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
    All About Texxx-Man Cosplay

    All About Texxx-Man Cosplay

    I have been a content creator and writing stories on Vocal since March of this year, and I'm glad that I get to talk about topics that I'm passionate and love to talk about. Most of those stories are cosplay and other geek-related gems. In grade school, two of my favorite subjects in school were English and Language Arts; writing poems and letting my creativity run wild. I'm here to tell everyone a little bit about myself, and by the time you finish reading this, you would be surprised about the kind of person I am.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 years ago
    Cosplay DIY: Punk Rock Superman Vest

    Cosplay DIY: Punk Rock Superman Vest

    Greetings to everyone out there. I'm going to provide you step-by-step instructions on how to create a Punk Rock Superman vest. Punk Rock Superman was my second cosplay mashup I have done as a cosplayer. Last year at GlitchCon, I went as this character on the second day of the convention and also in the cosplay contest. Plus, I had a photo shoot that morning and my photographer took some breathtaking shots. As far as this project, it took me over two months to complete the vest. Due to my work schedule at the time, I've worked on it at least two to three hours a night. Other than that, here's a list of items you'll need to customize the vest:
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 years ago
    Preparing for My 5 Year Cosplay Anniversary

    Preparing for My 5 Year Cosplay Anniversary

    It's hard to believe that I've been doing cosplay for almost four years. Looking back at my pictures from the different conventions I've attended over the years shows how much I've grown, not only as a cosplayer, but as a human being. I'm thankful to have met some of the most kindest and lovable people at conventions, online, and in person. I have so many cosplays planned for 2019 and they will be amazing. I'm ready to show everyone what I have in store. Next year will be bigger and badder. I'm not trying to outdo my friends at all. I just want to step my cosplay game up even further like everyone else. I know I have been saying that for the last three years, but this time, it's for real.
  • 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?