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Cosplayer Spotlight – Wesley Thompson

Check out this amazing cosplayer. His clever responses are not to be missed. 

Hi! What is your name?

My name is Wesley Jermaine Thompson.

What is your favorite beverage?

Hmm…well water when you’re about to die. Lol But sprite is my favorite.

Tell me a little about yourself?

I’ll do this Final Fantasy style (like in the instruction booklets)

Wesley

Age-28

Ht-6’

Wt-230lbs

Weapon-hatchet and dagger

I live life by the bucket list and I’m pretty proud what I’ve done. To teaching kids how to swim, self defense, joining the marines, to skydiving, I’m ready to meet the next thing. I recently got into airsoft and it fits well with cosplay lol. I even play in my costume! I could go on but next question.

When did you start cosplaying?

I started two years ago at megacon.

Why did you start cosplaying?

I wanted to do it for freaking ever. People would talk about it and wouldn’t do it. I discovered steampunk and fell in love with it. All you need is an inspiration and an idea and your all set.

Who are your cosplay idols?

Hmm…the ones who compete for best costume.

What types of cosplay do you do?

I’m into steampunk and dieselpunk versions of any character. You should look up steampunk Deadshot

What are your favorite cosplays?

Mashups, Genderbends, steamthemed, dieselthemed, horror.

What is something you want to cosplay but probably never will?

Come on why limit myself to that?

Do you make, buy, or special order, your cosplays?

I shop at thrift store. Lol

What do you love about cosplay?

You can be what you make! You did all of that! You can show off your favorite character in the way you want to!

What is the most difficult thing for you about cosplay?

Honestly, just malfunctions.

Who is your favorite character to cosplay?

Steampunk Assassins

If you could live in or visit any fantasy world, where would you go?

I’d go to…the ninja world (Naruto)

Where do you get your inspiration for your cosplays?

Video games, Movies, Anime, something I thought up.

What are your “fandoms”?

Maximum Ride Series, Full Metal Alchemist, Rurouni Kenshin, Rosario Vampire.

What is something you wish beginning cosplayers knew?

I wish beginners knew that they aren’t limited to anything. They do whatever they want and cosplay who they want.

What tricks do you have for other cosplayers?

Well I don’t see what trick there is.

What is something you wish non-cosplayers knew?

Keep your opinions to yourself. Don’t even suggest anything if you don’t cosplay. If you have nothing good to say…shut up

What cosplays are you working on?

I’m working on a Assassins Costume based in the 1940s. I’m hyped.

What cosplays do you want to do if money/time were no object?

a bowser/ganon mashup.

Where can people find your cosplays?

Ig-airshipmayhem Fb page-Airship Mayhem Cosplay

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

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