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Your new Cosplayer of the Month: Nathalia NOR .
Welcome to Cosplayer of the Month, where we feature an incredible cosplayer from our community of fans and learn about who they are beneath the surface and, ahem, WORBLA. This month, we haveNathalia NOR !
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Tell us about the first time you put together a cosplay piece.
My very first cosplay piece was a Hogwarts uniform from the Harry Potter series. I was not confident enough with my skills to try to look like a character from the movies, but I wanted to feel like I was part of the Wizarding World, so I cosplayed as an unknown Ravenclaw student. I found a group of fans that also were cosplayers and had a lot of fun. After this experience I decided to dedicate more time into cosplaying.
What types of characters are you drawn to as a cosplayer?
Some of them are characters from my childhood that I just want to keep alive inside of me. Others are characters I personally like because of the story or because it conveys a message or a feeling.
What do you hope to achieve through cosplay?
When I am cosplaying, I want other people to feel happy. As an example, my Marty Mcfly (from Back to the Future) cosplay draws a lot of attention of fans that want to see the props. I am a collector myself, so I understand the excitement some people feel when they see a piece from a movie they like.
If you could give any piece of advice to new cosplayers, what would it be?
Be confident! The cosplay community is amazingly body positive. Doesn’t matter your age, your gender, your colour, your body type. You can cosplay as any character you want. You can dress as a character from a different gender (it is called a cross-play). You can change the gender of a character (genderswap). You can create versions of alternative worlds. The possibilities are endless, and cosplay is for everyone!
What would you say is the hardest part of cosplaying?
Creating the cosplay is the hardest part. A lot of times what you have in mind doesn’t work as well in reality. Certain pieces aren’t possible to execute, or end up being too expensive, or it may not be comfortable to wear. I spend a lot of time planning how I’m going to put a cosplay together.