Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer of the week Florida : Rose Rosa Van Sciver

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : I was going to my first convention ever and my friend told me about cosplayers, I was so intrigued I decided to give it a try

Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : my first cosplay was a Sim3

Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : Aggretsuko, Sirfetchd, D.va

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : Yes, I won 1st place Journey man at Infinity Con

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :Sewing and armor making

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : I am trying to do my own photosessions at home

Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : I don’t

Leo Nocedo : Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : yes, Yaya han

Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : One of my most detailed cosplays would have been my iron banner Hunter from Destiny

Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :Practice a lot with the materials, try them on something else before the real thing and think outside the box

Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :Definetly Spyro, I did not think the community would show soo much support with that cosplay

Leo Nocedo : What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :I was using a stick on bra cup and it was very hot outside, I was panicking that they would fall off

Leo Nocedo : What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : On my first con I was wearing my sim cosplay and I had a batman shirt on, guess I wasnt the only one i found a guys that studied with me with the same outfit, it was really funny

Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :As Akasha I once met a family with a baby that were fans of the vampire chronicles. They were talking to me as their queen and everything, it was an awesome moment

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :No, but it will be amazing to do so

Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :Spyro <3

Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :Jo anns and Homedepot

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :Pre styled, I can’t style them

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :Yes, figment instead of spyro

Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :Sim, Akasha, Wii fit trainer, Villager from animal crossing, spyro, sirfetch, and many more to come

Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : Megacon

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :I do, but what is the fun part in that :p

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : No, but I almost lost my hunter knife a good con goer ran and gave it to me

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :  No

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : I will love to try it at least once

Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : Yes I did. Yaya han and it was one of the best experiences ever, she still recognizes me

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : No

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : Make them

Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver :To start cosplaying very very earlier

Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : Unknow from Tekken would be an amazing cosplay accomplishment also I would like to re-do my Akasha cosplay which was one of my dream one

Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : My Destiny hunter cosplay which included a shotgun (Lord of the Wolves) which is a very complicated prop

Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : I would say akasha, a friend of mine had to help me achieve her look

Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : The details and quality of their cosplays

Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : The cons and makng new friends

Leo Nocedo : Make up your own question!
Rose Rosa Van Sciver : What new skill did you learn while cosplaying? sewing and paint jobs also working with a lot of tools I never knew they existed.                                                                                 
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Leo Nocedo is a cosplay photographer who has been using a camera for the last forty years in many forms , in the military and professional studios in Miami and New York city . He got his start in cosplay photography attending conventions with his brother Juan Nocedo . He keeps on doing what he does to honor his late brother .

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