What usually starts out as a simple hobby, quickly becomes one of the most passionate aspects in someone’s life. This is usually the case when it comes to cosplayers. People get into this for the craft and for the fun of meeting people who share their ardor for various fandoms. One such cosplayer who has truly felt the love that comes from the world of a cosplayer is Lovie Lee, also known as Philly Black Panther.
Lovie is known for his phenomenal Black Panther cosplay, but he’s also disguised himself as Deadpool and has some plans for a Batman cosplay as well. Not only does Lovie make his own cosplays, but he works tirelessly on making appearances around Philadelphia. Whether he’s surprising children at charity events or appearing in Marvel contests at comic-cons, Lovie is a cosplayer you want to get to know.
So meet Cosplay and Coffee’s Cosplayer of the Week, Philly Black Panther, in this exclusive Q&A interview:
Cosplay and Coffee (C&C): So I have to say, I love your Black Panther cosplay. Did you make it?
C&C: What are some expectations you have for the Black Panther film coming out this week?
C&C: What do you love most about conventions?
C&C: Do you have a favorite comic?
C&C: You were a contestant in the 2017 Marvel Cosplay Contest at New York Comic-Con! That’s a pretty big deal. What was that experience like?
C&C: Do you have any advice for cosplayers who want to enter cosplay contests?
C&C: What do you do when you’re not disguised as Black Panther?
C&C: Marvel or DC? Why?
C&C: What are some things cosplayers need to know when they’re first starting out?
C&C: What is a day in the life of PhillyBlackPanther like?