Cosplaying in the time of COVID

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

What better time to escape into another world than in the middle of the pandemic? Cosplayers have been doing this for quite some time now. Cosplaying is a great way to put a smile on someone's face in these times of uncertainty. Here is an interview with Alex, a cosplayer from Siberia who has been doing this for a while.

1. What made you take up Cosplay? Since when have you been cosplaying?

My cosplay journey started more than 10 years ago with j-rock, anime, and good old conventions. It’s like I attended one festival and the next one I just had to participate.

Spider-Gwen from Into the Spider-Verse
Alex in Spider-Gwen cosplay from Into the Spider-Verse

2. You look like one of those rare people who have good ab muscle definition. Do you workout? Do you use cosplay as motivation to workout?

It’s really good to hear as I sure am losing fit during quarantine hehe. But I'm not really about working out! Spider Gwen looks that good simply because of the costume print, it really, well, brings out all the best. Also, I’m a dancer and exercise regularly, but not really for the physique. So yeah, no diet, just trying to eat healthily, not succeeding. The only healthy thing I do is drinking pure water all the time.

Spider-Gwen's Alter Ego Alex!

3. Are you studying, or working?

I’m currently working as a freelance copywriter, mostly writing about board games.

4. You said you were a dancer, can I know more about it?

I tried different styles and now I’m into acrobatic rock and roll (formation), it’s rather sporty and I also teach kids.