Cosplayer Interview with Crystal Graziano
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Cosplay, which combines the words “costume” and “play”, is not all about dressing up, it's also a kind of art. Apparently, Crystal Graziano, an elite cosplayer from South California, knows about the ultimate of cosplaying. She and her cosplays gained lots of attention during the years. Also, she was mentioned multiple times on some famous sites like Kotaku.
Now, it’s our great honor to have the opportunity to interview Crystal Graziano. Let's learn more about her together.
Before the interview begins, could you please tell us what made you decide to start cosplaying and what was your very first costume?
>I saw some awesome Final Fantasy VII cosplayers at San Diego Comic con which made me really happy, so I decided to cosplay as Aeris from FF VII.
Your Firefall Cosplay series is really amazing, and I notice you wrote in your self-introduction that your costumes were currently sponsored by Red 5 Studios and their game, Firefall. At what juncture were you invited to cooperate with them?
>During 2012 I was approached by Red 5 to be their sponsored cosplayer as well as portray Morningstar from their game Firefall.
Which are your favorite Firefall cosplay photos? While cooperating with Red 5 Studios and Firefall team for this cosplay, what has impressed you the most?
>I really loved all of my pictures in Firefall cosplay. I was really impressed with the entire Red 5 team as well as being able to work with Steve Wang, a very talented special effects artist.
It seems most of your cosplay works are game related, do you have any favorite anime/comic characters or a future cosplay in mind that you can't wait to do?
>I have a lot of favorite characters from anime and games, one of my favorites is Motoko Kusanagi from the Ghost in the Shell TV show, as well as Powergirl from DC.