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Cosplayer Spotlight – Juby Headshot

 




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About Juby Headshot

Hello everybody! I’m Juby Headshot, a 26 years old cosplayer from Spain who has a degree in East Asian Studies. I cosplay since 2013 and I still have a lot to learn but I hope you like my cosplays!

 

Juby Headshot
Diane from Seven Deadly Sins. Photo by Oriol Lamiel. Taken in studio.


How did you first get into cosplay?

Suddenly one day I thought how would be to do cosplay and… TADA~ I did my first cosplay!

Do you cosplay just for fun or do you see it as a stepping stone to a future career?

I started to cosplay as a hobby but thanks to platforms like Patreon, Ko-fi, and Storenvy a lot of cosplayers, included me, can combine work and cosplay. Nowadays I can say that cosplay is also a job for me but also I still feel it like a hobby and not like an obligation.

Do you prefer to make your cosplays from scratch, buy or commission them or a hybrid?

I prefer to do it from scratch except for some zentai costumes.

How much time do you spend making each of your cosplays?

Mmh… It depends on the costume, it can be a couple of days or months.

What is your favorite cosplay you have done so far?

Probably Caitlyn from League of Legends

What has been your most memorable experience (good or bad) as a cosplayer?

Thanks to cosplay I could meet a lot of nice people at cons.

How do you feel about group cosplays?

It is a good opportunity to meet people and have a great time.

What cosplays are you currently working on or plan to finish this year?

I have a lot of them in mind but I’m not sure if I would finish all of them on time! But I’m sure I will finish Vampirella for Halloween, Goblin Queen (X-Men) and Bloodberry (Saber Marionette J)

What issues do you see as being the most divisive in the cosplay community and how do you feel about it?

Mm.. I think that one issue can be the lack of tolerance between cosplayers and non-cosplayers too. I think that everybody is free to cosplay what they want and deserves respect. I feel bad to read naggings for body shape, skin colour and some other things don’t relate with cosplay.

What types of characters or genres inspire your cosplay the most?

My favourites are fighters girls from fighting games/animes/comics

What is your favorite part (researching, shopping for supplies, sewing, photo shoots, attending cons, etc.) of your cosplay process?

I would say that my favourites characters are strong girls from fighting games/animes/comics.

What are your best resources for cosplay materials?

I use to go myself to a fabric store and look, touch the fabrics that I will choose and for the props materials it is the same, I go to different shops. I only buy lenses, wigs or a few details via the internet.

What has been the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome as a cosplayer? 

Probably learn how to deal with haters and some sort of people on the internet. This could be a hard part sometimes.

Have you learned any life lessons during your time as a cosplayer and what are they?  

No matter what you do, you can’t like to everybody, so it’s better to do what you really want to do and be proud of your work.

What is your golden cosplay rule that you would share with new cosplayers?

Respect each other even if you don’t like someone’s work. And never say “doing this costume will be easy” until you have already finished it or you will be cursed with lots of problems

How do you feel the cosplay community has changed over time?

In my opinion, nowadays the alternative versions of cosplays are more appreciated.

If money and time were not a factor, what is your number one over-ambitious cosplay you want to do?

Mhh… I have never think about it seriously but maybe it would be highly detailed cosplay of Nyotengu from DOA.

Do you set a budget for each cosplay?

Not really, I usually decide which cosplay I want to do and then calculate how much will it cost

What does cosplay mean to you?

Nowadays cosplay is a very important part of my life.

How do you see the cosplay community 10 years from now?

I think a lot of people will be encouraged to cosplay because if today is not seen as a strange hobby like years ago, in my opinion in ten years cosplay will be seen just like other normal hobbies.

What is your favorite con to attend?

I have a lot of cons that I would like to go outside my country but in Spain, I love to attend to Japan Weekend (Madrid/Barcelona) and Barcelona’s Manga-con.

Is there another cosplayer who inspires you or is your role model?

A lot of different cosplayers are my references, for example, Kinpatsu, Jessica Nigri, Kamui, Yaya Han, Cowbuttcrunchies, Irene Meier and Jannet Incosplay.

Do you consider yourself an inspiration to other cosplayers?

I never thought about it but if someone considers me as an inspiration I would be very happy.

What advice would you give someone about meeting cosplayers and taking their pictures? How do you like to be approached?

Oh! That’s a nice question! Just saying “hello” at first and not assault the cosplayers touching them (cosplay is not consent) or their cosplay (usually they are fragile) will be a great way to do it.

What is one thing you wish your fans knew about you?

I love croissants, cafe late and croquettes, It’s not a very impressive thing but they have a meaning in my life and are important to me (HAHAHA)

Is there anything that would make you stop cosplaying?

Yes, it could happen. If one day I’m tired of it or I don’t have time to do cosplay.





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