Cosplay Gen: What keeps you going in cosplay? (friends, the challenge in each costume, experience, attention)
Kyle: My friends are definitely the primary factor that keeps me in cosplay, with the challenge and experience at a close tie for second. I have made and maintained many friendships through conventions that I hope to never loose.

I am also lucky enough to have a girlfriend who loves cosplay as much (if not more) than I do. We are partners in crime with most of our projects these days, and we have many unforgettable memories from conventions that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. Honestly, the biggest reason I look forward to any Anime convention these days is for the time I get to spend with my friends, and the opportunity to make new friends as well. The cosplay community is ever growing, and nothing pleases me more than to be a part of that community. It is my family, and the conventions are my homes away from home.

Kyle Mathis / Ex-Shadow
Years of Cosplay: 13
Jefferson City, MO, USA

Kyle Mathis / Ex-Shadow Cosplay

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2,3 – SaraaaMarie
4 – Kuragiman
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