Turin’s Pisa Cosplayer Fery Lullaby Interview
Cosplayer Fery Lullaby Interview
Hello everyone. Once again, our current state of LOCKDOWN will not be still like couch potatoes. Our never-ending searches bring these wonderful and insightful cosplayers to light among the social media world. Outright Geekery newest exclusive interview takes us on a journey to a place where there’s almost a church at every street corner. Born in Turin, Italy, she loved cosplay all of her life, Her name is Fery Lullaby. But don’t think she will put you to sleep, she’s all business and always willing to share her ideas as well as collaborate on projects. It is because of her dedication and hard work that makes her cosplay characters come to life. With over 100 cosplay outfits so far, Fery feels she’s just getting started. She’s done both Anime and video game characters, but always looking for new and more interesting characters to portray. The challenges await for this young girl who lives and breathes cosplay, So show your love and appreciation, and please offer your best welcome cosplayer, Fery Lullaby.
OG: Welcome Fery. We really appreciate you being here to talk with Outright Geekery for a chance to tell your side of your story.
Fery: Thank you so much for having me. It is wonderful to know there are people in other countries who love to cosplay. I really appreciate Outright Geekery for doing this interview with me.
Og: Believe me when we say, It is our pleasure to know you and your artistry.
OG: We, at Outright Geekery, as a time-honored tradition, offer words of encouragement in hopes of lifting you when things don’t go your way, when society becomes an obstacle, or when the feelings of frustration begin to set in. Here’s goes, “ If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, the walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but whatever you do, never stop moving forward!” It never gets old. With that being said, please, Fery Lullaby let us continue.
OG: Please tell our readers all about yourself.
Fery: Hi, I’m Federica but everyone calls me Fery. ^^ I’m an Italian cosplayer since 2008, I was born In Torino and I still live here, I’m studying semiotic and communication. Until today I’ve played more than 150 cosplay ~I love photography, video games, painting, and makeup too! My favorite (online) game to play right now Is Apex legends ** and I love AnImal CrossIng too but the 2 games that I can play and replay every time are Skyrim and Nier automata! My obsession other than cosplay, anime, and games are the Action Figures: I have a pretty big collection of those, hahaha. I’m a Libra and I have blue eyes and brown hair with a little bit of pink ;3 I’m very short like 1,55cm and everyone before saw me In person think that I’m taller! I was a very pestiferous little girl and I had great imagination; I loved carnival and when I found out what cosplay was and that I could dress up as my favorite characters I obviously threw myself Into It.
OG: Being a petite young girl at school, were you ever bullied?
Fery: Like, everyone, I was a little targeted by bullies but I knew how to assert myself! If I had to choose would surely be a superhero, not a villain, I can’t stand Injustice! I would probably be one of those super cute and clumsy characters who, however, If you make them angry they become very strong hahaha
OG: How old were you when you first cosplayed and who got you into doing it?
Fery: I was really young when I started cosplay and I never stopped because I feel really good, I started to cosplay at 14 yo, I and some friends wanted like to make naruto cosplay groups but we never have done that haha My first ever cosplay has been Misa Amane by Death note, without any wig, that was horrible XD. I don’t think I would change anything If I went back!
OG: What are you better at, making the costumes or making the props?
Fery: I make almost all the prop of my cosplay, I’m not very good at sewing so I prefer doing the accessories! I thought the first very massive prop I made was the sickle of Dead Master: almost 2.10 meter of high all wood and paint ^^
OG: What sort of cosplay does Fery absolutely loves to wear?
Fery: I always loved to make Japanese style cosplay but more recently I started like video games one more and more; one style I do not very like Is the dark one, I think my face does not very suit that type of character!
OG: How important is makeup when it comes to portraying the part?
Fery: I think that makeup Is the first thing for a cosplayer, you can be tall, short, fat, thin Idk: If your make Is not on point the magic of cosplay Is not complete!
OG: Is the body of the cosplayer that determines what sort of character they should dress in?
Fery: Obviously a character can suit you for the best If your body type Is similar but that doesn’t have to stop you from doing what you love.
OG: What determines the type of character you wish to portray?
Fery: When I choose which character to play sometimes I stop to think “but will I be good In It?” sometimes It happened not to make a character just because the answer was no …and It also happened that I fell In love with a character after they pointed out that I looked like It!
In short, however, I always choose characters that I liked without thinking too much If they are fashionable or not.
OG: When taking photos of your cosplay, does it feel you’re in a moment of fantasy or special event in time?
Fery: I love doing photoset and I want to tell a story wIth them! I’m always making photos with a canon in the background. If possible, I love to make my photos come “alive”.
OG: This never fails. Have anyone ever asked you to do any unusual cosplay photos?
Fery: No one really asks me anything strange! Sometimes I make my own photo but I don’t really like to do all the work by myself, haha.
OG: You seem to be an Outdoors type of cosplayer, is that true?
Fery: I prefer going outside with a photographer and take professional photos! I’ve gone to a lot of nice places for shoots, some of them are even secret, haha.
OG: Wait, it’s a secret? Now my imagination is running wild. It’s always the quiet ones. You just never know where they’re going or what’s in their mind.
OG: Does the weather play a role whenever you have a big photoshoot and have you shot with animals?
Fery: When you have scheduled a photo session and the weather Is not on your side. It Is very difficult…you have to decide If decide another day or try your luck: and I went true both of this option! I’ve been shooting under the rain In the night xD but the most difficult was probably the CirI photoset, I have made some shoot with a horse!
