Q: What inspired her to be a Maid?
She has a younger brother at home and so she takes care of her brother. She likes to do more for other people.
Q: What about all the singing and dancing?
As a maid, she thinks she cannot get through to the customer. That’s why she wants to get through to them by singing and dancing. Through the song, people will feel happier.
Q: So people say being a celebrity maid is like a celebrity cosplayer?
I’m actually only a Maid Idol
Q: What does she think about being a Maid idol then?
It make people more happy. That’s why she thinks its a very touching job (?)
Q: Will she ever be going into cosplay?
She has done a few but she definitely wants to do more of it.
Q: Any characters that she likes very much?
She likes Hatsune Miku
Q: You’ve played “Pimp Butler” the card game. how do you feel about it?
Oh yes, it’s very fun. She’s very sad she lost and wants to play again.
Q: Since you will be going back to Japan, did they give you a pack to play?
Yes they have!
Q: Will you be playing it in Japan?
Yes definitely, she will be playing at home.
Q: Does she have any tips on how she maintains her stamina when she sings and dance? How does she train herself?
She does dance lessons and she’s part of this Team Junjou duo.
Q: How does she train her stamina?
Oh, keep on practising haha
Q: Does she have any tips or tricks for aspiring Maids?
Her tip is, to feel as a maid you should aspire to make other people happy.
Q: Does she have Maid Idol?
Q: How does she feel, to be invited as a guest of honour to a Cosplay Event, as a maid?
This invitation was actually extended from 6 months back and she’s very excited about it.
She’s very happy and excited to be invited
Q: So does she feel it’s weird for a Cosplay Event t be inviting her?
According to her, besides Singapore, she has also been invited to a multitudes of event abroad.
In this interview, I’ve had the good chance to talk to the actress of Ayu and Bando. Click here to read the interview I did with Agnesya, Annisa and Anya .
AYU SNOWFLAKE AS AYU
AUSI SEKARISMI as BANDO
TCC: How did you get the role and what was your first reaction/thought?
AI: I got offered to play this role by Kazu, and she told me the part I had to play was just like me! So my first reaction was, “Wait, am I really like that?” *laughs*
AS: I joined casting, and it so happens that the role I had to play sort of fits me, only in a much more hyperbolic way! I still like jumping around and laugh a lot, so the challenge was to tune those down and get into a very gloomy character.
TCC: Did you have to sacrifice anything (school, homework, club activities, work, partners, family, etc) to take part in this series?
AI: Not really! Just some simple schedule rearrangements was necessary, but that was it.
AS: Yup! First, obviously I don’t get to go out much, because the series was pretty much shot at my places. Regarding assignments from my studying, it definitely needs a lot of time management but it had to be done!
TCC: How was the whole filming process like? Describe with details :D!
AI: I didn’t really understand what was going on! It was just so full of meticulous details and considerations about angles and sounds and everything!
BR: *laughs* Especially because we were working with no equipment whatsoever!
AS: I’d never actually met the director or any of the crews when we started, we just talked online. I was even still not familiar with some of the cosplayers in the project! But we got closer as we progress. As Associate Producer and the person responsible for the set, it was also my job to make sure everyone gets fed!
The process was interesting because we simply make use of whatever was available. It was tiring because we had to run all over the place to rearrange all the properties so that things make sense, but all of that was worth it seeing the end results and knowledge we all gained.
TCC: Have you ever acted before? How was it like to be an actor/actress?
AI: Only in cabarets, does that count? *laughs* It’s not easy of course, and sometimes it’s especially hard in front of the camera!
AS: Yes, at my school’s theater club. I always performed in every school event. But my role is usually that of either the loud narcissistic female or the one who gets bullied all the time, so this one was very different.
Acting in front of the camera is also very different than on stage. Theater performances usually require hours of intense training, while in our process it was on set improvisation that mattered, how you acted right then and there, and you just repeat the scene until you get it right. It was hard! *laughs* It’s a good thing I can memorize the script!
TCC: How was it like working with Bonni Rambatan/ Producer and the entire crew?
AI: It was fun!!! I was really excited about it, because Bonni had a great story!! I also love the fact that he used my songs as a couple of the soundtracks! *laughs* I loved the entire crew, too, they were very helpful!
BR: Ayu here is the lead singer of Celestial Dreams Project and a couple of other popular bands in Bandung. We’re all thrilled to have her songs in the series!
AS: It was exciting!! Each and everyone jokes around all the time, but when we start working, they got all serious and professional. They were also very patient to get the perfect shot, even if we had to do the scene over and over again! We’re not professional actors, so I guess that is bound to happen.
TCC: Okay, something totally different. What’s your favourite Ice cream and why?
AI: Chocolate! I love chocolate, it’s a part of my life... *laughs*
AS: I like chocolate, but on a hot day I prefer those fresh, acid-y ones, ones with bright colours, simply because they’re more mouth watering!
TCC: Which Anime/Manga/Game character would you date and why?
AI: I’ve never really thought about it... But I do love Inuyasha.
AS: Hmm... I’m not sure... I think I was once in a very big crush with Inuyasha, because he’s cute, handsome, strong, childish, and a shundere! *laughs*
TCC: How do you feel about girls like Ayu in Real Life? Ayu didn’t have much scenes in Season 1, would she be making more appearances in Season 2?
AI: I think she’s amazing because she isn’t shy about using her assets to help her friends! *laughs* I don’t want to judge her flirtatious side, but I do find the character interesting. I do hope to get more appearances in Season 2! *laughs*
TCC: She seems quite the shady character doesn’t she? Do you think you would be able to befriend someone like her in real life? I mean, getting connected with her frequency is difficulty by itself.
