Things have changed a bit for me as I have a chronic illness which has gradually worsened to the point I can barely walk at all. I am planning new costumes but it has to be thought about in at different way as I will be sat down either with my mobility scooter or in at wheelchair. I'm less able to make things but I atsbom planning Retsuko from Aggretsuko for the near future.
Old Profile: I would now consider myself an amateur at best in the world of Cosplay, but have extended my efforts through the years of experience and have gained a little more confidence with using my sewing machine too. My plans are getting more ambitious each time though I have to be reminded to keep it practical and not overdo the extras that I end up having to carry around.
I generally get the most enjoyment from cosplaying the lesser known or lesser loved characters. I will only go through the time and trouble to make/assemble/wear the costume of a character that I really adore or respect in some way, because that's my motivation. I want to share my love of the character/series and celebrate it.
BIG NEWS OF OCTOBER 2013
At MCM London in October 2013, I remade a pair of my favourite costumes - Doki and Nabi from There She Is - to wear with my boyfriend. On the Friday evening, while at the show, he asked me if there was anywhere I thought good to get a couple of photos before the white of our costumes got inevitably greyer through the weekend. I pointed to a red wall nearby and handed the camera to our friend. As I put on the headpiece and looked towards him, he was down on one knee with a ring in his hand.
He proposed to me in the most adorably appropriate cosplay we had, and of course I said yes! Expo engagement. Not what I was expecting but it was wonderful.
Anyway, back to the cosplay, I'm planning a few more costumes now. 2014 will likely be more about Dragon Age, and maybe something else but I'm not certain yet. The impending release of Inquisition and our frequent sessions of tabletop RPG from Dragon Age leaves little room in my tiny mind for much else!
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