Curt Ubank, otherwise known as CB Studios, is from Brisbane, Australia and has been cosplaying since 2005. He is known for his amazing work with latex and casting rubbers, and has many awards to his name for his fantastically detailed masks and costumes.
CB’s foray into the world of cosplay began as a child after watching the original Star Wars trilogy. He became enamoured with Darth Vadar and immediately set off to construct a costume from items around his house. Over the years he gradually improved the childhood costume (including acquiring a voice changing helmet!) and eventually wore it to a convention.
CB has always enjoyed making things, particularly props and masks, which made cosplay an ideal hobby. He enjoys the challenge of creating costumes, using new techniques and materials, as well as being able to show off the finished product at conventions. He has won several “best cosplay” awards, and has even been a competition judge at various conventions.
His background in the industrial fibreglass industry means that CB has plenty of experience in moulding, casting and a variety of materials. This is obvious in all the cosplays that use latex masks. He looks positively terrifying as Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street) and his Mr Lordi (front man for Lordi) and Evil Ash (Army of Darkness) are equally as striking.
CB is most commonly known for his uncanny resemblance to Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow. Often earning him double takes from convention goers, CB’s cosplay of the eccentric captain is remarkable. Even going so far as to get the same tattoo Captain Jack sports (getting it done in full costume no less!), his dedication and passion for cosplay is almost boundless!
Apart from crafting wonderful costumes to express his geekiness, CB also collects action figures, as well as Star Wars and Evil Dead memorabilia. Being a self-confessed Evil Dead fanboy, CB even has 15 copies of Army of Darkness. Now that’s dedication!
CB regularly updates his Facebook and Instagram pages with costume progress, convention photos, and the occasional video tutorial. If you would like to see more of his amazing work, you can do so by clicking his links below.