Que linda y hermosa – Danidarkan Cosplay Interview
As the world is being sheltered due to this pandemic outbreak, we at Outright Geekery will faithfully continue to bring our form of entertainment for all those who need a bit of relief and distraction. Here’s yet another exclusive profile look into the life of a renowned cosplayer from overseas. Born from Venezuela, she’s one kind cosplayer. With her big brown eyes to go along with her light-colored brown hair, she’s been a cosplayer, prop maker and an expert make-up artist, not even her own mother would recognize her. Now living as a resident of Argentina, Danidarkan has shown the love of cosplay is loved in any country and she brings her cosplay “A-Game” in the land of Argentinos. Please offer your love and allegiance to the beautiful and curvy, DanidarkanCosplay.
OG: Thank you so much for doing this interview. It means so much that you can offer your life and experiences for all to enjoy and be inspired. It is so wonderful to finally meet you, finally.
Dani: Thank you all for having me do this interview. I am happy to be doing this for Outright Geekery readers as well as my fans. I love them so much!
OG: We always like to offer some words of comfort to give cosplayers the hope and drive to continue with their endeavors. Bear with us, our Spanish is a bit rusty: Es bueno amar muchas cosas, porque ahí radica la fuerza, y el que ama mucho realiza mucho y puede lograr mucho, y lo que se hace con amor está bien hecho. With that being said. Here we go.
OG: Please feel free and tell our readers about yourself.
Dani: I’m from Venezuela and right now I’m living in Argentina CABA. My eye color is light brown. My birth sign is Pisces 2 🐟! I speak Spanish and English, but I want to learn German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Italian, and French. My hair color is light brown. I love to watch movies like White Chicks, Legally Blonde. The music I love to dance to is Techno, Rave, Trance, and Kpop. I am a lover of animals, Yes! Along with nature, the animals, the night, the moon, Cosplay, gastronomy and more. I don’t have one favorite, I have various. cosplayer who inspire me like Jannet Incosplay, Dan Ballester, Enji Night, León Chiro, and Jessica Nigri. When I am not cosplaying all hours of the day and night, I like to sing, draw, cook, play video games, and other stuff.
OG: What has been your all-time favorite character to cosplay?
Dani: I have many but my first cosplay was Alice Lidell
OG: Do you have sisters or brothers and how did they treat you?
Dani: I have brothers who are good to me. They are nice people who are intelligent, stronger and they work hard every day to get their dreams
OG: Were you ever bullied at school growing up? Is there anything in your childhood that you would change for the better?
Dani: Yes, of course, I wouldn’t change a thing.
OG: What were your favorite costumes growing up as a kid?
Dani: I wore Genie, the Little Mermaid, and Lara Croft
OG: Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
OG: You mentioned you are a pet lover, who many do you own?
Dani: Yes a cat (🐈) and a dog (🐕).
OG; How did your cosplay career get started.
Dani: I saw people going to a convention and I got interested.
OG: Was there a particular cosplay character you loved to do your first cosplay?
Dani” It was Alice Lidell from Alice Madness Returns
OG: I’m told by a few cosplayers everyone’s first time can be scary?
Dani: Yes it was!
OG: How was it for you?
Dani: I was feeling weird at the beginning but in the end I like it.
OG: Was creating the outfit easy to make?
Dani: It was very hard because I didn’t know how to use the materials or what materials use
OG: From the photos you provided, you have an amazing skill set with make-up artistry. How did you get started in makeup?
Dani: My brother was my inspiration. He was the first one to encourage me. He told me that he wanted to see me someday as a makeup artist.
OG: What steps do you prepare when wearing makeup?
Dani: First use a hair cape and clean my skin before starting to apply the makeup
OG: What sort of products do you use?
Dani: Depends on the makeup and the character that I will do
OG: Unfortunately, cosplayers cannot always appeal to general audiences. Do you often get criticized for your cosplay outfits?
