Meet Melbourne Captain America
Name/Instagram Handle @melbournecaptainameria
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Favorite Cosplay & Why : Captain America because it's my first cosplay I ever did and took a long time for me to perfect it. I've spent the most time and money getting it right so I have put a lot of passion into it and of course I have the motorbike which adds a huge effect.
How long have you been cosplaying? I've been cosplaying for around 3 years now.
Do You Buy Or Make Your Cosplay? I do a lot of research into what materials I want used but then I commissioned Alex from clockwork butterfly to make it. She is an award winning costume designer from Melbourne and amazing at what she does.
What's your favorite thing about cosplay? Favorite thing about cosplaying is brightening up someone else's day. When people meet their favorite character they have a huge smile on their face and everything else fades away.
Next Convention? Supanova, Melbourne
Best Experience Cosplaying? Best experience was when I went to an autistic boys birthday party. When I got there he had been in a bad mood all day and locked himself in his room and wasn't seeing anyone. When he heard Captain America was there he came running out and wouldn't leave my side. We had a great day.
Advice for new cosplayers: For new cosplayers, don't worry about your costume being the best or not, just do what feels right for you. Dress up as your favorite character then get out there and share it with the world!