Malaysian Hijab Cosplayer
Years Active: 2013 - Present
IG: Saakira Izumi
Saakira is a junior of mine back in UniKL University. She also handle our Anime club and participated in events on University level, though we haven’t met during studies time (since I’ve graduated much earlier), we get to know each other through the ACG public events. From time to time, I got to know her better. She is a responsible person. That is hard to come by. That’s why I decided to invite her to become one of the editor for the hijabcosplay .com website, another reason is because she knows what going on behind the scenes in HCG community.
Saakira is also known as the one of female Hijab cosplay photographer, she also tutored me a little on how to take photographs (though I personally doubt I can learn any new skills at this age, but I will still try anyway). During weekends, sometimes she was offered part time jobs for taking wedding pictures, and I’ve seen some of them and they are all beautifully taken. Maybe its still too early, but I guess she has plans to make it a full time wedding photographer career in the near future. To view more of her photography works, you can view them on her Instagram page or please click here to view on her facebook page instead.
Hijab Cosplay Online Interview with Saakira
Salam and Hi, Welcome to our Hijab Cosplay Website's Online Interview! Tell us more about yourself in your own words that is related to how you started your hijab cosplay journey. (You can write in your own language, multi-lingual is supported). Questions has been rebalanced for new and experienced cosplayers to answer.
My name is Saakira Izumi and you can call me Kyra pronounce Key-Ra. I love to play games since I was child. My father the one teach his kids to play game,watch anime then I am become a Cosplayer on 2013.
Long short story, basically I'm a Creator as Personal Blogger, Cosplayer, Photographer, Dancer, Multimedia Designer and Gamer (Kirara Vtuber) that plays FPS, ML and Any Story Games.
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?
6+ years (Senpai)
Q4: Do you have a Cosplay page?
Q5: Are most of your props are DIY? / Do you like crafting cosplay clothes and props / Just online Shopping easier?
I usually buy my clothes online (Shopee, Lazada, Alibaba etc.)
Nope, too lazy. I usually commision for someone to do it for me.
I sometimes borrow my cosplay dress, and props for my friends.
Yes, I love crafting my own dress, prop weapons etc.
Q6: What is your most favorite Anime? Cartoon? or Tv-Shows
Q7: Do you still recall of whom inspired you to venture and further improve your Hijab cosplay?
I do not remember who but I saw modest Hatsune Miku on 2010 and Yugana the one inspired me to go on what I love to do.
Q8: Do you find Hijab Styling for Cosplay Difficult?
Yes, challenge accepted.
Wearing hijab? What is so hard about that?
No, I prefer to do simple Hijab Styling.
Q9: Do you own your current hijab cosplay style or do you get inspired from other hijab cosplayers? (Youtube Tutorials etc)
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 (ie: making the dress, props etc. before going to event)
I would say Hijab and Make up since my costest day mostly the same day of event
Q11: Do you have secondary socmed account?
Q12: Where are you from?
Q13: What is your most favorite Cosplay / Cosplan?
The most difficult and cool Delta from Honkai Impact 3
Q14: Do you also draw your own artwork?
Q15: Do you currently have a favorite Husbando / Waifu?
TBH I do have a lot, I love the characters when they have change of heart, from Bad Person to Good Person or Tsundere. That is why I love Loki, Vegeta, Kylo Ren etc but my friend know that I love Loki most of the time.
Q17: Do you have other past time hobbies?
I do love Fantasy story but I don't have favorite books
Q18: Do you have other past time hobbies?
Q19: What made you join Cosplay?
I wanted to cosplay as the characters that I liked
It just felt like fun in the beginning, that is how I started to cosplay
I felt that cosplay is a method to escape reality, to release stress from school or work
I like the feel of being fabulously well known among my peers & it boosts my self-confidence
Q20. What type of hijab style you have tried before and even using now on a daily basis? (Bonus Question)
Simple Hijab Style
Cosplay Competition Questions
Q21. Have you ever entered a Cosplay Competition? Are you nervous preforming on stage for the first time. If you like, please share with us your experience while on stage.
Yes I do join Cosplay Competition until I become the Judge itself.
My experience while on stage of course I was nervous but I kinda happy when manage to win back there. I hope I can enter competition back a.s.a.p.
Q22 . Any new Advice, or Shoutout for other new Hijab Cosplayers?
1. Dont be shy/scared to do saomthing but if you do try to find someone who can help and support you
2. Do not aim for profection but progession coz through progess you can determine yourself it is perfect or need to improve more.
3. Do not compare yourself with other people. Everyone have their own stories, so focus on your own.
4. Do not make unappropriated behavior just sake of getting famous/viral/fyp on your social media. Parents will see that Cosplay was not good activity.