ONEPIECE COSPLAY KING GRANDPRIX finalist interview vol.5

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!

EUSTASS KID / JohnnyLAB

▼ 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.
Every part of this costume is important, from the fur to the accessories, from the
wig to the interpretation, but the part I love the most is the giant hand!
▼ Please tell us your feelings about the ONE PIECE characters you like so much
I really love this character, he has a strong and indomitable personality, he could
become the Pirate King!


PORTGAS.D.ACE / WilliamAS

▼ 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.
Me gustaría resaltar que los detalles del traje como: sable, hebilla, emoticones del sombrero, medallón de calavera en el sombrero, el brazalete del Log Pose, tachuelas o pines en el cinturón así placas en el calzado están hechos a mano con foam de diferentes grosores, modelado con calor y estilizados con pintura acrílica de diferentes colores y sellador de acabado Gloss.

Las telas elegidas para el textil son army para el pantalón corto y las botas fueron modificadas de unos zapato tipo burro café, que se cambiaron a color negro y se les añadió la parte de la bota con una tela vinílica que mantuviera unidad con el calzado, el sombrero se modificó de uno previo y las cuentas del collar se pintaron y barnizaron a color rojo.

▼ Please tell us your feelings about the ONE PIECE characters you like so much
One Piece tiene muchos personajes fascinantes, sus historias me ha hecho vibrar, batallas apasionantes y situaciones que enriquecen la trama, haciéndolos personajes más interesantes y complejos.

Tal es el caso de la tripulación de los piratas de sombrero de paja (Mugiwaras). Conocerlos y saber lo que buscan y en qué sueñan, las heridas que los han formado y el hecho de cómo Luffy se ha ganado su admiración para acompañarlo en su aventura a convertirse en el rey de los piratas me ha dejado muchas emociones; desde lágrimas cuando los mismos personajes lloran sinceramente hasta gran satisfacción al ver como Luffy rompe las brechas y gana su admiración para seguir soñando y avanzando, también me encanta como todos trabajan juntos para lograr salir victoriosos de los diferentes conflictos y retos que los apremian como Piratas.


CHARLOTTE SMOOTHIE / Panterona 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.
For Smoothie the biggest challenge was the engineering of the leg pieces and working on the proportions of the costume. She is a member of the Long Leg tribe and while I thankfully have long legs they are not as long as hers, so finding a way to engineer the leg pieces and their proportions to mimic the character as best as I could, was something I spent a lot of time on.
▼ Please tell us your feelings about the ONE PIECE characters you like so much
I think that One Piece has so many interesting personalities which to me is something that draws me to each character in a way that is different from other anime. For example, Zoro is this strong swordsman, this great force to be reckoned with in a fight but still is forever getting lost and can’t find his way around. Luffy is so absent minded and carefree but for some reason his enigmatic personality just draws the right people to him that help him through everything and Chopper is legitimately the cutest thing ever, his initial character arc is what got me really hooked on One Piece. With Smoothie she is so far the female character with the biggest bounty, is one of the main generals in Big Mom’s army and has such a creepy but cool devil fruit ability! She also is a bit tan and as a woman of color myself I was immediately drawn to her design!


VICTORIA CINDRY / luxuarymoom

▼ 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.
辛朵莉是一個道具服裝設定非常簡單的角色,於是我著重的點在於特效化妝的精緻度以及衣服的質感、版型。
辛朵莉給人的印象就是陰森、冷酷的、強悍的人形兵器,所以肢體動作與表情都是如傀儡一般生硬,但同時我也想表現他內心複雜、憂傷的一面。
▼ Please tell us your feelings about the ONE PIECE characters you like so much
我最喜歡的角色是“モネ”,我特別喜歡鳥女的這個設定,
冷冰冰的個性也非常吸引我。

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