I'm an avid Video Gamer and Japanophile, so I like Anime and Japanese Culture. I'm also a Tech and Games writer working on magazines in Bournemouth
I always liked dressing up, and I had fun putting together an Ace Ventura costume for a party when I was in school, and my interest in cosplay spawned from there. I really wanted to do a Spike Spiegel costume (Bebop is my favourite Anime), and managed to get something resembling it together for Minamicon 14 in 2008.
I seem to have a problem with paying too close attention to detail, resulting in hours of internet searching for the right angle on a reference photo, the right accessory, etc, and then never quite being able to get it right.
After that, I took a long break from cosplay. Apart from when I made a really nice hat. I finally got back into it in 2013, first by putting together easy costumes, then by creating my first outfit from scratch for Ayacon 2013.