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Now that spring has arrived, I'm back with some cosplay interviews. Last year, I've had the pleasure of interviewing over a dozen cosplayers and hearing their stories of their love of cosplay were interesting. More interviews are coming this year, so be on the lookout. Just to remind everyone that I'm among the many entries in Vocal's Poetry in Motion contest. I wrote a poem about the challenges of having autism and being on the spectrum. April is both Autism Awareness Month and National Poetry Month. If you haven't had a chance to read it, check it out here!
I should know at the end of the month if I'm among the winners in that contest. Also, please check out the rest of the poems submitted by others in the Poets in Motion section by going to this link!
Recently, I had a chance to interview Jason Chevres, who is a great cosplayer and has won a couple of giveaways that I've done on my social media pages. He's my first cosplayer interview of 2019, so I hope everyone enjoys it.
Texxx-Man Cosplay: How has cosplay changed your life, and how long have you been doing cosplay?
Jason Chevres: I have been cosplaying for about 10 years. Cosplaying has changed my life in so many ways. I do work for a non-profit organization, @TreasureCoastCosplayers, and I do public speaking for anti-bullying and acceptance in schools and in life. So, I've been able to have a platform to speak to people about the effects of bullying others while I've been in costume.
What made you decide to do cosplay?
I have been a fan of Wolverine and Spider-Man. They are my go to cosplays and once I was able to figure out costuming, I immediately fell in love with the world of cosplay.
What cons have been your favorite to attend and why?
My first comic con was in 2008 and I won tickets on the radio. It was in a hotel, but I can't remember what the name of the con was. My favorite that I've been to recently was Comic Con Revolution in West Palm Beach, Florida. The con has been well received, and all of the guests and attendees have always been very supportive and amazing. Like I mentioned before my platform, I like to praise people for their costumes and I like to show positivity in the cosplay world. There are too many people out there that don't show love to other cosplayers, because of whatever reasons they have.
Do you have any cosplay role models that you look up to?
My cosplay role models are @dorksidecosplay, @lg2_cosplay, and you of course. I really love your cosplays and ideas.
Well, thank you very much. I appreciate that. So if you had some advice for someone who wants to cosplay, what would it be?
Don't be afraid to be whatever character you want. As long as you are comfortable in your own skin, there's never a need to be afraid to be any character.
Finally, which cons would you like to attend in the future?
MegaCon in Orlando is on my bucket list, but most of all is SDCC.
Thanks to Jason for taking the time to be interviewed by me. To my new, and current readers, if you like the articles I've written and like my content, feel free to send me a small one-off tip that's located towards the end of every article. Your support is greatly appreciated. I'm also on social media, so please feel free to follow me.