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Featured Cosplayer: 
Kurai Of Anagura as Queen Nehelenia from Sailor Moon
Photo By: xx-lil-xx
We talked with Kurai about her costumes and the hobby, read the interview below!

CosplayTutorial:Okay I have to start with this quote from the image on deviantart: ” I worked 7 wigs to one wig that you see now.” Wow that is a lot of wigs! What did you use all seven wigs for, and was it heavy? Kurai:I used 5 150cm wigs and 2 75cm wigs. I sewed the second and part third wig into the first basis wig, with the 4th and the leftover of the third I enlonged the whole wig. I glued strand after strand together with clear silicone to achieve the typical Sailor Moon length The 5th wig became the pigtails.One of the shorter wigs was used for the Odangos and with the last wig I sewed the parting on top of the wig.All in all it was very hairy and the wig weighs around 1,5kg :)
CosplayTutorial:You mentioned that you worked with *LilyMilkshake and ~Naousuke to make this costume, do you prefer to collaborate or work on your own?Kurai:I actually like to work alone with people xD I just love it to have people around me while working (mostly on the phone), but nobody’s allowed to meddle with my work unless I ask for their opinion.Nothing’s more fun than partner or group cosplays! You’re never alone when you meet problems or difficulties and wearing the cosplay is just ten times more fun than alone :) Especially with my partners here it was really great. Whenever I felt down they cheered me up and also vice versa.
CosplayTutorial:Do you have any rituals, superstitions or traditions for cosplay or conventions? Kurai:I always need a decent amount of background noises. Most of the times I play cartoons or sitcomes in the background (like Avatar the Last Airbender, Scrubs, Young Justice) or talk to people on the phone. I also tend to talk to my sewing machine, my glue gun or my scissors. I have the feeling that without a mutual understanding between me and my tools no cosplay can be done! And we all know the frustration if your sewing machine won’t do what you want it to do!
CosplayTutorial:You represented Germany at the European Cosplay Gathering last year, that’s really impressive! How did you prepare for the finals? Do you have any tips for cosplayers looking to compete in masquerades or other contests? Kurai:We represented Germany in the Finals 2013, so I can talk from experience.I made myself a very strict schedule. Every evening after work I would at least work for 2 hours on my finals cosplay and on wednesday the whole evening. My tips would be: make a plan. And follow this plan. Make a list of things you want to do today, writing it done works magic. Take all the good vibes from your friends you can get, the support of them and you cosplay partners it what can drive you through the hardest of trials. Train your skit until you’re 100% sure you can do it on stage.And most important of all: start early xD

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cosplaytutorial:

Featured Cosplayer

Kurai Of Anagura as Queen Nehelenia from Sailor Moon

Photo By: xx-lil-xx

We talked with Kurai about her costumes and the hobby, read the interview below!

CosplayTutorial:
Okay I have to start with this quote from the image on deviantart: ” I worked 7 wigs to one wig that you see now.” Wow that is a lot of wigs! What did you use all seven wigs for, and was it heavy? 

Kurai:
I used 5 150cm wigs and 2 75cm wigs. I sewed the second and part third wig into the first basis wig, with the 4th and the leftover of the third I enlonged the whole wig. I glued strand after strand together with clear silicone to achieve the typical Sailor Moon length 

The 5th wig became the pigtails.
One of the shorter wigs was used for the Odangos and with the last wig I sewed the parting on top of the wig.
All in all it was very hairy and the wig weighs around 1,5kg :)

CosplayTutorial:
You mentioned that you worked with *LilyMilkshake and ~Naousuke to make this costume, do you prefer to collaborate or work on your own?

Kurai:
I actually like to work alone with people xD I just love it to have people around me while working (mostly on the phone), but nobody’s allowed to meddle with my work unless I ask for their opinion.

Nothing’s more fun than partner or group cosplays! You’re never alone when you meet problems or difficulties and wearing the cosplay is just ten times more fun than alone :) 

Especially with my partners here it was really great. Whenever I felt down they cheered me up and also vice versa.

CosplayTutorial:
Do you have any rituals, superstitions or traditions for cosplay or conventions? 

Kurai:
I always need a decent amount of background noises. Most of the times I play cartoons or sitcomes in the background (like Avatar the Last Airbender, Scrubs, Young Justice) or talk to people on the phone. I also tend to talk to my sewing machine, my glue gun or my scissors. I have the feeling that without a mutual understanding between me and my tools no cosplay can be done! And we all know the frustration if your sewing machine won’t do what you want it to do!

CosplayTutorial:
You represented Germany at the European Cosplay Gathering last year, that’s really impressive! How did you prepare for the finals? Do you have any tips for cosplayers looking to compete in masquerades or other contests? 

Kurai:
We represented Germany in the Finals 2013, so I can talk from experience.

I made myself a very strict schedule. Every evening after work I would at least work for 2 hours on my finals cosplay and on wednesday the whole evening. 

