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!'
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 (I like Dr Who too!).
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 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!
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.
Thereafter I was also in the Neo 'Cosplay Stars' as Fina from Skies of Arcadia with a long bio.
I am also very fortunate to be a founder of AniMedia East along side with my friend. www.animediaeast.webs.com which is a group 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!
Raye Springall - Facebook
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PrincessRaye - YouTube
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Anime / Manga / RPG Games / Fighter Games / Drawing / DDR and Cosplay! My first favourite anime was Sailor Moon. I like tough girl characters and cute ones with a bit of punch ;) I also adore healers! The game I am currently playing is Child of Light. My quote would be: **'Do what you want to do / make who you want to make / for Cosplay is a passion that can surpass all others'**