The first time I cosplayed was in May 2005, as Lust from Full Metal Alchemist :-) It was so much fun, I didn't look back! Overtime my costume collection has increased quite a bit, as has my obsession with making costumes from scratch ^_^ Stressful at times, especially when the deadline is a few days away! But incredible enjoyable and rewarding also.
It's quite rare that I reuse my cosplays, no matter how much I love them! There's so many costumes that I would love to make and wear, I'd rather spend time on something new then wearing something that I've already shown :) I see cosplay as my creative outlet and form of expression, as well as being a confidence boost and an opportunity to demonstrate what I can do ^_^ As mentioned above, I disappeared from the scene for well over a year between May 2010 until August 2011, when real life, increased pressure and responsibilities took over. I realise now that it left a fair creative and social void that I began to miss, so now I'm looking forward to catching up on lost time!
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