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Today we will showcase the cosplay work of Clow!
Clow is a Spanish cosplayer living in Japan who likes to cosplay a lot of different characters from Japanese animation and videogames.
On this page you will find an interview with him and lots of photos of his cosplays!
Birthday: Apr 27
Blood type: O
Favorite food: Okonomiyaki and pizza ♡
Disliked food: shrimpShrimp. , I hate shrimp
Hobby:Cosplay, Japanese animation, videogames (RPG), karaoke, drinking with friends.
Part 1. Why did you start cosplaying?
About 10 years ago, some of my friends in Spain told me to cosplay with them, and I thought it looked like a lot of fun so I gave it a try (lol).
My first cosplays were very simple and it felt more like I was just dressing up, but as I got more and more hooked gradually, the level of my costumes also increased.
When I arrived in Japan 4 years ago, my Japanese was very poor and I didn’t have friends, but thanks to this hobby I could met other people who shared the same interests as me and I’m really grateful for that.
Thanks to it, now I have a lot of friends and my very own cosplay circle has become bigger!
Part 2. What do you care about most when cosplaying?
Although I love all the characters I cosplay, I specially try to do my best when I’m cosplaying characters from obscure, minor titles, those that don’t have a lot of cosplayers.
Since I also love RPG and videogames, I do my best effort when making costumes and weapons,
but I also think one of the most interesting parts is reproducing the scenes of my favorite works in a photography.
Part 3. Tips for creating props and setting wigs
To make a cosplay from scratch, you will not only need skill, but also money and time!
Although recently, there’s a big selection of costumes that you can just buy and wear, they don’t
usually include the wig or the props, and those two are not easy to do.
I feel that I have more experience in sewing than in making props or armors, but recently I do a lot of
wig styling so I'm gradually feeling more comfortable with wigs.
Styling them to match the personality of the character takes time and
effort, but it's very fun!
Part 4. Your best cosplay memories
There are tons of cosplays that are very special to me for a lot of reasons. For example, one I'd go as far as to say that it changed my life is my Natsume Kyosuke (Little Busters!) cosplay, and thanks to it I made a lot of friends.
Also Syaoran-kun from Tsubasa ~RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE~, which is my favorite manga.
And the protagonists from Persona 4 & 5, thanks to whom I could take part on super big cosplay groups: those were like a dream come true.
Part 5. Tell us about your future cosplay plans
Q. Who are you planning to cosplay next?
Well, there are some people who might know this already,
but I really love Diarmuid from the Fate series, and I already cosplayed him in a lot of events and photoshoots. I made various versions of him, but I can say one of my next cosplay plans is Saber Diarmuid! (some people directly asked me to do it (lol))
Doing a cosplay armor like this can end up being hell if you don’t plan and schedule it properly, so I would like to take my time and do it while having fun during the process. I feel really relaxed when I can do cosplay with plenty of time, while watching anime after getting back home
Q.Where do you usually cosplay?
Even though I of course participate in cosplay only events and also big general ones like Comiket, I think like half of the “events” I participate are actually private photoshoots in cosplay studios or outdoors locations.
Making photoshoots in cosplay studios is better for the quality of the photos,so lately my course of action is going to events mainly to talk and have fun with people and then doing a proper photoshoot. By the way,
I only did costests at home 3 or 4 times at most.
Although I think it's really useful to practice looking like the character before the event/shoot, putting on the makeup and the color contacts takes a lot of time so I cannot help but feel I'm kinda wasting mine when I do it.
Q. What is "cosplay" for you?
As both a fan and a creator, I feel like cosplay is a visual expression of
your love for a certain work, and a tool to meet other people who also love that work as well.
I didn't only make friends in Spain and Japan through cosplay, but also in many other countries,
so I feel really thankful that this hobby exists! I also had the chance of being invited as a guest or a performer in many events, and I think that also makes me grow as a cosplayer!
Part 5. A final word
I would like to tell Japanese cosplay photo studios that male cosplayers also exist!
Sometimes I feel sad because I cannot shoot in shared cosplay studios if I don't reserve the entire building only for me.
I understand that some studios are pretty narrow and they just don't have enough real space for a male changing room, but there are a few that just don't give us any option, which I feel is really unfair.
Male cosplayers are also important, so I'm really grateful that this site exists! I will keep supporting it!
Of course, I'm also really happy that you have decided to interview me ☆
To everyone reading this, don't hesitate to follow me on Twitter (@clow_shirow)
. I'll be waiting for you!
And this was Clow’s showcase!
Thank you for the interview and the cosplay photo!
You can check for yourselves how Clow's reproduces the original work faithfully in his cosplay photos!
He will strive to continue improving his make-up, modeling, and sewing skills!
And he'll like to take a more active part in events all over the world!
We will be looking forward to his future success!
You can find Clow’s SNS accounts below
Since he usually cosplays in Tokyo (Japan), don't hesitate to talk to him if
you have the opportunity!
About this media
This media is a male cosplayer media all over the world.
I am operating as a personal hobby.
For details, please refer to "ABOUT".
I am waiting for the registration of male cosplayer!
Thank you very much!