I was studying Anthropology at Uni with a year studying in Japan at Kansai Gaidai in Osaka. I recently got a job with an engineering company as a translator/costumer lieson and will be moving to Tokyo 2014. Like most people on here I'm a tad doo-lally with a terrible sugar addiction and hyper tendency. I think friendship is more important then anything and I love to meet knew people.
I have many passions for Photography, Japanese Language,novels,manga and anime,games (computer and table-top) and comics.
To be more specific enjoy making, studying and photographing cosplay. I love fantasy novels such as Terry Pratchet,Chris Wooding,Neil Gaiman,Alison Groggon. I like manga with good characters and story like Hagaren (Full Metal Alchemist), Yotsubato!,Meteor Metosera (Immortal Rain) and the Demon Ororon. I like watching the latest anime although current all times favourites include Spice and Wolf,Toradora and Durarara.
As for games I love adventure RPG games like FFIX,Persona 3 and 4,Beyond Good and Evil,Jak and Daxter. As for table-top I love Scion,Shadowrun,Battlestar Galactica,and various mini ones like Pokethulu and I kill puppies for Saten. I'm a huge fan of the Fabels comics and am currently working my way through as much Batman as I can possibly find.
I have been cosplaying since October Expo 2008 where I did Yuuki from Vampire Knight. It was such a rubbish costume that I got off ebay. So bad that I just wanted to create my own, and so I did and I've never looked back. Being able to make costumes is just so much fun. I haven't made too many because of lack of opportunities but I really try to push myself to get better and do better costumes.
Since then I've made (in rough order) a
FF White Mage and accessories for the Black, Blue and Red Made (it was my first group cosplay) - London MCM Expo Oct 2008
Aerith (KH version) (...which was shiiiite so you'll NEVER see photos) - KH Birthday Party
Inara (Firefly) - GeekFest at Uni of Kent 2008
Simca (Air Gear) - London MCM Expo May 2009
Nausicaa - London MCM Expo May 2009
Miho (MegaTokyo)- GeekFest at Uni of Kent 2009
Alto (Macross Frontier) (First cross-play which wasn't very good -bought costume I did in Japan) - Osaka, Japan 2010
Horo (Spice and Wolf) - AyaCon 2011
Ookami-san (Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi) - AyaCon 2011
Jade (Beyond Good and Evil) - London MCM Expo Oct 2011
Tess (Jak 3) - London MCM Expo Oct 2013
Many of these weren't that great and I don't have many decent pics for them. I really want to get better pics of them in the future. I would have also like to take progress pics of them but I suck so I haven't. I plan to take them from now on though.
Want to Cosplay:
MinamiCon 20 March 2014:
Furisote Girl (Pokemon X and Y)
Ryougi Shiki (Kara no Kyoukai)
London MCM Expo May 2014:
Coryphee Mannequin (Table-top skirmish game Malifaux)
Lara Croft (1st gen)