Jonathan Stryker, an artist and a hobbyist, is a cosplay buff. If you are wondering what ‘cosplay’ is, it is a shortened version of ‘costume play’. In this the participants, called cosplayers, wear clothes and fashion accessories to imitate a specific, usually a popular, character. This term was introduced by a Japanese reporter when he attended Worldcon in Los Angles in 1984.
Stryker, who defines himself as “severely creative, scared of lizards and a bit delusional at times”, is proud to be who he is. His aim in life is to upload as many cosplay photos to his Instagram account as he can to become the reigning king of cosplay!
Stryker may come across a bit crazy, but who’re we to complain? His cosplay work is getting popular by the day. On Instagram alone, he enjoys a fan following of 176,000. And it’s not that he has started recently, he has been at it for over a decade and improving by the day.
Stryker started out with Disney characters, when he dressed up like them, but soon graduated to doing other characters, thereby infusing something fresh to his cosplay collection. Today, he displays even more intricate cosplay skills.
That Stryker is passionate about his skills is borne out by the fact that he does not rely on anyone for it. He not only creates the entire costumes himself from a scratch but also does his own makeup, hair, nails, tattoos or whatever is required of the character he is cosplaying.
Not only does Stryker meticulously dresses up and makes up like the characters he’s trying to imitate, he also stresses on the right poses and facial expressions to blend with those characters to give a realistic feel. Have a look at his cosplay skills to know he’s the best in business.
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