I'm pretty easy going, open minded and sociable and I like to try new things, cosplaying is a chance for me to escape how busy I am for a day or two a few times a year and to meet people with similar likes to me/hang out with the friends that I already have.
I'm on sites such as this to meet friends, look at other people's costumes and gain feeback on my own costume attempts. Everyone has their own reasons for cosplaying, mine are to make things, meet people and enjoy cons. I have a boyfriend so while I'd like to make friends here I'll never be looking for more than that with someone.
Just set up a facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/Afigcostumeandcraft
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My first ever costume was Kiki (Kiki's delivery service), I made it to wear to a party but it looked really bad and so I didn't want to wear it out of the house! I then bought my Sophie Hatter costume from a friend (S-Lawliet). Now I make some and buy some costumes.
I'm lucky that I have made a lot of friends who cosplay and give me advice when I need it (which is pretty often)... I'm also part of a cosplay group called Loki UK with some lovely peeps and I am part of a Studio Ghibli collective which will hopefully kick off next year with project number 1.
Planned and in Progress costumes:
Previous cosplays (with date they were made/bought):
Blindfold (Xmen), bought (2014)
Paprika, bought/edited (2014)
Nausicaa (flight suit), made (2014)
Maze card (Card Captor Sakura), made/bought a base dress (2013)
Nausicaa, made (2013)
Gumi Megpoid (Vocaloid) mixed made and bought (2013)
Clarisse (Lupin iii, Castle of Cagliostro) made, with bought shirt (2013)
San curse mark version (Mononoke Hime), made (2013)
Sailor Mercury (Sailor Moon) bought (2013)
Boat Spirit (Spirited Away) made (2013)
Hikari (Evangelion) made (2013)
Major Kusanagi (G.I.T.S Sac) made (2012)
Mario, bought (2012)
San/Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime) made (2012)
Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty) made (2011)
Beedrill (Pokemon) made (2011)
Oddish (Pokemon) made (2010)
Sophie (Howl's Moving Castle) bought (2010)
Kiki (Kiki's Delivery Service) made (2009)
Made for my sister or helped her with:
No Face (Spirited Away), made (2013)
Edward Scissorhands, put together (2014)