SMC Interview: Scarlet Cosplay

Our latest SMC Interview features the amazing talents of Canadian cosplayer Scarlet Cosplay. Scarlet is an up and coming cosplayer from the Montreal area. We’re actually big fans of her work, as you can see in the pictures below, her cosplay craftmanship is top notch. For now, on with the show, and don’t forget to give Scarlet some love and follow her on social media so you can stay up to date with all of her happenings.
Location: Montreal, Canada
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SMC: Why did you start cosplaying?
Scarlet Cosplay: Cosplay was basically a mix of many things I liked (Anime, Manga, costumes, LARPS, creativity, learning, etc) so it was very easy for me to fell in love with it. I liked how I could become one of my favourite characters for the time of a day, how it got me to learn so much to be able to make a costume, etc. Cosplay is an amazing passion that gets you to do so many things in your life.

SMC: What was the first convention you attended in cosplay?
Scarlet Cosplay: Otakuthon 2011, in Montreal city.

SMC: What has been your most memorable convention moment?
Scarlet Cosplay: Oh man that’s easy haha! It’s the first time I brought my best friend Bossbot’s Boudoir to Otakuthon back in 2013. It was so nice to see her love my favourite convention of all times and how we passed the full weekend alone together, being stupid and just have lots of good moments. I miss these days a lot honestly.

SMC: What is your favorite thing about cosplaying at a convention?
Scarlet Cosplay: Seeing people’s reaction to your costume is always an amazing feeling. It just shows that your hard work payed off and it’s the best. I also love to get feedback on my costumes to be able to surpass myself on the next project!

SMC: Where can fans expect to see you next? (2016/17 Schedule?)
Scarlet Cosplay: My 2017 schedule is pretty large actually! I will be at Frostcon (Burlington, ON) in January, Katsucon (Maryland, US) in February, Yeticon (Blue Mountain resort, ON) in June, Montreal comiccon (Montreal, QC) in July, Otakuthon (Montreal, QC) in August and finally Colossalcon East (Poconos Mountains, US) in September. I MIGHT go to more small cons after Colossalcon but I am not sure yet considering the amount of cons I am doing for 2017 haha!

SMC: What cosplayers inspire you?
Scarlet Cosplay: I have many omg! Of course like many others I look up to Kamui cosplay for her armor work, Yaya Han for her incredible craftmanship, Jessica Nigri for her amazing personnality and talent, Calssara. But also, I have close people to me that inspires me so much. First, my boyfriend Wzprops is an amazing 3d artist and prop maker. Everything he does becomes gold lol! He has so much patient with finition, which I don’t have haha! I also look up to my 3 best friends for many reasons: Bossbot’s Boudoir, Nyctophobic cosplay and Crystal Fantasy cosplay. Bossbot is a goddess of sewing, I just wish I had her skills haha! Nyctophobic is improving sooooo much every time she makes a new costume! She learns so quickly and her costumes are getting close to perfection in my eyes. Crystal is the person I wish I could be more like. She has incredible skills but oh lord how I love her personality. She’s so caring and loving. It’s just crazy. I love these 3 ladies so much <3
SMC: Which is your favorite cosplay you’ve created?
Scarlet Cosplay: Oh man…I’m kind of debating between 2. My Erza Scarlet Heart Kreuz 1 armor from Fairy tail and my Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time. I like them both for different reasons. For my Erza armor, I love how I worked so hard on the armor and it ended up exactly like I hoped for. For Zelda, I got a lot better in my sewing skills by doing it and I’m SO happy with the final result!

SMC: What cosplay are you best known for?
Scarlet Cosplay: I don’t know if there is one in particular but I know that I am mostly knowed for my many Erza Scarlet costumes and Lara Croft costumes.


SMC: If money was no object what would be your dream cosplay creation?Scarlet Cosplay: I don’t really put myself a limit money wise. I will just take more time to make a costume I really want to do if it’s very expensive. I already did my Erza Scarlet Heart Kreuz 1 armor that was one dream costume of mine for what it represents to me, my Zelda costume was also one and making my third one in 2018 🙂

SMC: Do you have any new cosplays currently in the works?
Scarlet Cosplay: Yes! I have a secret costume that is planned for Katsucon 2017 but sadly I can’t say anything about it other than it’s for a group on saturday! After finishing this one, I will be working on my Lara Croft costume from Tomb Raider Underworld that I want to have ready for Yeticon in June 🙂

SMC: What are your cosplay strengths?
Scarlet Cosplay: I think I could easily say my armor and props work.

SMC: What’s one thing you wish you knew about cosplaying before you got started?
Scarlet Cosplay: I wish I had taken many different classes for different skills of sewing. I learned while making costumes and there is so many things that made me struggle through every process.

SMC: Any advice for people interested in cosplaying for the first time?
Scarlet Cosplay: Yes! Try not to go for a huge costume when you start. Go small first and research EVERYTHING! Look into many tutorials and do tests before attacking the real costume. It might seem boring but it could save you a LOT of trouble 🙂 Don’t be scared to ask questions either!

SMC: What do you do in the real world for a job?
Scarlet Cosplay: I’m a graphic designer in a home decor company 🙂

SMC: What is something your fans may not know about you? Other hobbies?Scarlet Cosplay: Ummm I don’t really know honestly. I’m very open in general in my social medias. But I guess maybe that I am very uneasy about my belly? I’ve been working out hard to try and be happier with my overall body but more specifictly on my belly.

SMC: What part of “geekdom” is you favorite avenue of entertainment
Scarlet Cosplay: Definitely Anime/Manga and Video games.

SMC: What Comic Books are you currently addicted to?
Scarlet Cosplay: The only one I read actually is the Tomb Raider comics haha!

SMC: Any favorite TV shows, movies or cartoons?
Scarlet Cosplay: Oh lord yes! I’m a HUGEEE fan of Brooklyn 99 and How I met your mother. I never get tired of these. Of course, I’m addicted to Fairy tail and movie wise, it would be too hard I think to choose lol. Maybe the Lord of the Rings Return of the King as extended version.

SMC: What is your gaming system of choice?
Scarlet Cosplay: PC! I have my PS4 that I love but I’m getting very addicted to PC games recently.

SMC: What are you currently playing / upcoming video game releases?
Scarlet Cosplay: Overwatch of course, Worms Revolution, Final Fantasy 6, Tomb Raider and I’m waiting impatiently on Final Fantasy XV like many others haha! I have my ultimate collector edition ready in pre-orders!

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