|Q: Can you tell us a bit about yourselves?
Hum, We are two french cosplayers, we live in Paris. We love Japan and mangas, costumes and fashion, hamburgers and sushis ^^
Q: How old are you?
We are 23!
Q: When did you start cosplaying and how long for?
I (Nikita) started cosplaying in 2005 but it was totally improvised! We started real cosplay in 2007, we presented our first costumes for the french selections for WCS. We didn’t know this contest was so important in the world. And we loved this experience.
Q: What attracts you to cosplay?
Challenge is the word. We love doing things which look impossible. The challenge is in the costume but also on stage, we enjoy doing the show.
Q: What do you do outside of cosplay?
We are fashion and textile designers so we love shopping! We play video games, we like movies and concerts. We both have a boyfriend and taking care of them is our most important activity ^^.
Q: What has been your favourite cosplay?
Our favorite is our Clover duet Oluha and Suu. It was a dream to make it and it made us fly to Japan! So it’s our best cosplay memory.
Q: how was the reception of the organisation?
In Japan? They were so nice! They took care of us after a long flight. They tried to keep us cool all the time.
Q: Can you tell us how you met and when you decided to enter together the WCS preselection competition?
We met at our design school in 2006. We were friends and I (Nikita) proposed to make a costume for a cosplay contest in duet in 2007. It was an interesting challenge so Sikay accepted. We didn’t know this contest was so important. We weren’t selected this year. But it was so fascinating! We decided to try again in 2008 with a great dream costume.
No, our first time was in 2007, and we didn’t know that it was so important and fascinating.
Q: How did it feel to be selected as the French representatives?
Very proud. We firstly didn’t realized that we made it. We just started cosplay! We were so happy to know how our show touched the audience and it was the best thing. Then we felt… EXCITED EXCITED EXCITED!
Q: Can you tell us about your experience in Japan?
It was so great to meet cosplayers from everywhere in the world. Everybody was so nice, we had so much fun! It was a great human experience. Going on stage in Japan was so impressive and unbelievable, it was a dream, we couldn’t realize. This week is just the best memory of our lifes.
Q: What was it like to meet representatives from other countries?
So cool! Everybody was very nice and funny! We had great moments.
Q: Have you kept in touch with any of the other representatives?
Yes we try to keep in touch. We saw Spanish team in 2009 in Paris. We keep watching everybody’s costumes on facebook and on cosplay.com.
Q: What are your cosplay plans for the future?
World Cosplay Summit 2010! The preselection is in 2 month and we are not totally ready. But It will be ok. In June we are going to cosplay for the universal exposition in Shanghai. Then we have lots of costumes projects.
Q: What advice can you give other cosplayers for the Championship?
Q: Do you have a dream cosplay?
Yes, we have a lot! We are trying to realize a new one this year.
Q: Do you have one piece of advice that you would give to cosplay newbies?
Have Fun! lol. Trust in you.
Q: Do you have an account with the website Cosplay.com/other social networking sites?
Yes! Here are our links on cosplay.com: