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Dakabin man king of cosplay

COMIC FUN: Jai Evans is a preschool teacher by day and a superhero by night.
COMIC FUN: Jai Evans is a preschool teacher by day and a superhero by night. Contributed

HE IS a preschool teacher by day and a superhero by night.

Jai Evans, 29, has been cosplaying since 2011 and has covered a tonne of characters.

"I have always been a massive nerd and a kid at heart,” Jai said.

"Cosplay has made the child-like-fun of dress-ups okay for adults to get away with.”

Jai has been teaching at a local preschool for the past seven years and said his students are thrilled when he comes to work in costume.

"I have worn my costumes to work a few times for my students' birthday parties and fun dress-up days, the children love it when I dress up,” he said.

"I have convinced them I'm a real superhero.”

The Dakabin man makes his costumes from scratch and said they take a lot of time, patience and money.

Jai said he is stepping out his comfort zone this year and creating his first villain costume.

"Since the new Spider-Man: Homecoming film, I wanted to try and build a cosplay for The Vulture; giant metal wings, armoured legs and claw feet,” he said.

"And I'm glad to say that it looks incredible. I am very excited to show off my biggest builds ever this year at Brisbane Oz Comic Con.”

Catch Jai along with your other favourite superheroes at the Oz Comic Con at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend, September 23-24.


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