TimeForLemonTea

is a Norway based cosplayer

who has been cosplaying since 2012. Most of her cosplays are based in sewing and leatherworking, and some of her work includes Ciri from “The Witcher 3”, Cersei Lannister from “Game of thrones” and Leliana from “Dragon Age, Origins”. She always stribes to improve her craftmanship and takes pride in it.

Do you have your favorite costume? If yes – what is it and why?

I think my favorite cosplay must be Ciri from “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”, I learnt so much from making that cosplay and it has been with me on so many amazing experiences and travels.

What part of this hobby/life style do you like the most? Why?

I love how you can combine your creative side with other passions of yours, like movies, books and games. That way you get to merge several sides of your interests is so fun to get to do.

How do you choose characters that you cosplay?

When it comes to choosing what characters I cosplay, I most value if I like the character, and if the design appeals to me, though sometimes I stumble across character designs that I like so well, that it inspires me to see if I like the character just so I get to make the design.

How much time do you usually spend on one costume? What was the longest time you spent on one costume and which costume it was?

On average I think i spend about two months per cosplay, but I think the one that took the longest was Ciri, because there was so many new techniques to get it to be the way I wanted it to be, I think it took me closer to three months.

What would you consider to be the biggest achievement in you cosplay carrier?

I think the biggest achievement in my cosplay career would be that I get to travel and meet new people, all the whilst I get to do something I love.

Do you have any funny stories or accidents related to cosplay?

During a photoshoot weekend in Italy, I was unable to bring my Sword for my Ciri cosplay, so our photographers had reached out to a blacksmith, and he forged a sword for me, just for that occasion.

What would you say for people who thinks that cosplay is pointless waste of time and money?

I’m not usually one to tell people what they should, and should not do on their on time and with their money, so I would very much appreciate it if they could butt out of the way I spend my own time and money.

What would you advice or whish for people who want to start cosplaying, but for unknown reasons are afraid or just don’t know where to start?

For people that are new to cosplay, but interested to start, I would recommend finding out what inspires you to cosplay, whether it’s wanting to create something, honoring your interests or fandoms or wanting to be a part of the cosplay community.

Find out what works for you, cosplay doesn’t have to be expensive, it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, it’s all about what you put into it, but I would say that seeking out a community online or in your surroundings, because cosplaying with likeminded people is part of what makes it so great.

Is there anything else you would like to say?

All in all, cosplay is for everyone, no matter the age, gender or bodytype, so do what you love, do what inspires you, and do what makes you happy 🙂