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Meerayorsh - Creator Interview


Cosplay enthusiasts around the world are no strangers to the incredible transformations that take place when talented creators step into the outfits of their favorite fictional characters. Today, we have the honor of collaborating with the ultra talented Meerayorsh, a cosplayer whose dedication and attention to detail have captured our attention. We first discovered them through our Mass Effect Infinite Gi Channel, but since have just been absolutely blown away from their many other cosplays as well!


From the futuristic Commander Shepard (FemShep) of Mass Effect to the enchanting sorceress Triss Merigold from The Witcher, she seamlessly embodies these iconic characters. Meerayorsh also channels the bright bubbly energy of Harley Quinn from DC Comics, captures the elegance of Mary Jane Watson from Marvel Comics, and even dominates as the Mother of Daragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. These and many many more amazing cosplays are reasons why we had to feature her here on GI Creator Interview!


In this interview, we delve into the creative process behind her cosplays, the challenges she faces, and the magic that happens when she brings characters to life.


Follow Meera on Social Media: INSTAGRAM - @meerayorsh


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Game Infinite: How long have you been cosplaying, and what motivates you to continue? Can you tell us about your journey, memorable experiences, and cosplay?


Meera: I started cosplaying in 2015. Thus, I’ve been doing this for almost 10 years! When I was a child, I liked to look through magazines related to popular videogames, and noticed some Tomb Raider cosplayers there. I was highly impressed: Lara Croft was my favorite character, so I wondered where the cosplayers took their costumes from. I had no idea of making something myself, and couldn’t sew anything more sophisticated than a nightgown. However, many years later, shortly before the Witcher 3 was released, I found out that many of the cosplayers: a) were not special models, and b) their costumes were made by them personally. 

This inspired me to try. I realized that I could embody my favorite characters. You know, I love the idea of being someone else for a short time, representing the character in your own, unique way. This is the main part. The second favorite thing is the creative process. I learned how to make different things, use various tools, sew, pose for pictures… And I couldn’t stop. Sometimes I had breaks, or didn’t finish what was started, but cosplaying always stays my favorite hobby. 


When I make something, I try to do it as much carefully and accurately to the original as I can. Some things don’t go as planned, but this is also what makes this hobby so challenging and captivating.

 I didn’t take part in many cosplay contests, only in a few of them, and I hope to change this in the future. Now I’m concentrating mostly on photos and videos. 


I’m always inspired with cool costume designs, videogames themselves, remarkable characters and other cosplayers’ works. I think our community is admirable, I’ve met lots of talented people, I come across amazing creators every day, and I do love looking at what they make. Even when I didn’t want to cosplay at all, I was always happy just to look at my friends’ progress pics and photoshoots. 


Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)

Photography : @kate_ogni


GI: What drew you to cosplay as Commander Shepard? Can you tell us about your inspiration and connection to this character from the Mass Effect series? For our Gi Channel Mass Effect Infinite community, can you share your favorite moment from the franchise? 


Meera: I had several attempts to play the Mass Effect series, in 2016 and 2017, but my Sheps never made it further than becoming Spectres. I was bored: I genuinely preferred fantasy RPGs, not sci-fi. However, my friends liked the franchise, and some of them told me that I bore resemblance to default Jane Shepard in ME3. I completely forgot about it because the game didn’t interest me that much, but a year ago everything changed. I tried to play the Legendary edition, and was stunned: how could I miss this before?! Such an exciting journey and amazing gaming experience! This is how I became an ardent fan of the ME trilogy, which also helped me overcome some difficult moments of my life, and making Femshep’s iconic N7 armor was only a matter of time. I didn’t hesitate: I liked my default Jane so much that I just couldn’t resist. She’s so determined, single-minded and absolutely magnetic, and after a long break she was the character who eventually brought me back into cosplaying. 


I am also very happy to find my wonderful photographer @kate_ogni, she’s the one who really takes a hint, and loves the ME universe, so we’ve made a really good tandem by not only making pictures, but by connecting them into a story. This is what I really appreciate when it comes to photoshoots - can’t wait to make new ideas for Shepard come true! 


