Mark Wesley  Pritchard

Mark Wesley Pritchard

LGBTQ cosplayer in Arkansas. On the Autism Spectrum. GlitchCon 2019 Cosplay Contest Judge’s Choice Winner.

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Instagram: @thecosplayerfromtexas

Twitter: @texxxmancosplay

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  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 years ago
    Superman at 80 and Why I Defend the Man of Steel

    Superman at 80 and Why I Defend the Man of Steel

    April 18th, 2018: Superman turned 80 years old, and also on this day, the 1,000th issue of Action Comics was released.In 1938, Superman made his comic book debut as the first real superhero. The Man of Steel and his alias, Clark Kent, has inspired millions of people and generations all over the world. Superman is a proud advocate of talking about fighting for truth, justice, and the American way. He may be a fictional character, but he continues to be adored by countless fans everywhere. On his birthday, I have shared and reposted numerous pictures of people showing love to their favorite character. Most of those pictures were of cosplayers dressing up in full costume. I also posted some photos of myself cosplaying as Clark Kent and as Superman.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 years ago
    How to Defeat the Final Bosses in 'Ninja Gaiden' (NES)

    How to Defeat the Final Bosses in 'Ninja Gaiden' (NES)

    Ninja Gaiden was a side-scrolling action-platforming video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in March 1989. The game features a ninja named Ryu Hayabusa who seeks revenge for his father's death. This game was one of my favorites to play as a kid. In 1997, I had reached the first of the final three bosses, which was The Masked Devil, several times. Unfortunately, I never got past him and was forever frustrated. In 2016, 19 years after the infuriating event, I purchased an NES Classic Edition, in hopes of redeeming myself and finally defeating the final three bosses after all of those years. In this article, I'll be sharing some tips on how to trounce The Masked Devil, Jaquio, and The Demon Sculpture. If you fail to defeat all three enemies, you will have to start over at Act 6-1 and try again, regardless on the number of lives you had left.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 years ago
    Armored Blue Ranger Cosplay

    Armored Blue Ranger Cosplay

    2017 was a great year for me in cosplay. Meeting people and having the time of my life. There was one particular cosplay that I wanted to do for months and that was the Armored Blue Ranger. The reason was that you hardly see one at a convention or online. So why did I decide to add the armor to my Blue Ranger suit?
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 years ago
    Cosplay = Confidence

    Cosplay = Confidence

    Back in 2013, one of my friends introduced me to cosplay, and at the time, I didn't know what it was. So I went online and searched images of people doing cosplay. I was impressed and wanted to dress up as my favorite characters. I didn't attend any conventions that year, because I wanted to come up with some cosplay ideas of my own first.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 years ago
    In Defense of Sexy Cosplay

    In Defense of Sexy Cosplay

    Cosplay is a way to express ourselves and also stepping outside of our comfort zone. In this article, I'll be talking about why I defend cosplayers who choose to do it. I've been a cosplayer for almost four years and once in a while, I like to let loose and be carefree. It's great to have fun every time you cosplay and not take yourself seriously. When a convention gets hot and crowded, you want to show some skin, but not too much. It makes it easier for you to move around. Conventions are costly and if you're willing to spend money on creating a sexy version of your character, by all means, be my guest. Sexy cosplay is fun to do and I have absolutely no problems with my friends and other people doing it. As long as you're not hurting me or others, embrace it without apologizing for expressing yourself. In other words, if you like it, then I like it.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 years ago
    Cosplay Do's & Dont's

    Cosplay Do's & Dont's

    Planning for a convention takes a lot of planning and dedication, but at the same time, it's an exciting moment. Now that you have everything packed and ready to have a weekend of convention fun with your friends, in this article, I'm going to be sharing several cosplay do's and don'ts with everyone. Cosplay etiquette is something that everybody needs to display at all times, because attending a convention is a privilege and not a right. Yes, it's easy to forget if you break a rule, but with my help, I'll assure you that these tips will be helpful to you and the con weekend will run smoothly without any issues.