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Matt (Anchorage, AK)

Remembering my childhood, I believe My Neighbor Totoro was my first anime feature film, didn’t mind the dubbed version until discovering subbed versions of animes in my high school years. 


My first con was Senshi Con 2007, and it was not only the biggest stress relief I needed but also opened my imagination of a new hobbies of cosplay, being involved in gaming, and seeing everyone showing off their creativity. 

Having attended 10 Senshi Cons(2007-2014, 2016-2019), 6 out of state cons(ALA, ECCC, Aurora Con, Sakura Con, Dragon Con, and SDCC) is showing that this hobby will never end for me.

Tell me about your new workshop

Having a rushed move to a downsized condo wasn’t going to be easy when Senshi Con 2017 was approaching fast, luckily with a help of a friend we managed to set up and organize most of my props, wigs, and finished cosplays. Hopefully in the future I’ll be able to make advanced cosplays for either local or out of state cons.

How did you decided on doing Matt and what was the response like at Senshi Con ?

Matt the radar technician was a cosplay that I said, “I’m going to make this happen, plus we share the same name.” after seeing the SNL sketch.  He’s been one of my favorite cosplays all year, showing it off at ALA, ECCC, and finally at Senshi Con where everyone responded with positive feedback, plus trying to get me to break character where I can respond with various Kylo Ren fury outburst but then had to channel it back into saying “Oh I’m really Kylo Ren.”

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