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COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

Your new Cosplayer of the Month: Mateo.


Welcome to Cosplayer of the Month, where we feature an incredible cosplayer from our community of fans and learn about who they are beneath the surface and, ahem, WORBLA. This month, we have Mateo!

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Questions:

Tell us about the first time you put together a cosplay piece.

The first time I actually put a piece of a cosplay together, would really be the weapons I made for my Robin Cosplay as well as my Nightwing Cosplay. All it took was a little bit of PVC pipe, electrical tape, some sandpaper and M- glue. It was a time-consuming project, but I am extremely happy on how they turned out.


What do you hope to achieve through cosplay?

What I aim to accomplish through cosplay is to inspire others wanting to do something because you think it’s awesome. I hope to get to an established point where I can influence even more with my content.


What types of characters are you drawn to as a cosplayer?

What I aim to accomplish through cosplay is to inspire others wanting to do something because you think it’s awesome. I hope to get to an established point where I can influence even more with my content.


If you could give any piece of advice to new cosplayers, what would it be?

The type of characters that I am drawn to when it comes to Cosplay are ones that I really connect with. My first Cosplay was Deadpool, I grew up reading the comics and loved his outlook on comic life. I loved how he broke the rules. I guess it was the rebel in me as a kid that wanted to be like him. When it came to Robin, Tim Drake was the best Robin in my opinion, but I wanted to go with Zack Snyder’s Dawn of Justice Robin suit. He hinted that it was ‘Richard’ aka Dick Grayson. This led me to my favorite DC hero, Nightwing. Dick Grayson’s cheerful outlook on life was/is inspirational. I loved how he went from sidekick to main hero for his own reasons. He’s definitely underrated in the world, so I aim to put him back on the map.


What would you say is the hardest part of cosplaying?

I would say the hardest thing about cosplaying is self-critique. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to minor details, so I notice if there is something that’s bothering me. If a piece of fabric is out of place or a certain detail isn’t complimenting another portion of the suit that it should, then it will make me focus on it more. But overall, I love the process and I think it’s fun.


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