Heading into the World of Cosplay? Or possibly amping up your cosplay game by making prosthetics?
How long has it been since you started cosplaying and what got you into the craft?
I started cosplaying back in 2010. I have always been a geek but seeing armors and weapons in movies and video games I wanted to own some of these items. What better way to do that than making it yourself! I also noticed that there weren’t many people that looked like me in the cosplay spotlight and I wanted to change that. Representation has always been important to me.
So for my #CosplayersAsKids post i thought id put my very first cosplay next to one of my favorites in recent memory. I was such a quiet child and i hated being noticed. Cosplay really has helped me deal with the issues i faced with bullying and introversion. Through cosplay im able to get out of my shell and become these characters i portray. Now i get to be a hero for kids who are going through what i did. #Ebonywarriorstudios #RepresentationMatters #antibullying #cosplay
What was your first prosthetic and what was the most challenging part about making it?
My first prosthetic was my elven ears that I used for Celebrimbor, The Bright Lord.
"Celebrimbor forged the great rings of power not knowing the evil that would soon be unleashed." Cosplayer: Ebony Warrior Studios Photographer: @drlawsphotolab Edit: @acdramon Venue: @animeweekendatlantaofficial #professionalpropbuilders #Celebrimbor #lordoftherings #elves #sauron #mordor #ringsofpower #ringmaker #foamsmith #ebonywarriorstudios #wraith #thebrightlord
What are your favorite supplies to use and what do you recommend?
My favorite supplies are probably EVA foam and contact cement. There are very few things that I can’t build with those materials.
What is your favorite cosplay to date that you have created and how long did it take?
My favorite cosplay would probably be my Gipsy Danger, Jaeger cosplay. It’s exactly 1:48 scale compared to the real life mech. Took me approximately 150 hours to complete it.
Tell us about your creative process from start to finish.
What advice do you have for those getting into prosthetics?
There is a wealth of information from people like me or others in the cosplay community. Never be afraid to be to ask questions because we are always willing to help. As with anything it’s a learning process. Start small to get your foot in the door.