Mark Wesley  Pritchard

Mark Wesley Pritchard

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

Facebook: Texxx-Man Cosplay

Instagram: @thecosplayerfromtexas

Twitter: @texxxmancosplay

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  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 months ago
    Cosplay Do’s and Dont’s: Part 2

    Cosplay Do’s and Dont’s: Part 2

    Two years ago, I’ve written one of my first cosplay and con related articles. I gave some helpful cosplay do’s and dont’s to people attending their first convention. If you would like to see those tips, I’ll post a link down below so you can see them for yourself. I have even more tips in this article to make your con experience enjoyable. There are some tips that I didn’t mention in part one of the article. By the time you get done reading these tips, you’ll be prepared to have a great time and make new friends.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 months ago
    Super Bowl Madness

    Super Bowl Madness

    In case you’re living under a rock or don’t care, Super Bowl LIV is about a week away. Most of you are probably preparing to host a Super Bowl party or attend one, whether it’s at a friend’s house, restaurant, etc. The big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Miami is a matchup that’s worth tuning in for. I asked my followers last week which team they’re rooting for to win it all. A majority of people said that the Chiefs are going to hoist the Lombardi trophy. My pick to win the big game is the 49ers. The Chiefs are in the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, but I see San Francisco winning by less than 10 points. Last I checked, according to a Sporting News article, Betonline.ag listed Kansas City as a point and half favorite over San Francisco. Here are some facts about the Super Bowl:
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 2 months ago
    Cosplayer Spotlight: Arkansas Cosplay Community

    Cosplayer Spotlight: Arkansas Cosplay Community

    2019 has been full of great con adventures and moments for me. Now that we’re almost a couple of weeks into the new year, I have some new cosplays I’m excited to debut. In this article, I want to show some love and appreciation to all cosplayers in Arkansas. I believe in giving people credit and props for their cosplays, regardless of the number of followers they have on social media and whether or not they’ve made their costumes or bought them. I’ll be mentioning some cosplayers by name who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in people’s lives. I’m not saying that our cosplay community is better than anyone else’s, but at least we’re passionate about what we love to do.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 3 months ago
    My Honest Opinions About The Body Positivity Movement

    My Honest Opinions About The Body Positivity Movement

    Greetings, Vocal readers. I want to talk about one of the most sensitive topics out there: weight. I’m here to talk about the Body Positivity movement and my thoughts on it. Plus, I’ll be talking about Health at Every Size hypothesis and the Fat Acceptance movement. Before I go any further, I want to make a few things clear: I am in no way fat shaming anyone, because I think that ridiculing someone’s body is disgusting and heartless. Second of all, everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Finally, what I’m about to tell everyone is coming from someone who looked and felt heavy at one point, but not obese. This is coming from a sincere place and out of genuine concern.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 3 months ago
    Interview with Luke Bugg-The Geek of Steel

    Interview with Luke Bugg-The Geek of Steel

    Greetings, Vocal readers. I'm back with another interview, but the person I'm going to talk about is a die-hard fan of Superman. My article is about Luke Bugg, a Superman fan who has numerous items dedicated to the Man of Steel himself and also, talks about him. I've been following Luke on social media for a period of time and enjoy his posts. With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, he's the real deal when it comes to anything Superman related. I've recently interviewed him for this article, so I hope that everyone enjoys it.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 3 months ago
    New Year, New Changes

    New Year, New Changes

    2020 has finally arrived and I've decided to make a few changes in my life, for the sake of my mental health and well-being. A couple of days before Christmas last year, I've had a huge mental breakdown online. In my posts, I was talking about how I was always lonely around the holidays and didn't have anyone to spend them with. So I took three days off social media to calm my mind by doing my perler bead art and listening to music. It was the best three days I've ever spent doing. If you have been following me on social media or been reading my stories on Vocal for a period of time, the holidays are always a rough and depressing time for me. What's the whole point of celebrating something if you're always alone? I feel like most holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, are too commercialized and makes people feel guilty to purchase gifts for others. I don't celebrate Valentine's Day either, because it's just a day to shame people who are single. I've decided to make a few changes in my life in order to have a less stressful life.