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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: ???


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

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Joined: 12th Oct 2007

Completed costumes: 116

Photos uploaded: 302

Progress journals: 589

Events attended: 50



CrystalNeko - Chizuru Mizuhara - 10th November 2020

I'm not particularly in the mood to do any sewing today so I did some wig styling haha.

It's originally an Alex in Matt Dark Brown from Coscraft. It's a very thick wig which was perfect in me trying to get her massively thick plait without extra wefts! This wig is quite old and has been through a lot I'm glad I managed to tame it to a decent quality again! I pin the tufts when it's on my head and also cut the fringe when I'm wearing it so... The fringe is more or less unstyled right now haha.


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