
I'm a model in Tokyo for events and often in cosplay and that is the best side, but i'm not here for symbolize "the Italian cosplay", i never enjoy the Wcs and i don't think of be a "particular race" just because i practice cosplay.
i continue this hobby because i love it and maybe i'm fanatic of it.
Like i say often in my videos, i don't have particular talents neither a particular beauty or an amazing body. I like do what i like, share it and often, although my self-esteem is in the bottom, i try to focus to realize my goal. When i talk of the 'cosplay' i'm immediately excited, from the teens at nowadays i have a lot of memories yet..
The first event, my first firends, the first friends, The Lucca Comics (where every year coincided with the train strike </3) and the first exciting performance.
Why practice cosplay? That was my dream since i was a kid, "i would become..."
Linving in a country like Japan, where the "COSPLAY" means much more than "have fun", but be popularity, naked, money and shops, initially i was a little bewildered from that, but i never go "against" and i started to interested anyway.
uncertain fate, i don't see me beatiful, neither i did nice cosplay but i grow up and i improve. Do you want to do what you like? You got only one life to do it. A lot of people see me and tell me "Why waste you your time like that? Maybe in a few years you'll tell to you "what did i until now? My answer is: MY TIME (with MY WALLET), i can live how and how much, in the respect for others and when i'll be adult i not'll think to having wasted my time, but i'll remember how much i enjoyed it and how much i grow up whit it.
I hope this is the same for you.
You will be always an "idiot" for many.. maybe you'll be a super-hero or a character that you love, but especially you'll be for you.''
*sorry for my english ><