Hey there! My name's Leonie, also known as Leo =P At 25 years of age I am a bubbly, romantic and day-dreaming Piscean who gets excited like a child when visiting the Disney store.
I am a cosplayer and this is my main hobby and what most of my spare money goes towards. I really enjoy getting to be someone else for a day and the social side that comes with it. I have met so many amazing people thanks to cosplaying.
My main "obsession" is Final Fantasy VIII and Rinoa Heartilly in particular. I collect merchandise from the game and it's my goal to cosplay all versions of Rinoa. Over the last year or so I've also become quite a big fan of Resident Evil. I've always loved the films but now I own all the games apart from Gaiden.
I am a very emotional person by nature and suffer from depression at times so I am very grateful to those who support me through my bad patches and are there to make me smile again =)
My boyfriend sjbonnar is also a cosplayer and a moderator on here. I look forward to being able to do "couple cosplays" with him at some point lol
I love my bed and I never seem to get enough sleep. I'm even happier when I have someone to snuggle up to.
I've been told I'm a bit strange or act like a freak sometimes but ah well I don't care that's just me x3
That enough to go on? xXx
I have been cosplaying since October 07 and my first hand-made costume was KHII Kairi made in 2009.
I'm a picky cosplayer. The type that will fuss over all the little details and isn't happy if something isn't quite right. This means I would be happier with one accurate costume over 3 that weren't so correct. I would rather buy a costume than make it if I felt my effort wouldn't be accurate enough. An example is my Rinoa boots had to have exactly 5 shoe-lace holes but she only ties them up to the 4th.
Yes I'm a tad picky XD
My dream cosplay is the Dead Fantasy version of Rinoa and it is my aim to cosplay all versions of Miss Rinoa Heartilly as I love her character (if my username didn't give that away).
I am a member of the Silent Studios Cosplay Team and have already done some promotional work for Capcom.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:01:15 GMT
As promised in my last entry here's one all about my visist to Capcom's UK HQ last month =3
I had the amazing opportunity to visit Capcom's UK HQ and test the new HD version of Resident Evil Revelations! They wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day by getting photos of several Jill Valentine cosplayers to share on the Capcom UK and official Resident Evil facebook pages. This was also a way to promote the up-coming release of Resident Evil Revelations for PS3, Xbox, PC and Wii U. The HD release will contain several new features, updated graphics, and will support achievements/trophies through PlayStation Network, Steam and Xbox Live. I'm afraid taking photos or filming the screens whilst playing was forbidden so I cannot tell you anything about the new gameplay itself ;)
All the cosplayers were invited by Silent Studios- http://www.silent-studios.co.uk/
Photos were taken by Jason Wright, the CEO / Creative Director of Silent Studios and Neil Gorton, the Social and Community Manager at Capcom who was with us throughout the morning. Neil also requested we film a Jill Valentine Harlem Shake, I didn't know what the Harlem Shake was at the time but I think most people are aware of it now! I was unfortunatly too far off screen to be captured in the video but it was fun all the same (if very random and made no sense to me at the time lol).
Me & Chloe (PaperTiger)
Some time was spent playing the game and also we were allowed to wander around the offices a bit. They named the rooms awesome things like "Raccoon City" and the room called "The Mansion" had an entire wall with a blown up image of the mansion from RE1 on it. I fan-girled so much it was amazing! The hallway also had a giant Executioner's axe that was bigger than me! I thought the staff were probably laughing at us girls going around getting excited by everything but it seems they were excited to see us too as when we were sitting in an empty office they kept stopping in the doorway taking photos on their phones lol
To top all that off we said hello to Masachika Kawata, one of the producers of Revelations via a live video call
I had an awesome morning and was so grateful to be given the opportunity to visit an awesome place that has part in creating a series I love.
Photos taken by Neil on Capcom UK page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.322135671241060.75299.228858053902156&type=3
Photos taken by Jason on Capcom UK page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.322912741163353.75381.228858053902156&type=3
Resident Evil page post: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=550754058278819&set=pb.185275861493309.-2207520000.1362871900&type=3&theater
Capcom Harlem Shake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTgvioGJMKk&feature=youtu.be
~ The Arts ~ Japanese culture ~ Gaming (non-PC) ~ Elves / Vampires & other such mythical creatures ~ Reading ~ Drawing in the anime/ manga style ~ Egyptian & Victorian history ~ Surfing the in-ter-web