Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer of the week : Ronald Seaman

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Ronald Seaman : Ny niece (Selexie cosplay) told me about it.
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Ronald Seaman : My 1st cosplay was Iron man
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Ronald Seaman : A Silverback from Gears of War, something from Doom, and something from Starship Troopers
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Ronald Seaman : Yes
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Ronald Seaman : Armor
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Ronald Seaman : I enjoy both
Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Ronald Seaman : Not really, I like it all
Leo Nocedo : Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Ronald Seaman : Yes, but I prefer to keep that to myself
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Ronald Seaman : My Iron Merman
Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Ronald Seaman : Measure twice , cut once, keep in mind all of the bending points, and do what you love so it will never feel like work
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Ronald Seaman : Mt Steampunk Panther,

Leo Nocedo : What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Ronald Seaman : I was in my Iron merman cosplay and a kid ask me if I could fly. I said yes, and his dad looked at me strange. So I said to him “what, you think IO can’t fly”? the I placed my hands so the palms were facing the ground. The I started lifting off. He was so surprised. The look on his face was priceless. He didn’t know about my chair and said for a split second he really sought I was taking off lol
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Ronald Seaman :  At I baseball game when I met a little boy named Blake. He was about 3 and in a Spiderman costume and in a wheelchair. He turned out to live in my town. He’s awesome! He loved the Iron Merman.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Ronald Seaman : Yes, my niece
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Ronald Seaman : A photo with my friend dressed as a pirate Pepper Potts and I was wearing my Iron Merman
Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Ronald Seaman : Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Amazon, thrift stores.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Ronald Seaman : I’ve never used a wig
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Ronald Seaman : No
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Ronald Seaman : Ironman, Iron merman, gears of war, Stacker Pentacost, Spartan Locke, Gears Silverback, Blue Lantern, Iron Knight, Aqua Warrior (a swimmable version of the Iron Merman, Anubis, Gears 5 armor, Shogun Warrior, armor from Assassins Creed Odyssey Tactical Panther, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some others
Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Ronald Seaman : Dragoncon
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Ronald Seaman : I like props
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Ronald Seaman : No
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Ronald Seaman : Yes
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Ronald Seaman : Both, I just love to cosplay
Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Ronald Seaman :  I already have Sid Garrand
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Ronald Seaman :  Yes
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Ronald Seaman : Make
Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Ronald Seaman :  It exist, start sooner!!!
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Ronald Seaman : Not sure
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
My gears of war silverback. it had many parts and had to walk when my wheelchair moved
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Ronald Seaman : I’ve not yet tried makeup
Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Ronald Seaman :  Every part from making it to wearing it to meeting people
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Ronald Seaman : The people I meet and the smile when II make someone happy
Leo Nocedo : Make up your own question!
Ronald Seaman : Why do I like cosplay so much? It brings people from all ages, all backgrounds and all skill levels together with the common bond of love of fandoms, fun, and friendships.

 

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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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