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 Noukie about her history with cosplay, what got her into it, the challenges she faced and other things.
Noukie is 18 years old and lives in The Netherlands. She’s currently in high-school, but she currently aims to either join the armed forces or enter videogame development.
What got you interested in cosplay?
“I have always been quite expressionate in the way I dress, and I saw people make the most incredible things for their cosplays. I wanted to do that too! I was completely in love with Rainbow Six: Siege at the time, so I decided my first cosplay would be from that game.”
How long have you been cosplaying for?
“I started with my Ela cosplay in September, 2021. I haven’t been doing this for long, but I’m always busy!”
What has been the most difficult part about cosplaying for you?
“Crafting stuff from scratch. I learned a lot from working on my Iana cosplay because I had to make everything from foam and fabric. The whole process is still not done, but thanks to my amazing art teacher it’s gonna look amazing. You really need to be able to do everything! From drawing, to sewing, to even learning how to program lights! I also really struggled with comparing myself to others. I always felt like my cosplays weren’t good enough, because there is always someone with more talent, money and resources of course. But I gotta let that go.”
When cosplaying, what have been three most important things for you to have with you?
“One: Deodorant! All that gear makes you sweat so much. Two: I always carry a bit of contact cement, in-case something breaks off I can fix it immediately. Three: Water. Stay hydrated folks.”
When you started cosplaying, what was an obstacle or challenge that you encountered?
“I’ve been shamed a lot for my weight, and that demotivated me a lot. People always like to complain, no matter what. My biggest challenge was not doing 10 things at once! I tend to get really chaotic and not finish a project while starting another one. Planning is key to creating something awesome.”
What advice would you give to people wanting to start cosplay for the first time?
“Before you buy anything study the character and make some sketches for what you want. This saves so much money!”
Noukie can be found on your favourite social media channels here:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/angelnoukie
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/angelnoukie