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Name : Chantelle
Location : Croydon
Date of Birth : 23rd May 1992
Age : 25

Personal Bio

I'm a Uni student, studying Illustration and Moving Image.
I'm a huge manga/comics fan. No I'm pretty much obssessed! I write and draw comics and I love cosplay to the point that I would spend hours painting half my body green just for one day. Sigh If only the media understood that. ;_; Noone likes being cussed on the front page of a newspaper do they!? I didnt ;_: Anyways~
My aim is to be a professional comic artist/illustrator and to draw comics based strictly on real life and psychological issues. Other than manga and anime I have a strong interest in East Asian culture. I also like to stalk korean rappers and singers on Twitter. Seriously. Its a fun interest! ^-^
I love music (and music accessories!) I love ALT Rock,NU-metal, Christian ROCK and rap, Japanese pop and rock,Korean HIP HOP, pop and rock, Viet rap, Chinese pop, Underground Rap and House/Electro.
I like to learn Korean/Japanese pop dances.
I work as a part time ninja, nah joke! I'm just your average cosplay/comic/japanese/korean/ whatever you wannna call it freak.
I love making new friends and getting to know new people dont matter whether male, female or alien.

Cosplay Bio

It was in year 2008 during my first year of college. I befriended this girl (who is now one of my closest friends),she found out that I also liked anime and told me about the mcm expo. At the time I was pretty clueless I had no idea that cosplay existed, I didnt know anything about conventions either.
She persuaded me to come along and tried to explain to me what cosplay was. I didn't get it, my mind couldn't comprehend it at the time.
As if people actually dress up as anime characters! So I thought.
Boy, was I stunned when I finally went to my first expo event!! I was a huge Gintama fan as well and when I saw someone cosplaying Gin during my first expo, I felt this unexplainable feeling of Joy. I was seeing my fav anime characters projected their right in front of me in real life. It was mind blowing! I wanted to be part of it to be an Anime character for a day was a like a childhood dream come true for me. (I used pretend I was sailor moon when I was young).
So after that fun experience, I immediately fell in love with expo, faithfully attended it every year, May and October.Unfortunately I had no cosplay friends and I didn't know how to start so I created my own OC, well ,closet cosplays. I admit that they were really fail closet cosplays but I was so desperate at the time! (This was during year 2009)
Then after some intense internet research I tried again (last year 2010 around April), only this time I picked a character.
I started of on a small budget, brought a black fuku online (it was on sale at lawrara.com) and decided to cosplay Hell girl. Then after I discovered Miku Hatsune fell in love with her music, cosplayed her at Hyper Japan last year.
My cosplay knowledge and experience slowly keeps expanding. I'm still a bit of a noob, I don't make my own costumes but I'm learning how to style wigs. I'm also going to attempt at making a cosplay prop for the first time as it cant be avoided. My first official cosplay Hell girl was in May 2010.
I also made a film about cosplay with my film group, it got screened at the David lean cinema at the Croydon Clocktower. :3
Sorry for writing such a long essay of rambles xD