Interview with Jeremiah Malecha as: Suicide Jerree
Name: Jeremiah Malecha
Artist name: Suicide Jerree
I´m Jerree, 17 years old, living in Mönchengladbach a city in Germany, and I like to impersonate characters that I love and interest me, which lead me to become a cosplayer. I´m interest in many things, like Videogames, TV-Series and Movies, sort of in many things that have a fandom following. In my free time I cosplay (of course), attend some conventions, make and listen to music and practise self defense.
Assassins Creed Franchise
What interests you about the Assassins Creed franchise?
I like the fact that the Asssassin´s Creed games are playing with history with taking some of the most important eras and events of the human history and creating an awesome game around it while staying to true to a lot of the course of these events. Added to that, the idea of reliving your own ancestors memories is reallly desirable for me and awesome as well and the way how this is experienced in the Assassin´s Creed games is amazing and real fun!
Which Assassins Creed characters do you cosplay?
At the moment I do Jacob Frye from Asssassin´s Creed Syndicate and Arno Dorian from Assassin´s Creed Unity (but I lost my gaiters).
Why do/did you cosplay them/him/her?
I cosplay Jacob because he´s English, He originated in England, he´s got the accent and he looks English. Jacob as a character is plain fun, he´s careless, brash and doing what he think is right. Furthermore, Asssassin´s Creed Syndicate is my favourite Assassin´s Creed game at the moment.
I cosplay(ed) Arno because the French Revolution was always my favourite subject in History lesson and I like the look of his Costume. Also, I think Arno as a character with a tragic story which kind of touched me.
What do you think of Assassins Creed Syndicate (game and characters)?
I really like it, I like how the twins turned out to be, their relationship is vital and feels real. The setting is perfect. London in the Industrial Revolution is gorgeous and beautiful and Ubisoft did a great job creating a setting that almost is London.
How long have you been a cosplayer?
I got fully into cosplay in 2013, so for two years.
Half a decade ago I started to create costumes by buying clothes that resembled characters I like. But I evolved and do everything I can by myself.
Is cosplaying your hobby or profession?
Rather a hobby. It would be cool to earn money through cosplay but there are other cosplayers that are way more experienced and gifted than me, so I would not put me down for that.
How long does it take you to make your costume?
I did Jacob in about a month. In a total I needed about 80 hours.
Arno was completed in about 60 hours in about two months.
Do you usually achieve the desired outcome for your costume on the first try?
Not 100% because there are still a lot of techniques I have to learn but they are well recognisable.
Do you visit conventions?
Yes I do.
Which conventions do you visit?
The Gamescom, the Comic Con, the Japantag, the Chizuru, and there are more to come.
What are you working on right now?
On my a-levels, which leaves me little to no time. Right now I´m improving my Kylo Ren Cosplay from the Star Wars movie because creating it was a bit rushed to get it done for the opening weekend. And I´m buying all the things for a Doctor Who Cosplay (which I can wear on my prom).
Do you cosplay for other things as well?
Yes, I´m cosplaying mainly characters from Videogames. I mainly do Assassin´s Creed but I also did Booker DeWitt from Bioshock Infinite (which I somehow managed to lose), and a genderbend version of Faith Connors, the protagonist of Mirror´s Edge. Recently I´m doing Star Wars as well and Doctor Who will follow soon too.