Ben, aka Maul Cosplay initially started cosplaying as a hobby while he was working as a film stuntman. After 10 years of cosplaying, Ben decided to become a professional cosplay promoter. Some of his well-known projects include: Geralt of Rivia from CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher, Soldier 76 from Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch and Snake from Konami’s Metal Gear Solid.
Ben has created his own costume and stunt promotion company named Defcon Unlimited, where he produces his cosplays, props and photo-spots on a high-quality level for video game promotion. Ben’s main focus is keeping his character as authentic as possible which is why even the smallest details are crucial to him. One example is when he travelled to the exclusion zone of Chernobyl to find the right atmosphere and mood for his cosplay of Joel from The Last of Us in 2017.
As one of the most talented stage combat fighters of Europe, Ben has also gained some attention through his performance as Darth Maul in a fan-made YouTube film called Darth Maul Apprentice which you can watch below.
Although Ben chooses characters with badass attitudes, he prefers to be within the crowd during conventions, talk to fans and followers and he tries to spend as much time as possible with everyone around him.
Last but not least, Ben loves Disney songs 😉
Maul will be available for meet and greet at his booth in the special guest area. His lectures, workshops and activities during CCC19 will be announced in the near future.