Customer Spotlight: CelticSakura

Posted on 17 March 2015

 

Jareth and short wefts in Dark Ash Blonde (029)
Photo by Flo Cospic

 
This week we interviewed wig-savvy customer, CelticSakura! See more of her work here and follow her on Facebook here!
 

 

Q:  When did you start cosplaying, and what got you started?
A:  Well, it kind of all began in 2003, when a friend and I decided to be original and make Peach and Daisy’s dresses (out of poplin…) for Halloween at high school. I learned at the time that cosplay existed after doing some research on the Internet. But I consider that I officially started cosplaying in 2006, when I attended my first convention as Aeris. I thought these kind of events only took place in Japan, and I was so excited to hear about one being organized in a nearby city.

 

Q:  What is your favorite part of the costume-making process?
A:  Am I too predictable if I say wigs? :) It’s just so crazy what you can do with a handful of fibers and some hairspray! I also really like detailed work, like crafting and finishing accessories.

 

Q:  Which costume are you most proud of?
A:  For the moment, definitely Beauty from Ghost Trick. Obviously, the wig was an insane challenge, and I still can’t believe that it all held up haha. It was also my first time having an intensive body makeup. I wanted so much to do the character justice, and the results were far beyond my expectations!

Q:  Do you have a favorite Arda Wig style and/or color?
A:  I’m not even sure I’ve ever used a same style twice, but I’d say I really like the Jareth for its fullness and the ease of spiking. I like the fact that Arda always has the perfect base wig for any project I want to tackle. As for colors, I’m really fond of the purple palette and I have a soft spot for Ultraviolet (AR020), it’s just so vibrant!

Q:  What advice do you have for new cosplayers getting into the hobby?
A:   Don’t be afraid to TRY! Try to use a pattern, try some new materials, try the new technique you read about, try to make that wig that seems challenging, try to make that costume even if you’re not sure you have the skills. Sure, you’re gonna make some mistakes at first, but I have been in this hobby for 10 years and I wouldn’t be where I’m at if I hadn’t stepped out of my comfort zone. Just do it! And nobody can tell you what you can or can’t do!

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