Interview with YensidCosplays

It has time for another interview, this time with my hero academia costumes! He’s quite a creative cosplayer from Colorado, who likes to put his well-known spin on costumes, either in the details or inside performance!

What’s your cosplay alias and why would you choose it?

My cosplay alias is YensidCosplays. I selected that alias as a majority of my cosplays are Disney characters reimagined as male versions of female heroes and Yensid is Disney spelled backwards so I determined it fitting that my alias would be something reverse as I reverse the gender of most of the characters I actually cosplay.

How many years have you been cosplaying and what got people started?
I fully dived into cosplay in 2015 so I have been cosplaying for a little over 5 ages now. What got me started was my friends inviting me to my first comic con throughout 2014 for my birthday and told me about what cosplay was and well the rest is definitely history!

What may be some of your favorite things to work with when constructing costumes together with why?

I enjoy many aspects of creating my costumes but bathing room all my pieces of fabric to make a garment is always satisfying that most of the work of patterning, cutting fabric pieces comes together carryout a piece of a costume. Working with materials I normally wouldn’t currently have even known about except from cosplay is also interesting to learn and create new things with. I never believed what EVA foam or Worbla was until My spouse and i started making props and pieces for my cosplays.

The definition of you excited to be working with in the future and why?
At the very moment I am working on a Male Bo Check out from Toy Story 4 for one of the Halloween gatherings at Disneyland later this month, and I’m super psyched to bring this one to life. I have a few more ideas in my use future cosplays as well, I just have to finalize those recommendations and bring them to life soon, I hope.

What are some of the features you like to see in other costumes and who do you think does well in them?

I like to see cosplayers challenge theirselves when creating their cosplays, dive into new materials and ways of creating new things. I also like to see different takes or versions of beloved characters. Gender Curled cosplays have a special place in my list of favorite qualities of cosplays and cosplayers, because you are essentially building your own version of a character that many may know as well. I also think being in character and humorous characters are likewise something I gravitate to. A cosplayer can have a large looking cosplay but if the personality of that character isn’t now there, for me the awesomeness of the cosplay can fall somewhat flat. I’m still discovering fabulous cosplayers all over the world i really haven’t really pinpointed anyone just yet of who brings together all the traits I look for, but I’m sure there a variety of out there I just haven’t found yet.

What is your view of your “cosplay scene”?

I do think that the scene can definitely use some operate. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some improvements within the community, nonetheless I feel there is still more work to be done. Component and just letting people cosplay what they want however they really want needs to be out there more, and more widely accepted.

What are most of the things you want to see change in the scene?

I would like to see a enhancements made on what is expected of cosplayers. Most of the time when I see asks for cosplayers it’s always the same expectations that lady cosplayers should be princesses and male cosplayers should be turbo heroes. I don’t fit into the norm of a male cosplayers; I have not done superheroes or typical ‘male’ cosplays. I enjoy push boundaries of cosplays and I think there should be more of of which in the community. The other thing I would like to see some change by using is in regards to cosplay contests. Clumping both curtains and armor building in the same competing categories is actually apple and oranges. I feel most contests need to split the two and have separate categories for sewing and beaver building. I think people see armor builds and are astounded by their construction but may not realize all the time and effort as well as technique it also takes to sew an entire cosplay. Really dont think they should have to compete against each other as its like different techniques that they shouldn’t be classified in the exact categories.