Today, we have an interview with a super sweet cosplayer, @duyendoesstuff !!!!
We first met @duyendoesstuff when we animated this amazing photo! (Actual animation can be found on our Instagram page):
Below is her fun interview!:
Moana had just come out and I was obsessed with her Wayfinder outfit. I reached out to a few people on IG who had made that version and stared at reference photos for what felt like too long
Mik from @hi.me.butt took the time to give me a lot of useful tips!
It’s also a fun way to spend time with my sister, who usually cosplays with me now!
It was really fun learning different techniques like how to tie the headpiece and the skirt. It was a lot of wandering throughout craft stores going “Hmm… this will work, I think” for several weeks, then a rushed two weeks of putting it together.
It held together pretty well, I think!
If I have to pick one, it would be the Hannah Alexander version of Moana. It’s so beautiful with so many intricate details. I worked on this every moment I could for over a month, so it was definitely a labor of love.
7. Do you do cosplay events or competitions? Do you have a favorite you like to attend and why?
I feel like I’m just starting out, so I need to work on my skills a little bit before considering any of that.
I think I get a little too ambitious when choosing outfits
There are usually a lot of details, so it feels like I’m making very slow progress until all of a sudden, it comes together and looks pretty decent!
That’s such an amazing feeling – when the pieces of the costume fall together to create the complete look!
I also love seeing kids’ faces when their parents go “Look, it’s Moana!” I’ve gotten some pretty hilarious reactions and interactions.
I’m a very introverted person, so it’s a bit difficult for me to meet and connect with people. But so far, everyone has been so kind and encouraging, and the community is so welcoming!
CosPLAY should be something that brings happiness and confidence!