Cosplayer Interview

Cosplayer of the Week: Josh Partridge

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Josh Partridge :My wife introduced me to it
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay
Josh Partridge : First cosplay was Monterey Jack from Rescue Rangers
Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Josh Partridge : Gizmoduck, Thor, Books from Pagemaster
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?
Josh Partridge : Yes several
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer sewing, armor making, or wig working?
Josh Partridge : Armor making
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to do photoshoots at cons or at specific locations?
Josh Partridge : Both are fine
Leo Nocedo : Is there a type of character you cosplay frequently?
Josh Partridge : Thor
Leo Nocedo : Do you have any favorite cosplayers?
Josh Partridge : Bdancer cosplay, mmazz cosplay
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most detailed cosplay you’ve ever done?
Josh Partridge : Thor
Leo Nocedo : What are your top 3 craftsmanship tips?
Josh Partridge : Find people who are master’s to teach you
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay you’ve done
Josh Partridge : Thor
Leo Nocedo : What is your worst cosplay “horror” story?
Josh Partridge : People fat shaming people
Leo Nocedo : What’s your funniest cosplay story?
Josh Partridge : Being Thor with Rocket
Leo Nocedo : What’s the best in-character interaction you’ve ever had?
Josh Partridge : Little kids who think we are really the characters
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever cosplayed with a family member?
Josh Partridge : With my wife, son, brother in law And mother in law
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite cosplay photo of yourself?
Josh Partridge :Me as Thor and MMazz as rocket
Leo Nocedo : What are your go-to stores for cosplay materials/full cosplays?
Josh Partridge :  Closet cosplays
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy pre-styled wigs or style your own?
Josh Partridge : Prestyled
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever had someone mistake you for a different character?
Josh Partridge : Sometimes
Leo Nocedo : List all the cosplays you’ve done.
Josh Partridge : Too many to count
Leo Nocedo : What’s the biggest con you’ve cosplayed at?
Josh Partridge : Megacon
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer cosplaying characters with props, or characters that you don’t need to carry a prop around all day?
Josh Partridge : Either way is fine
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever lost a cosplay piece at a con?
Josh Partridge : Yes
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever bought a cosplay piece at a con?
Josh Partridge : Yes

Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to cosplay solo or in a group?
Josh Partridge : Group
Leo Nocedo : If you had a chance to meet your all-time favorite cosplayer, what would you say to them?
Hello
Leo Nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Josh Partridge :Attended yes
Leo Nocedo : Do you prefer to buy or make cosplays?
Josh Partridge : Both, based on my size we have to make a lot
Leo Nocedo : If you could tell your past self anything about cosplay, what would you say?
Josh Partridge : It will help you feel comfortable being the fat guy
Leo Nocedo : What is your ultimate dream cosplay?
Josh Partridge : G1zm0duck
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult cosplay you’ve ever done? (Craftsmanship, wearing of, ect)
Josh Partridge : Gizmoduck
Leo Nocedo : What’s the most difficult character makeup you’ve done?
Josh Partridge :Anger from inside out
Leo Nocedo : What, in your opinion, makes a cosplayer a “pro” cosplayer?
Josh Partridge : Attitude, anyone can make or buy a costume but if you have a good attitude and excited about your character, too many people get these great cosplays and are arrogant about taking pictures and such. My favorite cosplayers are the ones that embody the character and are willing take pictures and treat everyone like they are people instead of fans.
Leo Nocedo : What is your favorite part of cosplaying
Josh Partridge : I can be anything I want

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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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