Interview with cosplayer eri.san.blycos
Please introduce yourself. Where do you come from and how old are you? I am from Spain and I am 25 years old.
At what age did you start with the Cosplay and what made you do it? Well, I started at 16 years old because I started going to the Manga Room (Salón del manga) and it seemed like a fun way to go.
How do you choose the characters for your cosplay and which have you already done? Many times I already have things and I just need to add something. I have made several characters, among the most prominent and the ones I like the most, Mika Ito from Bible black, Yaya from Unbreakable Machine Doll, or Amu from Shugo Chara, the last one I've done.
What was your best experience as a cosplayer so far? The best experience was when I went to the Manga Room and went with Bible Black cosplay and the people recognised me without problem and asked me for photos!
Do you have any bad experiences with cosplaying? In my case I have not had bad experiences in person, but online I have had some, especially sent lascivious photos for my cosplays.
Do you make your own costumes or do you have help? I make and buy them, I vary. It depends on the cosplay, the price of the fabric, and various factors. Normally when I do them I do them alone, but sometimes my grandmother helps me.
Are you doing cosplay on conventions? Where could one meet you? I only cosplay in the Barcelona Manga Hall, only there you could meet me. But I go as single person. I do not have a stand nor am I known.
What do you do when you're not cosplaying? Do you still have a day job? I usually read, play video games, or think about new cosplay ... Currently I don't have a job because of the world situation, but I do work normally. I'm not just in cosplay.
What are your future plans or dreams? Any special journeys you'd like to take? My plans for the future are to be able to do much better cosplays than I currently do, and to be able to reach more people. I would also love to be able to work in my sector, in graphic design. The best trip I could make (I wish I could) would be to Japan.
Do you think social media like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook is important for cosplayers? Consider that in today's world we live. It is very important to have social networks to be able to present the cosplay, that they follow you, meet more people.
Cosplay originated in Japan in the 1980s, but is now popular everywhere. Why do you think it is so successful? I think it is so successful because it is to represent a beloved character, a character that we feel within ourselves and that we would like to represent in the best possible way. I think people like to do it because they feel closer to the character in this way.
Many cosplayers are on Patreon or Onlyfans. Is it worth it at all when everyone seems to do it? I think it depends on the person and the cosplayer. I have Onlyfans to show the hottest photos of my cosplays.
It is often difficult to tell whether a woman is still a cosplayer or already an erotic model. What do you think about that? This is tricky because sometimes the line between erotic cosplayer and just erotic model is very fine. I think if they just focus on showing the body without showing the cosplay, they are more erotic models.
Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans and followers? That if you like my cosplays follow me on instagram and twitter and that I will try to upload better cosplays little by little.