Cosplay interviews! A weekly feature on Animetion where we talk to cosplayers on what motivates them, plus a cool gallery showcasing their cosplays.  Here we talk to Irish cosplayer:

Name: Emma Colgan (a.k.a. Tsunade)

Q: When did you start cosplaying and how long for?

I've been cosplaying for a year and a half now, so I still feel new to it!

Q: What attracts you cosplay?

Just getting to be my favourite character from an anime, I work really hard to find a character that suits me, and it's fun pulling them off. 

Q:  What has been your favourite cosplay?

So far?  Probably Tsunade from Naruto, because

it's just so fun getting to be in character, and having a lot of people remember me for being her!

Q: Most memorable moment whilst cosplaying?

I was walking down the street once as Marian Cross (D.Gray-Man), after a cosplay picnic, when a group of people recognized me, it was actually a really cool, as it was by a group of Finnish people!

Q:  Have you had any cosplays go wrong/encountered problems whilst making cosplays?

Probably the only problems I have are styling wigs, and trying to crossplay!

Q:  Have you ever regretted cosplaying?

Not once in my life. 

Q:  Have you ever done group cosplay? If so how did you find that experience?

Yes, i've been in group cosplays before, and it's actually quite a nice experience, it's nice to get pictures with other characters from the series that you're cosplaying.  It's really cool to have a whole group at a con as well, because you'll be remembered for being a part of it.

Q:  What cosplays are you planning?

Marian Cross - D.Gray-Man
Blair - Soul Eater
Kazu - Airgear
Mia Fey- Phoenix Wright
Tsunade- Naruto

Q:  Do you have a dream cosplay?

Yeah, I really want to Cosplay Izumo no Okuni from Samurai Deeper Kyo.  She's a really nice character that reads a traditional(ish) japanese outfit, with a kimono style top, and hakama pants.

Q:  Do you have one piece of advice that you would give to cosplay virgins?

Just enjoy yourself and don't worry, and don't forget to wear your cosplay to Alcon ; )

Q:  Do you have an account with the website Cosplay Island/other social networking sites?

no, but i've just joined a cosplay group - KogaCosplay.deviantart.com
we will be putting up pictures soon!  

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