As stated, started as a reenactor 30 some years ago, but there has always been an element of cosplay in that hobby. Costumes and outfits were often based as much on popular film as research. Realy got into cosplay as we think of it now when I went to Whitby Goth for the first time eight years ago. More of a Polidori (historical based vampire type) than techno or emo, making and wearing 18th and 19th cent. style stuff, and some pure fantasy.I like the element of show off that you get with Goth, the dramatic clothes and the emotional baggage that comes with the dark look.Proudest moment was probably being complemented by the technical adviser on the set of "Soldiers" for fulfilling his image of that role (French Napoleonic NCO) wearing kit I had made and researched myself.Most thrilling experience in public, marching through Ramboullet in France, in the same role and being showered with flowers and confettii by cheering crowds.I was taking part in a reenactment, so it was nothing personal, but nontheless memorable.More mainstream cosplaywise I got an " I look great" award at the York, Costume Soc. convention about 10 years ago.Got seconde prize at Thoughtbubble 2009 for my Pyrate character, an outfit I made for reenactment originaly.
Lately I have got into the Steampunk scene, and have posted pics from the Asylum event in Lincoln in September, which was a lot of fun.
Recently I put the kit together for Allan Quatermain,League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, comic version, not film and wore it to Thought Bubble 2010 and won one of the prizes there.
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