Hi Raquel it is a pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy. Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?
Hi guys, thank you so much for having me. I’m from a country named Macau, I’m part Chinese, part Portuguese and currently living in Melbourne, Australia working as a Graphic Designer. I escape the real world via video games, comic books and reading too much /nosleep on Reddit.
When did your interest in cosplay begin?
I’ve always loved dressing up and Halloween was definitely a day in the year I’d look forward to the most. But what really sparked my interest was when I went to my first convention named Manifest in 2013. I quickly put together a “closet” Tifa cosplay and I had a blast at the convention. I was able to be 100% myself and not to be judged by anybody and that was great! Being a Graphic Designer, I’ve always been into arts and crafts, so I started looking into armour making and came across Kamui Cosplay, she is and will always be my inspiration and cosplay goals!
Which characters that you have cosplayed before are you most proud of ?
I would say my Thor, Aquaman and Darth Talon were my biggest achievements. I always aim to get better though!
What is the most common misconception you hear about cosplayers?
“Is that what you do for a living?” I hear that all the time! I wish honey, I wish.
Which is the craziest thing you have done or experienced so far?
I wouldn’t call this one crazy but an experience that really stood out for me, which was definitely moving to Australia on my own at the age of 18. I’ve met so many people and had so many experiences in this country I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m so glad I live here now.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Watching horror shows on Netflix/YouTube and eating in bed all day, singing out loud to Disney songs and otome video games (Japanese dating games, yep.)
If you could describe yourself as a flavor, what will it be?
A strawberry sour skittle! You know how you don’t know how sour it is, then you have to get that over that super sour coat and then get the sweet part of the candy? I’m like that, I’m actually quite shy and can come across cold or even… “standoffish”? But once you get to know I’m quite bubbly and hard to get me to shut up!
What is the lamest attempt a guy has tried to hit on you?
I was at the beach with my girlfriends and there comes this guy, “Excuse me, but you know what’s missing in your life? My number.” Smooth, sir, smooth.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Raquel. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Sexy is confidence. A state of mind, an euphoria which determines how you speak and your body language. Being able to talk to someone that is sure of what they believe is super duper sexy!
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