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Cosplay Spotlight: P.S Cosplay

Name/alias:

P.S Cosplay

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Location:

Arkham Asylum… let’s just keep it at that… ha-ha. No but I would post my real name and address here, but after coming a long way in the cosplay community, I’ve come across some not so friendly or sociable people, and I guess I’ve gotten to the point where I’d rather them not know my address or name.

Cosplay achievements:

Having learned and created so much since 2012 up until now. Gaining a following of fans who love my work.

When did you first cosplay and what was it?

Sydney Supanova 2012, Crocodile from One Piece.

What is your current project?

Right now I’m taking a break from cosplay, but will be trying to update my current costumes and learn new skills in that time. So no new project entirely. I would have to say I’m putting together a few Monty Python costumes for Ironfest 2016.

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Crocodile: CMoss Photography

What inspired you to get into cosplay?

My obsession with One Piece back at the time

What is the piece you are most proud of?

 Probably my Ganondorf costume. The hardest costume I’ve made and first ever use of Worbla.

Who is your dream team to work on a cosplay with?

 Me and the voices in my head XD

What is a typical day in the life of you when working on a cosplay?

Music or TV in the background, making a mess of my work area.

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Sandman: Adrian Franco Photography

 How long does it take to do an average cosplay?

 I would say a month, but I’m always hunting pieces here and there that would work for any new cosplays or look good on a current cosplay. I’m always updating and upgrading.

What is your process? How do you start from picking out the cosplay to finally wearing it?

I find a character that I am able to do, with the skills I have, or a character I really like that I could learn new skills whilst making. I’ll gather up reference photos, different versions and takes on the character. I’ll then draw up some sketches: the full costume, parts of the costume, props and weapons. I’ll go hunting in costume shops or second hand stores for any pieces that will work, modify them if I have to. Most of my costumes are assembled from bits here and there. I’ll put all these pieces together and do some test photos in them. The process depends on the character really.

Who are your inspirations?

 I would have to say my friends and cosplayers I’ve followed since I first started. Justin Costello and Paul Kerr are two of my greatest inspirations, and they will continue to be until I retire from Cosplay ha-ha. Variable is another, one of the first cosplayers I’ve followed. Ely Renae is another inspiration, especially for my Ganondorf cosplay. I have a lot of inspirations, too many to list, but those are just a few.

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Ganondorf: Bridgette Grant Photography

What is your dream project?

Well. I already made Ganondorf, which was a costume I wanted to do since I first started. Can’t say if I have a new dream cosplay as of yet.

If you could pick anyone to act as your mentor, who would it be?

I would have to say Dan Axiak. He’s my best cosplay mate and has some of the best skills in costume making.

How has the industry changed since you first started?

Well, cosplay has become much bigger and accepted since I first started. It’s a good thing because more people get to enjoy this fun hobby, we’re not seen as oddballs as much; it’s opened up a whole new world of opportunities and fun for us. The bad side is that some less-than-likeable people decided to take up the hobby as well, who put other cosplayers down or give cosplay a bad name.

How do you feel about the change to mainstream thanks to shows like The Big Bang Theory and the movies now in the cinema like Spider-man and Batman vs Superman?

I think, ever since the Avengers movies, not just cosplay, but pop culture as a whole has exploded in the last half decade or so. Non cosplayers are excited for the next Ironman or Thor to come out; they’re waiting and waiting for the next Game of Thrones season to start. New people are trying cosplay every time there’s a convention. It’s just exploded.

Cosplay pet peeve:

 Hot glue. Need I say more?

Anything extra you would like to share?

I’d like to write all my rants on how to be a good cosplayer. Not in terms of skills, but in just being nice and friendly and always asking for consent and such.

 Fun time:

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Joker: All the HP

Who is your favorite comic book character?

Joker…. hehehe hahahaha!

Who is your favorite author (books)?

Derek Landy: Skulduggery Pleasant. Deny it all you want, it’s better than Harry Potter.

What is your favorite movie?

Please don’t make me choose. It changes every year.

What is your favourite band/music artist?

Surprisingly, Eminem…yeah…

What is a quirk you have (like dipping fries into a chocolate Sunday)?

Yeah, exactly that.

Pick-

Day or night?

 Day

Star trek or star wars?

Star Wars

Coffee or tea?

How dare you make me choose……coffee.

Summer or winter?

Winter

Cats or dogs?

Stop making me choose XD ……Dogs…no cats…oh dang.

Batman or Superman?

Batman….cause Justice

Movies or a book?

Books will always be better than the movie adaptions, but original movies are kickass.

Pizza or Burgers?

 Pizza

Coke or Pepsi?

 Pepsi

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SLy Cooper: Mumei

You can see more of P.S Cosplay’s work on Facebook

Next project release date of current project: Ironfest 2016