Here at SMC we like to think that we are a “worldly” site, as the hobby of cosplay is certainly known throughout the world. Recently we had the chance to interview Italian cosplayer & competitive gamer Jessica Armanetti aka. Miss Hatred. Jessica was a major pleasure to interview, and wish her all the success with her future cosplaying. Interested in seeing more interviews? Let us know below who you’d like to see featured on the pages of Sharemycosplay.com
SMC: Why did you start cosplaying?
Jessica Armanetti: Because I love the art of cosplay and I love to put my artistic vein in this passion. Videogames, film, comics all together. It’s amazing!
SMC: What was the first convention you cosplay’d?
Jessica Armanetti: I started to do Cosplay three years ago, my first event was Cartoomics, in Milan. Since the first time I saw all the cosplayer, all this people wearing fantastic costumes I said ” Ok, this is my world!” And my first cosplay was a sith from Star wars the old republic’ cause I’m a very big star wars fan!
SMC: What has been your most memorable convention moment?
Jessica Armanetti: Probably my first time in Gamescom! That’s my favorite convention ever, because everything in there is about videogames. And it’s sooo huge! There are more than 10 halls, you can try new videogames, betas and so on. There is also a huge Cosplay contest. I love Gamescom!!! Anyway, I love a lot of moments in every single Convention or Country I visited:)
SMC: What is your favorite thing about cosplaying at a convention?
Jessica Armanetti: Sharing the same passion with all the Cosplayers! Cosplay is friendship, is passion, is love. I love to see a person who did the same cosplay of me. Its simply fantastic.
SMC: Where can fans expect to see you next? (2016 Schedule?)
Jessica Armanetti: Mmm…I always have a lot of new ideas! But probably in the future I will cosplay Prompto from Final Fantasy XV and…Aqua from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep! With my love Leon Chiro who will cosplay Terra. I can’t wait.
SMC: What cosplayers inspire you?
Jessica Armanetti: First of all Leon Chiro, I really admire his ambition and the love he put in every single cosplay he did. He’s incredible, I always followed him.
And also Miss sinister because she’s a badass! I love her style, her make-up skills and her cosplay-male choice. She’s a transformer!
Anyway, there are a lot of cosplay I admire, everyone has a personal and special trait that I love!
SMC: Which is your favorite cosplay you’ve created?
Jessica Armanetti: I choose Jinx because I do love crazy characters and I feel really good wearing jinx! So…Are you ready to get Jinxed?:D Oh and also sniper wolf, because she’s hot. that’s all. Ahahah just kiddin’, I love her because I grew up with Metal Gear saga and she is still one of my favorite character EVER.
SMC: What cosplay are you best known for?
Jessica Armanetti: Once again, Jinx! Ahaha!
SMC: If money was no object what would be your dream cosplay creation?
Jessica Armanetti: I want to cosplay one spartan from Halo, I think i’m to short for Master Chief ahahha! And Anya from Gears of war 3. I grewp up with this game, so I really care about it. I do love armours so, let see what I can do!
SMC: Do you have any new cosplays currently in the works?
Jessica Armanetti: Yes I’m workin’ on Prompto and maybe Shego from Kim Possible ( fan-girling *.*).
SMC: What are your cosplay strengths? (Tailoring, fabric painting, worbla armor, in-character performance etc.)
Jessica Armanetti: The make-up part! My favorite part in a cosplay is always the make up! In my opinion a good make is really important. You can do a good costume but if you don’t use cosmetics, you will be incomplete:)
SMC: What’s one thing you wish you knew about cosplaying before you got started?
Jessica Armanetti: That’s a good question. Probably if I had known how difficult is wear contact lenses, wig, hills, armor for all the day long I would have never started to do Cosplay ahahah! No I’m just kiddin’ but you know, sometimes is really hard to wear a Cosplay, is uncomfortable but at the end it gives us a lot of satisfaction!
SMC: Any advice for people interested in cosplaying for the first time?
Jessica Armanetti: In my opinion everybody should try out to create and see by themselves how to craft, even because I think this is the fastest way to learn. and don’t say ” omg its to difficult” , step by step we can do everything! At the beginning I was not able to do nothing, but with the time I improved my skills and also with the passion I did a lot of good things^^
SMC: What is something your fans may not know about you? Other hobbies?
Jessica Armanetti: I have a big passion for Videogames, Cosplay World, Astronomy, Tattoos and a lot of other artistic interests. My first videogame was Doom when I was 5 and this was an important part of my life, like a first FPS ‘scar’ that made me become the Gamer that I am today! I am very competitive in Videogames (fps), and first of all I’m a Former HALO Pro-Gamer with several tournaments in multiplayer \ only MLG that I won in the last years. I think this is one the most important things in my career:) And I hope to compete more and more in the future!
SMC: What part of “geekdom” is you favorite avenue of entertainment (i.e. comics, movies, video games, anime, etc?).
Jessica Armanetti: Videogames first of all! As I said, I’m born with videogames. Since when I was 5 years old, playing Doom with my Dad, Monkey Island, Grim Fandango and all the classic adventures with my mom. I was lucky to had nerd parents:) And after this I grew up with PlayStation 1 and 2, Xbox, Nintendo and so on. I’m 360 geek! I also love the movies part, I studied Cinema , theatre and tv history in my school so I’m totally in love with some kind of movies.
SMC: What Comic Books are you currently addicted to?
Jessica Armanetti: I don’t read a lot of comic books, but when I was more younger I was always reading Dylan Don and Brendon. I still have the Dylan Dog #1 comic book. I love it! Is a part of my childhood and I will never sell it.
SMC: Any favorite TV shows, movies or cartoons?
Jessica Armanetti: My favorite TV shows are: Spartacus, American horror Story, Hannibal, Star Trek, Prison Break, Misfits, The Big Bang Theory, Arrow and Game of Thrones. My favorite film are: Star Wars saga, Cloud Atlas, Lord of The Rings, 25th hour, Shutter Island, Slevin and a many many manyyyy others!
SMC: What is your gaming system of choice?
Jessica Armanetti: I don’t have a favorite one, I always played with all the console. Pc, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo and so on! I’m a 360 player, I hate restrictions:) I’m very competetive in FPS but I love all genre of videogames ( ok, maybe I’m not that good on FIFA Ahahah!).
SMC: What are you currently playing / upcoming video game releases
Jessica Armanetti: I’m actually playing The Witcher 3 and and Gears of War 3 with my boyfriend Leon, because he never played GoW and after that, I will play Uncharted because I never played this title 😀 We always complete each other! In life, and in videogames ahahah!
Thanks by heart to Share My Cosplay for this amazing opportunity! And thanks to everyone of you for reading this interview — Jessica Armanetti
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