CONNECTED COSPLAY STARS FOR 2016. Cosplayers to keep your eyes on this year. From POLAND..
Name: Edith (Ethlaine)
Website: Facebook: www.facebook.com/EthlaineCospl…, Instagram: www.instagram.com/ethlaine/
When and how did you get started in Cosplay?
Officially november 2014, but I was interested in cosplay much earlier. For many months I cosplayed only as Lara Croft, because I love the character and the games. When I decided to cosplay, the choice was obvious to me. There was an opportunity to be like the character who inspired me for years!
What was your first Cosplay?
Lara Croft from Tomb Raider (2013).
What was the most difficult character?
Yennefer from The Witcher. When I decided to make the cosplay I didn't know anything about sewing! It took me a lot of time and effort, but I did it! I have an individual approach to every character. Every element can be difficult to do, if you don't know how to do it, whether it's a holster for Lara Croft (I'm learning to work with leather) or a jacket for Yennefer with many details.
What characters are you planning for the future and type of character are you drawn to?
I'm currently working on cosplay of Vault Dweller (female) from Fallout 4. Other day I want to cosplay as Emily Kaldwin from Dishonored II. I love ambitious, courageous female characters!
What is your process when starting from the begining with a new cosplay?
I try to find as much images and information about constructing the costume as I can. I analyze it and make a list of every little detail of the costume.
Are there any helpful hints in sewing, costume design or any other aspects of your cosplay that you discovered in doing your creations?
I use tailor's chalk or masking tape to drawing or marking lines, I tack everything before sewing, to know that everything is well matched! If you don't know how to do an element, go back to it later!
Do you have a preferred brand of make up in your cosplay? And if so why?
Kryolan. Especially Collodion for characterization and F/X Blood for visual effects. Kryolan have an influence on the film, theater and television industries for over 70 years!
What are you listening to?
I adore music from movies and video games. Especially from The Witcher.
Movies with Indiana Jones.
I don't watch anime.
Favorite TV Shows?
Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead
Is there a scene from a anime, cartoon, movie or tv show that left a big impression on you and what was it?
The Walking Dead, the final episode of fourth season. The confrontation between Rick and the leader of a gang of thugs.. when Ricks bites out Joe's throat!
The Walking Dead novels, The Witcher novels
Gothic, Fallout, Hitman, The Last Of Us, The Walking Dead, The Witcher, Tomb Raider, Uncharted
Cider, honey wine, orange juice.
Fast Food/ Junk Food of choice?
Only healthy food!
I love chocooolate! Especially with nuts and nougat, but if I had to choose a favorite chocolate... it would be Milka with oreo!
Favorite Breakfast cereal?
Muesli with fruits.
Is there something not going on in the cosplay world that you would want to see or is there something you would want to change?
Judgement. If you want to cosplay as a character that looks nothing like you, do it! There is too much judgement on look, that in many cases can't be changed. It's all about having fun!
What was your favorite toy growing up?
Who is your biggest character crush and why?
Geralt from The Witcher. A witcher, a monster hunter who has been genetically altered through magic and mutagens, with extraordinary abilities. Known by many names like The White Wolf or Gwynbleidd. An cynical, intriguing character. It's my favorite male character of any video game!
You enter a warehouse. There is little light, but you are able to find your way around. The sound of music draws you to a corner of the warehouse. There are FIVE GHOUL CLOWNS, playing a dancing video game. They have razor sharp teeth and scary weapons. Magic can not affect them; they sense your presence and turn facing you. They run to you to attack. Time to fight! What character would you want to be to defeat them and how would you handle the situation?
Ghouls... like feral ghouls from Fallout 4? I love to fist ghouls as my female Vault Dweller with my Power Fist!
If you had to be chained with a character for one year, what would be the character and what would you do?
Nick Valentine from Fallout 4. An intriguing character full of wisecracks. He can break your heart with just a few words. Life is full of mysteries, especially for a detective... it's time for a new case!
You can have dinner with your favorite character. And at this dinner you may ask one question. Who would be the character and what would be your one question?
Nathan Drake from Uncharted. I want to know what is it like to be a treasure hunter!
What's number 1 on your bucket list? (Something you want to do before you leave the planet).
I want to become a hero!
What advice would you give to people getting started in Cosplay?
Don't be afraid to try. Ask for advices. Look at it as an opportunity to learn new things! Have fun!
CONNECTED PHOTOGRAPHY. SHOWCASING TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. From INDONESIA....
