There she is cosplaying Beyond Birthday from Death Note's Another Note, as seen in older pictures on her Instagram account: @dncosplayer25.
She's at pains to let us know that her cosplay has improved greatly since those days. And further adds,
"I've been into cosplaying for about two years now, and it's my favorite thing to do when I have spare time. Currently I am finishing up my Matt cosplay, and I've cosplayed L and Beyond Birthday, all from Death Note. I plan to cosplay more when I have more time and when my parents accept this habit of mine XD."
So what does she have to say about Matsuda cosplay? Read on!
How to Cosplay Death Note's Matsuda by Aerial Sky
Have you cosplayed Matsuda now or in the past?
No - never
Is there any reason that you haven't considered cosplay for Touta Matsuda?
I have considered it, mainly because he's the comic relief of the story, and because he's a precious little cinnamon roll XD I think I will stick with the characters I do best. Those being Matt, L, Beyond Birthday, Jeff the Killer, and maybe the occasional Kira/Light.
How would you go about creating a costume for Touta Matsuda?
I would go to Goodwill or some sort of thrift store and buy a suit. There's no need to spend a bunch of money for something you could find easily.
What clothing and/or props do you feel are essential Matsuda costume items?
A black or grey suit, and definitely a good sense of humor.
Is there more to cosplaying Matsuda than the outfit? (Look/behaviour etc.)
You have to have a good sense of humor, as well as a good personality. Don't be afraid to get really into character.
He acts like a goofball, and is about the average high schooler XD
What's your professional opinion about ready-made Touta Matsuda outfits, such as those in the Death Note News Cosplay Store? Any other pieces in there decent enough for a Matsuda cosplay? (Be honest!)
I would definitely go to a thrift shop first and see if I could get something cheaper. Custom made things are so much more expensive.
If not anything there, where would YOU source items to cosplay Matsuda?
Goodwill. And maybe your own closet if you have nice business clothes.
Any last tips for anyone reading, who wishes to create their Matsuda cosplay from scratch?
Get a good quality wig, and just be patient. Good things come to those who wait. :)
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