Meet Mr. Tetris Cosplay
If I were to introduce you to people what name do you go by?
Mr Tetris, The Last Foambender, The Cosplay Consultant
What's a quote/motto you like to follow?
In life: “The worst enemy of “good enough” is “perfection””.
In cosplay: “Cosplay can transform you”
Are you a Cosplayer or Utility (Photographer, Graphic Artist, Foamsmith, 3D Designer, Seamstress, MUA, Hairstylist, Gamer, Cosplaying Sex Worker, etc) and for how long?
Cosplayer, Foamsmith, Sex Worker, Consultant. All of the above 15 months
Tell Us About You
I’m a 31yo, black, single father from the Bronx NY who always admired cosplay from a distance for many years with an interest to “one day” try it. I always had my reservations about what my friends or family would think about me dressing up as god knows what so I hesitated and put it off… until i found myself in one of the worst periods of my life. When I say cosplay saved my life I mean it because for me it was a last ditch effort to find something that truly made me happy without depending on external factors. I tapped into my creativity and jumped into the cosplay world head first after being inspired clean over the edge by bigger names in cosplay like @Cutiepiesensei, @Hellspawned_Cosplay, @MzzSkittlestr_cosplay, @sayonay_cosplay, @cosplaynay and the amazing utilities who brought their crafts to my screen like @jscosplayart and @astronym. Seeing the cons like Blerdcon that I spent years missing have such a collection of black cosplayers really drove me to use every resource I had available to reach out and approach my idols knowing that I had the smallest chance of hearing back from them, but they did respond. They helped me with whatever resources and tips they had to guide me towards my first cosplay Beastboy The Fuckboy (dont judge me) and with that I felt so proud of what i accomplished i took up studying foamsmithing for several months through tutorials on youtube and buying patterns online for all manner of armors and props until i decided after COVID-19 hit to turn my hobby into a business. Now I'm making all kinds of things for all kinds of cosplayers and though i started making a name for myself as a crafter, I wanted to give back and help new potential cosplayers along their way like my idols did for me. I wanted to be exposed to as many black crafters and makers as possible because when i was learning they were not in the spotlight in the capacity they deserved… I honestly ignorantly thought i was the only one for a while, that's how scarce it was to see faces like mine in the community. I had my first interview at the beginning of September ‘19 and that led to a long line of blessings that led me to be partnered with the Nerds With Melanin group as their Cosplay Consultant. That opportunity allowed me the resources and support to start the Black Cosplay Boosters alongside its Co-owner @VampySnow. The rest… and what’s next to come is history.
What are your Fandoms?
All things Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Supernatural, My Hero Academia, Naruto, Bleach, Fire Force, Marvel and DC comics ( #DEFUNDBATMAN), Pokemon, etc etc etc
Brag about your accomplishments?
From self taught Foamsmith, to Cosplay Consultant and Board Member of Nerds With Melanin… to the 2020 Halloween cosplay contest winner of the Urban Anime Lounge group. I’ve done a lot in a very short amount of time but the Black Cosplay Boosters group and its platforms is my greatest accomplishment next to my twin children. Being a part of the effort to bring cosplayers closer together and actually being recognized as a person at the forefront of it has been nothing but incredible. But i can’t truly say it was my accomplishment alone because none of it would have been successful without you.
Do you take on commissions?
Can people go to you for advice/questions?
If you got to choose your superpower for December 21st (The Great Negro Solstice) what would it have been? Why?
At best I’d want reality warping powers inside a localized radius OR Momo Yaoyorozu's creation quirk. Why? To pull any cosplay I want out my ass without days worth of sanding. I'm a simple man lol.
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