Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer of the Week: John Gulla

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
John Gulla : conventions
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
John Gulla : doctor who
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
John Gulla : atm thanos,dead pool twist, last one idk yet
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
John Gulla : yes i have
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
John Gulla : sewing and basic prop making simple things
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
John Gulla : ether to be honest
Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
John Gulla : ones i can get into. and work for my build
Leo Nocedo : Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
John Gulla : Knightmage,Harley’s Joker ,Megan Marie Cosplay
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
John Gulla : Abraham lincoln
Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
John Gulla : Get cheap cloth to test everything on, wear it around for 30 mins. to see what happen, hide as many pockets as you can.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done?
John Gulla : Abraham lincoln
Leo Nocedo : What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
John Gulla : Getting stuck in a master cheif armor. risking blacking out in it.
Leo Nocedo : What’s your funniest cosplay story?
John Gulla : Abraham lincoln so many strange and epic moments.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
John Gulla : Abraham lincoln killing a nazi and teddy cosplay togther
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
John Gulla : Sadly no. no family lives close to me
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
John Gulla : Rorschach hugging mlp pillow
Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
John Gulla : Good will,amazon and ebay. tons of cheap clothing.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
John Gulla : Both.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
John Gulla : Only once
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
John Gulla :Rorschach,Abraham Lincoln, Preist from Helsing
Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
John Gulla : Megacon
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
John Gulla : Depends on the day and what convention.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
John Gulla : Yes small foor part of MC armor.
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
John Gulla : Sy fy prop gun. it was cheap and neat.
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
John Gulla : Depends on convention and meet times.
Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
John Gulla : Please teach me everything you know
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
John Gulla : Not yet
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
John Gulla : I try to make everything i can. but hard core armor cosplay i buy. that way out of my wheel house of skill
Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
John Gulla : Learn more on armor building.
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
John Gulla : Sauron armor and batman in the batmobile rolling done the highway .
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
John Gulla : Abraham lincoln it has 6 layers of cloth and then a real wool jacket with a very large flag on pole.
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
John Gulla : I not done any yet. new to make up cosplaying.
Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
John Gulla : One that always will to learn and ask others.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying?
John Gulla : Getting out of my skin. being some one else.
Leo Nocedo : Make up your own question!
John Gulla : 2 things i learn with cosplaying. double sided out door carpet tape(sweat proof) and dr schole inserts or the like. both you will never leave . with out it going to a convention.

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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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