Hellow, thank you very much for featuring me on SimplySxy and nice to meet you all! I’m Hime Lala, an Italian cosplayer (I live in Rome). I started cosplaying back in 2009 with my closest group of friends and, even though they stopped doing it, I went on enjoying this hobby of mine.
What inspired you to cosplay?
At first, I was quite skeptical: I have always been bullied during school apart from the elementary years and I was afraid this could be the bullies’ chance to bother me even more. But then I met an incredible person (who was a cosplayer as well) and he encouraged me to do what I wanted to, to feel free outside of my sad school walls, and to create my own happy reality. That’s what inspired me: freedom.
Which is your most memorable cosplay experience so far?
I think that the most memorable cosplay experience has been when I went to a hospital, dressed as Lady Marian from Disney’s Robin Hood animated movie, with an incredible group of cosplayers to encourage children and their families in fighting over the sickness they had to deal with.
Do you hear any misconceptions about cosplay that you like to correct?
I am contacted frequently and asked to send nudes “because you are a cosplayer, so that’s what you do”. Cosplay is not showing ourselves naked but acting as the character. I know that some cosplayers enjoy doing “lewds” and so on, and I think it is fine, as long as it doesn’t bother other people. I would like it to be understood: if someone does something it doesn’t mean anyone else has to do the same.
Are there any other hobbies or interests you are into?
My hobbies are reading and writing, playing Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder (I’m a DM) and spending my time taking care of the plants I have around the house. Also, I feel a deep interest towards history (I’ve gotten a degree in Medieval and Modern History) and Psychology, that’s the university department I study in.
Which flavor best describes you?
Since I wouldn’t know what it could be, I asked the ones that know me best what it would be. They said that it’s strawberries with sugar and cream. I guess I must be extra sweet with a tip of sour!
If you could change one thing about the world, what will it be?
I would like people to be self-conscious, understand what can and cannot be done, and when is the right time to do something. Especially now, with the health crisis, I see people going around and not respecting the restrictions asked by our government. This is a terrible time for humanity, if you don’t do it for yourself, at least do it for your loved ones.
What is the funniest or lamest attempt a guy has tried to know you?
Well, it happened one year ago, this guy contacted me on my IG page and only said, “Hello, how are you?” and then I was like, “Hey, I’m fine, what about you?” and he told me he never reached that part of the conversation and usually the girls he tried to hit on never even answered him, so he didn’t know what to say and… he just blocked me. I was very surprised, and it has been a little bit comical as well.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Hime Lala. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Well, unfortunately I had somewhat a bad experience in the past with an “excessive” person who was considered sexy, therefore I have a very hard time with sexy things that, apart from a couple of them, I only see as vulgar.
Follow the amazing Hime Lala on:
Instagram: @himelala (Instagram Page)
Facebook: facebook.com/himelala (Facebook Page, in construction)
Twitter: @HimeLalaChu (Twitter Page, in construction)
Ko-Fi: Ko-fi/himelala (Ko-Fi Page)
I am working on two very big cosplay projects: Leona’s basic skin and K/DA Ahri, both from League of Legends. I am also publishing a couple of wips in IG stories.
I will be opening a Twitch channel soon, both about cosplaying and gaming.
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