• Todd Puhl

Cosplayer Spotlight: Beyond The Grave Cosplay

Updated: May 28, 2019


Droids: This week we have a treat for our fellow geeks!

We get to sit down with the hilarious Beyond The Grave Cosplay!

Thank you for sitting down with us for an installment of Cosplayer Highlight!

Droids: What was your favorite cosplay costume that you've done so far?

I would have to say right now it's Wild tiger from Tiger & Bunny. I put more work and money into him then any other costume. I also tried new techniques and materials to make a pretty awesome suit. I also love that he is a lot like me. In the series, he is always trying his hardest to be the best hero, but he's the old guy who is competing against a bunch of kids. It's too bad that the series isn't very known. So, I'm always asked if I'm a power ranger.


Droids: Do you have a favorite convention? If so, which one is it, and why?

I'm obligated to say London Comicon as I am currently the cosplay director. But seriously... It is a great local con. We have grown so much over the past couple of years, adding in big talent and more to do. Other then that, Fan Expo. Though it has become too commercialized over the past years. It is great for the number of great cosplayers that come out and I've got a few traditions I e started with my friends when we go down.

Droids: What was the hardest costume for you to make to date? What made it so difficult?

Honestly any of them. Each thing I make has its own reason for being difficult. It could be the design, detail or fitting. Every time I look at making something, I try to find something that hasn't been done or isn't around our area. And everything​ I end up choosing comes with new challenges to make it better or something I have never done before.

Droids: Is there a cosplayer that you look up to for inspiration?

Currently it's my friends Tom from Extreme Costumes. But I actually look up to the special effects people from movies. People like Tom Savini, Paul Jones, Micheal Westmore and Anthony Villeaux. Since all of this started for me as a kid being exposed to horror movies, I fell in love with creating characters and costumes. Cosplay only gave a non-professional name to what I'm doing.

Droids: Is there a Con that you have not gone to yet but aspire to do so?

That would have to be SDCC. It has to be the biggest, best and hardest to get into. It's where all the people who are great cosplayers go. Plus, I've made a good friend CaliCosplay who would like to meet up with.

Droids: Do you have a funny experience from a comic con that you want to share?

Oh, I have a few, but can't really talk about them... Lmao. Now if I could only track down the video. Any time I go to a con, I always try to have fun. And I usually have some sort of a story to tell. Specially with my friends that come along. 1 word.......... shenanigans.


Droids: Is there anything else you want to add about cosplay or yourself in general or perhaps promote something that may not have already been covered?

Well I have most of that social media stuff people can follow. What I really want to add is what Cosplay means. It's something that I remind cosplayers when they ask me for help. Do it for the right reason.

Don't do it because you think your going to get famous. Talent not tits. Good cosplayers make great costumes. They put everything into making one if they have money or not. It's about pride and effort.

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