Hi Luka it is a pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy. Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?
Hello everyone, My name is Luka and I’m a Swedish cosplayer. I would describe myself as a pretty straightforward, open minded and creative person. I know my friends would describe me as childish and geeky and I guess that’s also true haha. Hmm what more.. I study the arts program and I think that says a lot too right.
What inspired you to cosplay?
I started watching anime, read manga and listened to a lot of Japanese music when I was twelve. I remember my biggest inspiration was YOHIO, who is a Swedish Visual Kei artist haha. Through that interest, I met others who liked the same series and so on. A few friends of mine cosplayed and since I already was a part of the “nerd” community, I knew right away which characters I wanted to cosplay. So yeah I would say my friends inspired me since I thought it looked fun dressing up as your favorite characters and I just wanted to try it too.
Which characters have you loved cosplaying most so far?
That’s a hard question haha. Yuri Plisetsky has been my favorite to cosplay for a while now. All my friends says he resembles me so much and that our personalities are very similar haha. I think it’s so much fun when you can relate to the characters you cosplay since it makes it easier to bring the character to life.
What are some of the challenges you face when creating a costume?
Well, I don’t make a lot myself and when I do it’s just some details. I can’t sew for shit and I always try to be clear about that. Believe me, I have tried to sew and It’s just not my thing. The things I do for the costumes are usually just stuff like I sew on a ribbon to a hat, I paint shoes and glasses, I make flower crowns and I make jewelry. When It comes to cosplay I love the makeup, the wigs and the photoshoots. I’m productive when it’s about learning new makeup styles for a new character or styling a brand new wig. some people enjoy the whole progressing part when it’s about cosplay, some are all about the wigs and some are all about the makeup. There’s no right or wrong way to cosplay. Do whatever that makes you happy.
Have you experienced a funny or embarrassing cosplay moment before?
When people think I’m a girl haha.. I mostly cosplay boys but sometimes I cosplay girls too. I’m very short and have a pretty feminine face I guess? There’s always guys who are like “wait you’re not a girl?” and so on. That is usually pretty funny. I don’t take it as a bad thing since girls are pretty right? I take it as a compliment.
If you can travel anywhere in this world, where will you go?
A place I haven’t visited like Japan or Russia.
What do you find attractive in the opposite sex?
Confidence and knowledge.
Lamest or weirdest attempt a guy has hit on you?
I can’t really come up with anything worth mentioning haha. I don’t get hit on by guys that much to be honest. It’s mostly girls but they can be kinda weird too.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Luka. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
An inner passion for being playful and not caring about what others think about you. If you think you are sexy then damn you sure are sexy. And hot anime guys … are also my definition of sexy.
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