Happy CosFriday Everybody! This week head to Adelaide to meet one of the many awesome cosplayers based there. So say Hi to one of your new favourite cosplayers from South Australia – Zumbo BlackHeart!

Photo by Creed Photography

What’s your name & how old are you? I go by Zumbo and I’m 57 years old. I know, I look young.

How long have you been cosplaying? I started cosplaying 5 years ago, and have been making cosplays for 4.

What inspired you to start cosplaying? I always loved making Halloween costumes, so once I started attending conventions and seeing people dressed up it was kind of natural.

What was your First Cosplay? The first one I ever wore was Levy from Fairy Tail.

Photo by Charlotte Nicholson

What is your most recent cosplay? I’ve made a lot this year and tend to work on like 5 things at once, but I think the most recent would be Sailor Iron Man.

What cosplays are you currently working on? Oh boy. I’m working on a few commissions for clients at the moment, but for myself it’s Jay White from NJPW and Charlotte Flair from WWE.

Who are your favourite cosplayers in the community? That’s hard, I have way too many to list but a few that come to mind instantly are, CatRoulette, JusZ Cosplay, Moderately OK Cosplay, Sparky Cosplays and Jinglebooboo.

Photo by Volk Photography

Who else do you want to cosplay? So. Many. Things. I really love wrestling most of and there’s a giant list there, and I would love to do more Dota cosplays!

Tell us an odd fact about yourself! I’ve been a member of the Hawthorn Football Club for 8 years. I’m footy mad.

Want to see more from Zumbo BlackHeart and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Want to be featured in a future cosplay spotlight? Follow us on Instagram and slide into our DMs

And don’t forget that submissions are now open for our 2019 Charity Cosplay Calendar to raise money for BeyondBlue! If you are a Cosplayer, Cosplay Group or a Photographer with a dream, we would love to hear from you.

Andrew B

Current Resident of Reality C-137. Possible Robot from Westworld. Does lots of random stuff.