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Confessions of a Cosplayer: Kieran Tickle

Welcome to another installment of “Confessions of a Cosplayer”. Each week I will feature a cosplayer in the Friday franchise who I either know personally or through social media. As time moves on, I will also be focusing on other iconic horror characters from other franchises then I will feature horror inspired cosplayers.
If you are a horror cosplayer or know someone who is and would like to be in a future spotlight, please reach out to me on Facebook, Instagram or send me an email at SouthJerseyJaso

What is your first memory of watching a Halloween movie?
I remember watching H1 and seeing Michael holding the phone a kill. It was an iconic moment for me.

What is your favorite Halloween movie?
Hands down Halloween 2018! It had awesome kills, funny characters, and a killer soundtrack!

What is your first memory of watching a Friday the 13th movie?
It was the 2009 reboot. I remember seeing Jason charge at Whitney as she screams and the screen turns black revealing the title card.

What is your favorite Friday the 13th movie?
Jason Lives! It has my favorite look of Jason and great kills!

What did you think of the 2018 movie?  Where you skeptical at first as the producers decided to ignore the majority of the lore and take away the backstory of Laurie and Michael?
I loved the film! I really didn’t care about that even though it sums up Michael’s reason to kill Laurie.

What made you get into the art of cosplaying (how old were you? Where did you first show off your cosplay, do you design your own clothing?  Do you rehaul your masks?, Do you make your own hocks?  If not, who do you use to help with your costume?) 
I saw Lord Kayoss’s part 4. I was 14 around the time and showed it off at a costume contest. I do everything for my cosplays; I make my hocks, weather my clothing and do make up effects. I plan on doing rehauls soon!

How many versions of Jason/Michael costumes do you have?  Do you have plans to showcase more costumes?
I have H18 and H4! I plan on doing more! I’m working on H2 at the moment.

Do you attend conventions?  If so which ones do you attend?  Are there any you recommend for someone who has never attended?  What advice would you give to someone who has never attended a convention as a cosplayer?
I was gonna go to my first one however it was canceled due to COVID-19.

What advice would you give to a first time cosplayer?
Have fun and do your best! Don’t do what I did! I went cheap on mine and ended up putting more money than I should have into it.

What has been your best experience as a cosplayer?
Winning my 1st costume contest! I felt so proud of myself!

Who are some of your favorite cosplayers that you follow on social media or personally know?
@Ashton_f13, @chuckryancosplay, @goregalor, @horrorstevie, @mask__kid, @creepycody31, @hippiekid05, @sabo.slasher, @kyden.props, @southjerseyjason, @crystallakeslasher.cosplay, @puffy_biscuit_

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