Meet Lolita Nightingale aka Renee
Ever since I was in primary school I’ve always had that side of me that wanted to make or create something! I enjoyed reading a lot of those fairy books you’d get in the school libraries and every day after school I remember going to the public library with my friend – which is where I was introduced to manga, anime and AMV’s (anime music videos). I think it was the fact that I had spent so long experiencing these fantasy worlds; each of them filled with endless possibilities, that I got the urge to create one through writing. It was one of those realisations of: “so I can just put all my favourite things in this world and have it become reality on a page?!” And from there the need to create in different mediums when I was experiencing creative blocks with writing forced me to delve into other interests such as voice acting and cosplay.
What’s the biggest misconception that people have about you ?
This is a tough one. I have no idea. I guess retrospectively a lot of people will assume I’m shy and recluse. Which is technically true. It’s actually an aspect of many people who are creative – I struggle with a lot of social environments if I’m surrounded by strangers and it takes me ab long time to become social in a comfortable sense rather than putting on a brave face and talking to people sense. But you can ask any of my friends and I’m absolutely crazy when I get comfortable. It’s like two different sides of me I guess 🙂
Is the community competition based or is it a free space to express your creativity ?
What’s the most challenging costume you’ve designed and why ?
For me when I walk around I’m dressed as the character but if someone who likes the show or someone who wants a picture comes up to me I am always willing to act as the character just to give a sense of realism to the costume. I think there’s a universal understanding between everyone who goes to a con that it’s just one massive theatre production. Like we’re all just actors waiting to be called on stage when interacting with people who are “outside” of our costumes.
It’s going to sound cheesy but I think everyone is beautiful in their own way. I would say it to strangers when I was 2/3 years old and I’ll continue to say it now. It’s very easy to get bogged down with the physical details of someone and though some people can focus on physicality which is no problem genuine aspects come from the heart and the mind. If you have good intentions, a considerate heart, a empathic mind and as long as you don’t forget to care and love yourself beauty is all around you. I also think beauty is a fluid thing. There’s no set definition. My thoughts on beauty could be different to someone else’s. And at times I can admit to struggling with self love, care and worth so I know at times It can be easy to see beauty in others but not yourself. It takes time, growth understanding and perseverance but it’s there. It always has been and it’s ever-present.
Throwing myself into a more personal project usually helps me. Just so I can get my creative thoughts running and that I write all my worries out on paper whether that comes out in the form of a poem or in my style of voice acting or even making a last-minute cosplay I busy myself to release tension and stress so that when I finish I have a clear head to focus on the project with
lolita_nightcosplay Instagram page
No Ordinary Heroes Youtube channel
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