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Cosplayer Of The Week: Dana April

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Dana April : My Daughter
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Dana April : Black Butler Undertaker
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Dana April : Wanna do Black Butler-Madam Red,Soul Eater-Death
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Dana April : No
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Dana April : Sewing
Leo Nocedo :Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Dana April : Either
Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Dana April : Undertaker
Leo Nocedo :Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Dana April : No
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Dana April : Grell and Undertaker
Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Dana April : Measure 2x cut once, have safety pins on you all the time, note pad on hand to keep all ideas.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Dana April : Undertaker
Leo Nocedo : What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Dana April : Made a chainsaw for Grell and daughter left it in car and it melted.
Leo Nocedo : What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Dana April : Wearing unicorn light up slippers meating the voice actor of Undertaker.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Dana April : Having some one ask me to laugh like the Undertaker and doing it right
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Dana April : Yes daughter and hubby
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Dana April : Christmas photo of undertaker
Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Dana April : Walmart, Michales,dollar stores
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Dana April : Pre-styled
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Dana April : No
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done:
Dana April : Undertaker,madam red,death
Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Dana April : Holiday Mat.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Dana April : Props
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Dana April : Yes
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Dana April :  Yes
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group? Group
Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Dana April : I have John Swassey Undertaker
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Dana April : No
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Dana April : Both
Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Dana April :How much fun it is and dont let kid have the chainsaw.lol
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Dana April : Last unicorn
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Dana April : Undertaker
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Dana April : Regina-Once upon a time on daughter
Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Dana April : Not sure
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Dana April : Making the costumes and looking at the other cosplay costumes and the imiganation that goes into it.
Leo Nocedo : Make up your own question! Do you like the manga or the video versions better?

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Leo Nocedo is a cosplay photographer who has been using a camera for the last forty years in many forms , in the military and professional studios in Miami and New York city . He got his start in cosplay photography attending conventions with his brother Juan Nocedo . He keeps on doing what he does to honor his late brother .

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