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Weirdie Spotlight – FernandoHoltCosplays: a follow up

I am so excited to have my first follow up interview today! I first featured Fernandoholtcosplays back in July 2019. Check out their first interview here.

ISO: Welcome back! Please introduce yourself for our new readers.

@fernandoholtcosplays on Instagram and @Fernandoholt on tik tok

ISO: Tell us a little about yourself.

Hiiiii! I’m Fernando, a 15 year old  I’m a cosplayer! I’ve been cosplaying since june 2018. I am also a huge weeb and I absolutely love reading manga (i dont sleep anymore, only read lol).

ISO: What is your favorite beverage?

Hmm either milk tea, or classic iced tea

ISO: What is your favorite food?

potstickers!

ISO: What is your favorite sweet?

Oreos

ISO: Who are your favorite fictional characters?

Oh boy, I love Nico D’angelo from the percy Jackson books, jumin han from mystic messenger, Nagito komaeda from danganronpa, count lucio, L and Light from deathnote

ISO: If you could live in or visit any fantasy world, where would you go?

Probably avatar the last airbender world

ISO: What are your “fandoms”?

Danganronpa, attack on titan, deathnote, miraculous ladybug, my hero academia, star wars, sailor moon, hunger games, kakegurui

ISO: What do you love about what you are doing?

I love being able to show my makeup and costume skills, and sometimes acting, but also being able to make other people happy through it.

ISO: What is the most difficult thing for you about what you do?

One word, Wigs

ISO: Who are your support team members?

my parents, and other cosplay friends

ISO: When did you start cosplaying?

Officially it was June of 2018, but I’ve worn costumes several times before

ISO: Why do you cosplay?

It is something that makes me happy. And I love showing my makeup and other skills through it. It’s fun pretending to be someone else for a little bit

ISO: Who are your cosplay idols?

@crossjessing @akrcos

ISO: What types of cosplay do you do?

I mainly cosplay from anime/manga, but also video games

ISO: What is your creative process?

Hmmm I’ll get random ideas and put them into motion I guess lol. I get inspired by other people alot.

ISO: What are your favorite cosplays?

Of mine? They would have to be my Despair Mikan (danganronpa) cosplay, and my Himiko Toga (my hero academia)

ISO: What is something you want to cosplay but probably never will?

Black widow! I have like 0 body confidence so I I don’t see it happening though, same with black cat, and Harley quinn

ISO: Do you make, buy, or special order, your cosplays?

It really depends on the cosplay, I always buy my wigs off amazon for cheap (normally around $17-$25) and style them. Then if the cosplay isnt super difficult I will normally try to thrift/customize it. But when it’s too difficult I normally buy them off Amazon.

ISO: What do you love about cosplay?

Being able to show off my skills in makeup/wig styling/prop making. And being able to be a different person for a while. And I love having people stair at me confused as to why I’m walking around Walmart in a sailor girl outfit and yellow contacts😂 sorry that was a little too specific

ISO: What is the most difficult thing for you about cosplay?

Family members who dont like me doing it, and also styling wigs.

ISO: Who is your favorite character to cosplay?

Probably Himiko Toga cause I love acting crazy, or maybe Junko Enoshima cause I always feel confident as her

ISO: Where do you get your inspiration for your cosplays?

Other cosplayers/the source content

ISO: What is something you wish beginning cosplayers knew?

It👏is👏just👏for👏fun👏 , your cosplay doesn’t need to be perfectly canon! Just do what makes you happy!

ISO: What tips/tricks do you have for other cosplayers?

Open your window If you’re using alot of hairspray in an enclosed room…I learned this the hard way😂.

ISO: What is something you wish non-cosplayers knew?

That cosplay does not equal consent! You cant take pictures of us without asking! And we are just people trying to show out love for a show/comic/movie/ character.

ISO: What cosplays are you working on?

I’m trying to plan out a genderbend Hawks from my hero academia for a convention in February

ISO: What cosplays do you want to do if money/time were no object?

Oh boy, Celestia Ludenberg from danganronpa, padme amidala from starwars, black cat, black widow, violet evergarden

ISO: Do you attend geek events?

As in conventions? Cause I try to attention all of the cons around the stl area. My next one is either soundwave comic expo in February, or anime st Louis in may

ISO: Where can people find your cosplays?

on my Instagram at @Fernandoholtcosplays and on my tik tok @Fernandoholt and amino at @fernandoholt242

ISO: How have you grown as a cosplayer since the last time we talked?

My skills have improved greatly like an insane amount, and I’ve went to conventions, and made AMAZING friends

ISO: How have your interests changed?

I tend to focus more so around anime now then last time. And I’m in alot more fandoms

ISO: What made you want to interview again?

To see how much I’ve changed in the last like 6 months

ISO: Where can people find you online?

On Instagram @fernandoholtcosplays

Please remember I do not own any of these pictures and the opinions in this survey belong to the interviewee.

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