Cosplay Conversation – Diego Alberto

Tell us about yourself:
Name: Diego Alberto
Location: Aurora,IL
Instagram: Diegoalbertphotography
Cosplay Affiliations: Fox Valley Cosplayers on Facebook

Tell us about your cosplay. What was your inspiration?/why did you choose this character?

My inspiration is and will always be superheroes. Occasional I do choose a character from the anime genre. I’ve always dreamed of being a superhero ever since I was a little boy, to this day I continue that dream. Now I have photoshop that makes this dream become more realistic.

How long did it take to make your Cosplay?

I don’t know how to sew, so normally I tend to buy all my outfits.

What was your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge has to be Money, normally don’t have that extra expense to buy or make my outfits for the next project.

What was your budget? Approximately how much did you spend?

I try to maintain a budget around 80 dollars. Normally I buy everything I need after Halloween, which everything is half off.

What special techniques did you use?

I’m also a photographer, so other techniques I tend to use is photoshop.

What was the most satisfying about making this Cosplay/What made you proud?

Well actually looking like the character from my show/comics. My photoshop skills are improving and making me proud at the moment.

If you had to remake this Cosplay, what would you do differently?

Finalizing my look, it’s all about learning and growing in life. That was my best or budget at the moment, no way I would go back and change anything. Just continue to make my talents better.

How often do you Cosplay? 

I normally do two photo shoots twice a month.

How many cosplay do you do?

I own around 6-7 outfits right now.

What do you want to make next?

The next character I would love to portray would either be Batman or Captain America.

Favorite cosplay moment? 

Being able to use photoshop to finalize all my looks to actually resemble a comic book.

Favorite fandoms to follow?

One person I love to follow is @itlookslikekilled

What materials do you want to try?

My next move will be to use makeup

What materials do you wish were easier to work with?

At the moment, makeup

What techniques are you dying to learn?

Following more intense makeup, like using makeup for special effects.

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