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'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!'

'Never forget that cosplay is about fun, so if you are not having fun, you are not doing it right!'

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 many years and 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 and Doctor Who.

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 also like to draw and some of my works have been featured in con books such as Kitacon 2014.

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 / highlights 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 (various) - Vampire Rinoa, Pascal.
-Taking part in the Kitacon masquerades - Fina from Skies of Arcadia 2012, Rose from Tales of Zesteria 2016.
-Taking part in the GemuCon masquerade - Pascal from Tales of Graces f 2013.
-Taking part in the KupoCon masquerade - Freya Crescent from Final Fantasy IX 2017.
-Finishing my Aurora Child of Light Cosplay in 7 days back in 2014!
-Entering Gemu's got talent in 2013 and singing my heart out as FFVII Aeris.
-Entering Kita's got talent in 2014 and dancing as Magnet Luka (Vocaloid) with Miku (Jess)!
-Entering CMV at Kitacon 2016 for it to be highly praised - credit to Dom for editing.
-Becoming a cosplay guest for the first time at the Norwich Gaming Festival in 2015 (and running a masquerade) and being a guest again in 2016! Also running Manga Norfolk prior to this at The Forum in Norwich.
-2017 Guest of Reynard City at Nor-Con!

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.
Neo Magazine 'Cosplay Stars' as Fina from Skies of Arcadia with a long bio.

I am also very fortunate to run a cosplay group AniMedia East along side with my friends. www.animediaeast.webs.com 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 Cosplay 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!

Last online 3 months ago

Norwich, UK

Joined: 18th Jul 2009

Completed costumes: 60

Photos uploaded: 490

Progress journals: 571

Events attended: 30

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Sep
21st


Jul
27th

Nov
24th


Oct
7th

NOR-CON
Wonder Vixen


Aug
18th

Kitacon Quest 2017
Shiro, Ann Takamaki, Bulbasaur

Apr
1st

Jul
31st

Kitacon 2015
Romani, Panty Anarchy





Sep
6th

Ayacon Cosplay Ball 2014
Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy


Jul
25th



Mar
28th

Kitacon 2014
Hakufu Sonsaku, Luka, Luka Megurine, T.A.R.D.I.S, Orihime Inoue, Hakufu Sonsaku

Oct
25th

London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013
Princess Emeraude, Aeris/Aerith, Orihime Inoue


Aug
16th

AyaCon 2013
Aeris/Aerith, Lust, Pascal


May
24th

London MCM Expo May 2013
Rinoa Heartilly


Apr
5th

Gemucon 2013
Hitomi


Aug
10th

Amecon 2012
Himeno, Yuki Cross, Nina


May
25th

London MCM Expo May 2012
Makina Hoshimura


Apr
12th

Kitacon IV (2012)
Hitomi, Ryofu Housen, Fina, Yuki Cross

Oct
28th

London MCM Expo October 2011
Freya Crescent, Kanu Unchou, Deis



Jan
22nd

AniMedia East - Cosplay New Year 2011
Sailor Mars, Rei/Raye Hino

Oct
30th

London MCM Expo October 2010
Rinoa Heartilly (Vampire)

Oct
24th

London MCM Expo Oct 2009
Super Sailor Mars

Oct
25th


Raye-chan edited Tohru (6 months ago)

Raye-chan edited Tani (6 months ago)

Raye-chan edited Ann Takamaki (6 months ago)

Raye-chan edited Rose (6 months ago)

Raye-chan added a progress journal to Tohru (6 months ago)