Cosplay Spotlight: Salem Reign

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All hail Salem Reign’s COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT!!

Why do you cosplay?

I’ve been cosplaying for years  and have met some truly wonderful people in that time that have become even more wonderful friends. Cosplaying in general is always fun and I’m always looking forward to having a great time with my friends at any costume event.

What was your first cosplay?

My first Cosplay was Marvel Comics Deadpool. I’ve had a few minor costumes prior but Deadpool was the first character I really invested a lot into.

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

I’ve had costumes made my commissioner’s. Recently however I’ve been getting more into making my own costumes such as Bane and The Hobgoblin. How a costume takes to make depends on a number of things ranging from the amount of detail to gathering everything that you’ll need to make the costume. It took one month to make The Hobgoblin.

What is your favorite character to play?

That’s really tough because I enjoy really getting into character with each costume! I love being the comedic Deadpool! But I really enjoy being Bane and tossing everyone around, picking people up for pics and talking like the love child of Sean Connery and Darth Vader all day.

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

Recently over the past few years my costumes have leaned towards comics but every now and then a stray anime costume will end up in the lineup. I’ve been getting more involved in fan made films this year so it wouldn’t surprise me if a few movie character’s end up being put on the list this year and next year.

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

I think it’s always best to have a supply or repair kit in case something falls off or tears on a costume while you’re at a convention or party. I always carry a bag with me to every con filled with sewing supplies, glue, tape, pins lol it’s like a costume first aid kit.

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

Without a doubt. I cosplayed Vincent Brook’s from the videogame “Catherine” and all I had to wear were a pair of horns and my boxer’s lol running around Comicon with nothing but a pillow to swing at my foes and cover me. At the same time many comic book character’s have morph suit’s for sale online at inexpensive prices. It boil’s down to just how much detail and money you’d like to put into the character that you want to be?
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