Creator Of The Month - Twinfools
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 Twinfools!
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Creator of the Month Questions
What city are you based in?
Tell us a bit about yourself!
I’m a cosplayer and LGBTQ2S+ educator working in transgender health on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. I’ve been cosplaying for over 10 years and am so grateful for the amazing friends, skills and adventures I’ve gained through this hobby.
What fandoms are you into?
Right now I’m deep into Genshin Impact, but it changes frequently! I’m generally a video game enthusiast (Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, The Witcher). Anime will always be close to my heart (Naruto, Digimon and My Hero Academia). I also love my classics like my all-time favourite series and Canadian classic, ReBoot!
Can you tell us about your first cosplay?
My first cosplay was Sasuke from Naruto and it was a blast to make. At the time I had very little sense of what to do but somehow my vision came together. I feel nostalgic thinking about getting into that cosplay in a Starbucks bathroom downtown and how nervous I was to be in costume in public. That nervousness quickly dissipated when I met up with my cosplay group so we could all be in cosplay together.
Do you have a cosplay piece that you are most proud of?
I’m very proud of most of my wigs. I love wig craft and my cosplays are almost always centered around my wigs. If I had a choose a favourite wig at this time, it would probably be my Hawks wig because it was a total happy accident… I was experimenting a bunch and it ended up working out, which is always a wonderful experience!
What do you hope to achieve through cosplay?
I hope to contribute to increasing the accessibility of cosplay in our community. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to cosplay and be celebrated for their work. I try to do this through education and through encouraging myself and others to enjoy cosplay in whatever way is meaningful to them.
If you could give any piece of advice to new cosplayers, what would it be?
There are so many different ways to cosplay! Whether you are competing in a craftsmanship contest, creating photo or video content, making your own cosplays, buying cosplays, hanging out with friends in cosplay, being in character, not being in character, or any combination of all of these. The list goes on endlessly and all ways are good & valid. None are “better” than the others. Go with what makes you happy.