Here’s one of the entries for our Valentine’s Day Couples Contest! Kate (Iroha) and Dennis (Ichnob) are cosplaying as Kotetsu (Tiger) and Barnaby (Bunny) from the series Tiger & Bunny. While neither of these cosplayers used our wigs we have some great styles in case you are looking to cosplay as either of these characters in the future! For a Kotetsu cosplay we recommend that you style our Helios Wig in Dark Brown! For a Barnaby cosplay we recommend that you style our Helios wig in Caramel Blonde! Read on to see more about their cosplay and cosplay background as well as the wigs we mentioned!
-What inspired you to do these cosplays?
Dennis came up with a great Tiger & Bunny skit idea for the ALA 2013 Masquerade. The photo idea was spur of the moment because we’re silly.
-What got you into cosplay?
Kate: I always loved dressing up for Halloween, plus I like the challenge of building things by hand (Legos, IKEA furniture, etc.). After going to my first anime con and seeing so many people dressed up, I wanted to join in and cosplay. That was 10 years ago and now I’m practically drowning in fabric and costume plans.
Dennis: After going to anime conventions for years, I never really understood the reason for cosplay until I got into One Piece. I then wanted to meet more fans of the series somehow at anime conventions, so I thought cosplay would be the best way.
-Why do you love cosplay?
Dennis: It is the best way to meet fans of a series that I enjoy and makes for a really easy ice breaker to strike up a conversation with people.
Kate: I love cosplay because it’s a great way to represent your love for a series, and meet other fans. I’ve met so many great people through cons and cosplay – that’s how Dennis and I met. I also love the challenge of making 2D art into something that’s functional and wearable. It’s like solving a puzzle with a sewing machine and power tools.