Norwegian Judge - Heresetai
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How long have you been interested in cosplay?
I have been cosplaying for about 7 years now, but I was interested in and fascinated by cosplay for a couple of years before getting into it myself. I suppose you can say that I have been interested in cosplay for 10 years.
What have you done in the cosplay community before?
I got into performing very quickly when I started cosplaying, so I have done that for quite a few years now. I have placed in and won a fair amount of them, so I'm very familiar with what it's like to compete! I have also been lucky enough to attend a few cons as a guest and as a cosplay judge.
What do you do besides your interest in cosplay?
I'm a librarian by day. By night, if I'm not working on cosplays, I like to game or hang out with friends.
What skills or aspects of the competition will you focus on?
I have dabbled in quite a few different things when it comes to cosplay, but my strong suit is definitely sewing, so I will pay extra attention to that. I also like a costume that is well thought through and makes an overall good impression. Lastly, I will pay close attention to the performances as that is something I'm very passionate about!
What skills or qualities should the winner of the NCC 2019 have?
I think that is incredibly hard to say upfront but, in general, someone who shows creativity, a high level of skill and attention to detail. And someone who can put on a good performance.
Tell us about a cosplay that have made a special impression on you?
I don't want to mention just one specific costume because there have been so many and for different reasons. But I am impressed by costumes that show attention to detail - especially those details that might not catch your eye at first glance. It might sound cheesy, but I love to see costumes that clearly have been made with a lot of passion for the character and the costume itself. It shows when that is the case.
What do you look forward to the most with the competition?
Getting to see all the contestants' costumes up close! And their performances! I'm so excited, I can't wait! Aaaa!