Cosplayer Name- Pankaj
Cosplayer Blogs presents an emerging Delhi based cosplayer named Pankaj who has cosplayed many characters. One of his cosplays is Kiba Inuzuka. Kiba Inuzuka is a ninja in Naruto Shippuden anime. Cosplayer Blogs asked Pankaj about his personal life he said that I love to game, like to do digital art (although I’m still learning it) and a big foodie! I have a corporate job as well in Gurgaon.
I was very much into POP Culture from the very start and never thought I would do cosplay. As you can see here I am doing cosplay and you are here reading a “cosplay blog on me”, life is interesting after all.
Fun fact – I was forced to do my first cosplay as I’m an introvert guy and it was very much different and new experience for me.
Cosplayer Blogs interviewed him about some questions as follows:
- Why do you cosplay?
I was very much into pop culture from the beginning and now I get to portray my favorite characters through cosplay that’s why I do cosplay.
- First cosplay experience.
I went to DCC in 2017 and that was my first time experiencing all this cosplay thing, so I immediately decided to do cosplay as well, and I did my first cosplay in DCC 2018. I cosplayed as Kakashi.
- Cosplay for beginners. What advice would you have for cosplayers just starting out?
When I did my first cosplay, I just took anything that made me look as close as the character I was cosplaying (at that time Kakashi) since I had only 2 days of preparation. So one should just start doing it as it doesn’t have to be a perfect cosplay but one should try.
- 10 cosplay commandments.
I don’t have 10 commandments but here are some that I follow:
One should be consistent, pay attention to detail, and should enjoy the cosplay.
- What do you do when you’re not in cosplay?
I try to create digital art, explore a lot of cafes and restaurants, and game on weekends. I also have a typical 8-5 corporate job on weekdays.
- Where do you make your cosplay?
I don’t have any typical place for cosplay preparation, I make everything at my home.
- How do you stay inspired?
As I said initially, I’m a huge pop culture fan and very much into Anime, DC, and Games, so I stay inspired all the time.
- Workload management. What types of tools and methods do you use to tackle a project?
As portrayed in all the anime, “WITH THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP”. Moreover, my friends help me a lot with all my cosplays.
- How do you balance cosplay with everyday life?
Since I only prepare my cosplays on weekends so I’m very much free the rest of the time so yea I am able to manage my cosplay and everyday life easier.
- How to budget for cosplay and conventions.
I save money over time for all my cosplay material, tickets and whatnot.
- How does cosplay positively impact you?
I see a lot of talented people, showing their skills through cosplay and there is so much to learn from those people which give me a positive attitude not only for cosplaying but also for life. Above all, I get to meet positive people through cosplay.
- Cosplay etiquette.
Never let your fans down and try to nail every character you are cosplaying.
- What is your biggest cosplay fear?
If my costume, prop, or wig gets stolen or broken at the last moment, that will be very much horrifying for me.
- What is the hardest thing about cosplay for you?
The hardest thing would be getting the right material for costume/wig/prop. There is very little stuff available in the Indian market for cosplay and that is the most difficult part.
- How to create a cosplay emergency kit.
I don’t have any cosplay emergency kit, but I think it should have hairspray (for wigs), some double-sided tape, and extra material depending on you costume/prop.
- Myth vs. Fact.
I have heard people saying “I can’t do cosplay, how can I get the costume, I can never make that thing’. I think cosplaying is not that difficult, there are characters that can be done with minimal to no effort, for instance, “anyone can do Sanji for One Piece, you just need a blonde/yellow wig, black suit and you are done!
- How long have you been cosplaying?
I have been cosplaying since 2017. I cosplayed Kakashi (from Naruto) in DCC 2017, I cosplayed Zabuza, Kiba Inuzuka (from Naruto), Kaneki (from Tokyo Ghoul) and Ichigo – Bankai half hallow version (from Bleach).
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