Dani: OMG! A lot! It’s the comments mostly for the look and shape of my body!
OG: How do you handle that?
Dani: I try to don’t pay attention to any of that negativity. I focus on good or constructive comments, which are tremendously appreciated.
OG: LIke a kid at a candy store, are you drawn to powerful characters?
Dani: Yes, of course!
OG: What kind of characters do you love to portray?
Dani: I love those female warriors who are smart, strong, and beautiful both inside and out!
OG: Was there a cosplay outfit you hated, but your fans love to see you in?
Dani: No. All the characters that I do are the ones I love and identify.
OG: What’s been your favorite cosplay outfit?
Dani: I just love them all. I loved every character that I’ve cosplayed.
OG: Do you become the character?
Dani: Yes, because cosplay is based on performance. I study the character to the point I bring that character to life. Lots of research in what’s the character’s environment, its history, and how they behave mentally whether it’s in a sentimental way or something else.
OG: Is cosplaying in Argentina very popular?
Dani: Yes! You should come and see it!
OG: As a beautiful woman, does the size of a woman matter (The height, bra size, or weight) when performing a character?
Dani: No. I just enjoy and love what I do as a cosplayer and as a person. Everyone should always try to do their best.
OG: What places do you prefer to do a photoshoot?
Dani: Depends on the character and the weather of course.
OG: What sort of places in Argentina have you done any outdoor photoshoots?
Dani: I go to either Japanese Garden or Puerto Madero.
OG: Is being born in Venezuela a plus or a curse for you when cosplaying?
Dani: It is, of course, a plus because my family is everything to me. I meet many special people even though I really miss my friends. Despite the economic struggles, I learn how to solve various problems resulting to be more creative, stronger, smarter, and have more faith in the obstacles that come my way.🤲
OG: Have you ever done body paint yourself?
Dani: Yes. Doesn’t everybody?
OG: How did that go?
OG: Any other past character you painted yourself as?
Dani: There was the Night elf, She-Hulk, Red She-Hulk, again, Mystique, and Janey Belle
OG: Would you like to be recognized as a cosplay artist or sexy model?
Dani: First and foremost, a Cosplay artist and in a close second, a curvy model.
OG: Are all of your outfits made by hand, sewing machine, or a hired seamstress?
Dani: Some were made with a sewing machine by myself others by various seamstresses who offered as gifts or I bought it.
OG: How did you get your cosplay name, DanidarkanCosplay?
Dani: It is a combination of my first name +the name of the character Johana dark from Perfect Dark + my first last name.
OG: Do you think your cosplay artistry is Gothic or Dark?
Dani: All the above!
OG: What sort of commission work do you do?
Dani: As a model, I do photo commissions, video commissions, and cosplay commissions. Fees vary.
OG: Have you ever suffered unbearable weather all for the sake of cosplay?
Dani: Oh my goodness, Yes! So many times the weather didn’t cooperate with me!
OG: Is spandex an article of clothing helpful for cosplayers?
Dani: It all depends on the outfit.
OG: Do you own any tattoos or piercings? If so, what’s the meaning behind it?
Dani: Yes. The one in the neck is based on Motoko Kusanagi’s character from Ghost in the shell. It is a work in progress.
OG: Having your makeup on during photoshoots, have you ever gone home with it on?
Dani: Yes! When in character with a complex makeup, I had to go out with it already.
OG: Wow. That had to be interesting to watch. What were the reactions of people?
Dani: As normal as they come. They stare at me like WTF xD, or they just take photos with me.
OG: When not under the hot-lights or sub-freezing weather, how do you keep yourself motivated?
Dani: just I have to grow as an artist, cosplayer and as a person so I have to keep ongoing.
OG: Is there a character you would love to do, but haven’t tried?
Dani: I have a list of many of them. It is a big list, but that will take a lot of time, and the cost of materials. Currently, I don’t have the time and the money just yet. (Unless someone wants to donate to the cause for me, please)?
