Share My Cosplay Interview: Vivsai Cosplay

#TeamSMC memeber Tristan recently interviewed the fabulous Vivsai Cosplay. You can see a sneak peak of her amazing Loki in the Title picture, but make sure you check out the complete cosplay near the bottom of the article, as it’s epic!

Location: Portland, OR
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SMC: Why did you start cosplaying?
Vivsai Cosplay: I started to cosplay as a creative way to deal with stress and anxiety.

SMC: What was the first convention you attended in cosplay?
Vivsai Cosplay:
San Diego Comic-Con, it was like a dream come true!  Being able to see so many of my favorite writers, artists and members of the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comics community all in one place was incredible. The best part for me was experiencing all of the characters brought to life by such amazing cosplayers.

SMC: What has been your most memorable convention moment?
Vivsai Cosplay:
Meeting Ani-Mia! She was so nice and sweet; she had even given me tips on how to sew when I told her that I was still so very new to the sewing aspect of creating costumes. Every time I see her, she always has the right words to inspire me to keep doing what I love to do.

SMC: What is your favorite thing about cosplaying at a convention?
Vivsai Cosplay:
Meeting kids that recognize the character I am representing and seeing how happy they are when they get to interact with their favorite characters in the real world.

SMC: Where can fans expect to see you next? (2016/17 Schedule?)
Vivsai Cosplay:
2017 I be going to Rinku-Con, Wizard World Portland, Emerald City Comic-con, Sakura Con (maybe), San Diego Comic-con, D23 Expo (Disney Con), Rose City Comic-con, Kumori-Con and New-Con.

SMC: What cosplayers inspire you?
Vivsai Cosplay:
Ani-Mia, she is so beautiful both inside and out.

SMC: Which is your favorite cosplay you’ve created?
Vivsai Cosplay:
Each cosplay is my favorite, because each and every one of them means something different and special to me. Each costume reminds me of the people that I met when I wore them and meeting new people that share my love of this world is what’s most important to me.

SMC: What cosplay are you best known for?
Vivsai Cosplay:
That is a tough one! LOL.You would have to tell me that.

SMC: If money was no object what would be your dream cosplay creation?Vivsai Cosplay: Even if I had all the money, time and skills that were needed, I don’t have one particular cosplay that would be my Mount Everest. Creating cosplays, like many artistic pursuits, is about the journey and not just the destination.  With each character I decide to do, I accept a challenge to push myself and honor that character. There is a bit of my heart and soul in every costume I create.


SMC: Do you have any new cosplays currently in the works?
Vivsai Cosplay:
9tails Kyuubi from Naruto and Rogue in Magneto armor.

SMC: What are your cosplay strengths? (Tailoring, fabric painting, worbla armor, in-character performance etc.)
Vivsai Cosplay:
My biggest strengths are creating Worbla armor and designing my own armored versions of well-known characters.

SMC: What’s one thing you wish you knew about cosplaying before you got started?
Vivsai Cosplay: How everyone in the cosplay world is so supportive. If I had known this, I would have started cosplaying from the first time I started reading comic books.

SMC: Any advice for people interested in cosplaying for the first time?
Vivsai Cosplay:
Give yourself extra time and don’t worry about what people think. Most of the people at the conventions are some of the nicest people I have ever met.

SMC: What do you do in the real world for a job?
Vivsai Cosplay:
I am in the glamorous world of business management.

SMC: What is something your fans may not know about you? Other hobbies?Vivsai Cosplay: I’ll do anything for my dogs. I put their safety and wellbeing above all else in my life.  They bring me such joy, no matter how stressful my day is, it all melts away with a few minutes of fur-therapy.

SMC: What part of “geekdom” is you favorite avenue of entertainment (i.e. comics, movies, video games, anime, etc?).
Vivsai Cosplay:
Comics/manga; I learned how to read English from reading comics and manga.

SMC: What Comic Books are you currently addicted to?
Vivsai Cosplay:
I have so many right now; I like to read more than one because I don’t like having to wait until the next issue to see what happens next. As of today I am addicted to Loki: Agent of Asgard, Injustice Gods among us, Skip-Beat (manga) and Bride of the Water God (manga)

SMC: Any favorite TV shows, movies or cartoons?
Vivsai Cosplay:
Right now my favorite is Star Wars (and the cartoons), Sherlock (TV series) and I can’t wait for all the Marvel movies that are coming out this year.

SMC: What is your gaming system of choice?
Vivsai Cosplay:
I love both of my Xbox One and PS4

SMC: What are you currently playing / upcoming video game releases?
Vivsai Cosplay: Final Fantasy XV (I really suck at this game LOL)

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