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 feature horror inspired cosplayers.
If you are a horror cosplayer or know someone who is a horror cosplayer and would like to be in a future 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?
I woke up turned on the TV and saw Jason killing Michael; I was 6 years old. I was watching Cinemax and grabbed a VHS tape and recorded it.
What is your favorite Friday the 13th movie?
Part 7 because I believe it’s the best look of Jason and Kane Hodder gave him personality. He genuinely looks pissed off.
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 actually am new to cosplaying. I’m 38 and have doing it for about 2 years. I was on Facebook met James Ingram online from @J3JasonCostumes and did business with him and got a awesome set of skeletal pieces. I got the hood from Kyle Nielsen at hardcore studios and Hock from
Devin Wemple Fx. I bought and weathered the clothes and used Gorilla glue clear for the wet look.
How many versions of Jason costumes do you have? Do you have plans to showcase more costumes?
I currently only have Part 7 but hope to do a Part 9 in the future.
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 attend MadMonster and Days of the Dead in Charlotte N.C. I would recommend going with friends if its your first time. It will make it easier to approach celebrities if you got your friends to help you not feel nervous. Also they will make sure you don’t spend all your money lol.
What advice would you give to a first time cosplayer?
Browse and use social media. Don’t jump into to something, make sure your getting what you pay for. Don’t go the cheap route; cheap doesn’t always mean good quality but then again expensive doesn’t ether.
Who are some of your favorite cosplayers that you follow on social media or personally know?
My dear friend James Shaver. We met through social media. I sometimes will go to his house and help him with projects. His wife and him have me over for dinner. I also hooked him up with a rooster and a duck lol. Also Sean McInnis. We friended each other and met up at MadMonster a couple times.
Do you have any social media accounts for your cosplay that you would like to promote?
My Instagram is @tarheel_voorhees