Once upon a long, long time [well, it's somewhere at the beginning of 2000], my younger sister and I accidentally went into a Japanese fan site, where the photos were full of girls dressing up in funny clothes, which turn out to be their favourite characters later on.
And then over the years, while I was dreaming of myself dressing up as my favourite characters, my younger sister decided that cosplay isn't for her and went off in a different direction. However, I didn't and it was in 2005 at Collectormania in Manchester that I saw people dressing up as their favourite characters and thought I should have a go. Which didn't took off until my somewhat on-off cosplay debut in 2008. At the MCM May Expo. In London.
And since then, I've been mainly cosplaying as my favourite characters from obscure/underrated series from video game and manga/comics/graphic novel series, because I've seen too many people cosplaying as Final Fantasy, Nintendo and popular Shounen/Shonen Jump [except Gintama] characters and they have enough love from too many fans. As for me, seeing that I would prefer to stand out and be unique from the crowd of Final Fantasy clones, I want to spread out my love to the series that hardly gets any attention by cosplaying my favourite characters. Even if I get nods from a few diehard fans who like the same series as I do.
And that's my somewhat motto when it comes to my cosplay.
Cosplay that I've done since 2008
Yoshiya 'Joshua' Kiryu [It's a Wonderful Word/The World Ends with You]
Riku Anami Kanshu-Jinki version [World Embryo]
Franziska von Karma Young Franziska version [Ace Attorney series]
Ashley Mizuki Robins Original DS version [Another Code: Two Memories]
Felt Blanchimont [Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny]
Future Cosplay shown on either MCM Manchester/Thought Bubble
Sarah Sisulart Normal Dress version [Lost Odyssey] [POSTPONED UNTIL LATER]
Sougo Okita Shinsengumi Uniform Version [Gintama]
Kaoru Mistuki 1st TV Series Ending 1 Version [GARO]
Dream Cosplay that may or may not come true in the future XD
Sarah Sisulart Default and/or Wedding dress version [Lost Odyssey]
Claudia Auditore Pre-Brotherhood version [Assassin's Creed II]
Lita Blanchimont [Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana]
Kohei Nagase [Gimmick!]
Okuni SW3 version [Samurai Warriors series]
Leanne/Reanbell Default version [Resonance of Fate/End of Eternity]
Jen Default [The IT Crowd] - XD
Nino Default [Arakawa Under the Bridge]
Hana Grown-up Default version [Kamen Rider Den-O]
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