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20 Jul 2014 - 00:33114789
Hello! Not-Very-Confident Newbie here!
Hi, I'm Moomintroll - or Seonad as my family generally know me as! I'm 31 and live in Scotland. I've loved dressing up since I was a kid, and can't say I ever really grew out of it - and who wants to.

Having said that, though, Collectormania Glasgow 2013 was the first convention I'd been to [I say 'first', because I don't think tattoo shows count in this instance - not a whole lot of cosplay there! ] - it got me hooked and I'm going back again this year with the same friends!

Alas, I'm not very skilled with a sewing machine, so - despite my very long list of "want to do"'s - I'm kind of limited as to what I can do at present!

I guess what doesn't help is the fact I have the attention span of a flea...Oooh, a birdy...!

20 Jul 2014 - 09:18114793
Hello and welcome ~!

Don't worry, about being confident or now - I'd say a fair few cosplayer have confidence issues - even the really impressive ones!

I think the easiest way to pick up sewing is doing... and hunting around charity shops for a "Complete Guide to Sewing" type book - I got an amazing Readers Digest one years ago - dated but has all the instructions on technique you could want =)

Yes, so welcome, and I hope you have a good time!

20 Jul 2014 - 10:23114795
Firstly hurrah more cosplayers in Glasgow, keep an eye out for some X-men at collectormania and feel free to come say hello! You should also definitely go to MCM scotland in September at the SECC - like collectormania but bigger and better!

Secondly, YEY MOOMINS.

Thirdly, everybody has to start somewhere, so it's ok to be inexperienced or lacking confidence, just keep swimming (wait, I mean sewing) and you'll pick things up - when I started out I had no idea how to do anything with a sewing machine, and now I can whip things up without using a pattern in about four hours (ok so I'm not saying they're the best ever, but it's a hell of a lot better than what I used to do) - don't be afraid to experiment, research or ask for help and you'll pick up things in no time!

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