Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer Of The Week: Shellane Demarest AKA Cos A Commotion

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?

Shellane Demarest:  Years at Universal Studios.

Leo Nocedo: What was your first cosplay?

Shellane Demarest: Michonne

Leo Nocedo: What are your next 3 cosplay plans?

Shellane Demarest: Currently none.

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?

Shellane Demarest: Yes

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?

Shellane Demarest : I prefer SFX make up.

Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?

Shellane Demarest: Specific locations.

Leo Nocedo :Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?

Shellane Demarest: Gamora

Leo Nocedo: Do you have any favorite cosplayers?

Shellane Demarest: Yes, too many to list.

Leo Nocedo: What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?

Shellane Demarest: Okoye. Her bald head is a challenge in itself.

Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?

Shellane Demarest: Gamora and Okoye.

Leo Nocedo: What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?

Shellane Demarest: Losing 3 inches of skin from taking my bald cap off incorrectly.

Leo Nocedo: What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?

Shellane Demarest: Meeting Robin Lord Taylor as Fish Mooney. That video went viral.

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?

Shellane Demarest: I cosplay with my husband, does he count.

Leo Nocedo: What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?

Shellane Demarest: Embellish FX and the Engineer Guy.

Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?

Shellane Demarest: I am an Official Hero Hair model so….

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?

Shellane Demarest: Yes, I get She-Hulk a lot, very irritating.

Leo Nocedo: What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?

Shellane Demarest: NYCC

Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?

Shellane Demarest: I like props. They’re fun.

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?

Shellane Demarest: No

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?

Shellane Demarest:  No

Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?

Shellane Demarest: Solo

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever done a cosplay panel?

Shellane Demarest: Yes

Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?

Shellane Demarest: Buy and enhance.

Leo Nocedo: If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?

Shellane Demarest: Start sooner.

Leo Nocedo: What is your ultimate dream cosplay?

Shellane Demarest: Auntie Entity.

Leo Nocedo: What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)

Shellane Demarest: Okoye.

Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?

Shellane Demarest: Gamora.

Leo Nocedo: What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?

Shellane Demarest: Encompassing the character not just looks.

Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite part of cosplaying?

Shellane Demarest: Meeting children.



So who is
Cos A Commotion?

Cos A Commotion is an interactive experience in entertainment. As a group we immerse ourselves in the worlds and characters we portray. From the darker streets of Gotham to the brighter side of the Guardians of the Galaxy, we create a form of entertainment in which our audience can become a part of.

Our greatest ambition is to leave our fans with a fulfillment and enjoyment in which they can take home with them.   Cos A Commotion


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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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