What’s going on heroes? Happy Friday, this is the last Cosplay Cafe for this year. Just wanted to say thank you for everyone who reads and share these interviews. Also a big thank you to every cosplay I’ve interviewed, it’s been an honor. I can’t wait to see who I talk to next year for Cosplay Cafe season 2. Until then, enjoy getting to know Kanos Cosplay.
1. What were you like growing up? What were some of the things you were into as a child/teenager?
I was (am) an odd gamer kid. I spent a lot of time watching my older brother play our Sega Genesis because it was fun, but I was too intimidated to play. But then I started beating him at Starcraft when I turned 9. The internet raised me.
2. Who or what got you into cosplay?
My very artistic aunt involved me in art projects as a kid. Cosplay spawned from a love from my combined love of gaming and art. I had a school uniform from kindergarten until the end of high school, so making and wearing costumes made me happy.
3. First off, props to your Doomfist cosplay because wow, building something like that arm couldn’t have been easy. What made you decide to cosplay him for Blizzcon.
Thank you, I want to be noticed for the work I put into my costumes. I love playing Overwatch, but because of its popularity, people cosplay as the female characters a LOT. Creating a gender bend was going to be fun, challenging, and eye-catching. I actually suck at Doomfist and have only played him twice.
4. What got you into armor making? Armor making seems like it’s so time-consuming but also rewarding.
I suck at sewing.
5. What is one thing that cosplay taught you about yourself?
As a teenager, I frequently doubted my ability to make good art. Cosplay has helped me notice my strengths, which is sticking to one very long project, and creating details. Additionally, It has taught me to never get frustrated when handling a seam ripper.
6. Off topic question, favorite food?
7. Are there any cosplayers who inspire you to create?
There are so many, with the top being Kamui, Allison Tabbitha, Danielle Beaulieu, GeloGrayson, and Britthebadger.
8. Second off topic question, what’s something you’re looking forward to next year?
I am excited to get married next year!
9. Is there a convention you want to attend one day?
10. Do you have any cosplays you’re currently working on?
I am taking a break due to wedding planning, but I am planning on making my dress and adding some armor just to remind all my friends and relatives that I’m a weirdo.
11. What conventions can people find you at next year?
I’ll be at Fanimecon in San Jose in May.
12. Final question, anything you want to say to your fans?
I am happy to have found people who share a passion or enough interest in cosplay to find my page. Almost all interactions with followers and fellow cosplayers have been positive experiences. I tend to believe that most cosplayers grew up as oddballs, like me, and that this little hobby has brought us together and allowed us to express ourselves through art and appreciation.
Best way to keep up with Kanos is through her Instagram so be sure to give her a follow. Until next time, I’m XBen3000 and I’m out!