I started cosplaying in the early 2000s not long after going to my very first convention. I saw so many people dressed up as their favourite characters I knew I wanted to give it a try, at first it was just modified or store bought items. After some time my mother bought my my very first sewing machine as I had been using hers for a long time. I enjoy costuming as my favourite characters from movies, tv and books and have thrown the odd game/comic book character in here and there.
One of my very first costumes was Buffy and Tara from the tv series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which had been one of my very first fandoms to join. Later one I costumed as J’hiera from Angel, were a friend had made me the prosthetics. I later went on to costume from Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Xena, Draco Malfoy is in fact one of my longest worn costumes and I love getting the chance to bring him back out.
One of my greatest achievements was when I made my Tonks Ministry of Magic jacket, it was one of the first items I had made entirely from scratch. I actually ended up making the jacket twice after the first one fell apart but then it was pretty old by the time that happened.
I have come a long way since I started this hobby and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve learnt several new skills along the way from making armour and props, to new sewing techniques.
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