Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer Of The Week: Jeanna Reynolds

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Jeanna Reynolds : How ? Hm, have to say I saw an advertisement about Shadowcon in Tampa and see all these amazing cosplayers dress up as their favorite characters and thought to myself I have to get in on this.
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Jeanna Reynolds : Pepper Potts
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Jeanna Reynolds : Black Widows Mother Endgame Scarlet Witch Dark Rey
Leo Nocedo :Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Jeanna Reynolds : Nope
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Jeanna Reynolds : Have to say wig working.

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Jeanna Reynolds : Have to say photoshoots
Leo Nocedo :  Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Jeanna Reynolds : Scarlet Witch
Leo Nocedo : Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Jeanna Reynolds : Wow I have quite a few.. have to say my favorite have to be Staci (takeachancecosplay).
Leo Nocedo :What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Jeanna Reynolds : Probably my scarlet witch with finding all her jewelry, shoes, dress and stockings.
Leo Nocedo :What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Jeanna Reynolds : Is it sad to say I don’t have any ?
Leo Nocedo :What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Jeanna Reynolds : Definitely Black Widows Mother.
Leo Nocedo : What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Jeanna Reynolds : I was getting ready to cosplay Pepper Potts at Shadowcon and the day before of the con my wig was suppose to be delivered well… needless to say it didn’t come in 2 days later… still wasn’t happy about that one…
Leo Nocedo : What’s your funniest cosplay story ?
Jeanna Reynolds : Oh definitely getting all giddy meeting the comic drawer from Iron Man Bob Layton, I was shaking and stuttering so bad. Always remembers me when I go to cons anything iron man I have he always signs and takes a picture with me.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Jeanna Reynolds : Definitely when I was in my Ghostbuster gear lots of kids loving proton pack and the car.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Jeanna Reynolds : My Nephew had him as a mini Ghostbuster.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Jeanna Reynolds : Don’t really have one, mostly just love the marvel shoots I get to do.

Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Jeanna Reynolds : Micheals, Joannas fabric and torrids.(yes I have found some cosplay items from there)
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Jeanna Reynolds : Pre style
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Jeanna Reynolds : Luckily nope.
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Jeanna Reynolds : Pepper Potts Scarlet Witch Harley Quinn Fem Star Lord
Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Jeanna Reynolds : 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?
Jeanna Reynolds : Have to say don’t need to carry props all day.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Jeanna Reynolds : Luckily I have not.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Jeanna Reynolds : Nope
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Definitely group.
Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Jeanna Reynolds : I honestly would have no idea.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Jeanna Reynolds : Nope
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Jeanna Reynolds : Both
Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say? Make sure to check the tracking on your wigs and it cosplay items to arrive ON TIME.
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Jeanna Reynolds : Have to say Ariel and Eric cosplay with my husband.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Jeanna Reynolds : Scarlet Witch.. was so difficult to try and find all the items.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Jeanna Reynolds : Harley Quinn
Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Jeanna Reynolds : There’s such thing as a “pro” cosplayer? Hm dunno.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Jeanna Reynolds : Love seeing my friends, interacting with people, photo ops and just having fun.
Leo Nocedo : Make up your own question!
Jeanna Reynolds : “Can plus size people cosplay ?” ABSOLUTELY! Don’t let anyone shame you on what character you favor go at full force ! Have fun with it and ignore the haters and negative comments ! That’s not what cosplay is ! It’s all about having fun !

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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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