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Creator Of The Month - Foam Forge Cosplay

Welcome to Creator of the Month, where we feature an incredible creator from our community of fans and learn about who they are beneath the surface. This month, we have Foam Forge Cosplay!

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Creator of the Month Questions

What city are you based in?

Edmonton, Alberta 

Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Mike and I'm Foam Forge Cosplay. I'm a Masters level cosplayer that considers himself the most experienced Journeyman you'll ever meet. I got into Cosplay when I was 14 but never really committed to building my own until the age of 24. It was then I started to hit my first conventions and events in cosplay and absolutely loved it. Once I joined up with the 405th Infantry Division, I began sitting in on panels and encouraging others to start their own costumes. It's been wonderful seeing and listening to so many people as they make their first costumes and talking shop with other creators. Cosplay has been a huge part of my life for the last decade and I couldn't imagine where I would be now without it. 

What fandoms are you into? 

I’m really into Halo, Star Wars, Warhammer 40k, Halo again, and LOTR. 

Can you tell us about your first cosplay? 

My first cosplay was my ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) which was built over several months. It was a big undertaking for someone new to Cosplay but I learned a lot. 

Do you have a cosplay piece that you are most proud of? 

My Master Chief Helmet is probably the thing I'm most proud of. It’s one of the most recognized pieces of all my personal builds and I made it in a time crunch. 

What do you hope to achieve through cosplay? 

I'd personally like to travel more. I’d meet new people and see conventions across Europe while encouraging and helping people start their own journey.  

If you could give any piece of advice to new cosplayers, what would it be?

I’d recommend starting a build log and holding yourself to a schedule. Even if you’re only working for an hour a week, you're always moving closer to your goal.