Simon likes cosplaying. Nahyuta didn't know this until he just kinda...walked in on Simon attempting to copy a characters scar with make-up.
OF COURSE SIMON LIKES COSPLAYING HE’S A BIG OL NERD and we love him for it so much <3
I’m actually thinking that Simon used to be really good at cosplay makeup when he was younger, but the seven years in prison has made him a bit rusty with it, so he has to practice a bit more in order to make sure it is just right before attending a convention.
So imagine that he has decided to cosplay someone with some sort of scar on their face. Or, alternatively, he is doing some sort of “battle damage”-type cosplay where the person is bloody and beaten up. He’s in his bathroom, having been able to actually leave work early for a change, with his makeup out and trying to recreate the look that the character has via a picture on his phone.
And yeah, he might have been rusty, and to other expert cosplayers, it might have been semi-apparent (hence the need to practice). But to ordinary folks, his makeup job looks damn realistic.
So, when Nahyuta enters Simon’s apartment and he suddenly sees his boyfriend emerge from the bathroom appearing horrendously injured, he flies into a bit of a panic, rushing over to Simon and asking what happened and if he is alright and who did this to you? Nahyuta starts fearing the idea that the Phantom got to him or one of the Phantom’s employers did, or something, and Simon is just…a bit confused for a moment, until he realizes what he must look like.
“Oh…no, no, this is just makeup.”
And Simon says it so casually that Nahyuta is a cross between infuriated and dumbfounded, until Simon starts explaining his old cosplay habits and the convention he has coming up.
“You know…this character does have a love interest.” Simon is actually smiling and explaining how great Nahyuta would look and how he could do his makeup as well and how much fun it would all be and before Nahyuta knew it, he was being measured for clothes.
And that was how Nahyuta Sahdmadhi ended up going to an anime convention in a couple’s cosplay with Simon Blackquill.