Overwatch Cosplayer Tom, The Netherlands
Overwatch Cosplayer Tom of Non Stop Props
To open the ball of Fall Season’s Cosplayer Interview Series first up will be one of my favorite Overwatch Cosplayer in MadeInAsia. As I have mentioned in my previous post, I met him as “Genji” Overwatch cosplayer at MadeInAsia convention on the second day. Found his Instagram account from common likes and we have met and I took some fantastic photos of him.
A 23-year-old from The Netherlands, a very humble guy with a big heart, a Gamer, cosplayer, and propmaker. He became famous for his career is a Cosplayer, up to now he has thousands of followers/fans/supporters.
Are you excited to know more about him? Let’s start then!
I really like this pic taken by @blazefoxcosplay at MCM Belgium comic con with the Atomium in the background, it really looks like something the omnics would have build. #cosplay #overwatchcosplay #overwatch #overwatchblizzard #genjicosplay #genji #atomium #atomiumbrussels #mcmbelgium #mcmbelgiumcomiccon
It was the summer of 2014, while I was just browsing the internet. I came across this tutorial video on how to make an “Iron Man helmet” out of cardboard.
Which I tried and build in about a week, realising how fun that was and the creativity it got out of me. I started searching for more of this stuff on the internet and eventually found out about cosplay.
First convention as a Cosplayer
Abunai 2014 was my first convention and I was quite nervous, because I was afraid that people would laugh at me with my cardboard iron man helmet.
But to my surprise, people were very friendly and asked me how I made it. After that it had the right motivation to got further with this hobby.
Honestly, the only sewing I have done so far is repairing some gloves that gotten lousy. I havent had the right motivation yet to start sewing and all.
I kinda avoided it to this point, if I need some kinda fabric for my cosplay, I had it custom ordered or just glued it on, but I really wanna learn to sew sometime soon.
My good friend @strainger1ds made this awesome edit of my midwest power armor, he did an outstanding job on the background, it looks so surreal. Photo by Douglas soor #falloutcosplay #falloutprops #foamsmith #fallout #fallout2 #fallout3 #fallout4 #falloutnewvegas #cosplay #dutchcosplay #brotherhoodofsteel #powerarmor #midwest #midwestbrotherhood #midwestbrotherhoodofsteel
What does a Cosplayer mean to you?
Being a cosplayer is not just showing your love and interest in a character or armor, it’s also about fun and learning from the experiences.
I don’t really have had worst experiences, what I experience mostly is when people touch my armor without asking. that annoys me sometimes.
Already got my first photo back from a photoshoot at abunai and it’s already my favorite bc its looks so badass and amazing, I don’t really have words for this honestly. Big thanks and credits to @nvdbergphotography #overwatch #overwatchcosplay #genji #genjicosplay #genjishimada #blizzard #cosplay #cosplayweapon #dutchcosplay #therpf #propbuilding #foamsmiths #blackwatch #blackwatchgenji #abunai #abunai2017
Cosplayers you look up to
Your Greatest Achievement
Cosplay helped me become more Social in life, because before I was quite shy and wasnt really a conversation starter. Now I don’t fear to walk up to people and to say “Hi”
Advise would you give to new aspiring cosplayers
Start small and yes you will make some mistakes on the way. But mistakes are there for you to learn from and to improve from.
Where can we see you?
I mostly go to dutch cons but also try to visit more in some International cons in Germany and Belgium. Next con: Elfia Arcen 2017
Indeed Tom is a man with a few words but very significant, I know he is a very busy person but I’m really happy to know that he participated in this series. Thanks to Tom for his glorious effort, I hope he made you all inspired and continue to pursue your dreams as cosplayers.
Thank you also for the fans and supporter of Tom who are always there to support him.