About Wicked Cosplay
|Stage Name||Kaori Night|
|Sewing/Costume and Fashion Design||Since 1997|
|Favorite Cosplays||Lust, Musashi, Onna Boss, Asuka, Domino, Haruko, Queen Nehelenia, High Inquisitor Whitemane|
|Favorite Manga/Anime||Video Girl Ai, Sailor Moon, Clover, Rurouni Kenshin, Escaflowne, Full Metal Alchemist, AH! My Goddess, Evangelion, Dokuro Chan, Milk Chan, Shin Chan, Fooly Cooly, Pokemon, Cowboy Beebop, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Blood: The Last Vampire, Chobits|
|Favorite Games||Donkey Kong (Super Nintendo), Pokemon: Pearl, Crash Bandicoot, World of Warcraft, Spyro the Dragon, Portal|
|Hobbies||Sewing, drawing, web design, fashion design, gaming, role playing, summoning, learning, ranting, drinking, spending time with my family.|
|Words I Live By||You never ask a woman her numbers: age, weight, and how many times she’s been kissed.|
I started modeling in 2002 at the age of 14. I had “photoshoots” with friends that quickly progressed into Time For Prints, online media, and magazines. I first learned to sew when I was about 8 years old and it was not long before I figured out patterns, drafted my own, and adapted my skills to cosplay. Cosplay was the main focus of a lot of my TFP assignments in modeling and was for a very long time with a healthy dosage of alternative and high fashion modeling. As a cosplayer I am always looking to challenge myself in design and technique. My first anime convention was Anime Expo 2002. After I became more practiced in sewing I began sewing things for friends and eventually began accepting commissions.
I was most well-known for getting things sewn very quickly. It was not unheard of for me to pump out a costume no more than 2 days before a convention back “in the day”. While I am now more tedious with details and structure quality now I am certainly more mindful of my time constraints when giving friends the OK to send along their fabric to me. I am very proud of my work and accept nothing less than perfect from myself. I am always still learning and improving, but things I display on this site as well as others are my labor of love and dedication as well as documentation of my growth.
Over the years I have made very good friends who share the same love of cosplay that I do. Each one has put a helping hand into this site, my inspiration and labor, and has calmed me from going on insane rages during a stressful convention season. I am always happy to meet new people, but I am very hard to get close to. I am generally very calm and reserved but do not hesitate to share my opinion.
My first project ever was a quilt my grandmother guided me through on her antique Singer. My first garment (and solo project) was a cloak that I made around age 10; the pattern which I proudly laid myself and made from start to finish alone. As I got more familiar with patterns I began drafting my own, always making good use of my dress form in this process. When I was 16 I took my first sewing class in college where I learned a lot about finishing garments properly. My style of sewing and design stems from my love of versatility and corsetry. I often try to incorporate corsets with my dresses that need a more dramatic waist, as well as think up ways I can recycle costumes for more than one use.
I always hope to debut new costumes at conventions and push myself a little more in expression and skill. Generally I am pretty friendly when approached. I have been told by many people I have an intimidating presence, but I really am friendly. I do not eat, sleep, and breathe anime, nor do I drone endlessly about fashion magazines and diagnostic characteristics of psychopathology. I am typically quiet until I feel the need to comment which should not be taken as any sort of angst, just quiet enjoyment. Personality wise, I am straight to he point and do not tolerate people being rude or using others.
My only annoyance at conventions would have to be rude photographers. I do not want my picture taken when I’m eating! Or, if I am sitting on the floor in six inch heels, it is probably because I have blisters. This is me resting! It is not often that I am resting on the floor or shoving my face with pizza at conventions, so I am otherwise very open to anyone who wants a picture or wants to chat. My friends and I often try to get to all of the convention events so we can make our own reports here, so we are on the run one second and completely stationary the next. I try to never break promises.