Today,SSJ4Theo join in our cosplayer interviews, he made the best of best Dragonball goku cosplay and Ichigo cosplay I ever seen , amazing cosplay! I will contact SSJ4Theo to see if we have chance to promote the costumes from Miccostumes.com in the near future.:)
1. Hi SSJ4theo,thanks to join in our interviews,so please introduce you first.
I am known as Living Ichigo to my fans. I am a professional cosplayer, model and bodybuilder. I have cosplay about 20 different cosplays varying from several forms of Ichigo from Bleach, Grimmjow, SSJ Goku from Dragonball Z, Gilgamesh from Fate/Hollow Ataraxia, Jecht from Final Fantsay 10 and many more cosplays.
2. You have got many rewards in different anime conventions, so how did you get started in with cosplay, what was your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was Ichigo Kurosaki Bankai Vizard form. When I first began, I was very out of shape. I noticed that Ichigo was muscular and lean. That’s when I decided to dedicate myself to training. I wanted to become as close to him as I could.
3. What has been your favourite cosplay and share with us your new cosplay ideas in 2013
My favorite cosplay so far has to be my SSJ Goku cosplay, Goku is my favorite anime character. I have so many cosplay projects plans for 2013 its insane. To name a few I have around 5 New Dragonball Z cosplays planned for example SSJ3 Goku, also im going to cosplay as Kamina from Gurren Lagann, Zui from Zwei Soulcalibur, Nastu and Gray from Fairy Tail, a few Yu Yu Hakusho cosplays, and much more.
4. Describe your creative process for starting a costume through completion!
With any cosplay project anyone would have to figure out the best way to construct their cosplays. I normally pull up many reference pictures of the character im going to cosplay as so I can have a ton of pictures of the character to make sure when i make the cosplay it looks just like the character. Anyone can get materials to make their cosplays from any local fabric store, I normally go when theres a sale to save money because cosplay is an expensive hobby. Also the fabric stores may have the patter your looking for for the costume or making, otherwise you’d have to maybe look online for a tutorial on how to construct the costume or make your own pattern. As for armor and props you can buy materials for that at any craft store or online or even an hardware store, just depends what you will be props out of. Also for wigs and contacts those have to be bought online from wig and eye contact stores. Then my girlfriend “JoJo Pandaface” and I have to custom style our wigs for our cosplay.
5. What is the biggest learning curve you have learned about the hobby in the past years?
Learning to sew was hard at first but armor and prop making can be very difficult at times, especially if your not experienced at it. There’s a bunch of times where I was working on a project that I had to completely throw out and start from scratch again. It’s the process of learning, learn from your mistakes.
6. Tell us more about your Supper Goku cosplay ,I love this cosplay most, so any interesting wanna share?
My Super Saiyan Goku cosplay has been my most successful and most popular cosplay aside
from my Ichigo cosplay. Everyone loves my Goku cosplay and has been featured all over the internet. What sets my cosplay apart from others is how I portrayed my Goku cosplay. Not only did we construct a realistic wig to match Goku’s Super Saiyan hair but we also did some great makeup effect to add to the battle damage look. Id say the best part of my cosplay that sets it apart from all other cosplays is that I work out to be in excellent shape to cosplay the characters 100% accurately. Thats why everyone loves my cosplays caus of all the hard work and dedication I put into my cosplays.
7. Do you have one piece of advice that you would give to cosplay virgins?
For cosplaying newbies, I’d suggest looking for a character that is closest to you, or your body type. If you can, you’re already one step of the way to pulling of a good cosplay. You also want to make sure you have a good wig (if you need one) and basically, do your best. You want to represent the character as close as you can to the original. If you’re having trouble finding good quality costumes and don’t want to make one, there are many commissioners out there that you can hire.
8. Lastly, what is your con schedule looking like through 2013?
The conventions all be attending this year will be, Sac Anime, Sac Con, FanimeCon, Anime Expo, SDCC “San Diego Comic Con”, and a few others.