Athena Asamiya from King of Fighters // Cosplayer: mellodies // Photo: SnowKid Cosplay

Well, I always wanted to cosplay someone from King of Fighters, and I said: “Hmm, why not cosplay Athena?” She’s cute, psychic and an idol at that since I’m a big fan of idols in Japan.

At AnimeNEXT, I think there was one instance where someone mistook me for Shampoo from Ranma 1/2, and I thought it was pretty funny since they have the same color scheme and outfit kind of.

Cosplay has bloomed many friendships and experiences for me. I love bringing my favorite characters to life and it’s such an amazing feeling when you get to cosplay a character that you really love. If it weren’t for cosplay, I’d probably be boring lol.

AnimeNEXT is a pretty big con and I didn’t know what to expect since it was my first time attending. My favorite part was the purikura booth! I’ve always wanted to try taking photos there and it’s really fun when you’re doing it with friends!