COSPLAYER INTERVIEW: Ankit Singh
Profession: Prop/Cos maker and Cosplayer
Why do you cosplay?
I love making things and projects and everything that excites my artistic hunger. And when I came to know about cosplay, my heart said this is what I was looking for. And now the happiness that I witness on fans faces make me keep doing this more and more.
What was your latest Cosplay?
I recently cosplayed as Jesse McCree from the game Overwatch.
How long did it take you to make this cosplay? Were there challenges in the design?
It took me two weeks to make it completely. The challenges that i faced was to find those huge hats that were once a part of the Wild West and since its India, there was possibly no way to find the cowboy chaps or the hat itself. So i ended up making them too.
Your favourite cosplay you’ve done so far?
Almost everyone of them but if I would like to mention one it would be the 7ft tall Ultramarine from Warhammer 40k.
What’s your favourite convention?
My favourite convention is the Mumbai Comic Con. It’s where it all started for me and I get to meet everyone there..it’s like the centre of all cons.
How long have you been into cosplay?
I am cosplaying since 2013.
What was your first costume? Advice for anyone just starting out?
My first costume was Ironman mark VI. For anyone just starting out, don’t worry so much about neatness for now you’ll learn that slowly and progressively. So just focus on completing the character, love it and feel it, that way you can enjoy the cons and be your best. At the end of the day, the fun matters.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I inspire myself continuously through various checkpoints/challenges I set for myself. Rest I keep watching all the cosplay pages and new art forms and crafts on google. Also my fellow cosplayers never cease to amaze me with their skills.
What are you working on next?
It’s the end of the year so basically I’ll start looking for new year’s projects for the cons next year. So let’s see I have quite a lot to surprise you guys.
For more on Ankit and his cosplay, please follow the links below:
Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/ironman.jpr
Instagram -> babycubez
Email -> email@example.com
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A Business Analyst by profession, but more a traveller who is trying to analyse millennia of history, culture and stories across the world more than often.
I like to collect things – coins, stamps, books, autographs, and most of all action figures. Comics and pop culture has been an active influence to shape my life goals. In my free time (which I have very rarely) I like to do pencil sketching.
Secret wish – to visit every (real/inspired) place Tintin visited.