This past weekend during our time at Anime Magic! 2022 we had some time to sit down and interview CaffeineCraft, a cosplayer from Chicago who is entirely self taught and has been cosplaying and competing in masquerades for over ten years. Starting with sewing before moving into foam smithing, make-up, and 3D printing. His skill and attention to detail have won him various awards over the years.
In the interview, found below, we ask about his process in developing a cosplay outfit, his favorite materials to use, and even a bit about what got him into cosplaying all while he wears his most recent creation, an extensively detailed, and difficult to sit in, take on the Mizutsune armor from Monster Hunter.