|Q: Can you tell us a bit about yourselves?
What can I say about myself that I haven’t already? I’m just like any other girl with a special passion and no fear to pursue it.
Q: How old are you?
I’ve been 22 for such a long time I don’t remember :P
Q: When did you start cosplaying and how long for?
My very first cosplay was when I was 2 years old, but if you mean cosplaying at an adult age, I started cosplaying in March 1997. It was the spring edition of Lucca Comics & Games (it is not held anymore) and wearing my Sailormars costume I was among the few cosplayers attending the convention: we were the very first Italian cosplayers around.
Q: What attracts you to cosplay?
A: I like the chance to be someone else for a whole day. And it might sound crazy, but I do like the shopping phase, when you go hunting for the best fabrics or the perfect wig.
Q: What do you do outside of cosplay?
At the moment I’m studying to become a dubber.
Q: Can you tell us why you decided to enter the WCS preselection competition?
I had been knowing the WCS since it first started and I really wanted to go there. When the chance came, I put every effort in making the costume that would allow me to win the pre-selection. It was a very long and tiring year, but in the end it paid off.
Q: Was it your first time entering the preselection?
Yes, and it was the first time for many others, since it was the very first time pre-selection was held in Italy.
Q: How did it feel to be selected as the Italian representatives?
I was very proud. Getting to represent your Country is not something you can experience everyday.
Q: Can you tell us about your experience in Japan?
It was wonderful: a week spent like a rock star. Everyone at the TV-Aichi staff was very kind and helpful and all in all it
Q: What was it like to meet representatives from other countries?
As I said, it is the real juice of the WCS. That said, we had our issues with some of them, but it worked very well with the others
Q: Have you kept in touch with any of the other representatives?
Beside Italian team,I sometimes hear from Spanish and French girls ^_^
Q: What are your cosplay plans for the future?
I have a lot of planned costumes and the list is ever changing. Beside that, I’m going through a complete overhaul of the website which has already spun off a community.
Q: What advice can you give other cosplayers for the Championship?
I think you’ll have to just live it, live the experience, enjoy the cultural exchange.
Q: Do you have a dream cosplay?
I have a couple, yes, but I’d prefer not to share the dream: it would make me feel like I was giving it away, making it harder to achieve ;)
Q: Do you have one piece of advice that you would give to cosplay newbies?
Never give up. Never let envious people who will say that you look ridiculous or other nasty things to get in your way. Follow your passion and results will come.
Q: Do you have an account with the website Cosplay.com/other social networking sites?
Yes, I have an account on Cosplay.com and not one, but two (I hit the 5000 friends limit) on Facebook.