I have been cosplaying and building cosplay costumes since 2006, and LARPing since 2007. Through LARPing I got into leatherworking and armour-making, and I've never really looked back. I run a small business making LARP-related leatherwork, leather trinkets, jewellery, and other bits and pieces that can be found on my Etsy site (linked from my website below).
I have a Masters degree in English literary studies which I received in January 2012, and at the time of writing this I am still very much unemployed. I would love to get into the film/stage industry doing costumes and SFX, but that road seems a little far away right now.
Some of my other personal interests and pursuits include writing poetry (currently unpublished), sketch work, folk singing, diabolo spinning, poi, fire poi and contact juggling.
I got started by browsing cosplay.com and looking for Red XIII costumes, when I found there were very few/none finished I decided to make one, talk about starting at the deep end! He was a quadsuit with a glowing tail, follow-me eyes and a moving jaw, and I thorughly enjoyed building and playing him. My proudest moment was realising the hellish travel and months of no sleep were worth it, walking into the Excel Centre as Catbus and getting people squeaking with delight to see it, not to mention the huge cheer the crowd gave it at the masquerade - even if my eyelight on one side did go off as I went on stage!
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old norse literature / hellboy / hellboy II / special effects / horses / ponies / my little pony / dungeons and dragons / larp / live action roleplay / old norse language / lyric poetry / trinity blood / death note / digimon / mythology / writing poetry / archery / equitation / leatherworking / steampunk / marvel comics