Cosplayer of the Week: Fraise Cosplay
Good day, friends! I hope you all had a fantastic week! Today’s cosplay of the week is not one but two amazing cosplayers by the name of Fraise Cosplay! Bunny and Cat are a team of best friends who love to work on costumes and then debut them at various conventions together. Although I personally am just finding out about them, they have such charisma that it is hard not to like them!
I hope you enjoy our interview with them!
The Geek Lyfe: There may be a few Geek Lyfers who have not seen your work before, would you be alright introducing yourself?
Fraise Cosplay: We’re Fraise Cosplay, a cosplay duo that has been cosplaying for around 6 years. Our names are Justine and Megan, but we go by Bunny and Cat on our Facebook page! We’ve been best friends since middle school and have stayed best friends even though we are usually in different states.
TGL: How long have you been into cosplay and what led you down this path?
FC: We’ve been cosplaying for about 6-7 years. We started cosplaying because our friends were interested in it as well, and we decided to do a group cosplay. Our first cosplay together was Panty and Stocking, and we made a page about 2 years later.
TGL: What has been your favorite moment?
FC: I personally can’t think of a favorite moment. I really love cosplay meet ups in general so I think some of my best memories are there. Justine says her favorite moment was when she successfully finished her Sailor Moon wig, which was a huge pain in the butt!
TGL:What was the worst day for you in your cosplay career, what happened, and how did you deal with it?
FC: I’d say our worst day was more of a worst weekend. We drove to LA for Anime Expo in 2016 and it started off poorly with a car accident in the road that delayed us for a few hours. Once we got there we had several mishaps, including an sewing machine needle accidentally going through my thumb and us finding a boy in the hallway with a dislocated shoulder. Oh, and my Mercy wings snapped in half the first day there thanks to rude people in the crowd. Bad times!!
TGL: When you aren’t doing this, what do you do in your spare time?
FC: We’re both college students so most of our time outside of cosplay is spent studying and doing homework. Or at least that’s what we’re supposed to be doing. I mostly nap.
TGL: What geek medium(Video Games, Comic Books, Novels, Movies etc.) made the biggest impact on your life and why?
FC: I think video games and movies had the biggest impact on us. We’re both huge book nerds, but we’ve never cosplayed from a novel. I first got into cosplay because of Final Fantasy; my first costume was Lightning from FFXIII. We both grew up watching Batman: The Animated Series so that had a huge impact on us, as shown by our huge array of DC cosplays.
TGL: You are a super villain and moments away from taking over the world. Which two characters from any universe do you have by your side to help you fend off the heroes?
FC: Ummm Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn! They’re our favorites to cosplay so OF COURSE we’d have them by our sides when taking over the world.
TGL:Do you have any projects in the near future we should be excited to see?
FC: We’re working on Injustice 2 Harley and Ivy costumes as well as a Wonder Woman group for San Diego Comic-con! Super excited!
TGL: Out of the costumes you have done in the past, which one has been the most difficult and why?
FC: Depends on what you mean by difficult. The most time consuming was probably our Harley and ivy ball gown costumes we did in 2014, thanks to my skirt covered in hundreds of flowers and her huge dress. The most frustrating would likely be our bunny suits, because they can be so hard to fit correctly. Lots of time was spent on trying to get them to fit just right!
TGL: What advice do you have for any aspiring cosplayers out there?
FC: it gets repetitive, but practice practice practice! We started out buying our costumes before moving into making them ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with purchasing costumes, but there’s something about wearing something you spent hours on that gives you a huge sense of pride! Try stepping out of your comfort zone and try new things, whether that be new characters, making your own props, or sewing your first pair of pants!
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