I came out at the age of 18, just before going off to university to study to become a Primary school teacher. Unfortunately that hasn't quite kicked off the way I'd hoped, but I've kept busy with supply work, nursery work and a stint working in social care. Now I'm trying to get back to working with kids, because ultimately I'm a big kid myself! I've been with my first real boyfriend for a number of months now, and while I'll never get him into cosplaying, he at least doesn't mind that I am!
Ever since attending my first autograph convention (Collectormania G-Mex) in 2006, I was fascinated not only by all the actors and actresses I met, but by all the costumes! It was about two years later that I started putting together my own costumes. Sadly I am no wiz with a sewing machine so for the most part my costumes are custom ordered, but what I really love about cosplaying is putting the heart and soul into the character the costume helps you inhabit. I love walking round various events as my chosen character, even if my family pretend not to be with me!