Hello! My name is Gemma, I'm from Somerset and I work in my local GAME store :) This of course means I love nothing more than to play games in my free time 8D
Of course I'm also a manga and anime fan although I do prefer manga. I'm a big CLAMP fan, with my favourite series being Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles!
If you see me around please do say hello, I don't bite :3
My friend got me into cosplay who had tried it out before me, although it was something I had wanted to do! I've not been cosplaying for very long at all yet and my first big event was London May 2009 MCM Expo! I hope to make alot more costumes in the future though and I hope that I get better :D
I've found that cosplaying has done wonders for my confidence and it's still growing all the time. Although I am still a very shy person at heart, once I get to know you I begin to relax you can see how I really am once you get past the first shy stage :)
I still consider myself a beginner. I very often need help, espescially when approaching new techniques!
I'm also probably going to be "Crossplaying" alot. Why? I find that I like male characters more, although I'm not really sure I suit them.
Since I've made a few costumes now I've discovered a few of my habits.
1. I'm a bit of a perfectionist! I have to have everything perfect or at least as close as I can get it.
2. I'm a very slow worker, it takes me ages to get anything done.
3. I have a TERRIBLE habit of tilting my head in photos for some reason! If you're taking a photo of me and I'm tilting my head, please for the love of god stop me!
4. I do alot of computer aided design. What I mean by this is that I'll copy details on Adobe Illustrator (Because you can't get any more accurate than copying the reference itself!) and then print it out. I find this allows better accuracy and is better than what I could draw by hand!!
Manga / Anime / Gaming / Animals / Graphics / Tsubasa / Syaoran / CLAMP / xxxHolic / Suikoden / Final Fantasy / Kingdom Hearts / Hamsters / Fullmetal Alchemist / Cardcaptor Sakura / Phoenix Wright / Zelda / Soul Eater / Kuroshitsuji / Pandora Hearts / RPG's / Persona 4 / Tales of