Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer Of The Week: Cori Chan

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Cori Chan : I discovered cosplay through conventions.
Leo Nocedo: What was your first cosplay?
Cori Chan : My 1st cosplay was a casual cosplay which was Orihime and genderbend Luffy !
Leo Nocedo: What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Cori Chan : 1. Stitch , 2. Liluruca and 3. Maple

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Cori Chan : I’ve never been in a Cosplay contest , my nerves get the best of me .
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Cori Chan : I’m not good at sewing but I do like to make props , I made my Harley Mallet ! And wig working I don’t mind because it distresses me .
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Cori Chan : Specific locations but I’m always up to do photoshoots at a con.
Leo Nocedo: Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Cori Chan : My most frequently cosplay character is Toga from My Hero Academia.
Leo Nocedo: Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Cori Chan : I have quite a few such as Ryuu Lavitz , Jessica Neigri and Phil Minzo . These are my top favorite Cosplayers !
Leo Nocedo: What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Cori Chan : I don’t think I’ve done a really detailed cosplay but I have complicated ones .
Leo Nocedo: What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Cori Chan : 1. Do you’re research 2. Put all you’re effort in it 3. Have fun with it
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Cori Chan :My favorite cosplay I’ve done is Mew Ichigo
Leo Nocedo: What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Cori Chan : I don’t really have a horror story , I may have had something rip .
Leo Nocedo: What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Cori Chan : It would be when I cosplayed Orihime and was in a panel . Everyone was in character and it was so nice !
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Cori Chan : I haven’t , no one in my family cosplays , they find it weird.
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Cori Chan : It would have to be my Neko Harley I created .
Leo Nocedo: What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Cori Chan : Joann’s , Michaels and Hobby Lobby . Wal-Mart even !
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Cori Chan : If it’s a simple hairstyle i’ll buy my own wig and style it.
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Cori Chan : Yes !! When I cosplayed Mew Ichigo people kept thinking I was Amy from Sonic !
Leo Nocedo: List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Cori Chan : There’s way to many . I’ll name the ones I remember . Toga , Froppy , Uraraka , Orihime , Mew Ichigo , Lucy , Bubbles and Sabrina .
Leo Nocedo: What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Cori Chan : Dragoncon
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Cori Chan : It depends on if the prop is heavy .
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Cori Chan : I have not but that sounds horrible!
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Cori Chan :  I have ! I buy cosplay acessories!
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Cori Chan : I pefer to Cosplay in a group .
Leo Nocedo: If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Cori Chan : I would say I like they’re work but I tend to get shy .
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Cori Chan : I’ve done it once and it was so much fun!
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Cori Chan : I pefer to buy cosplays or I do casual my own looks for cosplays ! I like to be creative but seeing is complicated lol.
Leo Nocedo: If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Cori Chan : Start earlier and not be afraid of what others will think of you. You make new friends and family through Cosplay.
Leo Nocedo: What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Cori Chan : Stitch !
Leo Nocedo: What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Cori Chan :I would say Mew Ichigo , because I’d constantly worry about my chest falling out because there were no staps . Continuously pulling up and u think I may have had it tightened to tight.
Leo Nocedo: What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Cori Chan : Most of my character makeup are simple .
Leo Nocedo: What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Cori Chan : Ahh this is a good question , I feel is someone who achieves or strives to make others happy too along their journey. I don’t really have a better answer then that.
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Cori Chan : My favorite part would be seeing all my cosplay friends and the interaction with new people .
Leo Nocedo: Make up your own question!
Cori Chan : Thank you all , your friend What cosplay would you like to cosplay but can’t and why ? A Cosplay id love to do is bodysuit Rogue but can’t because I’d get overheated. Thus I’ll be doing my own version of her in the future!

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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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