AS: Yeah... I can’t really tell since I’ve never met anyone quite like her in real life. But I think I’ll be cool with her, because I’m not picky when it comes to friends, as long as they don’t bother me. Also, we both like psycho stuff anyway, like playing around with paper cutters! Maybe we can go out to see psycho movies together! *laughs*
BR: Fadli and I never stop smiling at how extremely well (and scary) Chizu imitates Bando! *laughs* I’m not sure what I was going to get when I opened casting for the “guro girl,” but then I saw Chizu, and she was perfect! I think naturally Chizu is already connected with Bando’s frequency! *laughs*
TCC: Tell us something about yourself that is totally different from your character!
AI: I don’t like to flirt with old men!! *laughs*
AS: I like bright colours, although I also like black. Sometimes I really like to be feminine, with a dress, high heels and makeup. I like joking and simply being noisy with friends, and I’m actually pretty scared of ghosts and zombies!
TCC: How far do you think Cosplay: The Series would go?
AI: I think it’s already gone pretty far, so I can only hope the best for the series... It’s really great.
AS: We will keep going far and hopefully even get adapted into larger projects in the industry!
TCC: Does the series have any affect on your life?
AI: No, I try to keep my personal life separate.
AS: Well, I get more busy and I gained a lot of new friends! *laughs*
TCC: What kind of future do you foresee for the hobby ‘Cosplay’?
AI: Hmm, I think almost every country now has a cosplay community, right? I think people are getting more and more creative, and I love seeing them and seeing the growth and development.
AS: Cosplay will be one of the most desired hobbies because it can really push your creativity forward, and also because it can bring us closer to those with a similar passion, wherever they may be in the world. People will also understand more about cosplay, and the reason we do it.
I can hardly believe a year has gone by that fast! Before I knew it, Christmas is just a few days away! I still have a truckload of stuffs to do which I’m falling desperately behind.
Anyway, before I miss the season again, I just want to share some of my recent photoshoot photos with you guys. Let’s hope no puke was induced with my act-cuteness ;D
So last weekend, my super awesome photographers and I brave the enthusiastic crowd and rain to shoot this set of pictures in Orchard Road itself! Presenting Shana from Shakugan no Shana, Season 2’s final episode outfit! Yes, the outfit she wore to confess to Yuuji and to fight the final boss And yes, I’m that much of a Shana fangirl!
It was a mad mad rush getting the costume together and it has got to be one of my ghetto-est costume ever! The photoshoot was arranged in around 1 week + and I only decided on which costume to wear like, 5 days before it!
Finding the right fabric at the right price was what took up most of my time! I went to Chinatown and Toa Payoh but couldn’t find anything suitable. In the end, in view of the nearing deadline, I bit my lips and bought expensive Poplin (pretty much like Cotton) from Spotlight instead.
I hope you find the use of poplin unnoticeable in the pictures because I deliberately took the trouble of making a felt lining inside to give the coat stiffness and volume befitting of a winter coat xD
Pretending to be cold in a tropical country is hilariously lame. But ah well, you guys know me … XD
Waiting for Yuuji to choose her…
I also didn’t have enough fur so I had to go out and buy extra fur just before the photoshoot. So yes, as you would have guessed, that part of the fur was safety pinned and double sided taped on. So ghetto *hides*.
The weather was so unpredictable that day. It would be clear for a while and then pour so heavily the next moment. Like what Sour-cheese said, it’s almost as if Mother Nature was having urine incontinence xD Also as an added misfortune, my boots decided to give way before the shoot start so I had to secure it with guess what? Scotch tape. I am so awesome LOL! *gets bashed*
why is Yuuji not here yet =( ?
Sorry for the lack of text in this entry. I honestly don’t know what to say and I’m really sleepy now so please pardon me.
You’d notice an incredible amount of photos compared to my other photoshoot entries, that’s because of the awesome photographers that made it possible. Good photo won’t need no photoshop right ? And ironically, the breaking down of my PC that has forced me to not have any means to photoshop the pictures hahah. So yes, none of the photos here have been photoshopped by yours truly.
I’m not exactly good at doing MOE but nevertheless, I hope you guys enjoyed the photos and remember to leave me a comment!
Uploaded by cosplaytheseries on Dec 7, 2011
With the power of the Legendary Treasure at their disposal, our heroes have little trouble defeating the numerous demon armies sent by The Alliance of Evil. But the Alliance have made a backup plan, and unleashes their secret weapon just as the group is already at their weakest...
This has got to be the cutest episode by far. Not only have the production team managed to come up with something that fits the Cosplay theme, it has also managed to incorporate light hearted humour into an otherwise stern context. The abundant reference to Geek/Otaku culture also brings a smile on fellow Otakus (*coughmecough*) .
As always, the graphics and post production displays a high standard of quality deliverance. I especially love the camera angles employed in this episode as it brings the viewers right into the scene.
I’d have to admit the death scene took me back by surprise . I wasn’t quite expecting life and death issue to pop up when one talks about a teeny hobby such as ‘Cosplay’. The idea of anyone losing themselves in pursue of another identity (Cosplay) sends a shiver down my spine. Good kids out there, remember this is just a show! We don’t kill people when we cosplay hokays >D?
Am I the only scaredy cat here? Share with me your comments about this episode!
I can’t believe I actually forgot about sharing exclusive Behind-The-Scene pictures with you guys! Check them out below!
The crew filming the final scene.
A insight into how the lights were set up in the death scene! The wig of the cosplayers look nice from here
Hi guys! Back for part 2 of EOY photos! Can’t talk much, mom is nagging at me to fold the laundry >m<;;
I hope you’re grateful that I took so much time to edit and upload these pics ! Enjoy!!