I've been cosplaying since 2012, having stumbled across the notion (and the fact that cons Were A Thing) via the Homestuck fandom, which is where most of my earliest cosplays were from (that and Persona 4!). For a few years, I was happy to mostly buy stuff with the odd prop-making here and there but in 2016, I decided I wanted to start making more of my own stuff.
Currently, I have a mixture of bought cosplay and self-made - I'm still not the fastest in making my own stuff, and it's nice to have some newer stuff to tide me over in the meantime. I'm hoping that by 2018 the balance will be shifting more but we'll have to see!
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