We sat down with Rithe to find out more about her cosplay roots and how she came up with her cosplay name. A cosplayer with a love for the Fate series, she has cosplayed multiple versions of Saber and eventually hopes to cosplay all of them one day.
How did u come up with your cosplay name?
It’s actually a name given to me by my friends. My English name used to be Rita, so they came up with Ritheania, which I shortened down to Rithe.
When/how did u start cosplaying?
I heard about conventions from my friends and attended one as a “normal human”, I saw cosplayers having fun so I wanted to try it out.
Is cosplay something you can see yourself doing in 10 years?
Most likely, I would say yes since there is no reason for me to stop.
Who has been the most fun to cosplay so far?
I’d say Arturia Pendragon (Saber from the Fate series) as I liked making her costume. Also, not only is she my favourite character, she also has a lot of different outfits and I get to try out different ways of portraying her.
What cosplay would you not mind wearing everyday for the rest of your life?
Probably Saber’s casual outfit, it’s simple, comfortable and doesn’t stand out in a crowd.
If time and money were not an issue, what would be your dream cosplay?
I’ve always dreamed about taking a shot with all the different Saber faces in the same photo where they sit on a throne that represents them. Unfortunately, I have no time, space or money to make all the armours and thrones.
Who’s your favourite cosplayer?
Probably Lenneth as she puts in a lot of effort into every single one of her cosplays and its really fascinating to see her cosplay “work in progress”.
Describe your favourite anime series in one sentence
It makes you think about life and reflect on yourself.
Are you a cat or a dog person?
Dog! I don’t know why, but dogs. I’m allergic to them though, sadly.
Anything edible. I’m not particularly picky with food but durians are definitely not edible!
Strangest thing you’ve eaten?
I would have to say fried frog legs. It’s strange but they taste so good! Or tabasco and mayo sandwiches, I lived on them for a few weeks back then when I was in poly (laughs).
If you could be any fictional character who would it be? Why?
Saber, definitely! She is powerful and independent both physically and mentally, and I definitely need that.
If you were a superhero what powers would you have?
The power of teleportation. I like travelling but if being in a train for 40 mins is enough to drive me crazy, imagine what it would be like if I were to take a ten hour flight.
Hit me with your best pick up line
I had to Google this. I can read your palm. Your heart line says that you will call me soon.
We would like to thank Rithe for taking the time to answer our questions. Do catch her at Akiba Town 2017 from 4 – 6 August at Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall, Level 1.