I fell into the hobby of cosplaying about three years ago, almost by accident. I've always been a bit of a closest-geek and I decided to give cosplaying a one-time go. But then I fell in love .
This hobby of mine has opened up so many unexpected doors. When I began cosplaying, I knew nothing about make-up, hair or wig styling, sewing, working with tools, or even what craft foam was! I had never felt what it was like to create something - pouring your heart, sweat, and sometimes even blood (pin pricks hurt) into it - and the pride you feel for accomplishing something. Cosplay has allowed me to become more comfortable with who I am, and met so many wonderful people who are now my friends through this hobby.
One of my goals as a cosplayer is to make the conscience choice to always enjoy this hobby; to cosplay for myself, and not for fame or attention. I want to be very transparent and share what I have learned with others, and encourage them too! Sometimes, because social media has made the world such a small place, we can become distracted and discouraged by all the great work we constantly see from others. Instead, we should let their hard work inspire us, and remember that it is a process to get there. Cosplay on, and always remember to breathe life in deeply!
Ps. I am grateful for the Cosplayer seseostara, who has a passion for showing the process behind cosplay. She recently featured my works on her website here: www.irthoshearth.com/2014/02/c…