Hello, hello, and welcome to cosplay corner! This week I had the pleasure of meeting the adorable Acadia Rose; our featured cosplayer for the week. Acadia and I met through my job, and we actually live in the same city. She is a triple threat in the cosplay community: she models, shoots her own photography AND does her own editing. I’m in total awe of her skills, she is super talented; check out her Facebook, Instagram and Etsy to see more of her work!
FirstLady: What got you interested in cosplay?
Acadia Rose: I have liked Japanese culture and anime since I was a little kid. I was always doing projects on Japan when I was little, and the first anime I watched was Inuyasha.
FirstLady: What is your favorite cosplay outfit?
Acadia Rose: Right now I have a ton of school outfits (seifuku), and I wear them outside as my casual wear some days.
FirstLady: What advice would you give new cosplayers?
Acadia Rose: Make sure you know about the characters before dressing up. Be your favorite characters and have fun!
FirstLady: What is the hardest aspect about being a cosplayer?
Acadia Rose: For me, it’s that I don’t have a lot of time to make my own costumes, so I mostly purchase them on sale online, in thrift stores, and anywhere I can find cute pleated skirts and such things. I purchased two seifuku when I went to Japan a few months ago for only 500 yen, that is under $5! I’m always looking for deals, even with my regular clothing.
FirstLady: What are your hobbies/activities you enjoy to do in your spare time?
Acadia Rose: Besides watching a little anime and reading manga; I like to draw and make art, crafts, and I just started making my own comics, take and edit photos, roller blade, swim, play video games, I’m currently learning Japanese, I used to practice martial arts, I was the only girl in my high school wresting team for two years, and I organized a pet expo three times on my own. I’m kind of all over the place during my free time sometimes.
FirstLady: What do you do for a living?
Acadia Rose: I was a retail customer service representative. Right now I’m looking for an administrative assistant job, but I do some freelance photo editing and art on the side.
FirstLady: How old are you/what area do you live in?
Acadia Rose: I am 21 years old. Right now I live in Parma Heights Ohio, but I am originally from Worcester Massachusetts, and I moved around a lot as a kid. I’ve lived in California, Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts, and we took road trips around a lot when I was little. It wasn’t a very stable life, but it was kind of neat to get to start over and be the new mysterious person in school all the time.
FirstLady: Pick a quote that describes your personality.
Acadia Rose: I don’t know a lot of quotes, but a funny one for me would be something like, “You can’t be sad when you’re holding a strawberry cake, or a cute baby animal.” Ha-ha, I think sweet food and cute animals are my weaknesses.
Iki Hiyori from the show Noragami.
Kagome Higurashi from the show Inuyasha.
Fictional Sailor moon warrior from the show Sailor Moon.
A sketch of a cosplay outfit she wants to make.
Such cool cosplay; I’m glad I met Acadia so I could showcase some anime cosplay. I typically showcase video game cosplay, so this is a nice change. I love how delicate and feminine her cosplay is, so adorable! What are some of your favorite anime shows? I watched Inuyasha, Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon growing up, but I haven’t kept up with it since. After seeing Acadia Rose’s work, I think I’m going to get back into it! Remember to check out her Facebook, Instagram and Etsy to see more of her work!
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As always, GL and HF