I swas really introduced to cosplaying about a decade ago when my friend at school showed me a whole new world of geekery.
I created my first cosplay age 17 (gosh that was a long time ago!) and have been hooked ever since.
That being said, although I enjoy cosplay circumstances haven't been kind, money has been tight and jobs some times disappear, which for a few years at least, stilted my cosplay ambitions!
However, I am now significantly more stable and enjoying experimenting with a whole range of new techniques! I love trying new methods, they may not make it to being a cosplay, but I love the experimenting and doing!
At the moment I am being pulled increasingly towards creature cosplay and creation. I'm currently working on a number of creature costumes incorporating a variety of techniques and challenges - stilts, working with resin, wefts and fur, armour too!
My favourite cosplay has to be Alice the Rabbit, she's a stilted cosplay and she was contructed at a time where my boyfriend and I were at a low, no jobs, very little income and we used her as a kind of therepy!
She was impressive to look at and we took her to a couple of masquerades, including entering the Eurocosplay at Ayacon (which resulted in the design being revised over and over again!). Unfortunately, the materials I used for the suit were low quality and the body suit is no more! I have kept the head and other accessories and the stilts are in perfect working order - although we are working on Mark 2s!
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