Introducing Ruben a.k.a. @lobochgo
How long have you been cosplaying?
Two and a half years
Burgess Meredith Penguin from the 1966 Batman show
Challenges of Cosplay?
Trying to keep it fun. It can get a bit overwhelming to keep up making builds or improving your cosplay.
Best con experience?
Being accepted right off the bat. Since I wasn't the shape or the ethnicity of the character.
What do friends and family say about your cosplaying?
For the most part they all love it, they get a kick out of me dressing up.
Where can people find you?
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch: @lobochgo
Introducing Sean a.k.a. @sharp.shot.efx
Sean has been cosplaying since 2012.
I've been cosplaying regularly for about 9 years roughly ever since my first visit to Anime Central in 2012.
My first cosplay is actually really a difficult question to answer because that's up for interpretation in many ways. The first costume I felt an extreme attachment to was Indiana Jones, dressing up as him for months leading up to the release of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008. My First costume that I made which laid the foundation for my creative process was actually my Godzilla Halloween costume being made from whatever costume pieces I had the time.
The First costume I ever wore to the convention was Peter Venkman wearing my own homemade proton pack based on the Ghostbusters cartoon series.
A huge challenge of Cosplay is definitely finding the motivation. It's easy to get ideas on how to do things with finding the energy to actually commit is one of the biggest roadblocks I face regularly.
It's hard to pick one particular best con experience. One of my favorites may have been my first ever going to Daisho Con in Wisconsin Dells and being absolutely overwhelmed by the venue which happened to be an indoor vacation resort with a water park, indoor theme park and arcade.
All my friends and family are extremely supportive of my craft and are all very invest in what I'm working on. With the sheer volume of costumes I work on this naturally means that my household needs to accommodate somewhat and my family cannot be more willing and able to accommodate and I truly appreciate them deeply for.
Where can people find you?
Introducing Alison a.k.a. @princess.sweet.pea
My first class play was about 7 years ago, Tohru Honda from fruits basket, but I've been more consistent over the past two years.
The challenge of Cosplay is the price since I don't know how to sew my own costumes or make my own wigs. I always try to buy costumes that I know I will wear more than once or things that I will wear outside of Cosplay.
Best Con experience?
I can't really choose a best con experience, but I really enjoyed Saboten con 2019.
My next cosplan is Snow White.
What do family and friends think of your cosplay?
My parents probably think it's a little weird, but most of my friends are cosplayers so they are supportive. I have plans to cosplay with some of them in a couple of months for the Saboten Con.
Where can people follow you?
Tik Tok and Instagram: @princess.sweet.pea
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