Food Wars Alice Nakiri Cosplay by Yuki, Russia
Our Cosplayer Interview Series is back! This day we’re going to know another cosplayer from Russia. As an avid fan of Food Wars, I’m super thrilled to present you a charming cosplay works of Alice Nakiri.
Our featured cosplayer is a gender bender as well, she does primarily male characters like Hyakuya Yuuichirou of Owari no Seraph, Shin of Amnesia, Haruka Kasugano of Yosuga no Sora and many more.
My favorite one of her gender bend cosplay? I have to say the Harry Potter one. It’s indeed impressive! I would like to thank once again Ms. Yuki for letting us adore your works and continue to be an inspiration to other genderbend cosplayers.
I can’t wait to show you her Food Wars cosplay of Alice and the rest of her remarkable works! Let’s Welcome Ms. Yuki!
Food Wars Cosplay
Hi! I’m Yuki from Russia. Currently live in St. Petersburg, Russia. Up till now I only attended Russian conventions in Rostov-on-Don, Moscow, Voronej, Taganrog, Krasnodar and St. Petersburg. But I hope I’ll be able to visit some conventions abroad one day.
I’m a part of cosplay duo Yukio Cosplay and together with my friend Zero, we join a team of artists called Yukio Art.
The first anime I watched was SailorMoon and it happened when I was a kid in junior school. I didn’t know about anime at the time, so I just considered it as cartoons.
Some years later I stumbled upon anime again, it was Shaman King, I liked it very much and soon I found out about other anime series and manga too. I really got absorbed with these things.
Sometime later, I heard about cosplay and conventions. I visited one and was deeply impressed by the people who looked so much like anime characters.
I’ve always imagined myself in the place of main characters when reading a manga and watching anime. Then I discovered that I could become one of those characters or even many of them. It made me happy and it was fun meeting other cosplayers too.
First Convention and Experiences
My first cosplay convention, which I visited as a cosplayer was in 2010 in Rostov-on-Don. The convention is called Tanibata and is held every Summer in July. I didn’t take part in the convention program and came with my friend to see what a cosplay convention is, the program, the organization, other cosplayers, to take photos.
The main entertainment for me was guessing the characters the cosplayers were dressed as. My first cosplay was of Yuki Cross (Kuran) from anime Vampire Knight.
The anime was new at the time and a big shot, so this cosplay was pretty popular and I met a lot of my “twins” wearing the same costumes at the convention.
A lot of people asked to take pictures of my friend (cosplayed as Zero) and me and with us, and it was very nice. The convention left a lasting impression and I knew I would surely come again next year.
That time and years after I met a lot of people who became a part of my life whether for better or worse. I don’t regret anything as long as my life was and is interesting thanks to them.
I can’t recall any really bad memories connected directly to cosplay. Well, there was a case once, when I got criticised for nothing by a girl in a Russian social network.
After that, I decided I wouldn’t submit my photos there anymore and only post them on foreign websites (but they still tend to pop up in “vkontakte” where people publish my pics without permission).
There were also problems when I made plans with other cosplayers to cosplay together and they let me down. It was irritating too, so I don’t often seek a company for cosplay after all those failures.
Actually, all the fun stuff usually takes place at photo shoots (especially team photo shoots), there are all kinds of jokes and we’re fooling around. It’s not as great at conventions, especially now, I think conventions are getting worse, they are not so cozy and friendly anymore.
I usually order my costumes from tailors or sometimes from websites like eBay or AliExpress, because I’m not born to be a tailor. I guess But there were times when I had to make costumes myself, it was terribly difficult.
Still I don’t understand a thing about patterns, so Zero usually does this part and I’m sewing. My first self-made costume was of Tomoe from Kamisama Hajimemashita, since it was a kimono it was pretty easy, but I still wasn’t able to make it in time for a party, so I just didn’t go.
It often happens to me that I can’t do things in time, it is really annoying. I need to get rid of this habit. Then we (Zero and I) made costumes for Kurohime characters, they were really a pain, but I’m proud of the result.
There were also times when I made costumes together with my mom (Kaneki’s mask from Tokyo Ghoul, and one more costume, that I still haven’t finished), and a few costumes that my mom made for me.
Sometimes we still sew something, if it’s not too difficult, but usually, order from a tailor as I said. I don’t know which of the costumes might be my favorite, those that I made myself are always not good enough in my opinion.
I’m not very fond of all this fangirl stuff, don’t like idolizing people. Nevertheless, I’ve got my favorite cosplayer Yuegene Fay. I admire the work of this person, his/her costumes are always so elaborated.
Definition of Cosplayer
There are people, who get really worked up about their costumes and cosplay, and there are those, who don’t care much, they just have fun changing into costumes and cosplay as their favorite characters.
I’m somewhere in the middle, but sometimes I do get worked up about things. I think either way is good as long as it makes you happy. Frankly speaking, I’m not always happy doing cosplay.
There are times when I get so frustrated and annoyed I want to give up and send it all to hell, but there are also the opposite cases when I’m extremally happy being at conventions wearing a costume or looking at the photos carefully retouched by Zero, who is also my photographer.
As I’ve already mentioned above, I love cosplay because I love anime and I want to be a part of it.
I don’t usually participate in contests because of that very problem “failing to do things in time”. But I won a contest in the Internet once (at Drawcrowd) and got a figurine of Megurine Luka.
So I can say without any doubt, that people, who like my cosplay and urge me with warm words are the best reward to me. I’m very thankful to them for their support and for keeping me a company.
I don’t have any ambitions about cosplay activity, I just want to keep having fun until it’s gotten too troublesome to carry on.
Piece of Advice
My only advice is don’t rush things, guys, proceed carefully step by step, or you’ll end up the same way as me never finishing what you’ve started!
My plans are so sudden and unpredictable, that I don’t really know if I’ll go to any convention at all. You can follow me on my accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WorldCosplay, VK account, and DeviantArt.
I’d appreciate if someone could support my cosplay and art on our patreon pages apart from other public pages, and maybe you’ll be interested to visit my print shops.
Food Wars Alice Nakiri Cosplay