Name/Handle: Sam @optiprimecosplay
Location: North Carolina, USA
Favorite cosplay and why: My favorite cosplay is probably Astrid Hofferson. Mainly because the kids adore her and I just feel empowered.
How long have you been cosplaying? I have been cosplaying for about 4 and a half years now.
Do you create your own or have it commissioned: I make my own cosplays as of the past 2 years.
Favorite thing about Cosplaying: The opportunities from it. Meeting kids, doing good work, etc. I am helping autistic teens with their cosplays here recently.
Next Convention: Yama-Con
Favorite Experiences Cosplaying: Was being Spider-Gwen at the opening for Endgame. It was so much fun and the kids were so cute.
Advice for new cosplayers: Remember that you are not what bullies and jealous cosplayers say about you. You are a cosplayer and your cosplays are amazing. Regardless. Be yourself, love yourself.