How Kamui Made Cosplay Her Job

In case you've somehow never heard of her, Kamui is a German cosplayer who started making costumes all the way back in 2003. Known for her amazing armour builds, Kamui found an interesting new way to become a full time cosplayer three years ago -- writing books.

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Kamui begun cosplaying very early, when the hobby was still incredibly niche and barely heard of. She quickly became known for her impressive armour builds, before armour was even accessible to regular cosplayers -- and was instrumental in introducing the cosplay community to worbla, a thermoplastic now widely used by cosplayers worldwide.

Her big break that allowed her to take cosplay full time, however, was the release of her first cosplay book. In our Facebook Live interview from Brisbane Supanova, she goes into her experience of being a cosplay author and how that came to pass.

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We caught up with Kamui again at Supanova Adelaide to dig deeper into some of the intricacies of the cosplay and convention community -- this time with her husband Benni in tow. They introduced us to the idea of the 'coscaddy', talked about couple cosplays, dream costumes and what it's like to travel around the world for cosplay.

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    What's coscaddy? Even urban dictionary doesn't have a definition.

    A person whom assists the cosplayer, while they go about their time at the con. They follow around the cosplayer like a caddy in golf, hence the term "coscaddy", helping the cosplayer assemble their work at the con or hold their stuff while con-goers take pictures of the cosplayer.

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