CosFriday – Captain Patch-It

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Photography by SnapHappyIan

If you are in Melbourne you are probably already super hyped for Melbourne Supanova tomorrow so today we bring you the only person you want to see in the event of a Cosplay blowout (who is also going to be at Supanova). The Batman of Cosplay Repair. Founder of the International Cosplay Corps. The one and only, Captain Patch-It

What’s your name & how old are you? Captain Patch-It! And I just turned three years old a couple weeks ago!

How long have you been cosplaying? Just over three years! I first started at Supanova Melbourne back in 2014, so a little while now!

What inspired you to start cosplaying? I was mainly born out of a need for someone to help take care of cosplayers.. There wasn’t much of a service for helping out others during a convention, so I was pretty much created for that purpose!

Photography by Brett Woolgar Photography

Who was your first cosplay? My first outfit was very basic – a military-style outfit with a SWAT-style vest and all the pouches I’d ever need to carry all my gear!

What is your most recent cosplay? Last year I ended up doing a pirate-styled outfit which involved a pretty sweet jacket, awesome hat and a secret teacup holder!

Who are your favourite cosplayers in the community? To be honest? I don’t really have a favourite.. There’s so many out there that I enjoy catching up with and seeing at conventions that I don’t think I could list them all in one go without forgetting someone!

What cosplay are you currently working on? I’m slowly working on this year’s outfit… I’m running a bit late but it’ll get done soon! As for what it is? That’s a secret!

Photography by SnapHappyIan, Some Random Photography and Brett Woolgar Photography

What is your dream cosplay? I think I’ve already achieved it! I’m pretty happy with my swanky pirate jacket at the moment! The only thing I could improve on would probably be getting more pockets!

Tell us an interesting fact! Brigadier Sir Nils Olav is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian King’s Guard. He was knighted in 2008. He is also a Penguin.

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