Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer Of The Week: She Rivera AKA Sheriru Cosplay

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
She Rivera :  Always loved anime and scifi, so went to a comic con and loved how everyone was cosplaying, the following year I decided to do the same.

Leo Nocedo :What was your first cosplay?
She Rivera : Data from Star Trek The Next Generation

Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
She Rivera :  Working on my Gilgamesh archer from The Fate series, want to do Benimaru from Fire Force and Kassandra from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
She Rivera :  Not yet, hopefully will do one with my Gilgamesh cosplay

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
She Rivera :  Armor making for sure ! Just started to sewing so I’m not great

Leo Nocedo :Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
She Rivera : Both. Most of my photoshoots have been at cons for convenience but have done at other locations as well.

Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
She Rivera :  Strong female anime characters or genderbends

Leo Nocedo : Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
She Rivera :  I love Phil Misuno, Kamui Cosplay and Kinpatsu cosplay

Leo Nocedo :What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
She Rivera :  Probably my genderbend Ganondorf cosplay from LOZ.

Leo Nocedo :What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
She Rivera :  A. Don’t be afraid of trying new materials. B. Choose a character wisely. Depending on what character you choose will be how complex your work will be. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will help, but don’t be afraid of trying new things. C. Most importantly, have fun! Do it because you love it and not because you want something our of it or cause of someone else.

Leo Nocedo :What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
She Rivera :  Senku Ishigami from Dr Stone and my second armor from Erza Scarlet

Leo Nocedo :What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
She Rivera :  I haven’t gotten too many bad experiences but one that I can think a con folks trying to hug without asking, cosplay is not consent. It makes everyone uncomfortable, don’t do it.

Leo Nocedo : What’s your funniest cosplay story?
She Rivera :  Having fun as a group at cons is always funny, specially if we karaoke/play rock band as different cosplays

Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
She Rivera : A couple of LOZ cosplayers bowed to my Ganondorf cosplay 😂 it was great

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
She Rivera :  I have cosplayed with my Fiancé as Erza and Jellal from Fairytail

Leo Nocedo :What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
She Rivera :  One of the photos from the Senku photoshoot

Leo Nocedo :What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
She Rivera :  Joanns, Tnt cosplay website and cosplay supplies website

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
She Rivera : I prefer to style them myself

Leo Nocedo :Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
She Rivera : Yes, when I cosplayed as Dr Fate from Dc comics a couple of folks mistook me from other characters

Leo Nocedo :List all the cosplays you’ve done.
She Rivera : 
1.Data from ST
2.Erza Scarlet (2 different armors) from FT
3. Ganondorf from LOZ
4. Charlotte Roselei from Black Clover
5. Dr Fate from Dc comics
6. Ed Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist
7. Senku Ishigami from Dr Stone
8. Dark Side Rey
9. Yami Sukehiro from Black Clover

Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
She Rivera :  Megacon Orlando

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
She Rivera :  I love props! They complete the character. I love making props as well

Leo Nocedo :Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
She Rivera :  Luckily I have not

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
She Rivera :  I tend to buy art at cons and not cosplay pieces

Leo Nocedo :Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
She Rivera :  Group cosplays ! Only done one. Sadly don’t know many cosplayers to do group cosplays

Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
She Rivera : That I love their cosplays and they inspire me to try new things !

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
She Rivera : Not yet 🙂

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Make, but would consider buying and altering myself

Leo Nocedo :If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
She Rivera :  Practice, practice, practice !

Leo Nocedo :What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
She Rivera :  Mordred from Fate/GO

Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
She Rivera :  the one I’m working on now, Gilgamesh

Leo Nocedo :What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
She Rivera :  Ganondorf, first time using body paint

Leo Nocedo :What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
She Rivera :  Amount of details/intricate designs of the cosplay made

Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
She Rivera :  Meeting new cosplayers/folks with the same interests

Leo Nocedo :What is the next con you will attend ?
She Rivera :  Hopefully Megacon Orlando 2020.

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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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