Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer Of The Week: Cody Dickinson

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Cody Dickinson : I first saw cosplay while helping at an event at a childrens hostiptal.
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Cody Dickinson : Mr.Freeze was my first cosplay.
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Cody Dickinson : Super Shredder, Bane, Master Roshi
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Cody Dickinson : Yes, I have won a few also
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
 Cody Dickinson : Armor makiing 100%
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Cody Dickinson : Specific locations, it really makes the modeling seem more real.
Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Cody Dickinson : Mr.freeze is by far the most cosplayed from me, i have made 3 suits of him.
Leo Nocedo : Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Cody Dickinson : Mark knight rises, BD character labs, Uberscosplay
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Cody Dickinson : My 2nd scarecrow
Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Cody Dickinson : Take time cutting foam, dont be scared to startover to the the look you want, measure twice cut once.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Cody Dickinson : My batman character is one of my favorites, because i love him so much.
Leo Nocedo : What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Cody Dickinson : Plasti dippinng a shoulder peace and the cans head came off and ruined the whole shoulder
Leo Nocedo : What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Cody Dickinson : Me as Rhino charging threw 50+ spidermen at megacon 2019
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Cody Dickinson : Me as Rhino throwing spidermen at mega con all around on the con floor.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Cody Dickinson : Sadly no, i am the black sheep of my family lol
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
16: one of my first photos from Mykey2lyfe as Mr.Freeze
Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?:
Cody Dickinson : Blick art materials, SkS Props foam
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Cody Dickinson : I haven’t worked much with wigs yet, I hope to start soon.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Cody Dickinson : Suprisingly no
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Cody Dickinson : Mr.Freeze X3, Scarecrow X2, Batman, Kurogiri (My hero), Rhino, 1 punchman, Lex Luthor, green lantern, Jeans Guy, Hugo Strange, Dragon Priest, Yondu, A borrower,
Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Cody Dickinson : Dragon Con
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Cody Dickinson :  I like props, i think for certain characters it can really bring it all together.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Cody Dickinson : No
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Cody Dickinson : Nope
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Cody Dickinson : Depending on the character goups can be fun
Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Cody Dickinson : How do i make this my full time job?
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Cody Dickinson : Yes i have, quite a few
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Cody Dickinson : Make my cosplays
Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?

Cody Dickinson : Work harder, people are going to love your creativity.
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Cody Dickinson : My dream cosplay is ever changing

Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Cody Dickinson : My 2nd scarecrow, i actually won best craftmanship at florida supercon 2019
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?

Cody Dickinson : Santa Yondu

Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Cody Dickinson : A willingness to support the little guy and being a positive infulence in the communnity
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Cody Dickinson : The communitty
Leo Nocedo : Make up your own question!
Cody Dickinson : If i could give anyone advise who are just getting into cosplay.
Is to just introduce your self to people. odds are they want to talk about what you want to.

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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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