|My First DAILY DEVIATION!|
ME as TRINITY' BLOOD CARDINAL CATERINA SFORZA, DUCHESS OF MILAN
My special gratitude to &
ABOUT ME |
Writter & Journalist of profession.
Layla Rabia was my Grandmom name and I use it as artistic name.
Mexican-moroccan (I born in Sonora, Mexico, but I descent of moroccans)
I began in Cosplay Art by fortuity. I wrote a serie of novels about a mangaka girl and her little sister with Asperger Syndrome.
When my editors suggest me to present this books collections making "somethink like COSPLAY". From this time, I also began to be known as cosplayer artist. In this sense, I consider me an artist in progress; someone who seeking my path can not be one, but one which achieves the harmony of all facets of art that interest me. I want to be a creative model and an intriguing photographer with different type of cameras.
Now, my greatest passions -plus literature-are cosplay and pin-up art photography (as model but as photographer too), and I aspire to display that both are beyond of simply pretty or funny images...that pin-up is not only an light enterteinment for men, and cosplay could be an art for sensitive adults...but I know that I have a long way to get it.
HELLSING' Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing (Ovas & anime)
HELLSING' Luke Valentine
HELLSING' Girlycard (classical and glamorous vers)
LOVELESS' Agatsuma Soubi
SPEED GRAPHER' Kagura Tenouzu
HELLSING' Seras Victoria (Red Seras, OVAS 7,8,9, 10)
TRINITY BLOOD' Caterina Sforza
KUROSHITSUJI. Madame Red
FULL METAL ALCHEMIST' Lust
CASTLEVANIA' Maria Renard
Cosmaker: Ting Ting Zhang
KUROSHITSUJI' Sebastian Michaelis
KUROSHITSUJI' Maid Maylene
Cosmaker: Marisole Balasco Atelier (Artist City)
NEXT! AND VERY SOON!
MADNESS RETURN' Alice Lidell
TO ARU KAGAKU NO RAILGUN' Shirai Kuroko
INFINITE BIOSHOCK, BURIAL AT SEA' Elizabeth
THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA' adult princess Kaguya
HELLSING' Knight Integra/Classical Lady Integra
TRINITY BLOOD' Sister Noelle Bor
XXXHOLIC' Yuuko Ichihara
ERGO PROXY' complete Re-L Meyer
NANA's Nana Osaki
DEATH NOTE' perfect L.
Comissions to AYLA & DANNY:
KUROSHITSUJI' The Beast
ADVENTURES IN TIME' Princess Bubblegum
My avatar is a gift of my lovely friend:
Cheerful manipulation "To me, 'says Fab. Le Blanc :iconKIP-K: an artist can only be spontaneous, the idea is spontaneous, implement all the technical details and consider the less but a true artist knows how to seize the moment in a simple, even banal moment and take time to do something wonderful.
Pure expressions"Cuando yo era un niño pequeño –señala el fotógrafo portugués José Calheros :iconJACAC:- empecé a hacer fotos, y la gente me dijo que eran diferentes, que yo era capaz de captar sentimientos... y desde entonces no he dejado de hacerlo.
Her sweet tea majesty
World is a rare placeDesde lo casual hasta lo teatral. Escenas de calle interactuando con complejo y sesudo arte conceptual. Tomas de un turista transformadas en trozos de vida cotidiana de colores vibrantes y voces audibles. Variantes interesantísimas del viejo y resucitado arte del pin-up y audaces imágenes de cosplay. Todo esto y más es el inclasificable trabajo del español Borja Pascual :iconBorjaPascual: artista visual de múltiples registros.
So emotionalINTERVIEWS WITH DEVIANT ART PHOTO ARTIST III
The everyday artistEVERYDAY STORIES:
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grace | August 10, 2012
1) Your Full Name
My real name is Eva Hill.
