I decided upon Mr. Rogers as a tribute to him andhis life. My friend Brittany Kotur made me a King Friday XIII puppet and it's a perfect likeness.
It took me forever to find the perfect Zipper Sweater for him. His Paisley tie was something I already had to go with it. I wanted to make it as accurate as possible. Just had to find the pieces that worked best.
When I brought Mr. Rogers to Midoricon I was asked a few times for pictures. One person told me that Mr. Rogers used to scare her as a kid so seeing me brought those feelings back I guess. The Sunday morning that I was cosplaying him and having breakfast with my friends, my friend Carter walked in the restaurant to see me dressed as Mr. Rogers. The look on his face was priceless and then he turned around and walked out. I love surprising people with the random things I do.
Cosplay has given me motivation to lose weight, create, try new things, and to practice acting and voice work for each character I do during con. It's fun being in character! I always love to make people smile and laugh or whatever comes with it. I do it for me.
Always be the best you you can be, Cosplay for you, enjoy conventions and make friends. The friends you make at cons are the coolest people you will meet in life!!
Photo : Kawaii Hamster Cosplay + @thatkristagirl (IG)