Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer of the week : Catalina Gaviria

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Catalina Gaviria :
During a photo shoot my Photographer asked me if I ever did cosplay.

Leo Nocedo: What was your first cosplay?
Catalina Gaviria : My favorite cosplay is Rey.

Leo Nocedo: What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Catalina Gaviria :
My next three cosplay plans is to upgrade my make up, try to get more photo shoots, and try to go to more events.

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Catalina Gaviria : No

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

Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Catalina Gaviria :
I prefer to do both.

Leo Nocedo: Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently? Catalina Gaviria : The character I cosplay frequently is Sally from the movie Nightmare before Christmas.

Leo Nocedo: Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Catalina Gaviria :
No

Leo Nocedo: What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Catalina Gaviria :
The most detailed cosplay I’ve done is Rey.

Leo Nocedo: What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Catalina Gaviria : I really don’t have any tips.

Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Catalina Gaviria :
I favorite cosplay I’ve done is Pikachu.

Leo Nocedo: What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Catalina Gaviria :
My cosplay “horror” story would be trying to get everything together for Mega con. I kept running out of ideas and out of time.

Leo Nocedo: What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Catalina Gaviria : At Mega con I kept running to my favorite photographers over and over.

Leo Nocedo: What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had ?
Catalina Gaviria : My best character interaction ever had was shooting with Black panther.

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever cosplayed with a family member ?
Catalina Gaviria :
No

Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Catalina Gaviria :
My favorite cosplay photo of myself is where I’m dressed up as the Little Mermaid.

Leo Nocedo: What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/fullcosplays?
Catalina Gaviria : I really don’t have any I usually go online.

Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style yourown?
Catalina Gaviria :
I prefer to style my own.

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Catalina Gaviria : No

Leo Nocedo: List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Catalina Gaviria :
1. Sally 2. Little Mermaid 3. Rey 4. Pikachu 5. Wonder Woman 6. Cat woman

Leo Nocedo: What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Catalina Gaviria :
The Orlando Mega con

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

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Catalina Gaviria :
No

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Catalina Gaviria :
No

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

Leo Nocedo: If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them? Catalina Gaviria : I will say I love to learn from them and what’s the techniques and cost playI will say I love to learn from them and what’s the techniques and cosplay.

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever done a cosplay panel ?
Catalina Gaviria : No

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

Leo Nocedo: If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Catalina Gaviria : It’s fun and go have fun. You live every single day but you only die once.

Leo Nocedo: What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Catalina Gaviria :
My ultimate dream as a cosplayer is to be in a magazine.

Leo Nocedo: What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect) Catalina Gaviria : The most difficult cosplay ever done would be Pikachu. Just getting the make up correct and the outfit to look nice was very difficult for me..

Leo Nocedo: What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro”
cosplayer .
Catalina Gaviria : In my personal opinion a pro is defined as someone that knows what they’re doing and is willing to help others.

Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Catalina Gaviria : My favorite part of cosplaying as being in character.

Leo Nocedo: Make up your own question!
What is your next character for 2020?
Catalina Gaviria : My next character for 2020 is Harley Quinn.

 

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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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