OG: Are there video game characters you love to cosplay in?
Dani: Oh, Yes! Love to play.
OG: Do you have a Gamer name when you play video games?
Dani: My gamer name is Danidarkan almost all of the time, although if it is online games or normal games.
OG: Being a woman who is always in view of the public, do you have to keep in shape or tone to perform/posing during your photoshoots?
Dani: That depends on the cosplayer but doing exercises helps a lot.
OG: Do you do any forms of exercise?
Dani: I would love to start doing Pole Dancing again.
OG: Now there’s an exercise that everyone can enjoy!
OG: What sort of projects or up-coming events for Danidarkan will you be doing this 2020?
Dani: Well I’m interested in going to a few as the Yukai Rest, Retro Start and Argentina Comic-Con I have to see 👀
OG: What sort of outfits will your cosplay fans see you in the near future?
OG: Would you consider having a 2021 DanidarkanCosplay photo calendar or something else?
Dani: There’s always possible.
OG: What sort of advice can you offer new and inspiring cosplayers/models/photographers out there?
Dani: Don’t pay attention to the bad critics. Don’t feel bad or shame about your body. Everybody is different and that is what makes cosplaying so interesting ♥️. You have to keep going and have faith in your dreams. They can be true if you work hard in it, and of course, Be STRONG!
Time we ask Danidarkan cosplay our, “So-Far OutRight Just-Geeky questions!”
OG: What jungle animal would you want as a pet for protection?
Dani: A panther
OG: Would you ever tell your grandchildren that their grandmother was a cosplayer?
Dani: Of course, I’m proud of that
OG: Was there ever a moment you held a weapon in your hand?
OG: What sort of music would you listen to while working on your cosplay outfit/prop?
Dani: Aleatory Music
OG: What is LOVE?
Dani: Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me No More ..🎶🎵🎙️
OG: How many Empanadas could you eat in an hour?
Dani: 5 max 😔
OG: What secret ability or talent can DanidarkanCosplay do that no one knows about?
Dani: I like that be secret xD and the people can be discovered by the time
OG: Do you know how to Tango?
OG: How good is an Argentina steak?
Dani: Yes and Yes and Yes 💁🏻♀️🥩🍖
OG: Is that a YES!?
OG: What Superpower would DanidarkanCosplay have to make the world a better place?
Dani: Control the weather
OG: What part of History would you change if you had a Time Machine?
Dani: Nothing because will be a risk 👀
OG: What movie does Danidarkan will always make her cry?
Dani: The movie, Titanic 😭
OG: What’s your favorite ice cream?
Dani: Chocolate with Oreo or brownie!
OG: Oh my, That sounds sinfully delicious!
OG: If you woke up and discovered you became a man, what would you do as a man?
Dani: 😁😅 Well…
OG: This question often gets some mixed answers. Can I get a hug?
Dani: Yes why not? 😁🤲
OG: Thank you so much DanidarkanCosplay for having the opportunity to get inside your mind. If you would be so kind and tell our readers where can they get more of you and your delicious cosplays?
Dani: Sure thing. If I could give a special shout out to some very loving people.
OG: Go ahead!
Dani: A special thanks to my family, my friends, my followers, and of course my Patrons, like zomb1egod, Gentlevan, Tubi 4, AmbushVin, Lustmonster, Yushyboy, Kaiser, Saiko fire, Y.D.N.M.N, and Daniel Bareto. You guys Rock!
Dani: To Satoru and Gabriel Diaz, thanks for all your help.
Dani: Here are my websites to know me and a chance to pledge your donations and support toward Danidarkan’s new and exciting cosplay artistry projects in the coming future.
Danidarkan social media pages:
FB PAGE 💌👥 DanidarkanCosplay
Instagram 🤳📸 https://www.instagram.com/danidarkan
DeviantArt 🦄🖌️🎨 https://www.deviantart.com/danidarkan
Twitter 🐤🐥 https://twitter.com/danidarkan?lang=es