Cosplayer of the Week: Tygee Sensei
We always love to find cosplayers who work hard, have a great vibe, and love their craft. That is exactly why we reached out to Tygee Sensei for an interview! He is a fairly new cosplayer who is already doing a fantastic job with his cosplays.
The Geek Lyfe: What is your cosplay origin story?
Tygee Sensei: My cosplay origin story started around 2018 when I first did my closet cosplay of Hiei from my favorite anime Yu Yu Hakusho. I had really no knowledge on cosplay so my little brother helped me wing it and draw the dragon of darkness flame on my arm where I couldn’t reach.
TGL: Out of all the years you have done cosplay, what has been one of your more favorite/proudest memories?
TS: I’ve only been cosplaying for about a year or two and I say my favorite memory was going to blerdcon. Everything was great and people there felt like family. Even the people I didn’t know was really kind.
TGL: Many people online will simply see one of your images, appreciate it for the moment and move on. However, I know that a lot of care and time goes into photoshoots. Could you describe your process for a cosplay photoshoot from the concept to when it hits your fans?
TS: I’m still fairly new to this so I’d say I like to visualize how I would look first before trying on my cosplay so I can feel out the characters en once I have everything put on I triple check my locs(hair) because I really want them to make an impact when I shoot.
TGL: Out of all the cosplays you have ever done which one was your personal favorite even if it was not super well received by fans?
TS: Well my newest cosplay of Itachi Uchiha! I relate and really feel for this character. I felt like I was him in some of the pictures! I feel biased since he is my newest. If it wasn’t him I would have to say my Mazoku Yusuke cosplay of Yusuke urameshi from Yuyuhakusho.
TGL: You feature a lot of awesome geeky content, what is your absolute favorite geeky medium? (Video games, anime, comics, film, etc.)
TS: I would have to say anime! It’s in my blood and soul!
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TGL: Subbed or Dubbed Anime?
TS: I can’t choose? whichever is better for that particular anime. I’m not biased for either.
TGL: It is apparent that you hustle to provide content for fans but when you actually have a day off, how do you spend it?
TS: I would usually spend it drawing, meditating or just going in the long run. And watch anime or some movies or tv shows in the supernatural/fantasy genre.
TGL: You just radiate such confidence and the swagger of a champion. However, a lot of geeks often struggle with overwhelming self-doubt, anxiety, and depression. When you have those bad days and get down on yourself, what do you do to remind yourself that you are wonderful?
TS: I usually meditate on positive energy and things that have brought me joy in the past within the things I enjoy as a geek. I sometimes look at the encouraging messages from other people that have supported me or people that I have inspired which gives me the strength I need to keep doing what I love and to meet my goals.
TGL: What is one piece of advice you wish you received when you first got into modeling/cosplay?
TS: I’d say have a group of friends or people who already do the same things you do or want to do. That way things can be easier and you each can help each other with things you’re missing.
TGL: Where can we find you online?