This interview is with AdlezAkuseru AKA Nadia from Denmark (like me! :D), who is besides being really friendly (i don't know her well, but i met with her and taken a picture or two of her and she is always so nice ^^) is a great cosplayer and she is EPIC at making props and crafts in general. I wish i could be that good at crafting & sewing T_T I'm really happy she said yes to being interviewed earlier today, and i really hope i can talk to her some more in the future!
Oh and again, big pictures ahead of ye! It would be sad to have small pictures when showing off pretty cosplays with lots of detail, right? :P
Before i start with the interview you of course need to have some links to where you can find her! So you can go check out all the awesome cosplays and stuff i didn't get to post here ;) Here they are:
Her website here!
Cosplay blog here!
And facebook fanpage here! Give her a like :D
Okay, so now to the interview. I will make sure to display most of her cosplays and the best selection of photos of them! :D
1. What’s your name?
My name is Nadia Axel.
2. Where do you come from and where do you currently live?
I come from Denmark, the little country just north to Germany and below Sweden. I grew
up there and I live there.
|Nadia with no cosplay on!|
3. What is your cosplayer name/what do you prefer being called?
My cosplay name is AdlezAkuseru or just Axel. "Akuseru" is the Japanese way to pronounce
"Axel" and Adlez is actually just "Zelda" written backwards..
4. Why do you cosplay?
Because it's fun and I get to use the full potential of my creativity. I also get a lot
of friends in the cosplay environment.
5. When did you start cosplaying?
I started back in 2007 where I cosplayed as Riku Harada (because I had short hair and had
no idea where to get a wig) from D.N. Angel.
|Risa Harada from D.N. Angel (couldn't find a picture of her doing Riku) - Photo by Zarsu|
6. How many cosplays do you have?
(oldest > newest)
Risa Harada - D.N. Angel
Kairi - Kingdom Hearts II
Wolfram Von Bielefeld - Kyou Kara Maou!
Wolfrm Von bIelefeld (nightdress) - Kyou Kara Maou!
Lelouch Lamperouge - Code Geass
Zero - Code Geass R2
Yami Bakura - Yu-Gi-oh! (the abridged series actually)
Link - Legend of Zelda, Twilight Princess
Heather Mason - Silent Hill 3
Sora - Kingdom Hearts II
Midna (true form) - Legend of Zelda, Twilight Princess
Nero - Devil May Cry 4
Angelo Credo - Devil May Cry 4
Nero og Angelo Credo are both made in cooperation with my partner, Zuum (You can find Zuum if you click here!), and she owns both cosplays as much as I do.
7. Did you make them all yourself?
Yes! I mean it's okay to got help but I usually always think out my own ideas and such.
In the beginning I got help from my grandmother but I eventually took over at made it all
by myself. As mentioned before, Nero and Angelo Credo were made in cooperation with Zuum
and they're the first cosplays I've worked on with another cosplayer.
8. Of all your cosplays, what is your favourite one?
Link - I really love my Link cosplay!
|Link from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - photo by Zarsu|
9. And what is your least favourite?
Hmm.. I think Yami Bakura. Because I never actually found some pants that fit, and the
t-shirt is lousy-made XD
10. What was your first cosplay?
Riku Harada, but I eventually borrowed a wig so I could use it as Risa Harada.
11. What is your newest one?
Angelo Credo & Nero - they were both made for the same date.
12.Which cosplay was hardest to make?
Angelo Credo.. I have never ever challanged myself and my partner so much. We spent 3
months of intense work on that cosplay. It was really insane.
|Angelo Credo from Devil May Cry 4 - Photo by Silas Ichi Staal|
13. What project are you currently working on?
Right now I'm working on my Fenris (Dragon Age II) cosplay for SVS-con but I'm also
considering doing Samus Aran (Metroid Prime) for the show.. Besides that I'll be
starting on my Lightning (FF-XIII-2) cosplay soon!
14a. Have you ever performed on stage with an act? If yes, how many?
Yes, that I have. I believe it's 8 times now.
14b. If yes, what was your favourite performance?
My favourite will be from J-Popcon 2010 where I was Heather Mason and my partners were
bubblehead nurses and we were making a creepy-like dance-thing.
(This is the J-Popcon 2010 act. I remember it clearly since i was there myself, and it was fucking scary XD but they were so epic nice, you gotta watch this video if you haven't seen it! and again, i suggest full-screening or watching this in big on youtube so that you can actually see what's going on! ^^)
14c. And have you won anything by performing on stage?
Yes, that I also have :D
The first time I acted was in 2008 where my partner and I got "Best Craft".
Two years later in 2010 me and my partner won "Best Props"
Then later in 2010 at J-Popcon (the act mentioned before) we won 3 prizes. We got
"Best Group", "Best Music" and went 3rd in "Best Picture".
Then in 2011 my partner and I won the "Freestyle" prize at SVS-con and at this year's
J-Popcon we got the "J-Popcon Cosplay Award".
There's a more detailed overview on my website where the acts can be seen, too :D
15. Do you have a cosplay idol/cosplayer you really admire? If yes, who and why?
Pikminlink is the cosplayer I admire the most. She puts so much effort in her costumes
and her propping is excellent!! She's so awesome I don't even.
16. Do you go to conventions? If yes, which one was your favourite?
Yes I do. I really like the Danish Genki-con. That must be my favourite. Then J-Popcon and
then the Norwegian Desu-Con.
|Lelouch Lamperouge, Zero version from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Photo by Laura Stenum|
17. What are the next three conventions you are going to? Where and when?
SVS-con 2012 in Herning (Denmark)
UPP-con 2012 in Uppsala (Sweden - I'm not sure if I CAN go but I want to)
Desu-con 2012 in Oslo (Norway)
18. Do you plan to continue cosplaying for a long time?
I plan to continue for some years. I don't know if that's 2 years or 6 years because
I'm getting older and older and a new life seems to be uprising and you'll never know
if there'll be room for all you want.
19. Anything else you want to add?
I love propping, that's my area!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's it for the interview. Liked it? I definitely did. I love getting to look all these pictures through and select the ones that goes on the blog here (they're all great though, so it's so hard to pick!) Again, i'm really glad this talented girl wanted to answer my questions, but now i have no idea who to interview next! XD Gotta find someone soon, maybe Yayahan (since she is epicly talented too).
Also Nadia, if you're reading this at all i hope you like how the interview turned out ^^ I hope we can talk some more in the near future! :)
As i said last time, my sister is still working on the layout. It's on standby since my sister is sick and have been for a long time, but it will be resumed as soon as my sister can and want to. So still no promises but the promise that it's going to be great <3
And as with the last interview i will end it with a couple of epic nice cosplays (and my favourite!) from Nadia since i couldn't fit them all into the interview! Happy December and until next time, take care!
|Midna, True Form version from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Photo by Zarsu|
I just want to drop a few words on this one. This one is probably my favourite cosplay from Nadia (i really like her Link too though) and i am so wowed by this. One of the best True Form Midna i have ever seen. I saw her in this one at Genki con 2011, and my first thoughts were OMG! that is such an awesome cosplay! And she has to be freezing her ass off, walking around in that (it's bodypaint, NOT a bodysuit!) and BAREFOOT on top of it all (since Genki wasn't that warm of a con even though it was early August) The patterns on the fabric is so well made (especially on the back!) and her headpiece is crafted so lovely, i don't even. So yeah. How can you not love that up there, seriously! (and it's even more awesome in real life, i promise.)
|Wolfram Von Bielefeld, Season 1 version from Kyou Kara Maou! - Photo by Zuum|
|Sora from Kingdom Hearts II - Photo by Kami|