I'm fun and have a positive look on life! I am 5ft 8 with long brown auburn hair and bluey green eyes and a big personality! :) I believe Cosplay is a great way to make friends and express yourself! XD
My main Cosplay making talents are a passion for sewing and detail work.
I enjoy making costumes from scratch as I have a love for materials and getting colours just right.
I try not to work on too many costumes at once as I enjoy focusing on one costume at a time, however this has slipped in the last few years!
I also love helping others with my experience of sewing as I learn off my mum who used to be a dress maker.
Even my wedding dress was hand made 100% ^_^
'Do what you want to do, make who you want to make, for Cosplay is a passion that can surpass all others - and make it last!'
'Never forget that cosplay is about fun, so if you are not having fun, you are not doing it right!'
The main reason I Cosplay is to express my love for certain characters, I have always had a passion for crafts and Cosplay seems to roll in my love for Anime, Manga and Gaming into a whole new world of creativity. Cosplay is a passion of mine where I can express my love for these characters and show others how I feel about them.
I have been Cosplaying for over 4 years and in that time I have made outfits from Games such as RPG’s and also Anime/Manga.
In addition I have made my own creations such as a Human Girl Cheshire Cat as well as making outfits from Television programmes such as Torchwood and Doctor Who.
I also have a few articles here and there with cosplay tips, for example MYM Mags have published some of my work in 2012 and I was in the GemuCon con book in 2013. I also like to draw and some of my works have been featured in con books such as Kitacon 2014.
I have had my make-up tips featured in MyM Magazine (Issue 4 page 45) and also foot wear tips.
Some of my proud moments so far have been:
-Photographed by some super talented people, which has allowed me to start my own Cosplay photo album to show others,
-Been part of a Cosplay groups (making new friends along the way)
-Taking part in the London MCM Expo Masquerades (Vampire Rinoa, Pascal).
-Taking part in the Kitacon 2012 masquerade as Fina from Skies of Arcadia and GemuCon 2013 as Pascal from Tales of Graces f
- Finishing my Aurora Child of Light Cosplay in one week!
- Becoming Mistress 9!
One of my first happiest achievements in cosplay was getting recognition and praise from others as well as appearing in Neo Magazine's Cosplay Corner as Rinoa Heartilly.
I was also in the Neo 'Cosplay Stars' as Fina from Skies of Arcadia with a long bio.
I am also very fortunate to run a cosplay group AniMedia East along side with my friends. www.animediaeast.webs.com designed to make more buddies with similar interests.
I am very fortunate to have a great teacher in my mum who used to be a dress maker, I thank her every day for the encouragement and support she gives and a great husband who puts up with me!
I'm also very lucky to have some great friends who share my passion and also encourage me to keep doing what I do, because the stress does make me want to put the thread down!
I hope nothing can stop me from making Cosplays and I would encourage anyone out there to have a go regardless of skill.
Always feel free to PM me if you need help or just want to chat!
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