YumiKoyuki, Finland


(By Jesmo/Merry All-Nighter)

Name: YumiKoyuki
Nationality: Finnish
Occupation: Student (Costume Design)
Website (other online accounts):

How many years have you been cosplaying?
This year marked my ninth year of cosplay!


(By Alexandriel)

What is cosplay to you and how did you get started?
Cosplay is an amazing hobby, that offers a diverse field to express myself. I have always been immensely into visual arts, and in my teenage years I got into anime and manga. Through that, I learned about cosplay, as well, and got to know people, who did cosplay. I was intrigued to see what the fuss was about, and got hooked immediately for the chance to create something, appreciate series and characters with other people, and see myself improve with every new costume of mine.

What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
Must be our trip to the World Cosplay Summit finals in the summer of 2016 with my partner in crime, jesmo (Merry All-Nighter @ Facebook). It was an incredible experience that is just impossible to forget; meeting all those wonderful people, seeing their awesome work, and sharing our journey with them! And not only did we get to go to the finals, we also won the Brother Award! Thinking about it is still such a haze!

Have you been in Denmark/at J-Popcon before, and what are you looking forward to the most?
I have not, neither J-Popcon nor Denmark! I am so excited to meet new people abroad, and see some of your cosplay magic! I am also really eager to see how a convention outside Finland feels like! Bring me all your greatness! ✰


(By Mialiina Photography)