Today with have a great interview with the beautiful Kiri Hoshi! She is 19 years old and lives in Italy! Read more below!
How and when did you get into cosplay?
I got into cosplay in 2011, when a friend talked to me about an event (a small convention) in our city and I got immediately attracted to that world.
How did you come up with your cosplay name?
During these years I changed my cosplay or art name in general a few times, because of many reasons. I chose the current one “Kiri Hoshi” inspiring to my favorite characters, and also, “hoshi” means “star” which, with different meanings, is what I want to be.
What do you do when you're not in cosplay or geeking out?
My current job is doing cosplay commissions for other people. I spend a lot of my time practice singing, and I also like to read and doing computer graphic.
How do you choose your next cosplay?
I always choose characters that excite me, most of the times they are characters in which I find myself. For a convention or event I chose it basing on time, money, whether or if there are contest in which I can perform.
Who is your cosplay idol/inspiration?
I don't have a particular inspiration, I follow a lot of cosplayer, especially asian, just if I like the characters they cosplay and how they do it.
What cosplay(s) are you working on right now?
Right now I'm trying to plan the cosplays for the rest of the year, but I think I'm going to work on Asuna Titania from Sword Art Online in these days.
What is your dream cosplay?
It's difficult to me to say what my dream cosplay is, because I can say that everyone of them is a dream. Some are just easier, while some others take long time and specific circumstances.
What is a random fun fact about you as a cosplayer or one of your cosplays?
I think something funny about me may be that many times I surprised my friends with the characters I chose.
Do you have any cosplay or convention pet peeves?
I may say a lot of things regarding this, but I'll just say that what I really hate is how lately cosplayers are treated here, sometimes we don't have neither a changing room.
Do you have any horror stories or mistakes you've made that others can learn from?
I think a horror story that many -if not every- cosplayers have experienced is the feeling of breaking your cosplay right before or during convention, and the main advice I can do to prevent this is to make your costumes with lot of times before the con.
Do you have anything else you want to say, or add to this interview?
I would like to share my passion(s) with more and more people, so I would be glad if anyone who read this followed me in my pages and most of all interact with me!
Where can we find you on all things social?
Facebook (where I'm active everyday)
Photos for this interview provided by Kiri Hoshi.
Wow, Kiri Hoshi's cosplays are absolutely gorgeous, and her interview was even more inspiring. Make sure you follow her on all things social!!