Honestly, the motivation behind this cosplay was to improve my bald cap application skills! haha! I had used a bald cap for the first time to cosplay Riddick a month prior and really loved the effect so I began thinking of other characters I could do that were bald. I was watching some friends play Street Fighter at the time when the idea hit me! The cosplay itself probably took me 30 mins to create as it was fairly simple. The Bald Cap application however took me around 2 hours. Gender bending is something I really enjoy and this is one of my all time favorite cosplays for that reason!
This is probably the proudest if not def one of the biggest moments in my entire cosplay journey so far. Out of over 4000+ applicants from around the world, I have been chosen as one of the top 20 One Piece cosplayers in the world and will be heading to Japan in a couple weeks!! I am also in this week's edition of Shonen Jump Magazine! My friend was able to snag me a copy! Words cannot express just how much this means to me, to be actually in the pages of this publication is the ultimate honor for a cosplayer and anime fan like myself. I am eternally grateful to the World Cosplay Summit Organisation, Shueisha, and Toei Animation for the opportunity and ofc to Oda sensei for creating such a uniquely amazing series!