Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer of the Week: Dylan J. Patrissi AKA SWFL Spidey

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Dylan J. Patrissi : My buddy Bryan Wolf invited me to a con in 2013 been hooked since.
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Dylan J. Patrissi : NCIS Special Agent Sullivan
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Dylan J. Patrissi :Superman,Flash, Antman
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Yes
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Armor
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Photos at specific locations to credit the character
Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Dylan J. Patrissi :Spiderman
Leo Nocedo : Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
 Dylan J. Patrissi : Everyone lol #Nerd&Proud
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Dylan J. Patrissi : My Renfair Ranger
Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Dylan J. Patrissi :Do a project your passionate about

Leo Nocedo :
What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Spiderman
Leo Nocedo :
What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Being stopped by the police for a picture Sgt.Zammit FMPD
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Dylan J. Patrissi : all of em I embody Spidey to make people smile of all ages
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Dylan J. Patrissi : No
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Spiderman
Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Dylan J. Patrissi :Goodwill & Halloween shops then online etsy or amazon
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Not a fan of wigs
Leo Nocedo :Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Yes frequently but its ok
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Dylan J. Patrissi : NCIS Agent Sullivan, FBI agent Mulder,Spiderman,Daredevil, Redhood,Jedi & Sith, Indiana Jones, Freddy Kruger, Goose (Top Gun) Star Fleet Science Officer, Harry Potter, Auora (Fantastic Beasts), Mr.Fantastic, Alan Grant (Jurassic Park) Jack Sparrow, Superman… More coming soon
Leo Nocedo :What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Dylan J. Patrissi : MegaCon
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Both
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Yes web shooters
Leo Nocedo :Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Yes
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Either or
Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Hi & I love your cosplays and just chat like normal humans
Leo Nocedo :Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Dylan J. Patrissi :Yes – Avengers Unite
Leo Nocedo :Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Bit of both depends on the character and $
Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Bro do it you’ll have a blast & make people smile including yourself
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Dylan J. Patrissi :Probably a functioning Iron Man suit
Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Dylan J. Patrissi : Depending on what u mean by Pro
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
Dylan J. Patrissi :Having fun & making friends

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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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