CosFriday – Paul Rizzo Character Cosplay

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Happy CosFriday Everybody! And whether you are heading to GAMMACON Wagga Wagga this weekend or prepping for OzComicCon the Con season has truly begun! This week meet our featured CosFriday Cosplayer from Melbourne – Paul Rizzo Character Cosplay

What’s your name & how old are you? Paul Rizzo. 36

How long have you been cosplaying? As a hobby since 1999, seriously since 2007, professionally since 2015

What inspired you to start cosplaying? I’ve always had the urge to imitate things I enjoy watching. If I feel a connection to a character, I have to bring it to life myself…in a way. I’m meticulous for accuracy and try to get as close as I possibly can to the original within my own limitations such as budget, body type or materials

What was your First Cosplay? If we are counting dress-ups as a kid, then it’s He-man. Then Batman. But as an actual proper cosplay, Brandon Lee’s Eric Draven from The Crow. I did this in 1999

What is your most recent cosplay? Red and black Wolfpac Sting from World Championship Wrestling

What cosplays are you currently working on? 2017 movie version Green Ranger based on the Red Ranger’s costume. My interpretation of Skeletor. My interpretation of Sub-Zero. 1990 movie Michaelangelo from TMNT. A Neo-style Matrix cosplay. Oh…and Tommy Wiseau. Hi Mark

Who are your favourite cosplayers in the community? Logan-V, Thor of Oz, Doofus Creations, Cosplay Chris, Supergirl Diaries, Melbourne Captain America, Melbourne Spidey, Anthony Gabb, Bianca Bella, Dihannah of Thymescira, Melbourne City Batman, NatCat 92. I’m sure there’s more I’ve forgotten though


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Who else do you want to cosplay? Not too sure. I’m happy with my current ones that I cycle through. After the 2017 Green Ranger and Mikey, I’ve pretty much done everything I’ve ever wanted to do. Although I’d love to cosplay He-man as he’s my all-time favourite character but I’d need a full muscle suit. I’ve got an amazing muscle suit that I’ve half paid off. Maybe it’s time to make the final payment on that one


Tell us an odd fact about yourself! I’ve been a professional world touring Michael Jackson tribute artist for the last 24 years

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