It's great to see cosplayers doing amazing things and making a difference in the lives of people from different walks of life. In the world of cosplay, anything is possible and there's room for everyone to display their talents and skills. I've had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Lawhead recently and she talks about her love for the Power Rangers, especially the Pink Ranger. We're both admins for a Power Rangers Facebook group, which is going strong, and appreciate the members who share the same passion as we do.
For the last several weeks, I've interviewed so many great cosplayers and got to know more about them. San Diego Comic Con starts later on this week and I always see potential in all cosplayers. Why, you ask? Because it's great to see them doing amazing things for others. Recently, I got a chance to interview one of my cosplay friends, Matthew Warnock, who I have met at GlitchCon last year and again last November at The Cosplay Con & Anime Experience in North Little Rock, Arkansas. With that being said, I hope you enjoy my interview with him.
Cosplay is something I've been in love with since 2014, and I don't have any plans of stopping anytime soon. Seeing cosplayers on social media and in person shows me that we're all unique and talented. Whenever you post a picture of your cosplay, you're flooded with likes and fantastic comments. However, with the good comes with the bad. You cosplay as your favorite character and suddenly, someone comes in your comment section on your social media page and says, "You look nothing like your character" or "So and so character is this race. Why are you doing this character?" I can remember someone saying this to me at a convention called the Art Pop Comic Expo in Springdale, Arkansas back in June 2017.
In early 2017, I knocked off an important item off my bucket list: finally suiting up as the Blue Ranger. It was a dream come true and couldn't wait to do cosplay photoshoots and attend conventions as my favorite character. Last November, the Armored Blue Ranger was a cosplay that I went as for a convention that I attended in North Little Rock, Arkansas. I had lots of likes and positive feedback on my social media pages.
In February 2012, I came out as a gay man. Since then, I've only been in two serious relationships. Neither of them lasted and I would love to change that. I understand that everyone has busy schedules and whatnot. When I was working, I hardly had any time to date. I'm on so many different dating sites that I haven't had any luck finding the right guy. However, it doesn't mean that I stopped trying to look for love. I just can't date any and everybody. No one can date the world. I have to search for a man who shares similar interests as I do and also is accepting of me and my friends. Below is a list of things you need to know about me if you're thinking about being in a serious long-term relationship with this awesome cosplayer and unapologetic nerd.
Con season is in full swing and most cosplayers are doing the most good for their communities by donating their time volunteering at an event or visiting sick children at a hospital. What I love the most about being a cosplayer is meeting people and appreciating the amazing cosplays that they do. One of those people that I have spoken highly of is Arkansas Iron Man. Last November at the Cosplay Con and Anime Experience in North Little Rock, Arkansas, it was my birthday weekend and suddenly, I ran into Iron Man. I wanted to take a picture with him badly, but I was too nervous to ask. Hopefully, we'll cross paths again at another convention. With that said, I've had the pleasure of interviewing him recently and knowing more about himself.