After a long break from Cosplay (that pesky thing called life get's in the way of everything that's important) I'm currently working on some new stuff with my man, until now we've been focusing on awesome food and pumping iron at the gym... which has resulted in none of my old costumes fitting any more! Time to make some more I guess. :D
I've always loved sewing, but I never heard of cosplay until after I vowed to make myself an Ichigo (from Tokyo Mew Mew) costume. Cosplay is a passion, a hobby, a confidence booster and great way of meeting lovely people.
My first cosplay was Ichigo from Tokyo Mew Mew, something I'd always wanted to do, even before I read manga properly or knew what cosplay was. My aunt and uncle went to Japan and brought me back a few manga, and it spiraled from there.
Mitsulika from Alichino was next, overly ambitious considering it was the first time I'd made a cosplay on my own and there was no real reference, but it's an example of my desire to make costumes that are unique and haven't been "done a million times". No sailor moon over here folks!
I'm a complete perfectionist when it comes to sewing and cosplay, I strive to create THE BEST of that cosplay there is.
Elika and Ada were the only exceptions as they were part of a couples cosplay thing I did. Let's just say, Ada was from ebay and altered a bit, and Elika was done in the car on the way to London, and finished in the que to go on stage for the masquerade.
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