I can name a LOT of my favorite memorable moments in the ME games (we’ll all agree on them being an emotional roller coaster), but I’ll try to choose one for each part: 1) Mass Effect 1, the very beginning when Shepard is walking towards the bridge. 2) Mass Effect 2, the final mission itself and its music always give me chills. 3) Mass Effect 3 - the “leaving Earth” part, so heartbreaking. 


Triss Merigold (The Witcher):

Photography: Anonymous


GI: Why did you choose to cosplay as Triss? Tell us about your love for The Witcher and what makes Triss a compelling character.


Meera: I’ve been a big fan of the Witcher for a long time. I started with books, and later discovered the first two games (the second part had just been released). In the books I didn’t like Triss first, but I always conceived her actions, and gradually started feeling more sympathy towards her. I was glad to meet her in the 1st game, despite she talked and behaved more like Yennefer; in the 2nd “Witcher” I was absolutely charmed by her costume design, and finally came to the moment when I felt that it was “my” character. I also liked how Triss evolved by the 3rd part of the game series, and what actions she could take to help her peers.

When I decided to cosplay her (it was my spontaneous first-cosplay decision - the other girls make costumes themselves! What if I try, too?), I chose the Witcher 3 option which seemed easier to me. My mom taught me some basic rules of making clothes. A year later I re-made this costume (using authentic materials), and improved the wig and makeup. I participated in a number of cons and events in this costume, made many photos. I think it would be nice to go back to this character one day. 


Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man):

Photography: Anonymous


GI: What aspects of Mary Jane’s personality resonate with you? Tell us why you decided to bring this beloved character to life.


Meera: I liked Spider-Man comics and movies when I was a teenager, and the love story of MJ and Peter Parker always intrigued me, despite it wasn’t about “happily ever after”. Mary Jane is beautiful, sometimes she can seem careless and frivolous, but when you know her backstory, she no longer seems like that: you know how intelligent, snappy and versatile she is. This is what drew my attention to her, and I decided to make her T-shirt and take some pictures.


Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones):

Photography: Anonymous


GI: How did you approach creating Daenerys’s iconic look? Can you share some insights into your costume design, wig styling, and any challenges faced?


Meera: Daenerys is one of the most impressive characters in George Martin’s saga. I liked her from the beginning, and wanted to depict her, a bit shy and sad, in a wedding dress, referring to the episode where she wasn’t yet who she became later. 


I decided not to watch the series till the end: the last season would seem too disappointing to me. 

This is also not the case when I’ve made everything myself: the wig was very easy to style, I like braiding. As for the dress, I had an opportunity to take one from my friend, and altered it to fit me, also having changed some details. Yes, sometimes this is what the cosplayers do: not everything is from scratch! 


Photography: Anonymous


GI: What unique skills or techniques did you use to craft your cosplay? Highlight any special techniques, props, or materials you employed. 


Meera: As for unique skills, I didn’t reinvent the wheel, but at the same time cosplay is always a reason to do something new. Embroidery, 3d printing, molding, foam crafting (this quickly became my favorite!)…  I like the very fact that I have a wide range of various techniques and can create something the way I want it. And it will be unique. Even though cosplayers may make the same costumes, the result still looks different, and this is what I love about it. 


GI: Do you have an upcoming cosplay you would like to tease to our readers? Or What is something in cosplay you have always wanted to try but haven’t yet?


Meera: I do not usually share my cosplans before the costumes are 50% done (or even more) just because there is always a chance that the project will be canceled at early stages. But I certainly have some ideas for the future and hope that I’ll make them true! These will probably be the characters everyone knows, but they aren’t (by some reason) popular in cosplay. 


I would also like to learn 3d modeling and improve my sewing, wig making and crafting skills. Perhaps try new materials. I’m always excited to do something I haven’t done before! 

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Thank you for stopping by our latest Creator Interview! If you are (or know of) a cosplayer, fan artist, indie dev, or streamer that would like to interview with us, let us know! Make sure to support the amazing creators in this series with likes and follows! Come back next time for more Game Infinite content!



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