Cosplay Spotlight: Richard G./My Inner Bat

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My Inner Bat, this is your week in our COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT!!

Why do you cosplay?

I’ve always been artistic and to me it’s the most sincerest way to show admiration and appreciation to a character I love.

What was your first cosplay?

Logan from the X-Men movies. I killed two birds with one stone because I love Wolverine and it’s one the simplest cosplays to do because all it consists of is a pair claws, a white undershirt and blue jeans.

Do you make your own cosplay costumes, if so, which ones, and how long does an average costume take to make?

With the exception of Wolverine’s cowl, yes I do make the majority of my own costumes and I make my own props. It’s definitely a learning curve, but with each costume or prop build I learn different techniques and most importantly I have fun doing it.

Who is your favorite character to play?

Hands down Wolverine. He’s always been my favorite Marvel character. I like the fact that in the comics he’s a short guy but also one of the baddest characters in comic book history and he proves that you don’t necessarily have to be tall to be a superhero.

Amongst animation, comics, movies, or video games, what is your biggest inspiration for cosplay?

It’s a tie between comics and movies. With the comics that’s where I first fall in love with the character and  I get to learn their personality and what drives them. And with movies I see how they would look like in real life and how their mannerisms are portrayed.

Have you ever made any mistakes that you’d warn a first timer about?

Luckily, knock on wood I haven’t made any mistakes yet. But I have learned from other cosplayers that you should always make a checklist of everything you need for your costume. Also it’s a good idea to bring backup material in case you have a wardrobe malfunction like a safety pin, hot glue gun and extra batteries if you’re dealing with electronics.

Are there certain characters that are easier to cosplay as than others?

They’re all easy for me to cosplay. I only cosplay characters that I truly love. Both Wolverine and Tony Stark are very different characters with dynamic personalities. With Wolverine I like walking around growling, flexing my muscles and showing my teeth. But with Tony Stark I enjoy being charismatic, playful and a little flirtatious . But if you’re asking which is more comfortable to cosplay as, it would be Logan because all I have to do is a put on a white undershirt, blue jeans and hold a pair of claws.


Wolverine photos by JCP and Loyal L.N.G
Tony Stark photos by Megaship Cosplay Photography

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