Personal Information

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Name : Matthew
Website : http://www.youtube.com/turbojuk
Location : UK
Gender :   
Date of Birth : 23rd December 1990
Age : 26

Personal Bio

How are ya, how are ya, how are ya! TurboJ's the name, animating's my game!
Alright, enough of that. I'm a self-taught animator, which I have been doing in my spare time since August 2005 - originally just Stop-motion, but now Flash as well. I'm currently studying animation at University.
I'm also a huge fan of rollercoasters, with Alton Towers being a favourite.

Cosplay Bio

I first got started in April 2008 when I heard there was to be a Tokyopop ReCon event at my local Waterstones. Coincidentally, LittleKuriboh (creator of YuGiOh the Abridged Series) had uploaded a video of his local ReCon's cosplay competition. So then I decided to enter this competition, dressed as Bandit Keith from YuGiOh. It wasn't a very accurate cosplay, but I did get recognised, and spent quite a lot of time shouting out catchphrases. IN AMERICA!

A few months later, I got a message from a friend of mine on a forum, asking if I was going to the Midlands Expo in September. I looked into it, and thought it would be a great idea to cosplay there. After scrapping my original plan for Robotnik (too complex, given the time available), I went for Mario. And I've never been the same since.

One of the things I like the most about cosplay is having people recognise your costume. As Mario I was constantly being asked for photos, either posing with others or pretending to fight another 'Smash Brother' (there were lots, let me tell you!) etc.

Contact Information

Nah, you're not having them. :P


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