She writes, "Hello! I am a cosplayer from the Netherlands and go by the name of Lhinnor Kuro. I recently started cosplaying Light Yagami. Death Note is one of my favourite anime, and I really enjoy cosplaying Light :D I only cosplayed him once at a convention so far, so I am kind of a beginner Light cosplayer."
Lhinnor Kuro Lets Us In on the Secret of Cosplaying Light Yagami
Do you/have you cosplayed Kira now or in the past?
Yes - currently
Any anecdotes about your experiences cosplaying Light?
When people introduce themselves I usually also ask their last name. Sometimes they know what I am up to but usually they don't. Or they say I know what you just did there :p
How would you go about creating a costume for Light Yagami?
I bought all my clothing from a second hand store.
What clothing and/or props do you feel are essential Light Yagami costume items?
I think it is nice to have a Death Note with me. And I also bought a plastic apple, which is great as a prop for pictures.
Is there more to cosplaying Kira than the outfit? (Look/behaviour etc.)
I think the most important thing is that you have fun while cosplaying Kira.
It is also a lot of fun if friends cosplay Death Note characters with you :D I was lucky that friends of mine decided to cosplay L and Misa with me ^^
What's your professional opinion about ready-made Light Yagami outfits, such as those in the Death Note News Cosplay Store? Any other pieces in there decent enough for a Kira cosplay? (Be honest!)
I don't like most of the ready-made Light Yagami outfits to be honest.
The quality of the outfits looks bad in my opinion. And the stores charge way too much for the outfit. (I am talking about the cosplay online stores that I visit).
I think second-hand stores give you higher quality items within a reasonable price.
Or you could make the clothes yourself ^^
Any last tips for anyone reading, who wishes to create their Kira cosplay from scratch?
Have fun with making your costume :D
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