I am a self-employed clothing&accessories designer-slash-sort of illustrator who makes odd 'alternative' and lolistuff. Whee! Most of my funtime is taken up with similar activities, quiet things like crochet or embroidery... but I like dressing up etravagantly, going out and dancing like a fool. I also do comedy improv, so obviously I have no shame.
I likes strange clothes. Thus, cosplay was a natural progression. I enjoy how it gives me a reason not to be shy at events. Particularly if I'm doing an obnoxious or loud character... which I don't get to be at home. I like the mingling, the group photos, the general daftness.
I make all of mine and I'm also sewing dogsbody for my mates, usually there's 3 of us but occasionally more.
(If you're at Ame/Aya, you might have seen us as the Tom Lehrer Memorial Singers.) I quite like this as it gives me the chance to sew things I'd either never cosplay myself, or ones I could never pull off.
I rarely get good pictures at cons tho', so despite being at cons since Aya 05 and 'dressing up' as various characters since a good few years before that, I have hardly any pictures of them.
I am interested in the craft of costuming (and 'cos it's my job I don't jury-rig stuff together, obvs.) but often I am too busy to get stuff ready for competitions.
sewing / embroidery / knitting / crochet / illustration / drawing / painting / reading / sleep / belly dance / cooking / idle research / silliness / lolita meets / guinea pigs / odd films / sci-fi / comedy in general / singing / random travel / historic places