But he remains unapologetic: “I will continue on this way because that’s mean I’m losing some closed minded people and I only need crazy badass and open-minded Spartans in my phalanx.”
He says he can’t remember why he decided to wear the costume, but now has a message behind it: Don’t let your physical appearance stop you from depicting your favorite characters.
“If you love Superman or Thor or even Hercules and are skinny AF: DO IT. If you are black or white and want to cosplay a character from the opposite skin color: DO IT,” he wrote in an Instagram post.
“Don’t limit yourself, cosplay give you the opportunity to become whatever you want to be, take this chance!”
As he has proven, confidence and creativity can go a long way. But if there is anything disappointing with his cosplay, perhaps it’s that he didn’t wear a green wig to complete his Sailor Neptune look. /ra