Having portrayed characters such as Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca from the Final Fantasy XII to Orihara Izaya from Durarara, Rina Chan is no stranger to the local cosplay scene having cosplayed at some of the major events over the past few years.
POPCulture Online caught up with this talented lady to find out more about her cosplay.
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca from FF12
POPCulture Online: Having portrayed
Rina: Cosplaying both female and male characters have their own difficulties.
For female characters, I have to especially make sure I behave more femine to bring out the character while as a male, it requires me to act like a man. I actually decided to cosplay male characters purely because there are some characters that interest me.
Shui from Lamento
Being a photographer myself helps me to be more aware of my own physcial flaws and also helps me to understand the lighting of the photo.
With the knowledge of good lighting conditions, I am able to think of a pose that's best suited for the photo.
Haine Rammsteiner from DOGS
Rina: I think the most memorable photoshoot I attended as a photographer so far was for the "Dogs: Bullets & Carnage" photoshoot. Considering the location and the hot weather that day *hahaha* the photos came out very nice in the end.
Rina: If you are going to cosplay as a female character whose costume includes mini skirts, do wear safety pants.
It's always good to research on where you would like to have your photoshoot done and discuss with the photographers about the end product you want from shoot.
Your photographer should also try to understand your character before the photoshoot and remember to respect each other.
Merurine Luka from Vocaloid
Photo Credits : rinabyakuran.deviantart.com
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