ONEPIECE COSPLAY KING GRANDPRIX finalist interview vol.4

The finalists of ONE PIECE Cosplay King Grand Prix, that will be held on August 3, have been decided in July!
Please have a look at the interviews of the 20 people who were chosen from all over the world.
Let’s enjoy the event to the most and learn more about the finalists!

TRAFALGAR・LAW / ZIN

▼ Please tell us which is the point you care the most in the making of the costume or the posing of the ONE PIECE character with which you are taking part this time.
For me the most important part was to nail the energy and the silhouette of Trafalgar Law, the way he stands, his posture, and his facial expression. As of the costume – my favorite part was making his big sword. In the anime it is almost as big as him, so I had to make this sword which is almost 150cm long ! It was made out of EVA Foam, Worbla and acrylics.
▼ Please tell us your feelings about the ONE PIECE characters you like so much
In Trafalgar Law I really like the way he is portrayed. He begins the series as an outlaw, and an enigmatic person. Not much is know about him, but as the story progresses, we learn more about his extensive powers! I also really enjoy the way Hiroshi Kamiya portrays his voice, it is truly unique!


PERONA / Calssara

▼ Please tell us which is the point you care the most in the making of the costume or the posing of the ONE PIECE character with which you are taking part this time.
I really love that Perona can be so expressive with her emotions! I sometimes have a hard
time and feel a bit shy to show a lot of emotion in cosplay photos. Cosplaying her can feel
challenging but also so much fun to act like her. Costume wise, I really enjoyed making the
skirt and stockings the most.
▼ Please tell us your feelings about the ONE PIECE characters you like so much
I am super excited and happy to meet everyone in Japan. I hope that people will enjoy
meeting me as Perona and we can geek and goof around. Hope we can all stay negative-
ehm I mean POSITIVE POSITIVE xD!


BOA HANCOCK / RUNACHICCHI

▼ Please tell us which is the point you care the most in the making of the costume or the posing of the ONE PIECE character with which you are taking part this time.
I am very committed when it comes to deceive my own complexes and emphasize my strengths
using costumes. To achieve majestic posing and walking. I also try to make the lines of my body
look as beautiful as possible.
▼ Please tell us your feelings about the ONE PIECE characters you like so much
“First of all, I am not very good at reading, and I only watch the anime and movies. So my
perception is all based on what is pictured in the animation works.
There is a lot of characters that I like. There is a lot, but here I’m gonna talk about Boa
Hancock!
To be honest, I hated her so much the first time I saw her on screen. Because she kicked
the kitten that I loved so much. And while she appeared shameless about such a behavior,
everyone was like “Yeah but we forgive you no matter what you’re doing. Because you’re
such a beauty !!” …. Don’t be kidding meee!!! It was pissing me so much.
But I knew that this brutal attitude of her was in fact the consequence of the terrible past
she didn’t want anyone to know about, I couldn’t continue to only see her in a bad way…
And her falling in Love with Luffy was just so awfully cute. My, you are such a cutie!! My
opinion towards men haven’t change, but I think that someone with such gentleness could
heartlessly kick a kitten anymore! (Even if this is my arbitrary opinion) And I started to grow
liking her more and more.
She is so dedicated to Luffy, always changing her fantasies from trivial things to matters
like engagement or wedding, looking at things through her point of view is so funny that it
almost makes me feel guilty. Even being conscious of the danger, she will give her help
and put herself into fights “for the sake of Luffy”, and leaves me obsessed with her strong,
beautiful and fierce figure. I want her to fulfill her goals! I want her to be happy! Luffy is
quite popular and they have an age difference but it doesn’t matter. After all Love is always
like a hurricane!!


Miss MONDAY / Craxus Cosplay

▼ Please tell us which is the point you care the most in the making of the costume or the posing of the ONE PIECE character with which you are taking part this time.
Without hesitation the makeup, it was really surprising to see the result the first time i did it and it was really interesting to use a drag-queen’s trick ! About the costume, i think it’s really important to chose the good colors and to have the right proportions. I’m not a professionnal but i like to be the more accurate i can ! To talk about Miss Monday… she is a feminist, she seems to hate mens and she claims that no men can defeat her. I cried of laugh when she fought Roronoa Zoro, This guy is a total savage hahaha ! Maybe i’ll repeat the whole fight on stage if i find a Zorro Cosplay, it would be amazing and so funny ! I said it before but In general the most important thing for me about the cosplay is clearly the roleplay, i want to know everything i can about the character and i want to act like them.
▼ Please tell us your feelings about the ONE PIECE characters you like so much
“There are many characters i’d love to cosplay like Crocodile, Zoro, Mister 1, Wiper, Monkey D Dragon or Gold D Roger, Katakuri, Cracker… but i don’t know yet which one or when !

Honestly It would be a dream if i meet Eiichiro Oda and all the team, they’re all so talented, and I had so many good times watching One Piece, big thanks to them !”


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