I started cosplaying in late 2007 and attended my first convention in 2008. I became interested in cosplay in 2006 when looking up pictures online and fell in love with the idea of dressing up as your favourite characters. Since I started cosplaying I have assembled and made over 100 costumes to date, including commissions for friends. When I started my mother made my costumes, and since 2011 I have been sewing my own, now competing at the Regional Artisan level in Masquerades.
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