Hi guys! My name's Marie, but you can call me Rie for short. I'm currently in college, and I'll be starting my sophomore year in the fall. I'm majoring in electronic media, with a minor in creative writing.
I've been cosplaying since about 2006, but I'd been interested in it before I even knew what it was. My first costume was Kari Kamiya from Digimon--the Season 2 preteen-version, that is. I wore it to Girl Scout camp. Good times. XD
My first actual "cosplay" costume was Yuna from Final Fantasy X. I wore it to my second convention, in 2007. Since then, I've been updating it and fixing some of the little details--as a result, it looks way better than it did when I first wore it.
I love the designs of a lot of RPG costumes, which of course leads to my wanting to cosplay a great deal of the Final Fantasy women. Lightning is my current work in progress, and I can't wait to have it done. It's about time Square had a seriously badass female lead.