Welcome to Meet the Cosplayer, where I introduce you to some of the fantastic, creative talent within the Rainbow Six: Siege community. This series is meant to showcase the amazing cosplayers no matter their skill level or experience.
I sat down and spoke with cosplayer Naaat about her history with cosplay, what got her into it, the challenges she faced and other things.
Naaat is 26 years old and is a 3D game artist teaching games design in the UK.
What got you interested in cosplay?
“I used to live in a Thunderbirds costume when I was a kid so it seems a slightly natural progression from there. I’d been interesting in comic cons for a while watching videos and vlogs of peoples cosplay creation process really inspired me to give it a go .”
How long have you been cosplaying for?
“I started back when I was 15 cosplaying making Altair from Assassin’s Creed so it’s been over 10 years now. Since then I’ve done costumes from AC, Borderlands, Arrow, Marvel, Siege and Cyberpunk 2077”
What has been the most difficult part about cosplaying for you?
“Not comparing myself to others, I really love seeing everyone’s cosplays but sometimes I find myself going “Oh I should x, y & z like they have”. So understanding that everyone has different budgets and time limits really helped me.”
When cosplaying, what have been three most important things for you to have with you?
“Water, always water! Looking good is not worth the dehydration from not carrying a bottle with you. Plasters/ blister patches, if you’ve bought shoes specifically for a cosplay they always rub. My phone, I love having my phone on me so I can take photos with other cosplayers and try to grab their socials.”
When you started cosplaying, what was an obstacle or challenge that you encountered?
“Before I started I had no experience with sewing so I had to learn all I could from the ground up when it came to sewing and costume construction.”
What advice would you give to people wanting to start cosplay for the first time?
“I always want to encourage people who are thinking of cosplaying to give it a go. Also please choose comfort over accuracy, your body will thank you.”
Naaat can be found on your favourite social media channels here:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Naaat_96
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/naaat_135