CrystalNeko
 

Personal Information

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Name : Fi
Website : http://www.facebook.com/CrystalNekoCosplay
Location : Taunton (Home) / Guildford (Uni) / Basingstoke (Work)
Gender :   
Date of Birth : 24th October 1992
Age : 21

Personal Bio

I enjoy cosplay photography at events. If I've grabbed you and you want full size images, PM me~ <3

I'm studying electronic engineering while specialising in audio visual systems.
A lot of people ask me what that even is - I basically learn all about circuits and do a lot of programming. I enjoy learning about media processing and hope to work with any form of digital media after graduating.

I have a passion for music and dance.
I play the violin and piano. I have basic skills in the guitar, viola and recorder.
I've done ballet and jazz since a young age.

Other interests include fashion, sports, languages, gaming, photography, travelling and stage crew.

Favourite manga artist of all time is Arina Tanemura. I also have mad love for the manga series La Corda d'Oro, Shaman King and works by Ai Yazawa.

I've been known for being a jack of all trades. As nerdy as it sounds, I love learning. I enjoy learning about interesting facts, odd skills and just anything that takes my fancy.

Cosplay Bio

I'm ashamed to say I go to too many events! Have a provisional list of what I'll be cosplaying to upcoming events, it helps me remember what I've got planned too:

~London MCM Expo May 2014~
Saturday: >>Secret<<
Sunday: Sora (Digimon) OR Miku {Love Ward} (Vocaloid)

~Japan Expo 2014~
Eternal Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon) | Sheryl Nome {Star Twins} (Macross Frontier) | Sheryl Nome {Lion} (Macross Frontier) | Maya (Phoenix Wright) | Miki (iDOLM@STER)

~Hyper Japan 2014~
Saturday: Haruna (AKB0048)
Sunday: >Secret<<

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I found out about cosplay around 2005 but didn't have the guts to start cosplaying myself until around 2007. I sort of tried to cosplay as Kyo Sohma from Fruits Basket but without knowing what binding or wigs were it was a pretty shocking attempt. My first real cosplay was Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing.

Everything about cosplay is very new to me and I still feel I'm not great at it. However I'd like to think that after every costume I make, I've improved and have learnt from the mistakes I've made in each project. I love learning about new techniques and challenging myself. The social side of cosplay is what makes it all the more enjoyable as once the costume is finished and I'm there at the event, I can just properly relax and enjoy the event with good company. I don't think I would have continued cosplaying if it weren't for the friends I've made in this community, I probably would have gotten bored from making stuff and find a new hobby!

My greatest achievement is being selected as the UK's soloist for the European Cosplay Gathering in 2011. I thought I'd give it a go and didn't expect any outcome but I got through to the finals in France! I learnt a lot from the experience, being one of the youngest there it definitely opened my eyes to the world of competitive cosplay and helped me realise how much more I have to learn. While I don't have much time or money on me whilst at Uni, I hope that if competitions are still running after I leave and have the time then I can enter again, because I had a lot of fun competing and met some fantastic cosplayers abroad!

My dream cosplay is to make a version of Princess Garnet from Final Fantasy IX that I am happy with. I've made two attempts now, third time lucky?
I'd also like to remake a lot of my older costumes because I love the characters too much to not do them proper justice!

My last dream cosplay is to get a full La Corda d'Oro group filled with musicians and to perform something on stage together. This... I can't see happening at all, ever. But it's a dream okay? ;D

Contact Information

Flickr
Twitter
My deviantART
Live Journal (My main journal)
Tumblr (My photo blog)

Other:
Cure Cos | Cosplay.com | Cosplay Lab | Cos Space | YouTube | Gaia Online

I don't give out my facebook, MSN or Skype to the public. Sorry!
I'm mainly on Twitter anyway which is very much public.

Twitter

LiveJournal

I&apos;M GOING TO LEVEL 2!

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:33:50 GMT

Passed my first year of Uni with a first! So happy. Found out this news whilst still in France as our hotel had free (crappy) Wi-Fi so managed to take a sneaky peak at facebook as it's easier to check if coursemates have their results yet rather than logging into my emails. And it was just the best surprise ever! I was expecting a 2:1 as one exam went miserably wrong, so I was unbelievably happy when I got a first!

No resits for me, which also means I will definitely be at Amecon :D
SEE YOU THERE <3

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Interests

Anime / manga / video games / cosplay / drawing / music / musicals / violin / piano / dancing / ballet / jazz / singing / cultures / languages / Arina Tanemura / CLAMP / photography