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Cosplayer Spotlight – Dazed_senpai

Welcome to another week. Are you all handling the con season? Making sure you are pacing yourself? Good! Enjoy meeting another cosplayer today!

WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

David Zheng
Dazed_senpai

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE?

I would honestly have to say any kind of fizzy drink. I love soda with a passion because it just comes with so many different flavors. But I would say I drink coffee the most. It just trips something in my mind that its time to get to work

TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

I’m a guy with more hobbies than I know what to do with. Im also extremely competitive which makes it all the more difficult to keep up with things but I love it all. Cosplaying, league of legends, traveling, paintballing, fitness, aquariums, racing…..just to name a few.  I own my own real estate company  and that really helps me fund most of my endeavors!

WHEN DID YOU START COSPLAYING?

I did my first cosplay back in 2012. But my girlfriend at the time made it for me and I didn’t do anything again until 6 years later. I did a simple Teemo outfit at Katsucon in 2018 and my first legit cosplay a month later.

WHY DO YOU COSPLAY?

I’ve always wanted to immerse myself in whatever video games I played. I’d day dream what it was like to live in that world and how awesome it would be. Cosplaying helps a little. Im also a builder and creator…I love making things and seeing a completed product. To be frank, I also love the attention if I do a good job! J

WHO ARE YOUR COSPLAY IDOLS?

Lorentz_iwood, Danielle baloo, Jessica Nigri, Kawaiibrocosplay

WHAT TYPES OF COSPLAY DO YOU DO?

Mostly anime and video games but I’m sure I’ll expand!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COSPLAYS?

My favorite cosplays are probably the two I’ve done so far: Bakugo from My hero academia and a genderbent KDA Akali from League of legends

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO COSPLAY BUT PROBABLY NEVER WILL?

Never say never 😉

DO YOU MAKE, BUY, OR SPECIAL ORDER YOUR COSPLAYS?

It’s a combination of everything. I haven’t taught myself hot to sew yet so anything clothing that’s difficult I’ll commission out. Weapons and props I really enjoy making myself

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COSPLAY?

I really like that everyone has their own take on a cosplay. I love the details that some people will go through to make themselves look as life like as possible. Again, its cool to kind of live in a “fantasy world” where everyone can be charaters they like.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR YOU ABOUT COSPLAY?

Time, some things take a lot of time and I just don’t have much of it. And also traveling haha…getting through security with some props be it size or manner is difficult!

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER TO COSPLAY?

I really liked Bakugo, he’s just an overall character I identify with and he’s very flashy

IF YOU COULD LIVE IN OR VISIT ANY FANTASY WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

Pokemon for sure….something I haven’t gotten to cosplay yet but I love the idea and grew up with it

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR COSPLAYS?

I love going through Instagram and just seeing how cool people look and how neat some pictures can be. But usually I’ll just watch an anime and be like …”wow, that character is bada$$ and I totally identify with them!”

WHAT ARE YOUR “FANDOMS”?

Im not quite sure Im in a fandom yet

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH BEGINNING COSPLAYERS KNEW?

Don’t let other people’s opinions dictate what you do. Unless your cosplay is a business, you just need to worry about catering to your own wants and interests.

WHAT TIPS OR TRICKS DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER COSPLAYERS?

Youtube is your absolute best friend. Don’t be scared to use the framework for cosplays from other people. Patience is key and starting over is ok! Its much easier the 2nd and 3rd times around

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH NON-COSPLAYERS KNEW?

Please don’t just grab out stuff at a convention hahaha

WHAT COSPLAYS ARE YOU WORKING ON?

Still deciding for my 2019 lineup but I really want them to be amazing!

WHAT COSPLAYS DO YOU WANT TO DO IF MONEY AND TIME WERE NO OBJECT?

Probably some really big armor build and cosplays that have a lot of mechanical and interactive parts: LEDs, moving wings, smoke machines, etc. Those really set you above and beyond other people and it makes for some great footage!

WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOUR COSPLAYS?

Mostly Instagram: Dazed_senpai but they can also see me post updates on my facebook!

Please remember I do not own any of these pictures and the opinions in this survey belong to the interviewee.

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