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Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z Ultra Instinct Omen Cosplay Kicking
“When you face yourself and win, you never lose”


Cosplay Minney used anime, gaming, and cosplay to sober up and get in shape whilst obtaining his dream job in the process. He began cosplaying 10 years ago as part of the Naruto cosplay community and since then he has transformed himself into what's been called the real life Goku.


Fullmetal Alchemist Cosplayers win the united kingdom World Cosplay Summit Qualifiers in 2018 as Edward Elric and Greed
World Cosplay Summit UK 2018 Winner W/Nomes Cosplay


One Piece Doflamingo and Rebecca cosplays qualify for the united kingdom C4 clara cows cosplay cup in 2019
Clara Cows Cosplay Cup UK 2019 Winner W/Nomes Cosplay


Minn has made a name for himself in the cosplay community by winning multiple international cosplay contests (1st place WCS UK 2018 + 1st place C4 UK 2019), appearing in music videos (ShaoDow - Kaio-Ken (2018), and officially cosplaying for video game companies such as Ubisoft (Assassins Creed Origins, Bayek 2017).


Ubisoft official cosplayer for Bayek of assassins creed origins at EGX 2017 in the united kingdom
Minn as the official Bayek for Ubisoft's Assassins Creed Origins area at EGX 2017
 

Minn is also a decorated cosplay judge and guest speaker, he has judged qualifiers for a wide variety of international contests including World Cosplay Summit, Clara Cows Cosplay Cup, Cosplay World Masters, European Cosplay Gathering, and C2E2. He has also judged cosplay contests for conventions big and small including UK conventions such as MCM London Comic-Con, EGX, & CosXpo but also international conventions and contests such as Anifest Bulgaria, Otafest Canada, and World Cosplay Summit in Japan.


Fullmetal alchemist edward elric and greed cosplayers on stage at mcm expo london
Minn and Nomes on stage at MCM London 2018 announcing the contest winners

Minn focuses on translating video game and anime characters from the screen into real life, aiming to bring realism into fantasy. He uses his degree in Graphic Design to craft high quality replica shirts for cosplayers to wear, along with gym gear for other fitness passionate weebs. This has provided Minn with an online income that gives him the freedom to travel the world and he considers himself a cosplay entrepreneur (not really liking the term ‘pro cosplayer’).


Gladiolus and Noctis final fantasy cosplays in the moogle chocobo carnival shirts taken at viencon
Nomes and Minn rocking their Chocomog Carnival shirts at Viencon, you can buy them here


He is recognised as a fitness specialist and takes pride and pleasure in sharing his training knowledge with the cosplay community. In 2020 he released his first book 'The Super Saiyan 6' for free to share his knowledge with as many potential trainees as possible. He is training to become the strongest version of himself (powerlifting total of 587.5kg/1295lb) and he sees it as his purpose in life to inspire others to do the same.


Dragon Ball Z DBZ Super Saiyan Goku Cosplayer at World Cosplay Summit in 2019 WCS Alumni stage
Minn performing as Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z on the World Cosplay Summit 2019 Alumni stage in Japan


He aims to inspire people to live a healthy lifestyle and give fellow geeks the courage they need to step into the gym armed with a foundation of knowledge that can take them from strength to strength. Perhaps counterintuitively he is also a world record holding speed-eater currently holding world records for the most chicken nuggets eaten in 3 minutes (>900g) and the fastest time to eat 20 McNuggets (1:03).


Son Goku Cosplayer from Dragon Ball Z laying on a bed of nuggets as a world record speed eater
Minn didn't choose the nug-life, the nug-life chose him


When asked how someone should start with cosplay Minn had this to say
“Pick a character and go all in, a character who truly resonates with you and inspires you. Then once you've figured that out, give it everything in your heart”. 
 
Minn's entire life philosophy is predicated on giving it your all in whatever it is you want to do in life, just like an anime character. He aptly called this philosophy '#BEMORESHONEN', a mantra that invokes images of strength, triumph, and never giving up. 


Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z Super Cosplay holding a dragonball whilst viewing the horizon
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