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Confessions of a Cosplayer: Ken Slate

Welcome to another installment of “Confessions of a Cosplayer”. Each week I will feature a cosplayer in the Friday franchise who I either know personally or through social media. As time moves on, I will also be focusing on other iconic horror characters from other franchises then I will have horror inspired cosplayers.
If you are a horror cosplayer or know someone who is a horror cosplayer and would like to be featured on a weekly spotlight please reach out to me on Facebook, Instagram or send me an email at SouthJerseyJason@gmail.com

What is your first memory of watching a Friday the 13th movie?
Watching part 3 in a theater at age 10 with my older brother.

What is your favorite Friday the 13th movie?
Part 7

What made you get into the art of cosplaying (how old were you? Where did you first show off your cosplay, do you design your own clothing, hood, hockey mask etc.?  If not, who do you use to help with your costume?)
I met Kane Hodder at Scarefest in Lexington KY. in 2017.  I saw others dressed up and thought I could put a cosplay costume together. 

How many versions of Jason costumes do you have?  Do you have plans to showcase more costumes?
Currently I have parts 2, 3, & 5.  I enjoy seeing the fans and getting pictures taken.

Do you attend conventions?  If so which ones do you attend?  Are there any you recommend for someone who has never attended?  What advice would you give to someone who has never attended a convention as a cosplayer?
I’ve been to Scarefest and Horror Hound.

What advice would you give to a first time cosplayer?
Do your research when putting your costume together. Have fun.

Do you have any social media accounts for your cosplay that you would like to promote? 
You can find some of my cosplay on my YouTube channel, “Ken & Billie’s Adventures”. You can also see me as Sheriff Kagen in the upcoming Fan Film “The Fall of Camp Blood.”

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