Demetrius Holt: “I’ve been cosplaying since 2017 and I’ve done a number of characters that were personal to me. From Kratos to Sub-Zero to He-Man….I’ve never really done characters that were of the “bandwagon” sort. Just ones that I have a passion for. I’m best known as the “Afro He-Man” but I’m currently giving Icon from DC Comics some life.
I’ve been to the most recent SDCC as press and have interviewed actors and composers on behalf of JVS YouTube channel. I’m a brand ambassador for Black Heroes Matter and Figure This in 3D. I’m also represented by Invictus Modeling, LLC. I’m trying my hand at acting these days to see if that’s a viable option for me financially seeing as how I just recently became a father. For his sake, if it doesn’t make money, it doesn’t make sense because I could be spending my time with him.
I have been learning the various paths of cosplay but it’s been slow going. Sewing, foam-smithing…all of it is something I’m interested in becoming proficient in. My cosplay mission beyond having an outlet for my creativity is to push for the proliferation of minorities within mainstream media. I’ve been making some pretty sizable strides in that arena seeing as how my He-Man cosplay went viral enough for the writers of the DC Comics mini-series “He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse” are considering using my image within the final issue due out in April 2020.
My goals for my cosplay are clear and I welcome any assistance in pushing the narrative for all who are interested in collaborating with me.”