Current Residence: Singapore
Favourite genre of music: Movie Soundtracks, Anime OSTs
Favourite style of art: Manga/Anime
Who am I?:
A polite, cultured person with open views. I believe in respect for all peoples and am therefore a very patient person. However, I have very high expectations when it comes to service and quality, one could consider my tastes a bit on the high and exquisite side.
As a person, I consider myself multi-talented. I pick up things which I have an interest in rather quickly. I always do some form of research before acting on a decision, but instinctively, I love to follow my heart. I enjoy variety and learning new things as well.
In terms of friendship, I have trust issues, however I am fiercely loyal to those who have earned my trust and respect. I believe in choosing friends wisely. Friendship, like love, should be due to a mutual attraction of wit, personality, character and beliefs, on a deeper note, similar experiences play a crucial role as well.
When it comes to hobbies, well, needless to say, I love everything art-related. I am very attracted to Japanese culture and Japanese weapons, namely their swords. I am a sword and knives collector and appreciator as well. Cosplay is still a very new thing to me but I've always loved the concept and artistic value behind it.
On a side note, I am also a practitioner of Japanese Swordsmanship Martial Arts. No, it ain't Kendo, cause thats a sport. In martial arts, your main focus is self-improvement and your drive is fueled by your own will to perfect your technique/craft.
Needless to say, you need a lot of discipline and determination to achieve what you want when you join a martial art. There are NO competitions as it isn't even competitive in nature, what we learn is deadly and you dont want to kill your sparring partner, so sparring always occurs in a controlled environment.
Back to cosplaying, naturally I love to play samurai characters since I have been formally trained in handling katanas. Personally, I prefer my cosplays to be a mix of fantasy and realism. Realism, in the sense that I will wear my swords in a tradtional manner, draw and sheathe the blade properly and strike realistic poses or at least display modifications of the real stances and/or techniques.
This is something I've noticed a lot of cosplayers lack. I mean, sure, you may have a cool costume, but striking weird poses with a sword just spoils it for the viewers cause everyone can tell that it isn't realistic looking (female characters excluded as long as the look is cute). Anyways, my advice is, if you got a character that uses a sword, then use it to your advantage, play the part well and learn how to look badass with it!