Cosplayer Feature: Thormungandr Cosplay
Thormungandr Cosplay is a rising star in the tokusatsu cosplaying community, who is rapidly improving their skills with no sign of stopping.
What got you interested into cosplay?
Since childhood, Halloween has been my favorite holiday. As I got older, acting on stage became a huge part of my life. Discovering cosplay and conventions have been a way to mesh the two together, so naturally I fell in love.
When and how did you discover tokusatsu?
A few years ago, I was feeling nostalgic and binge watched on Power Rangers. I got curious and wanted to check out the Japanese series and was immediately hooked. After watching maybe a dozen series, I wanted to give Kamen Rider a shot. There was no turning back. That show changed me.
Can you walk us through your process in creating a cosplay?
I usually start out with basic patterns for foam fabrication and wing it for all of the accents and details. A lot of luck and trial and error later, I have something I’m happy with. I typically study costumes as I’m working which sometimes can lead to inaccuracies if I’m not paying close attention.
If you could cosplay any character, who would it be?
For Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Necrom is my goal. Kamen Rider Zangetsu is also very high up there. But for Super Sentai, Green Sai all day every day.
What’s the funniest experience you’ve had while cosplaying?
Someone thought I was Sledge from Power Rangers while wearing my Kamen Rider Birth costume. I didn’t have the heart to correct him and posed for a picture.
What advice would you give to yourself when you first started?
Keep pushing. Don’t settle for just okay. Get started as early as possible so you don’t rush the remainder of the costume.
Do you have any cosplays you’re currently working on that you’d like to share?
After finishing my Kamen Rider Birth recently, I’m taking a break and focusing on my upcoming wedding. My Japan World Heroes cosplay is still in the planning stages. Maybe one of my dream cosplay will come into fruition!
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