Comic cons are a great way to meet like-minded people and cosplaying helps to express your love of a particular character. Some people make their costumes from scratch, while others buy their supplies. If you’re like me and can’t sow or modify clothes to save your own life, then buying is a good alternative. There’s lots of designers who specialise in creating cosplay gear. One of the best is US based God Of Props, who creates cosplay masks and helmets. I bought a Red Hood helmet and here is my review.
Cosplaying is a wonderful form of expression, and The Comic Vault specialises in conducting interviews with cosplayers from around the world. The latest interview involves model and cosplayer Cynthia Chovska, who goes by Robin in the cosplay world. I caught up with her on her current cosplay plans and enjoyed talking to her about how she feels costumes benefits mental health.
The Comic Vault is pleased to present another cosplayer interview, featuring Beatrice Yuen, also known as Freyeplays. She’s combined her passion for fitness with her love of modelling and cosplaying. I asked her about how she works her cosplaying into her modelling endeavours and it was great to hear her thoughts on how cosplaying can benefit mental health.
Cosplaying is an amazing way to bring together people who appreciate pop culture. It allows you to become one of your favourite characters and step out of your comfort zone. The Comic Vault is pleased to present an interview with Soylent Cosplay, AKA Jennifer Pryer, who’s making a name for herself in the cosplay world. Continue reading “Cosplayer Interview: Soylent Cosplay”
Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in my first professional cosplay photoshoot. Something I love about blogging is that it gives you so a chance to collaborate with so many different people. Through it, I was able to find a local photographer called Priya, who was happy to to be involved. Here’s what happened when the Red Hood went out into Manchester.
I’ve been on a mission to hear from other cosplayers and help them gain some recognition for their awesome designs. My first cosplayer interview is with the talented Kseniya, also known as Kamiko Zero. Kseniya was kind enough to shed some light on the kind of cosplaying she does and offers helpful advice on anyone who’s thinking about getting into cosplay.
One of the biggest issues in the world today is mental health. Many people are still afraid to discuss their battles with depression, anxiety and other disorders. Among men in particular, there’s a stigma attached to it, as we don’t want to be perceived as being ‘weak.’ As someone who’s suffered from depression and anxiety, I can admit I used to find it very difficult to talk about what I’ve experienced. But that’s changed.
An outlet that’s helped me is comics and cosplay. Dressing up has allowed me to be part of a supportive community who are up for a laugh and it’s made me think of the positive mental health benefits of cosplaying. Continue reading “The Positive Effects Cosplay Has On Mental Health”