Who am I and what is this page!?
Well, this is my tumblr, my ‘portfolio’ if you will… of my ‘work.’ I don’t really call it work because it is a hobby and occasionally I will sell a costume when I have no more intention of using it - or if I made an improved version. It can be work in the sense of ‘art’ and I fully believe that sewing, fashion, costuming are branches of art and cosplay is a very fun way of interpreting other forms of art (video games, manga, comics, anime, etc) and bringing it to life. No two Sailor Senshi costumes will look the same (Unless of course.. mass produced by the same person with the same fabric.) I may prefer matte cottons, while someone else makes the same fuku out of silk or satin. I may make the sailor blouse of a seifuki baggy while someone else makes Enma Ai’s blouse form fitting. My collar might be more angular while someone else has a sailor collar that is curved and soft. Cosplay is very interesting in that sense, right?
It is also important to LOVE the character you are dressing up as - people may (and often will) expect you to be in the very role of whomever you are dressed as. Amateur acting perhaps?
Anyway… I have been cosplaying for three years and have been sewing for nearly ten. I had dreams of being a fashion designer but somehow ended up studying Liberal Arts in college instead of Fine Arts. Go figure. Cosplay is a great way for me to practice and improve my costuming skills while paying homage to some other artist.