Sanit Klamchanuan (Spicy Thai Design) is working at Weta Workshop’s Costume Department for Blockbusters such as Pacific Rim 2, Wondering Earth, Power Rangers, Ghost in the Shell, Thor: Ragnarok and the live action Mulan. Sanit also loves to cosplay. He is not only well known to the New Zealand cosplay scene, his fantastic custom designs are highlights on conventions all around the world.

How old were you when you first got involved in the Maker community?

I first got involved in the cosplay community when I was 32. I am 38 now.

Why did you get into Making? Did anyone introduce you to your area of expertise?

I dream job when I was young was to be a cartoonist. One day I decided to get started on the characters. But one of them didn’t look right. So I thought if I made the costume. It would improve my drawings. So I jump on YouTube and saw may tutorials on there. That was how I got started.

What inspires you when you are working on a project?

I am always on social media on my phone. I love scrolling through Instagram and Facebook. When I see people make cool stuff or using a cool materiel. I want to give it a go as well.

What advice would you give to young people who want to get involved?

Give it a go. It is so much fun. To be able to make something with your hands. It is such an amazing feeling.