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I started cosplaying in 1999 (a couple of years of dressing as Dana Scully when I was 13 aside), due entirely to a then new-found interest in the Rocky Horror show. I subsequently became a part of the sci-fi convention community, and cosplay became a larger part of my life as I made more cosplaying friends. Eventually I stumbled upon the anime circuit, having already cosplayed Sailor Moon characters at sci-fi cons, and it all went downhill from there!

For me cosplay is a way to express my frustrated creativity. I hated textiles class in school and would never have dreamed that I could create things like I can now. I've always had a love of fabrics for their tactile nature, on the other hand, so perhaps it was natural for me to get into a hobby where I could use so many different varieties. I'm also a frustrated actor, so the opportunity to act as a different character for a day is immensely appealing to me.

My proudest moments are probably twofold, the first being finally finishing the Satine costume that I'd started 5 years previous. It took a lot of time, money and love to get that done, and I was ecstatic to win a portable DVD player for my efforts.
The second is my Laughing Octopus costume. It's a radical departure from anything I've made before, as there was a lot more to it than the usual sewing and it pushed my boundaries. I learned a lot from making it and I'm proud of the result. I've yet to win any awards for it but honestly, after a couple of years of planning and almost a whole year of construction, just finishing it was its own reward.

I adore cosplaying in a group with my friends. I've found the cosplay community to be largely very friendly and welcoming to me, and have made some really valuable friendships from it. I'm also fortunate in that my partner is also a cosplayer and thus understands the madness behind it all.

Last online 7 months ago

Plymouth

Joined: 29th Jun 2007

Completed costumes: 108

Photos uploaded: 285

Progress journals: 155

Events attended: 45

http://www.facebook.com/MightyOdangoCosplay

MightyOdango

Mar
6th

Minami Con 2020
Queztalcoatl

Nov
8th

Hibanacon 2019
Queztalcoatl


Mar
8th

Minami Con 2019
Zoya the Destroyer, Tiffany Lords


Mar
9th

Minami Con 2018
Chrollo Lucilfer, Francis Drake

Nov
10th

Hibanacon 2017
Chrollo Lucilfer


Mar
3rd

MinamiCon 23
Illumi, Q-Bee


Mar
4th

Minami Con 22 (2016)
Mature, R. Mika


Mar
6th

Minamicon 21
Simon Blackquill, Chun Li

Nov
14th

Auchinawa 2014
Mia Fey



May
23rd

London MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014
Lita Luwanda, Big Boss


Mar
7th

Minami Con 20 (2014)
Anna Williams, Mitsuru Kirijo

Oct
25th

London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013
Cybill Bennett, Nastasha Romanenko, Vanessa Lewis


Aug
16th

AyaCon 2013
Bad Girl, The Boss, Major Ocelot


May
24th

London MCM Expo May 2013
Brooke Tessmacher


Mar
1st

Minamicon 19 (2013)
Chief Makina, EVA

Aug
10th

Amecon 2012
Antichrist


May
25th


Mar
16th

Minamicon 18 (2012)
Mickie James, Excellen, Electra

Oct
28th

London MCM Expo October 2011
King, Laughing Beauty


Aug
19th

Ayacon 2011
Mature, King, Kim Kaphwan, Laughing Octopus, Shion Sonozaki


Mar
18th

Minami Con 17 (2011)
Cammy, Colonel Guile, Lehas

Nov
28th


Nov
19th

Auchinawa 2010
Mion Sonozaki



Aug
13th

Amecon 2010
Takano Miyo, Madame Red, Fugue



Apr
16th

Minamicon 16 (2010)
Takano Miyo, Selina Won Kittenn

Oct
24th


Aug
14th

Aya Revolution 2009
I-no, Isabella Valentine (Ivy), Anna Lindhurst


May
23rd


Mar
27th

Minamicon 15 (2009)
Annapuma, Sailor Uranus, Ouka

Oct
25th

London MCM Expo October 2008
Mitsuki Konishi, Irina Spalko


Aug
8th

AmeCon 2008
Balthasar von Neumann, Tira, Mia Fey


May
24th

London MCM Expo May 2008
Mia Fey, Tira


Feb
29th

Minamicon 14 (2008)
Karin Koenig, Avril Vent Fleur, Auron

Oct
19th


Aug
9th

AmeCon 2007
Paine, Mary Spencer, Leona


May
26th


Mar
15th

MinamiCon 13 (2007)
Juclecia, Lehas, Utena


Aug
10th

AmeCon 2006
Paine, Paine, Beatrix, Noelle Bor

Aug
18th

AyaCon 2005
Sailor Star Maker, Rei Ayanami, Natsuki


Mighty Odango edited Queztalcoatl (2 years ago)

Mighty Odango edited Shermie (2 years ago)

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