Cosplay Conversation – Danny Doyle

Name: Danny Doyle
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Instagram: @thephantomb

Photos by Fairy Luna Photography

Tell us about your cosplay. What was your inspiration?/why did you choose this character?
Undertale was such a silly and fun game that really sparked my interest. As someone who is part of the LGBT+ community I saw Mettaton almost like a sort of drag persona which really appealed to me as I have been very interested in the drag scene and have considered becoming a performer some day. It was a fun/funny character that I felt very connected to and wanted to try my hand at, and thus my Mettaton cosplay was born!

How long did it take to make your Cosplay?
Overall, my final product was created over the course of two years. I started in late December of 2015, mostly working with makeup tests and wigs changes, until I decided to make the armor…out of craft foam. While I greatly enjoyed the first product, I knew I had to change it, so in May of 2017, three weeks before Momocon, I made the EVA foam armor, which was a huge challenge! I did about 8 makeup tests and I change MTT’s makeup every time I do it.

What was your biggest challenge?
The armor build was probably the hardest for me to overcome, I didn’t have a heat gun or even contact cement, and I was running on fumes from work and school. The armor was difficult to bend and form, but eventually I got it where I kind of wanted, and now it’s my first EVA foam build that I’ve accomplished!

What was your budget? Approximately how much did you spend?
The boots themselves were VERY expensive, but a very good friend of mine bought them for me for Christmas in 2015, which set me on the course to finishing him. Overall, I believe I’ve spent about $90 on him, for foam, body suit fabric, and a wig, and eventually replacements for this newest version. I don’t really have a budget for a good portion of my Cosplays (though I probably should), but I generally try to keep it under $100 if I can. (Shoes are my biggest weakness)

What special techniques did you use?
I don’t really have any “special techniques” since I wing it 98% of the time with my cosplay, but I got really good at individually hot gluing every single gem onto the chainsaw!

What was the most satisfying about making this Cosplay/What made you proud?
Probably the chainsaw I made, it came out beautifully and everything I had envisioned for it came to fruition which really made my whole cosplay blossom. It’s also really nice to run my fingers along when I’m feeling anxious at conventions, and keeps me calm, which is a huge bonus!

If you had to remake this Cosplay, what would you do differently?
I would DEFINITELY remake the armor, find a way to attatch it all differently so that it can break down for travel, either that or I need a heat gun and some contact cement to really keep it together and make a true piece to amaze. My biggest goal when I do remake him is to make the pauldrons sit higher and shorter for more convenient Hall movement at cons.

How often do you Cosplay?
I am a regular cosplayer, I try to do a new look or character at least once a month, with a retest of makeup or costume changes every other week, if I can get around work.

How many cosplay do you do?
Currently, I have 10 completed cosplays, 1 in the works, and another two planned for the new year.

HIM from Powerpuff Girls

What do you want to make next?
HIM from the Power Puff Girls!

Favorite cosplay moment?
Any time I am dressed as Raven from Teen Titans at a convention, children will come up shouting for “Raven”. I get the chance to talk with them and take pictures with them. I always try to give a message of strength and kindness any time I talk with them because of how important it is for them to grow up knowing that lesson. Parents always thank me after, and it’s always very sweet to me. (I’ve held so many children on my hip in cosplay! Haha!)

Favorite fandoms to follow?
Overwatch, Miraculous Ladybug, The Adventure Zone, Welcome to Nightvale, Teen Titans (DC Comics ), Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, Harry Potter, Legend of Zelda, LOTR, and several more.

What sewing machine do you sew on?
Singer Simple 3232

What materials do you like using?
Craft foam, instamorph, and resin

What materials do you want to try?
Worbla would be amazing to work with!

What materials do you wish were easier to work with?
EVA foam and Resin

What techniques are you dying to learn?
Practical sewing techniques and pattern making!

Thank you, Danny, for sharing your awesome Mettaton cosplay!  Want to see their video on how they did the Mettaton makeup?  You can watch it right here!   Want to be featured on our site?  Check out our Submissions page and send us an email! 



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