Russian Cosplayer So Hyun
Hey, howdy hi! I’m Batman…Ahaha, I’m kidding! ^_^ I’m a cosplayer, bookblogger, engineer, nerd and Nutella lover from Russia with love! ♥
My name So Hyun was coined by my friends from Korea, with whom I had studied language courses at Ural Federal University. They often said that any name (and any pseudonym) determines the fate of a person and amateur methods of choosing is completely unacceptable. So they asked for help from a fortune teller from Hongdae street (at the Hongik-ro intersection) to choose a traditional name for me so it would bring me some luck, protect me and help me with work. That name has been my mascot ever since.
How long have you been cosplaying and how did you get started?
I’ve been in cosplay since 2012. Wonderful masterpieces of Hayao Miyazaki inspires me to cosplay. I had cosplayed Chihiro («Spirited Away»), Ponyo («Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea»), Kiki («Kiki’s Delivery Service»), and Sophie («Howl’s Moving Castle»). I have plans to do Arietti («Kari-gurashi no Arietti») and San («Princess Mononoke»), please wish me good luck with that♥
Which are some of your favorite characters you have cosplayed so far?
My favorite (and also my first) full cosplay – Sophie Hatter ((«Howl’s Moving Castle»).
What content do you create and blog about?
For me, cosplay is not just a hobby, but also a way to promote my favorite books and reading itself. I really like books, I reeealy like reading, so cosplay and books exist in a single format for me. My main goal is to inspire people to read really good books about strong and colorful characters with an inner core and the role that «personality» plays in presenting to audience. So I like my cosplays on Sophie («Howl’s Moving Castle»), Lily Potter («Harry Potter») and Alma Peregrine («Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children») because they were always strong-minded, brave, intelligent and ready for self-scarified girls.
I always admire strong and independent women, they are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for me. As long as my cosplay serves as a bright tool to be interested in books, to search for the original source of images and just enjoy myself, I will try my best to serve the benefit of young people who like to read.
Where do you get your blogging inspiration from?
In books, manga, movies, k-dramas, anime, video games, and even in paintings (both classics and modern authors). Inspiration is everywhere, even in food ^_^
If you could be a cartoon character for real, who will you be?
Velma Dinkley («Scooby-Doo! »). 100% personality match.
How do you like to spend your free time?
In addition to reading books, I really like to play «Dungeons & Dragons» with friends, or once again review «Monty Python and the Holy Grail» or «Twin Peaks». I also like to sit in the park knitting sweaters and hats, as well as playing videogames on PS4 (I’m a fan of GTA and Red Dead Redemption).
What turns you off on a date?
Rude behavior with other people, inadequate unjustified self-assessment, and of course an unhealthy love to alcohol.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions So Hyun. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
I feel that being sexy is an attribute with which I was born. We were all born with it. Sexuality is about individuality, uniqueness, and your own style. Sexy comes with an attitude of confidence and being comfortable with one’s body with your best features.
Thank you very much for the opportunity, it was a very interesting interview and an amazing opportunity to get to know SimplySxy and tell a little about myself.
You are super!
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