Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer Of The Week: Clark Schueller

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Clark Schueller : I discovered cosplay when I was 12 and what good people that did that did for other people.
Leo Nocedo: What was your first cosplay
Clark Schueller : First cosplay character was Superman because my name is Clark the Christopher Reeves Superman

Leo Nocedo: Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Clark Schueller : No
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Clark Schueller : I piece things together and some making not much
Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Clark Schueller : I just usually take pictures with kids either by me or on my motorcycle I don’t do too many photo shoots
Leo Nocedo:  Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Clark Schueller : Yes I do I do Deadpool cuz he’s just cool
Leo Nocedo: Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Clark Schueller : The Grinch That Stole Christmas ,Ghost Rider ,Sub-Zero, Beast from Beauty and the Beast
Leo Nocedo: What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Clark Schueller : Batman costume did not fit right and my Deadpool spandex costume because I’m kind of big
Leo Nocedo: What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Clark Schueller : Well one of my first cosplay I was Superman and I felt a tug on my cape. I turned around there was like a little blond four year old girl crying. I look down at her and ask her why she was crying. She said to me because I was her favorite superhero. I was dressed as Superman and she was dressed as Supergirl and I said don’t cry we are cousins you are Cara. She almost had me crying so I told her let’s do super poses and so me and Supergirl we posed and she dried her tears
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Clark Schueller : Yes my oldest son did Punisher. And my 17 year old did Spider-Man at events with me
Leo Nocedo: What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Clark Schueller : My favorite picture was with my boy John he did Scorpion from Mortal Kombat and I did Sub-Zero and someone took a picture of us playing the game Mortal Kombat at an event

Leo Nocedo: Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Clark Schueller : Freestyle I like doing because I’m bald and I don’t know how to do hair
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Clark Schueller : It happens when I do deadpool older peeps always say look its spiderman. I just lol.
Leo Nocedo: List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Clark Schueller : Superman, Sub-Zero, Batman, Ghost Rider, Beauty and the Beast, Chewbacca from Star Wars, and a couple others I can’t remember
Leo Nocedo: What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Clark Schueller : Tampa comic con
Leo Nocedo:Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Clark Schueller : I love prop. Props bring the characters to life
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Clark Schueller : No never

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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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