Team Spain



The picture above is the WCS 2012 winning costume for Alberto and Vero from Spain. We're very happy to have both these talented cosplayers  as two of our Judges.
To make sure you can all get to know them a little bit more, we've send our roving reporter, Marieke over the internet to get some answers from them on most important business.


Dedy

What is your name?
My name is Alberto but everybody calls me Dedy.

What is your age?

I'm 29

When did you start with Cosplay?
In 2003, i used my costume in the IX “salon del manga de Barcelona”.








What was your first cosplay and what was wrong with it?
 
Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII Advent Children. I think the worst piece was the wig, when i began to do cosplay, finding wigs online wasn’t easy so i had to buy a party wig and use wood glue to make the shape. There was only a few pictures of the trailer when i did the cosplay, so the details of the final design aren’t 100% accurate.


How many costumes have you made?

About 12 costumes.

Do you have international event experience?
Yes, I have competed in the 2012 WCS in Nagoya

What is the worst thing to do on stage?
Being discourteous with the judges and the audience is the worst thing you can do on the stage, you can do better or worse performances but you should be polite with them.



What is the worst thing to do before Judges?
Apart from being discourteous, stopping your performance because something was wrong is the worst thing you can do. Audience (and judges sometimes) don’t know your performance that’s why if something fail you should try to improvise

What was your best cosplay experience?
World cosplay summit 2012 wasn't only my best experience as cosplayer; it was the best experience of my life!
I love meeting people that’s why I was very happy when I was able to meet friends from all the world.


What do you expect of The Netherlands as a country?
Yes. I visited it last New year’s eve. I think it is a country where people are very kind and it has a high culture level, with a lot of good museums and monuments. Another thing that i love is the amount of colours that you can find in the cities and the countryside.


Our theme this year is: To Udder worlds (cow udders). What do you expect to happen at the event because of the theme?
I would like to be able to drink a lot of smoothies of different flavors. It would be great if you had some real cows, this way we would be able to drink “fresh milk” smoothies.


What would you do if Clara would rule the world?
I would study veterinary and i would try being her doctor. If you make happy to the leader you will be happy too (and you will get some benefits :D)



If you’d be transported to an Other world, what would you bring with you?
Mmm it is a difficult question because it could be any kind of world. Supposing that the transportation were unexpected i would get a Swiss Army Knife, a big bag with water and an oxygen backpack.



What food from your country must be experienced by our visitors?
I think there is a lot dishes in Spain. But if i had to choose i think i would recommend “Cocido madrileño” and “Jabugo’s ham”



Name the one thing people must have experienced before they die:
Love!









Onirica


What is your name?
My name is Vero and my nickname is Onirica, but people usually call me Vero

What is your age?
28
 
When did you start with Cosplay?
In 2003

 





What was your first cosplay and what was wrong with it?

My first cosplay was Assassin from Ragnarok Online, the worst part was that the night before the event I hadn't finished it! Always the same... talking about the craftmanship the worst part were the shoes I think, because I made a cover but after 2 steps it fell off.



How many costumes have you made?

About 14

 Do you have international event experience?
Yes! I was chosen to represent Spain at the WCS in 2012


What is the worst thing to do on stage?
Being obscene or bad-mannered. No matter what happen, you must have respect for everybody.



What is the worst thing to do before Judges?
I think the worst think is to show that something is wrong, if anything is not working you have to improvise and continue with the perfomance.


What was your best cosplay experience?
WCS without any doubt.

What do you expect of The Netherlands as a country?
Yes I have. I was in Amsterdam in the New Years Eve 2011-2012. It is a nice, clean and quiet country, but bikes are very dangerous!! I was in Den Haag for a day too, it is so clean and calm... even more than Amsterdam.



Our theme this year is: To Udder worlds (cow udders). What do you expect to happen at the event because of the theme?
It must be real cows (at least one)... Milka's cow would be awesome.

What would you do if Clara would rule the world?
Take care of her calves!!! I love animals and became a “calf sitter” could be a nice way of having her mercy...



If you’d be transported to an Other world, what would you bring with you?
I suppose that it depends on the world... but talking in general I would bring a Swiss army knife (practical for everything), a sleeping bag and matches.



What food from your country must be experienced by our visitors?
Potato omelet of course! (Tortilla de patatas)

Name the one thing people must have experienced before they die:

Travel to a very far country to see how big our world is.


Thank you both for your time, Alberto and Vero.
Some images (C) Hiderico

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