Interview – Kyle Mistry (aka Tropius)

Earlier this week I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the very talented and artistic Kyle Mistry.  His Tropius (Gen III) gijinka caught my eye when his photos popped up on the front page of   In our audio interview, I got to hear more about his experience constructing an original gijinka, crafted based on a design he envisioned.  We also talked about pokemon fandom, gijinka culture, and …. wood glue?

Full interview below

Click the bump for more images of Tropius and links to Kyle’s sites. There, you can see more of his art, graphic design, and non-pokemon cosplay.

All images courtesy Kyle Mistry’s page



Check out more of Kyle’s stuff:


2 Responses

  1. Very great interview! I enjoy how you engaged him in telling all the interesting stories. Guess you can align your deep interest in costume and animations with your research strength of being a excellent qualitative researcher. Hope I can see more of that in the future!

  2. Agreed! Also, here’s a really cute cat as Pikachu (you’ve probably seen it) that made me think of you:

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