Name: Widy Octavian a.k.a Okutabi
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Website: im not make one yet, but you can check my page in :facebook.com/OkutabiPhotography
When and how did you get started in photography? in 2010, i joined a photography club in my campus. back then i just did modelling and landscape photography. until 2012, i met with a friend, who ask me if i want to take a cosplayer as a model, since im a cosplayer back then in 2009.
What was your first shoot? modelling, in Bogor Botanical Garden. and as for cosplay photography, i did my first in AFA ID 2012.
Are there any photographers that have inspired you? yes, i inspired by Beethy Photoworks back then, an US based photographer, and my senior, Alive Alf Photography.
What characters or themes are you planning for the future and type of character are you drawn to? currently im interesting in making a conceptual beauty shoot, combine with an anime character. as for character, i prefer a moe character, because for a beauty shoot, is such an unique combination.
What is your process when starting from the begining with a new shoot? 1. looking for a model. it depends whether im inviting a cosplayer / model, or the model invites me, and they will contact me by PM in FB or any other social media.
2. discussing about the place and the time for the session. i always discuss the place first, to make the session comfortable for both side.
3. Meet up in the place and time we have discuss. after that, the cosplayer will prepare the costume and make up for the session.
4. Execute the session. Taking some picture of course grin emoticon
5. Editing the photo. it will take a week or 2 weeks for editing
6. Giving some preview to the model / cosplayer. if she / he okay with the preview, i will upload it in my page
What are you shooting with? Sony A58 DSLR, with Kit lenses, and 50mm f1.8 fixed lens. also, a flash and a trigger.
What makes a great photo? chemistry between the photographer and cosplayer. it doesnt matter how great the gear or equipment that the photographer use, or how amazing the costume that the cosplayer wear, if there is not chemistry between them, it will be hard to make a great photo
What are you listening to? anything i found groovy, from Kpop, Jpop, even HipHop or Rap song
Favorite Movies? The Ugly Truth is the best movie i ever see tongue emoticon
Favorite Animes? Anything contained comedy, but so far nothing beat Danshi Kokosei no Nichijou
Favorite TV Shows? Science of Stupid always make me laugh thou
Is there a scene from a anime, cartoon, movie or tv show that left a big impression on you and what was it? the scene when shintaro leave ayano at sunset in Lost Time Memory MV. i even make my own version, in a form of photo of course tongue emoticon
Books? currently reading 50 shades of Grey ahahaha
Games? any Racing games, like Gran Turismo, Need For Speed Series, and Kaido Battle ( few people know about this game)
Beverage? COLA! or anything with soda tongue emoticon
Fast Food/ Junk Food of choice? Pizza of course!
Candy bar? we have Bang Bang here in Indonesia
Favorite Breakfast cereal? uhh.. Koko Crunch maybe?
What was your favorite toy growing up? A LIGHTSABER!
Who is your biggest character crush and why? Yaya from Unbreakable Machine Doll. she is strong, and loyal to her master, yet she always tease her master and being naughty tongue emoticon
You enter a warehouse. There is little light, but you are able to find your way around. The sound of music draws you to a corner of the warehouse. There are FIVE GHOUL CLOWNS, playing a dancing video game. They have razor sharp teeth and scary weapons. Magic can not affect them; they sense your presence and turn facing you. They run to you to attack. Time to fight! What character would you want to be to defeat them and how would you handle the situation? Gilgamesh! Just point my arm to those clown and let the Gate of Babylon give them what they deserve :>
If you had to be chained with a character for one year, what would be the character and what would you do? its Yaya of course, she can be my Bodyguard, and my "bodyguard" :>
You can have dinner with your favorite character. And at this dinner you may ask one question. Who would be the character and what would be your one question? tamamo no Mae, " can i have on of your tail for me to my home?" :>
What's number 1 on your bucket list? (Something you want to do before you leave the planet). Conquering every mountain in Japan, from Hakone to Hokkaido grin emoticon
What advice would you give to people getting started in photography? take whatever you have in your armaments, pocket camera, smartphone camera, or anything, and shoots everything you like. photography is about learning by doing grin emoticon
Hello! My name is Jerry. I am a writer/producer/director. I mainly do tv commercials. I recently completed my first indei film called THE SHANGHAI HOTEL. Here is link to see promo for it.
The new project that I have recently launched is a web series called CONNECTED. Good chance that if I contacting you is to see if interested in being part of it.
It's very different. Good opportunity to see if acting is for you. I write you a script, you shoot it, then email me the vids, then I edit them together