Teacher by trade, three-times-qualified in Games Design, looking for any reason to dress up and save the world!
I've been dabbling in cosplaying since I started college, the best part of a decade ago now, when we went to a carnival in Cologne and I dressed up as the Human Torch. Putting together the costume was simple, but the final touches involved lighting my hand on fire and the experiment with pyrotechnics turned me on to the more theatrical aspects of cosplay. Helpful for someone with no practical skills!
Years later my job allows me to share my love of cosplay with my students and provides me with a constant stream of events to dress up for! Personal highlights of my cosplay experiments include Captain America and Booster Gold, though my first proper costume was Jake Muller, debuted at MCM May 2013. I say proper in the sense that as few corners as possible were cut and I was completely happy with it, which I can't say about any of the others. I taught myself some basic stage makeup for it and ended up on Capcom UK's Facebook page, I can't really say any more proper than that.^^
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