I'm a tiny blonde whose spent quite a bit of time being a staving professional actor. From small budget films to episodes of Brookside. My career is far from being glamous. I did train as a stunt person before the career was cut short due to a back injury. So I have 14 weapon skills under my belt. Most of these I got due to being part of a Viking Reenactment society. I enjoy most things geeky and fun. From being a lifelong Lord of the Rings fan to a huge fan of Sephiroth. I enjoy seeing films at the cinema, going out for meals, planning world domination on Sims 2 (complete with adult hacks and my own created sims). I hold a BA Honours degree in Drama/Art. I hope one day to be successful at something and have fun doing that. I've been medically dead twice (both for about aminute) so I enjoy life at its fullest. I love al things chocolatey and have a weakness for Italian food.
I now work as a self employed seamstress working with costumes and other things like corsets.
I'm a member of Team Savvy Cosplay, Heroes Alliance UK and Tolkien Cosplayers UK.
My cosplay/costuming life started out in the late 80's/early 90's when I did Viking reenactment in Lancaster. I was a Viking archer for the 'Croix Du Norse' (Cross of the North), the Lancaster branch of the Regia Anglorium Viking Reenactment Society.
I've been cosplaying since 1990 and have attended over 100 sci-fi and fantasy conventions. 2008 was my first year at an anime event. I've created over 50 costumes either for myself or as comissions.
I've worked professionally in Manchester Palace theatre as part of the warbrobe deptment. I've been the resident judge at Showmasters events. This includes Collectormainas www.showmastersonline.com
I've enjoyed the challanges that cosplay presents and all the people I've met though it. I hope to be part of more groups. I also plan to make even more challanging cosplays like Safer Sephiroth from FF7.
To show how far I've come and how much costumes have changed over the years I have posted some of my older costumes. The first one made in 1989. Cosplay was very different. Not so much was put into serious competing or photo shoots. So the quality of the costumes are low in comaprison with todays cosplays. Budgets for cosplay back then was very little. So most of them were done under £50. Also the photo quality isn't great. I wanted to share with you some of my favourites over the years (also that I've lost several dress sizes since then. LOL!). These are mainly mainstream Sci-fi based.
I'm able to do chest binder commissions. PM me.
Italian food / Fantasy films / Computer and console games / art / cosplay / music (violin) / conventions / dining out / dancing / poi juggleing / stage combat / archery / Dojinshu / fanfic / manga / anime / Horses / sliver and blond haired bishes / all kinds of geek stuff.