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INTERVIEW with le me.
ou did really really good (:
Your voice just is, althought I knew of course- a suprise. Like one really does espect there to be a more boyish /lokilike voice xD
But your voice and way of talking is very soothing.
Well, since I am a girl, I TRIED to fake a deep voice, but it never worked..INTERVIEW IN ENGLISH:
Translation to this INTERVIEW WITH FAHRLIGHT!
anime, manga or J culture in general - japanese pop culture as such is getting more and more popular in our hemisphere and of course cosplay plays a big role as well. We have invited Fahr Sindram - one of the
Anime, manga, or J culture in general … Japanese pop culture has an more and more increasing appeal (is getting more and more popular) in our hemisphere and this of course includes cosplay.
We met Fahr Sindram, one of Germany’s most famous cosplayers for an interview. She tells us what its all about with her hobby and why she has chosen to cosplay particularly Loki.
"Today we have invited mangaka and passionate cosplayer: Fahr Sindram for an interview.
"Fahr! Nice that you found time for us!"
"Please tell our spectators briefly: what is Cosplay - for those who don´t know it yet and why Loki? "
"The term "Cosplay" refers to the American term Costume play, and has at first appeared in the early, I’d say, 50s 60s sporadically at american conventions, but has been picked up by the Japanese and only become really big in the 80’s and 90’s in Japan. Over there the rules indeed differ a bit from ours, since there is no costume contests in that sense. But as well as us they like to simply dress up for fun, free from any sense or excuse reason like carnival and any other pretext. Just because you can, because you like the character and because you just want to impersonate the figure for a few hours."
"Why the character Loki out of Avengers and Thor?"
" At frist of all Loki is a very profound super villain who doesn’t comes across flat. I think most women will agree that he is very good looking and a bit more interesting than Thor for example."
"Now, it is also true that especially your Loki Cosplay has become something - let’s say - independent!"
"Ah yeah … don´t mention it ;)!"
Could you tell us a little bit about how that happened, because actually you’re a mangaka … “
"hm yes I’ve thought so I’m to be world famous as a mangaka … very fast … and that ran actually smoothly in Germany and Europe …
… but uh … Loki … within a few months the success went skyward. I now have page views on my channel of nearly 4 million … my most successful photo has now been registered 450 thousand times on Google and that’s all Loki cosplay. When I paint a picture and post it online … approx. 3 thousand people view it and quote: “Yes, you did a fine job! But I enter a new Loki photo online and 20 thousand people crack up over it!”
" But how did it all begin? Where was the point at which you decided: I now I cosplay Loki? And where and when was the Kick off for your success?"
"This is exciting! I actually wanted to cosplay Thor first, because I was blonde at that time. I thought to myself: Thor is a great figure … I may prefer Loki, but Loki is really such a noble and beautiful appearance … also from his face … Thor is more of a simple type and there will be no hard feelings among the fans if I cosplay him.
But the Thor cosplay looked totally shit on me. It looked like a little girl that had draped herself in a red bed sheet. And then I had eventually decided to dye my hair black .. but not even thought of Loki any more. As I then came out of the shower, my hair was layed back and looked myself in the mirror .. I thought to myself: Yes, yes that’s the jaw that you need. After this I said: Mom, I want to cosplay Loki! My mother answered: “What ever you want to do; as long as it makes you feel happy ;) !”
In follow I saved a little money over a few months and I blue round about 4 hundred € for my costume, then jumped in at the deep end. With my friend Bibi, who cosplays the Natasha Romanov for me. We took wonderful photos which we posted in the internet purely for fun. Within half a day, these photos where reblogged over more 8 thousand times. The highest number of Reblogs for a set is now at 30 thousand reblogs and then of course these insane 450 thousand entries for one single photo at Google!”
"Yes, that one reached the ceiling .. it was that photo where you stood at the ice cream shop and …
"Where I eat frozen yogurt with toppings and so forth …
" .. frozen yogurt yes .. "
"I chose the title: "Loki chose all the toppings!" for this photo and the people went crazy!"
"Yes simple but catchy!"
"In the past seven years you have been working as a mangaka in the manga biz. Tell us a little bit about it. What is your workflow like, what kind of projects are you working on at present and what can we perhaps expect from you in the future."
"In 2006 my first manga: Losing Neverland was publish with Butter and Cream publisher, further I’ve built the manga department up for Schwarzer Turm Publishing. For Droemer and Knauer I worked on the Jury for "Comicstars". Meanwhile I wrote and illustrated the children books : Skeffinton Skatters and "Pouka and Spooks". Currently I’m working on a graphic novel in cooperation with an American illustrator and will be I writing, but not drawing myself.
Plus I still have a dream project in the pipeline referring to the author Neil Gaiman, but that is not quite ripe … yet we are on it and the Author is also very interested.”
"Well our time is unfortunately up already. .."
"You can kneel when we are finished …
P: Ahh yeah … thank you for your time Fahr and we hope to see you soon again with more news. Bye for now!”
thanks to P.
This one… :D