Featuring IAmRen and LuLu Hannie
Occupation: Make-up artist
Experience: Five years
"The first time I came to rAge I was like, 'OK, this is awesome.' I got so inspired, it was like, 'I'm gonna try this.' So I tried. My first cosplay was Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill, and after that I started going more extreme, doing more stuff, being more revealing, and getting into more weapons. "
So what else is in the future for Renfaë Cosplay? She is currently working on editing her first video for her new YouTube channel. Her goal is to include the whole cosplay community, so her videos will be for everyone from cosplayers to fans, and will include reactions to other cosplays, advice for those who are new to cosplay, what is possible and what is not in cosplay, and social issues like what to do if you don't want your picture taken.
"If you don't want to take a picture with them, just say 'No.' There's nothing wrong with it. Consent is the first thing."
You can also find her through several social media outlets like Facebook and Tumblr, and she is open for bookings for professional make-up. You can send her an e-mail if you would like her to do make-up for fancy dress and children's parties.
Over all, Renfaë loves being part of the community and is excited about the future. "I have a lot of friends here who are cosplayers and they are all so sweet. They're amazing."
Tumblr: I am Ren
Patreon: Ren Ishihara
LuLu Hannie cosplay
Occupation: Learner - Grade 11
Experience: Three years
"Once I'm out of school and I can do cosplay more often, I'll do it. I'm grade 11, so matric year would be way too hectic for me to do many cosplays. In fact, I'm buying cosplays for matric. But, also, next year, I should be able to start a Patreon account and start doing tutorials on my phone."
"Next year, I'm only going to make two, but one of them is going to be Ciel Phantomhigh from Black Butler, and tomorrow I'm going to debut my D.Va. That will be my competition outfit."