Time flies. It’s already been over a month since the last cosplay interview on bakayaro.de. No reason to be sad! Here is Cosplay Interview #24 with Lei Sakuragi. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Hi Lei! Thank you for accepting my interview invitation.
Lei Sakuragi: Thank you for interviewing me :D
Before I start to ask you some questins, could you please introduce yourself first?
Lei Sakuragi: Hi, I’m Lei Sakuragi! I was born in Germany but now I’m currently living in Hong Kong
Please tell us, when did you start cosplaying and what got you into it?
Lei Sakuragi: I started in summer 2008, it was a cosplay event when my friend was cosplaying as Suzumiya Haruhi so she lended me her costumes of Asahina Mikuru because she was desperate for a partner
Do you have a personal favorite costume? One you’re most proud of?
Lei Sakuragi: Not really. I like all of them. But I’ll say Rikka if I have to choose one.
What was the most challenging costume you’ve ever had to make?
Lei Sakuragi: Araragi Tsukihi. I was my first time to make a yukata and it took me so long to paint the patterns.
What cosplays are you planning for the future?
Lei Sakuragi: This is a hard question xD There are too many. I’m currently preparing for Mizutani Shizuku, and lots of character from K anime. And hopefully I can cosplay as Juliet Starling and Ranmao from Black Blutler and characters from Psycho Pass within 2013
Your Rikka cosplay looks awesome. Is she your favorite character of “Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai”?
Lei Sakuragi: YES! Rikka is so cute and I love the way she interacts with Yuta
Please tell us your top 3 anime from the fall 2012 season.
Lei Sakuragi: There are too many good animes this season. Definitely K, Psycho Pass, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai or Btoom
Whay is your favorite anime of all time?
Lei Sakuragi: I really don’t know! It’s a long list. Code Geass, K, Psycho Pass, Kuroko no Basuke, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, Junjo Romantica, Fate Zero …and WAY more
Do you like to show skin when you do cosplay or is it unpleasant for you?
Lei Sakuragi: I don’t mind.
Do you have one piece of advice that you would give to cosplay-newbies?
Lei Sakuragi: Trust Yourself!
Do you like “crossplaying”?
Lei Sakuragi: YES! Because as a girl and a fujoshi, there are so many ikemen characters that I love! And I’ve done quite a lot this year <3
Do you play videogames? If so, what is your favorite genre?
>Lei Sakuragi: Sometimes. Action games and BL game
How important is cosplay to you?
Lei Sakuragi: To be honest it’s just a hobby, but I know I’ve been spending way too much time and money on it.
Do you have other hobbies or passions except cosplay ?
Lei Sakuragi: Music! I’m a band vocalist, a violist and I’ve achieved a professional level as a Pianist.