Today we have an Award winning cosplayer, Neferet, who caught my eye for her masterful interpretation of Wonderwoman
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Andy: Who or what made you go to your first Convention? What was your lasting impression of your first Convention?
Neferet: I went to my first convention because I wanted to buy some figures and manga-books. In that moment, I didn’t know what [sic] was exactly a convention (I thought it was only stands to buy geek stuff). The same day I saw a cosplay contest, and it was love at first sight! One year after my first con I did my first cosplay.
I have good momeries about my first convention, that day I met two of my best friends and discovered what it was a cosplay contest.
N:– Why I have been winning? I don’t know, that question should be replied by a cosplay jury.
– Why I enter these contest? I really love acting and dancing, and of course I love the characters who I represent. So, I always enjoy to do a performance or cosplay show, and cosplay contests are a good way to show people what I can do and why I love cosplay.
– What is my feeling when I don’t place first? I do not care, the important thing is if I’m happy with my work or not. But I always ask the cosplay juries for tips or what I need to improve in my work as a cosmaker.
– Why do I think many of my costumes are award winning? I don’t know, because the opinions are subjective. All depends on the juries’ evaluation criteria and what are they looking for in a winner. In some contests, the juries prefer a good costume, but sometimes they prefer a good performance.
N: I picked the Sakura-Hime cosplay because in that moment this costume was my best work as a cosmaker, and because that dress is one of my favorite costumes.
Another reason was the performance. I did the same performance in other contest before the Cosplay World Masters but it didn’t turn out as I expected. So I wanted improve it with better props, scenery and lights, and the Cosplay World Masters was a great opportunity to show the final result.
How did it feel to be considered the best cosplayer? Well, I can’t explain it to you. When the compere announced my name I started to cry, and I continued crying when people applauded me. I could not believe it, I still can’t.
N: I don’t think I have similarities with Raven, but I love characters like her. I love strong women, mysterious and intelligent, with a dark side or bad girl attitude. In real life I am not exactly a mysterious woman or a dark one, but I like playing characters with these characteristics, like Pandora from Saint Seiya or Raven. Those characters are two of my best cosplays and interpretations.
N: That version of Wonder Woman is from the videogame DC Universe Online. I made the cosplay because some friends and I made a big team of Wonder Woman with different versions of her.
I think Wonder Woman is one of the strongest women in comic books, she has a wonderful personality and great virtues. She is a good role model for girls and young women.
N: The best and only Wonder Woman actress is Lynda Carter, no more than her.
N: I’m waiting for a big local convention called Anime Friend!