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For more Lupin:
At Genki:
Lupin will be hosting a panel giving you tips on the process of making a cosplay performance, including examples from her own personal experience.

Nationality:

Danish

How many years have you been cosplaying?

9 years.

How were you introduced to cosplay?

It came quite naturally, as my sister and I were casually looking up stuff on the internet sometime around 2008. We didn’t really know it was called cosplay, but more just to “dress-up” as fictional characters. I didn’t take us long to realise it actually had a name, and so we just haven’t been holding back since with trying to explore this hobby.

What is your greatest achievement as a cosplayer?

Never putting a hold on myself and saying it’s impossible. There is so much growing in my creativity from when I started to where I am now. So achievements I’ve been given through blood, sweat and tears has made me see that I just need to try everything that I set my mind on doing, whether it be a performance, new technique or seemingly untouchable characters.

The only limit is my own self doubt, but even that has not kept me from continuing and gaining so many incredible friends and adventures along the way.

In your opinion, what is the greatest thing about cosplay?

For me it’s the transformation. The whole thrill to know if I can somehow transform myself into my favourite fictional characters – and most of all to honour the people who created said characters.

There is so many emotions twirling around when being a part of a cosplay and especially when devoting into a cosplay performance and indulging so much in characters that makes them come alive to show an audience why YOU love this character, show, movie, comic and so on. That truly is my favourite part about cosplay.

Which of your costumes is your favourite?

That is my most disliked question of all – As I really love all the cosplays I have done, in one way or the other. There was always a reason to why they turned out the way they did, and why I desperately felt I wanted to use so many hours and money on bringing myself to best portray that character.

But if looking at the statistics of what I have worn the most, then it must be my Flynn Rider from Disney’s Tangled. On a more personal level I would say Fili from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Do you have a dream costume?

I have already finished many dream costumes – so I would say that currently, my dream cosplay is Star-Lord from Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy.

What is your favourite convention memory?

I don’t have any specific memories that stand out as one I treasure more than others. I would say that my favourite moments have been when doing a cosplay performance that me and my partners had been working long and hard on, and then getting the thrill that everything worked out – that the audience gave us tremendous feedback that made it all worth it!

But I would say that going to the WCS in Japan within only a year of cosplaying with my sister – that will always be the catalyst for every great future convention memory.

What are you looking forward to when coming to Genki?

Well, I have been to Genki several times, so guess I just look forward to a summer convention in good old Denmark and happy to see what people have in store for the cosplay show.

Any final words to our guests?

Learn from experiences, make plenty of mistakes – and embrace whatever you learn and see as much as you can. And mainly just remember to enjoy what you put your mind to.