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I'm the queen of unfinished costumes and planning new ones. Sue me!
I'm ashamed to say I go to too many events! Have a provisional list of what I'll be cosplaying to upcoming events, it helps me remember what I've got planned too:

~Kupocon 2018~
Saturday: Garnet (Final Fantasy IX)

~Umicon 2018~
Saturday: Jeanne (Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne)
Sunday: ???

~Minamicon 2018~
Saturday: Shampoo (Ranma 1/2)
Sunday: Tae (Persona 5)

~Dokomi 2018~
Saturday: Jeanne (Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne)
Sunday: Performance!!

~London MCM Expo May 2018~
Saturday: Sakura (Card Captor Sakura)
Sunday: Performance!!

~Japan Expo 2018~
Thursday: ???
Friday: ???
Saturday: ???
Sunday: ???

~Hyper Japan Summer 2018~
Saturday: Hao (Shaman King)
Sunday: ???

~EGX 2018~
Saturday: ???
Sunday: ???

~Hyper Japan Winter 2018~
Saturday: ???
Sunday: ???

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I found out about cosplay around 2005 but didn't have the guts to start cosplaying myself until around 2007. I sort of tried to cosplay as Kyo Sohma from Fruits Basket but without knowing what binding or wigs were it was a pretty shocking attempt. My first real cosplay was Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing.

Everything about cosplay is very new to me and I still feel I'm not great at it. However I'd like to think that after every costume I make, I've improved and have learnt from the mistakes I've made in each project. I love learning about new techniques and challenging myself. The social side of cosplay is what makes it all the more enjoyable as once the costume is finished and I'm there at the event, I can just properly relax and enjoy the event with good company. I don't think I would have continued cosplaying if it weren't for the friends I've made in this community, I probably would have gotten bored from making stuff and find a new hobby!

My greatest achievement is being selected as the UK's soloist for the European Cosplay Gathering in 2011. I thought I'd give it a go and didn't expect any outcome but I got through to the finals in France! I learnt a lot from the experience, being one of the youngest there it definitely opened my eyes to the world of competitive cosplay and helped me realise how much more I have to learn. While I don't have much time or money on me whilst at Uni, I hope that if competitions are still running after I leave and have the time then I can enter again, because I had a lot of fun competing and met some fantastic cosplayers abroad!

My dream cosplay is to make a version of Princess Garnet from Final Fantasy IX that I am happy with. I've made two attempts now, third time lucky?
I'd also like to remake a lot of my older costumes because I love the characters too much to not do them proper justice!

My last dream cosplay is to get a full La Corda d'Oro group filled with musicians and to perform something on stage together. This... I can't see happening at all, ever. But it's a dream okay? ;D

Last online 4 months ago

London

Joined: 12th Oct 2007

Completed costumes: 116

Photos uploaded: 303

Progress journals: 590

Events attended: 50

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Sep
20th

EGX 2018
Tomoyo Daidouji, Ann Takamaki


Jul
27th

Amecon 2018
Zakuro Fujiwara, Ann Takamaki



May
25th


Mar
24th

CosXPo 2018
Dagger / Princess Garnet til Alexandros XVII, Fionna, Luka Megurine


Mar
9th

Minami Con 2018
Tae Takemi, Blossom


Feb
3rd

Kupocon - Pomingham Palace
Dagger / Princess Garnet til Alexandros XVII

Nov
24th

Hyper Japan Chrismas 2017
Junko Enoshima


Nov
10th

Hibanacon 2017
Michiru Kaioh


Oct
14th

RTX


Sep
21st

EGX 2017
Luka Megurine


Aug
18th

Kitacon Quest 2017
Ann Takamaki, Maya Fey





Feb
11th

Oct
28th

MCM London Comic Con October 2016
Nozomi Tojo, Kuranosuke


Jul
29th

Amecon 2016
Eli Ayase, Rarity, Amu Hinamori


Mar
4th

Minami Con 22 (2016)
Kallen Kozuki, Umaru Doma, Maya Fey

Oct
23rd

MCM London Comic Con October 2015
Euphemia li Britannia, Kaori Miyazono


Jul
31st

Kitacon 2015
Panty, Monkey D. Luffy, Rikku


Apr
10th

AmeChibi 2015
Shiro, Luka Megurine, Honoka Kousaka

Sep
6th

Ayacon Cosplay Ball 2014
Luka Megurine


Jul
25th

Hyper Japan July 2014
Princess Tutu


Mar
28th

Kitacon 2014
Panty, Meroko Yui, Stocking //COMMISSION//


Mar
7th

Minami Con 20 (2014)
Miki Hoshii, Washu Habuki


Aug
16th

AyaCon 2013
Miki Hoshii, Miki Hoshii, Yuki Kashiwagi


Jul
26th

Hyper Japan July 2013
Sayaka Akimoto, Yang Xiao Long


Apr
5th

Gemucon 2013
Luka Megurine

Nov
23rd

Hyper Japan Nov 2012
Miki Hoshii


Oct
26th


Aug
10th

Amecon 2012
Meroko Yui, Shirley Fenette, Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca, Luka Megurine


Apr
12th

Kitacon IV (2012)
Kyoko Suomi, Ichinose Tokiya


Feb
24th

Hyper Japan Spring 2012
Nana Osaki, Sheryl Nome

Oct
28th


Aug
19th

Ayacon 2011
Amaterasu, Applejack, Rise Kujikawa, Asuka Langley Soryu


May
27th

London MCM Expo May 2011
Yuuko Ichihara


Apr
1st

Kitacon III (2011)
Kahoko Hino, Cosmo, Ash Ketchum / Satoshi, Sheryl Nome


Mar
5th

Bunkasai - Japanese Culture Festival 2011
Kirari Tsukihima / Koharu Kusumi

Oct
30th

London MCM Expo October 2010
Simon, Sakura Kinomoto, Rin Kagamine, Yoh Asakura


May
29th

London MCM Expo May 2010
Sakura Hime, Otomiya Haine


Apr
16th

Minamicon 16 (2010)
Princess Tutu / Ahiru, Mitsuru Kirijo, Alto Saotome, Naoto Shirogane


Feb
20th

Oct
23rd

FuyuCon 2009
Kaitou Jeanne, Koyama Mitsuki, Takuto Kira, Otomiya Haine


May
23rd

London MCM Expo May 2009
Tomoyo Daidouji, Otomiya Haine, Princess Garnet til Alexandros XVII v2.0

Oct
25th

London MCM Expo October 2008
Adelbert Steiner, Miki



May
24th

London MCM Expo May 2008
Princess Garnet til Alexandros XVII, Sakura Hime


Oct
19th



Jul
20th

JapanEx 2007
Moogle Mog


May
26th

London MCM May Expo 2007
Misa Amane, Riku


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