Maija, Finland


Billede af: Chamiraphoto

Nationality: Finnish
Pronouns: She/her
Occupation: Fabric seller
Has cosplayed for 16 years.



How many years have you been cosplaying?

My cosplay journey started in 2006, which means that in 2023 summer I've been making and wearing costumes for seventeen years.

What is cosplay to you and how did you get started?

For me, cosplay is imagination, creativity and endless possibilities to learn. I'm a crafter and making the costumes is the thing I enjoy the most. I actually started costuming by making LARP costumes for games and quickly slided to cosplay when it got more popular in Finland.


 Photo by: Emilia Lahtinen

What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

There are so many memorable moments, that it's really hard to choose only one ... Participating and winning at ECG is the first that pops into my mind!

Have you been in Denmark/at J-Popcon before, and what are you looking forward to the most?

I was at Genki some years back. The cosplay scene in Denmark feels welcoming and I've heard good things about J-Popcon and the competitions there, so naturally I’m super excited to have the opportunity to attend!

Photo by: Emilia Lahtinen