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I was approached by so many fans who wanted my autograph, and I kept asking “Are you sure you aren't mistaking me for someone else?”
-The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard

There are dreams and then there's reality. The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard justs happens to live and work in both of those places.
Whether it's acting as an ambassador to China's fandom, producing and directing photoshoots, or simply hanging out with friends and family...
The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard has made his dream a reality.

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What's your best cosplay moment so far?

The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard
I'm going to have to say Shanghai ComiCon, in China, that happened in May. I was a special guest there, at what was their very first ComiCon, and myself, Nicole Marie Jean, LeeAnna Vamp and Vampy Bit Me were the very first American cosplayers to be in their country as cosplay guests. It was an experience of a lifetime and one that I will never forget.
The show was put on by ReedPOP, who also does NYCC, C2E2 as well as Star Wars Celebration, to name a few.

©The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard
©The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard

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Have you been approached filmmakers?

The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard
I have, and the team of artisans I have at Rage Custom Creations have done some costume design and costume production for some independent films in the New York area. It was a ton of fun being involved in the process and speaking to the director to make his vision come to life. I hope to do more of that in the future.

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©Rage Custom Creations

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Have you ever been recognized out of "uniform"?

The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard
I have. It actually happens often. It's the most surreal thing. I will, and hopefully, never get used to that. In China, I was approached by so many fans who wanted my autograph, and I kept asking “Are you sure you aren't mistaking me for someone else?”.

©The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard
©The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard

It's neat when it does, but it's not something I will ever take for granted, and I usually will sit there and talk shop with them if they do. I really love talking to anyone who has a passion for this hobby, whether they are a “fan” of mine or not.

©The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard
©The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard

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What's your best personal nerdgasm story?

The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard
There are so many, but I'm definitely going to have to go back to China and say that this was just a total nerdgasm fest. The attendees were amazing to interact with, and seeing the geek culture in a foreign land, especially in China, was so outside of anything I've ever experienced in all the years I've been going to cons here in the states. It's actually hard to describe if you haven't been there.
Outside of that, I will admit that I've been considerably lucky to have experienced so many amazing things due to the fact that I wear costumes. I've met soo many amazing and talented people as well as having the opportunity to meet all the movie and TV stars that I've enjoyed so much through out the years. Having a one on one conversation with Guillermo Del Toro being a huge high point, as well as having a sit down chill fest with Karl Urban and Norman Reedus, just to name a few. Only in this hobby/Culture can you ever have the opportunity to interact with these great people.
But the greatest story is the lifelong friendships I've made. That will always outshine any star meeting in my book.

©The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard
©The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard

LINKS

The Medieval Batman: Carlos Blanchard
Rage Custom Creations
Nicole Marie Jean
LeeAnna Vamp
Vampy Bit Me
Naomi Cote

Guillermo Del Toro
Karl Urban
Norman Reedus

Shanghai ComicCon
ReedPop
New York ComicCon
Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
Star Wars Celebration

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