Hello fellow Geeks! It’s cosplay time! This week, we have another local Arizona cosplayer who has built up quite a reputation for his large (we’re talking LARGE) weaponry. Chances are, you’ve seen one of fhis weapons sticking up above all the crowds at a convention. We’re talking, of course, about the talented TheFinaEndeavour Cosplay. How did he get started in the wonderful world of cosplay? We took some time to sit down with him and find out!
1. Approximately how long have you been officially cosplaying?
The very first convention I went to, and the very first time I ever dressed up was at San Japan 2013. One of the best cons I’ve ever been to for so many reasons. My very first cosplay was Snow Villiers, from FFXIII, but I had as Sasuke from a long time ago that I used for Halloween, but I don’t classify that as cosplaying when first did it.
Each cosplay feels as good as the next. I don’t really have a cosplay that I’ve been DYING to do. Otherwise I would have done it already, hehe . I choose whatever character really hits home to me, or my favorite character to play… Or honestly the tallest character usually!
5. Are there any major cosplays you are currently working on? What inspired you to start this cosplay?
My next cosplay is going to be Soldier 76. My group cannot stop talking about how each one of us needs to do a character from Overwatch. I would be so incredibly excited to see all my friends in overwatch cosplays just messing around a convention pretending to kill each other.
6. What has been your favorite material/medium to work with?
My favorite material is actually wood. MDF specifically. Its heavy but its durable and easy to craft from. I of course only say this because I’m a huge fan of prop making. weapons to be exact. A very close second is foam, but I honestly haven’t had a lot of good places to buy what I’m looking for, so I haven’t been able to experiment with it much.
All of my inspiration comes from the characters themselves. Bringing that character to life is so much fun. The thing that inspires me to get started on a cosplay is making the weapon first. I feel like I could never get motivation to finish a cosplay unless I can hold that bad ass weapon!
8. Do you have any advice/words of wisdom for aspiring cosplayers?