|My first ever cosplay! It wasn't too awful, as first cosplays go, but... I was 11, and there's no way I'm uploading any pictures of it here, hahaha. Plus, at that stage, the internet was pretty limited in terms of reference resources. I drew my own reference pictures by squinting at the game on my TV because I had no other way of finding them, and as a result it's a bit inaccurate.|
As for why my first cosplay was something so obscure... your guess is as good as mine, but I was extremely into FFIX and I loved the designs of Mikoto and the other Genomes.