LAYLA RABIA was name of my grand mom
2) Tell us about you
I'm writer, journalist and student of Eastern Cultures. I'm author of a series of novels inspired in dynamics of mangas and animes. Im mom of 2 children who are my teachers in cosplay art and I practice photograph and bellydance. I live immersed in the art world.
3) Where are you located?
I live in Mexico City
4) What started you on the cosplay path?
I began to make cosplay to accompany to my daughter to conventions, but now I consider it an art that I practice with same seriousness as I make my professional work.
5) When not cosplaying, what do you do?
I write. Literature is an essential part of my life. I practice with photograph too.
6) What kind of cosplayer do you consider yourself?
I consider me a ritualistic and perfectionistic cosplayer. Definitely isn't a game for me, however, I love to improvise with characters, without betray the essence of the character.
7) Do you have a current cosplay favorite?
Yes! Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing. Was my first professional cosplay, and I return to her ever I can.
8) If you have a long range goals in your life. What is it?
Yes I want to be great in every thing I make: I want to be a great writer, a great dancer and a great cosplayer. My idea is to be better every day.
9) Do you have a cosplay story happy story, horror story, uplifting, artistic story you can share with our readers?
Well I have an story in particular, when I made by first time my Caterina Sforza' cosplay:
I was possing for photos front a church doors of Coyoacan while inside celebrated the Mass of 6 PM. Unexpectedly appeared an elegant gentleman (very similar to Colin Firth) followed by his young wife and two young children and when he see me, reacted as if he had appeared the Devil.
-This lack of respect! shouted him. Her wife and sons jumped scared -How dare to portray this woman with these .rags at the door of a temple? A woman making fun of the costumes cardinal, my God, this country is at war!
Cato Kusanagi, the photographer continued taking photos; as if he had not heard anything, but I was really angry! The man continued to make reference to my "rags heretics", and suddenly, a tourist tell him: -What about the gentleman is that he is too upset that she would have preferred to see her dressed in bikini.
10) Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get into the cosplay scene?
I advice to cosplayers that take it seriously. Yes, is very funny, but I think that a lot of people see this as a child game, something without importance, and cosplay is an ART.
11) There is a lot of debate if Western/Asians should cosplay. Your thoughts?
I am totally in love with Asian cosplay. Of course, there are wonderful cosplayers in every corner of the world, but Im seduced by the drama and elegance of Asian cosplayers.
12) Could you tell us a little about how you made the costume?
I would like a lot to be cosmaker too. In some cases, I have dressed to some cosplayers, but only when it comes to improvisation because I have an array of wigs, weapons, gloves, furry ears, etc. I haven't knowledge of high couture, and when I require sumptuous costumes, I go with a wonderful designers who work for a TV channel, and they are my friends.
13) How far into the character are you willing to go while in cosplay? At the end of the day, are you "YOU" or are you your "CHARACTER"?
Is different in every case: some characters are installed in me even after removing the cospslay, as in the case of one Sir Integra or recently Sebastian Michaelis. I have become much more friendly and contained since I did him but in most cases, the character fades as I withdraw the suit.
14) Do you have any experience of taking a cosplay event in a foreign country?
No, unfortunately, but one of my biggest dreams is to participate in a convention in Japan or China, I REALLY love this countries, and I have reconstructed them through my imagination in my novels.
15) It is hard to exhibit the thoughtfulness and the spirit of a character, please tell me your secrets of success.
Well I think that my secret to SEDUCE to people with my cosplays, is TO BE THE CHARACTER, not only a disguised person. I was a Theater Actress in University and I studied too much, but finally I decided to be the author of the works. However, these studies are helping me a lot for cosplays. I become totally in character, as Stanivslasky Technique.
16) Name 3 of your favorite (art/anime) books/ magazines.
My favourite mangas (even I could make a list too much large!)
1.- The serie of novels of TRINITY BLOOD
2.- HELLSING' Ovas and manga
3.- MONSTER (I prefer manga to anime)
17) What is your life motto?
As Nietzsche fan: "The maturity of man is having rediscovered the seriousness with which he played when he was a child".