Mojo was a hit! I didn’t do it for the attention, I just like to make people smile. The look on people’s faces makes it all worthwhile. I had a 76 year old lady ask to take a picture with me; I was shocked and excited to see her react like that. I also had young children yell “Mojo!” and give me a hug. I’m a father of a 3 yr old myself and to see how happy they were made me happy too.
Mojo Jojo is iconic.. he is just one of those characters that people don’t talk about but instantly remember. I always like cosplaying Villains, Heroes get too much attention 😉 Mojo Jojo isn’t overdone and he was a favorite of mine growing up.
I had been looking for a while for a good mask to start with. Morris Costumes finally had a mask with the look I wanted. I had to cut some pieces off the eyes so I could see better initially then I went to Michael’s for the paint, and the pieces to build his helmet. Stage one was face and helmet. Took about 4 hrs to finish that. During that time I cut out some EVA Foam to make the chest piece that the costume fits over. My friend Laci helped me pick out fabrics and sewed the Cape and shirt. My gloves, boots, and belt are from Amazon and were painted to match.
My first convention ever was Heroes Con and I decided to go as Ash from Evil Dead. The people were so nice and even though my cosplay wasn’t the best.. people stopped to say hello and chat. I know my story isn’t rare but also not too common.
The Cosplay community can feel like being in high school again. There are bullies out there who take Cosplay way too seriously. Due to this, I started a Cosplay community page called Cosplay Carolina.
This page is dedicated to Cosplayers, Artists, and Photographers in North & South Carolina. We do daily cosplay shout outs to our members evenly, host meet ups at cons so no one has to Con alone, and draw attention to updates in our area. When I became a father, all my priorities changed, and now I feel more protective over the people and things that I love. That includes my cosplay family 🙂