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The whole world of animation
in general and particularly the Japanese one has been
a part of me since when I was a little child.
I live in a nice country town, called Vigasio, which
is located just a few Km from Verona (the town of
Romeo and Juliet ;) , where I've always been regarded
as an extrovert, special and lively girl, maybe also
due to this insane passion which everybody has come,
more or less, to know.
Since I was a child, I don't know whether "I
amazed" or "I puzzled everybody" would
fit most, by pouring out names and plots, by singing
my favourite cartoons' opening themes and by drawing
follow ups of my TV heroes' adventures on endless
stacks of sheets of paper which I left all around
I'm afraid my parents looked at me like some sort
of a circus phenomenon.
After all, as you can see from this picture, I unconsciously
played my very first cosplay at the tender age of
two years: Heidi!
Yet, back at the time of elementary school, my teacher,
almost everyday, patiently wrote on my notebook unrealistic
reprimands like "Giorgia must stop drawing Creamy
on each page of her notebook" ...poor woman...
As I grew up this passion also
developed in many different forms: I was mainly prone
to drawing, so I was the heroine of my school mates
^__^ and now I am the one of my little cousin Andrea.
I really loved those cartoon which only later I came
to know belonged to the "majokko" and "shoujo"
genre, but most of all I loved the little witches.
I loved those characters to the point I not only used
to build the magical accessories, but I also used
to act like through and through.
I really wanted to become an idol!
But, just like all my class mates, when the anime
Hikari no densetsu was aired for the first time, I
decided my life would have been devoted to the Gymnastics
Rhythmic, and when Ashita tenki ni nare was first
aired I dug a lot of holes in my grandparents' garden...
something they haven't been very happy of...
Anyway I think that Glass no kamen has influenced
me more than others because, although many years have
passed, and although I am still not able to transform
in a witch, I've been acting in some theatrical companies
for many years, and Theatre is one of my greatest
passions, along with Basketball which I've practised
for ten years.
d'Este [ May 2002 ]
[ February 1979 ]
I could easily say that my
childhood has been marked by the various successful
cartoons by which I've been repeatedly charmed (I
have got an enviable collection of stickers' collectors
and even the nearly complete collection of Candy Candy
published by Fabbri).
But the strange thing is that all my childhood memories
go back only to the warm summer evenings which I spent
playing in the streets with the other boys and girls
from the block, or to the long days spent with my
friends, riding a bicycle.
I was determined to attend
some sort of School Of Arts, but, thanks to the intercession
of the Holy Ghost, I ended up attending the Classic
Institute, where, year by year, I came to know all
of my best friends.
I was in fantastic class, I really consider it a luck
to have been able to meet so clever people; I will
always keep in my heart all the reminds I built together
with them in all those years.
And I have nothing more to say on this subject, just
like Forrest Gump said.
At the moment I'm carrying on my studies at the local
Literature Faculty and I'm now close to my final exam.
During my adolescence, thanks
to the manga boom, I discovered I'm not a white fly,
like I feared. Instead many people share the very
It was a beautiful discovery, and thanks to it I met
a lot of new friends with whom I can share many wonderful
experiences, like, for example, all the journeys to
Lucca: each time it's an adventure!
It was during one of the Lucca-con that looking at
some boys who were playing a live role play game,
dressed like magicians, knights, etc., I thought that
it would have been fun going to the con dressed like
one of my favourite character; without even knowing
it, I was thinking about cosplaying.
Sailor Mars, March 1997, that was my very first experience
of this kind.
It was wonderful; at the con very few people were
cosplaying - half of which were cosplaying characters
from Dragonball - I felt extremely well, most of all
'cause of the picture people took of me, and the admiration
of the children... since that day attending a con
in an ordinary look has been a real pain.
But trying to keep up with
all the issues of the manga I was interested in and,
at the same time, trying to satisfy some fancy need
was becoming expensive and so, when I was 17 I started
a not much time consuming job.
I already used to teach private lessons, but it wasn't
enough any more...
So I started to work as a bartender during Summer,
as a convention hostess, as an escort - do not think
bad! - during motor meetings, as a support teacher
for the after school time, until I reached my present
job: ground stewardess at the Valerio Catullo airport
in Villafranca di Verona - one of these days I'm going
to upload a picture of me in my work uniform!
I can say after all I am satisfied with myself: I
already own a brand new car and my studies are coming
to the very end (although, to tell the truth, I thinking
of getting a second graduation... we'll see).
Let's ignore heart issues,
which are best described somewhere else, and let's
go back to the cosplay matter!
Unfortunately, in spite of my good dexterity, I can't
even pick up a needle, so I always have to ask my
mother for help to make my costumes (she, instead,
is very good at sewing, and moreover she is very self
demanding), and I'm very lucky because my dad is a
good carpenter and blacksmith - did you notice what
marvellous things he's able to do?
My philosophy about cosplay can be regarded as belonging
to the "realism", that is I try to imagine
how the costume would have looked if the character
was real. This is why I don't like much too flashy
costumes, they're too cartoonish... but never say
Well, now the passion for cosplay goes on and joint
work opportunities at various different levels are
This very site is the final result of my passion,
but I still go on performing for theatrical companies,
and I even take private singing lesson, because after
all I'm a dynamic and polyhedric person... but maybe
you already realised that!