OG: Are tourists from other countries gaze upon you and take photos of you?
Fery: Obviously when you are In a public place with cosplay everyone look at you like ?? and make a photo of you! I’m used to It so I do not notice It anymore ^^
OG: Who decides the character portray? Is it you or from your dark and mysterious personality?
Fery: I thought It Is both, I am Influenced by the characters I play, and I probably see myself In many of the characters I do, but the beauty of cosplay Is also doing something completely different from who you really are!
OG: With names like CutiePie, Dark Princess, and my favorite Fery Lullaby. How did you get your cosplay name?
Fery: I get my nickname by my real name “Federica” I take the Fe and the RI and create Fery haha and Lullaby Is the name of my favorite Doremi Character!
OG: I thought you got it from the Sound of Music, Do, Re, Mi, and so on.
OG: Obviously, you have some dedicated fans out there. How do they treat Fery Lullaby?
Fery: I have a nice relationship with my fans! They are all very cute and support me, I almost never had a Hater and that’s strange, hahaha. Sometimes I sell prints, they come to make photo with me at convention, they write me nice things sometimes, but they never are oppressive or anything like that!
OG: Adored by many, is it tough having a relationship with someone while being loved by others?
Fery: I never had a problem with cosplay and my relationship! My boyfriend does not make cosplay but Is a Nerd like me ^^ he loves my photo and sometimes helps me with some cosplay or shoot too!
OG: Seems nerdy girls have some sort of tattoos or piercings, do you?
Fery: I do not have any tattoos and my only piercings are on the ears! But I want a nerdy tattoo one day.
OG: Being the entire world is on LOCKDOWN, how have you been getting through all this?
Fery: I think my country Is doing well enough right now, we are all very scared but the results seem to be getting better and better! I haven’t been out of the house for more than a month and a half … someone still makes mistakes but I’m happy to be In Italy right now. I don’t think It will end very soon but I try to make myself strong! I’m sure we’ll all fine at the end ^^
OG: What’s your opinion about Lewd/Boudoir photography?
Fery: I actually like Lewd cosplayer haha sometimes people thinking that I do not like them because I do not make this kind of photo but It’s my personal choice. I do not like to make these types of photos myself, but I appreciate it when someone can recreate a good cosplay In a sexy way.
OG: Should cosplayers do Lewd photography to bring more out about the character they’re portraying?
Fery: When you put effort Into what you do you people can tell that! So If you just put a bikini and a wig maybe it Is not artistry but I always saw a lot of Lewd cosplay doing a really good job, telling a story and staying In character! So I’m pro lewd and you can do It for yourself or for ProfIt/fans I do not care ^^
OG: With your vast wisdom and knowledge of life and of cosplay, what advice can you offer us?
Fery: I made cosplay for myself, I’m happy that people liked what I make! But even If I did not have any fans, I would still continue doing It! My advIce Is to do what you love, always Improve because you can do It! And never let the other down, that does not take anywhere.
OG: With everything said, done, and well after this Pandemic part of our lives behind us, how do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
Fery: In 5 years I will probably still doing cosplay, I hope to have a work and my own house! Maybe a child, obviously I will dress up them too, haha. This year started very bad but I hope to travel to new convention too ^^
Now time to ask Fery Lullaby our, “Outright, Just Geekery questIons.”
OG: What In this world will always make Fery Lullaby cry with tears of JOY?
Fery: Food! I love food If you want to be my friend offer me some food and I wIll cry xD
OG: Will we ever see you do a cosplay wedding dress at the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista?
Fery: Why no? It’s a dream of mine actually!
OG: If we made a surprise visit to see you, what places would you show us In Turin, Italy?
Fery: All museums! especially the Egyptian one, I love museums <3
OG: What Is Fery Lullaby’s favorite dessert or candy?
Fery: I will never tire of eating meringue pie ** and every Thing that has chocolate and matcha together!
OG: If we never met you, how would anyone know If Fery Lullaby Is angry at something?
Fery: Very rarely I get angry … and even more rarely I complain about something that makes me angry! so In case, I assure you that you would notice It If I was really angry, Haha!
OG: Did anyone ever request from your photos of your feet?
Fery: YES that was horrible. I hate feet. bleh.
OG: What Is the first thing people notice about Fery Lullaby when they meet her for the first time?
Fery: Oh wow, you are soo short!” *pat me In the head…
OG: Are you a Dark or Complicated person.
Fery: I seem very calm and sunny but In reality, I am more Introverted than I seem … not everyone understands me Immediately.
OG: How do you say In Italian, The tires of your car are parked over my shoes!
Fery: Le gomme della tua macchIna sono parcheggIate sulle mIe scarpe!!
OG: Is there a deep, dark, scary secret you are willing to confess right now?
Fery: I’m not able to do the housework … like washing the floors or making the bed. how wIll I do when I live alone ?? Help.
OG: What special superpower would Fery Lullaby want to make this world a better place?
Fery: Mind control, so I will never be under the spotlight but I can Influence people to make the world a better place!
OG: If there was a wish you could have, what would you wish for.
Fery: I want to be skinny and eat everything I want xD
OG: Can I get a hug?
Fery: Sure! *Hug*
OG: That you so much Federica, your interview is in “Tha Books”! If we could ask one more question and tell our readers where can they find more of Fery Lullaby?
Fery: Thank you so much. I am so happy Outright Geekery interviewed me! Please, here is my website so that your readers get more information about me.
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