CN: Natsumi Keiko
Indonesian Hijab Cosplayer (Bandung area)
Salam and Hi, Welcome to our Hijab Cosplay Website's Online Interview! Tell us briefly about yourself in your own words that is related to how you started to cosplay.
Hello, I am Natsumi Keiko, a hijab cosplayer from Indonesia. I do cosplay since 2014. I got dragged into cosplay by my best friend (also my seatmate), but it seems fun so I stick around for now.
My best friend also a hijab cosplayer, but several years ago she decided to stop cosplaying because she lost her confidence. At the first place, she ask me to do hijab cosplay for accompanied her in a maid-butler cosplay project (around 7 peoples project made by 7 peoples of my bestfriends). "What is hijab cosplay? It can called cosplay? Really?" my brain confused. Also I don't want to spend my money for the expensive costumes that used just several times in a year.
But my bestfriends asked me and begged to me, so I can't stop. My first costume was made by costume maker, so it still expensive for me. For the first time hijab cosplaying, I felt shy, my make up was so simple and bad. But after that event, I felt so challenged and made my first handmade costume. I got help from my bestfriends. I got sewing subject in Junior High School several years ago, so I just improved my skills. After that, I did my costumes by myself for simple design.
From 2014 until the beginning of 2017, I still did simple hijab styling. But in the end of 2017 I tried to make more complex styling.
Q1: Do you have a special name, or cosplay name?
Q2: When did you start hijab cosplay?
Q3: How long have you been in the cosplay community?
3 - 5 years
Q4: Do you have a Cosplay page?
Instagram and Facebook. But in Facebook I usually set for friends only. For more comfortable to see my cosplay is in my Instagram @natsumi_keiko. If you are a cosplayer or want to be my friend, you can add me in Facebook "Rin Rinjani".
Q5: Are most of your props are DIY?
Q6: What is your most favorite Anime? Cartoon? or Tv-Shows
My favorite anime are Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April), Hataraku Saibou (Cells at Work), Mekakucity Actors, RWBY, Satsuriku no Tenshi (Angels of Death), Dororo remake, Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer), Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland), Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, Sword Art Online, Shingeki no Kyoujin (Attack on Titan), Miraculous Ladybug, The Rise of Guardians, Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), Deadly 7 Inside Me (Indonesia LINE Webtoon)
Q7: Do you still recall of whom inspired you to venture and further improve your Hijab cosplay?
Yasmin (my best friend who forced me to do Hijab Cosplay in the Senior High School LOLOL), Ai Nurul, Kazeyukii Sekai, Ange Minami
Q8: Do you find Hijab Styling for Cosplay Difficult?
At first, I do simple hijab styling for several years. But around 2017 I try to make the hijab styling more complex than before. It's so challenging, especially for spiky hair character.
Q9: Do you do your own cosplay hijab style or do you get inspired from other hijab cosplayers?
Depends, sometimes I tried my own styling and it look nice.
Q10: How many hours or days did you spend on average to complete one set of cosplay? you may elaborate if you wish to
Around 2 weeks until 1 month. But I ever do 2 costumes in just 1 week. Depend on the business in real life activities.
Q11: Do you have socmed account? (FB, IG, Twitter)
FB: Rin Rinjani
But I recommend you to follow my IG rather than FB (FB for friend or several people only with mutual friends)
Q12: Where are you from?
Q13: What is your most favorite Cosplan?
SECRET HAHAHA.... I rarely share or tell peoples about my cosplan.
But for this year maybe the next cosplan is...... THE CLUE IS RED. HEHE
Q14: Do you also draw your own artwork?
Yes, I do. But now I rarely draw again since my real life is very busy. You can find my artwork in my instagram (the same account with cosplay). Scroll down and you can find it.
Q15: Do you currently have a favorite Husbando / Waifu?
Todoroki Shouto (Boku no Hero Academia), Kagamine Len (Vocaloid), Norman (The Promised Neverland), Haruka Nanase (Free), Diligence (Deadly 7 Inside Me - Indonesia LINE webtoon), Hakkekyuu (Hataraku Saibou)
Q18: Do you have other past time hobbies?
- Play with cats
- Sewing or Knitting
- Swimming, Hiking or other sports
- Anime, Tv Shows or Watch Television
- Reading Manga, Light novels or Books
- Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
- Writing or Blogging (can put the link in below)
Please read my novel in MangaToon (https://mangatoon.mobi/id/detail/14851)
Your like, comment, love, and share very helpful for me to join the competition
Also I usually do voice acting / seiyuu / dubbing, the link is here >>
Q19: What made you join the Cosplay?
- I wanted to cosplay as the characters that I liked
- I like cosplay costumes and actively involve in costume making
- It just felt like fun in the beginning, that is how I started to cosplay
- I find cosplay interesting, and love the challenge in making new costumes
- It is fun and to get involve with other Cosplayers, while making new contacts
- I got dragged into this by someone I know, but it seems fun so I stick around for now
- I felt that cosplay is a method to escape reality, to release stress from school or work
- I like the feel of being fablously well known among my peers, as it boosts my self-confidence