My tips would be: make a plan. And follow this plan. Make a list of things you want to do today, writing it done works magic. Take all the good vibes from your friends you can get, the support of them and you cosplay partners it what can drive you through the hardest of trials. Train your skit until you’re 100% sure you can do it on stage.
And most important of all: start early xD

Love this cosplay? Let the cosplayer know! Follow her facebook page or deviantart and leave some comments!

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Twilight Princess - Into Darkness
Foto taken by the incredible nice and most of all talented Mondkalb!

FB https://www.facebook.com/KuraiOfAnaguraCosplay
Deviantart: http://kuraiofanagura.deviantart.com/

Twilight Princess - Into Darkness

Foto taken by the incredible nice and most of all talented Mondkalb!

FB https://www.facebook.com/KuraiOfAnaguraCosplay

Deviantart: http://kuraiofanagura.deviantart.com/

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PKMN Trainer Red
Foto taken by Akimon http://akimon.tumblr.com/ at the TiCon ‘14
Isn’t he a cute little badass!?

PKMN Trainer Red

Foto taken by Akimon http://akimon.tumblr.com/ at the TiCon ‘14

Isn’t he a cute little badass!?

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LoZ: Twilight Princess - Gale Boomerang by KuraiOfAnagura
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wulfos:

Who is afraid of wolf link - by Zyxwen

Those girls are actually three very good friends of mine ^^

wulfos:

Who is afraid of wolf link - by Zyxwen

Those girls are actually three very good friends of mine ^^

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LoZ: Shadow of the Master Sword
Some decent pictures :) The texture came out realy great, somehow shadow-y liquid-y xD

LoZ: Shadow of the Master Sword

Some decent pictures :) The texture came out realy great, somehow shadow-y liquid-y xD

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Master Sword Dark LinkOne of my upcomming cosplays for this year, yet I don’t even have it planned for any particular Convention. I just feel that I can work on it, whenever I need some freetime some slacking or something to clear my mind :)Actually the latter was what drove me to finish this little black beauty within 5 days ^^;A) I cut out the basic of the sword. I used Balsawood, actually I found a fitting piece behind my cupboard ;PB) Adding the details. I mostly used Worblas Finest Art and styrofoam for this. I tried many new techniques I learned over the winter breakC) Done with all the details :)D) Close up of the upper part ^^E) I stabled the whole blade with resin, which was a messy and stinky affair. Yet now I’m a little more relaxed it won’t just break randomly ;p After the grounding I coloured it with spray colour, added a layer of acryl paint by brush and sprayed it again xDF) After applaying the varnish it looks really glossy, somehow liquid-y and is totally pitch black. I actually had to shine it with my bedroom lamp so you can see the inebbed triforce xD

Master Sword Dark Link

One of my upcomming cosplays for this year, yet I don’t even have it planned for any particular Convention. I just feel that I can work on it, whenever I need some freetime some slacking or something to clear my mind :)
Actually the latter was what drove me to finish this little black beauty within 5 days ^^;

A) I cut out the basic of the sword. I used Balsawood, actually I found a fitting piece behind my cupboard ;P
B) Adding the details. I mostly used Worblas Finest Art and styrofoam for this. I tried many new techniques I learned over the winter break
C) Done with all the details :)
D) Close up of the upper part ^^
E) I stabled the whole blade with resin, which was a messy and stinky affair. Yet now I’m a little more relaxed it won’t just break randomly ;p After the grounding I coloured it with spray colour, added a layer of acryl paint by brush and sprayed it again xD
F) After applaying the varnish it looks really glossy, somehow liquid-y and is totally pitch black. I actually had to shine it with my bedroom lamp so you can see the inebbed triforce xD

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Wind Waker: Link and the Queen of Fairies
Wind Waker Link: MeFairy Queen: SekundenzeigerFoto by Struwwelpeter (animexx)

Wind Waker: Link and the Queen of Fairies

Wind Waker Link: Me
Fairy Queen: Sekundenzeiger

Foto by Struwwelpeter (animexx)

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Morgiana Cosplay Foto
After some waiting time I got some new Fotos of my Morgiana Cosplay!I reaaaally like this one!Even though it is kinda blurred I like the power behind it. Haha, I’m that out of shape that I got muscle pain after the shooting ^^;Morgiana: MePhoto by Akimon: akimon.tumblr.com/My FB: www.facebook.com/KuraiOfAnaguraCosplay

Morgiana Cosplay Foto

After some waiting time I got some new Fotos of my Morgiana Cosplay!
I reaaaally like this one!
Even though it is kinda blurred I like the power behind it. Haha, I’m that out of shape that I got muscle pain after the shooting ^^;

Morgiana: Me
Photo by Akimon: akimon.tumblr.com/

My FB: www.facebook.com/KuraiOfAnaguraCosplay