About Me / Q&A

What got you into cosplay?
I donít think Iím the first to admit I never grew out of playing dress up!!^^ I think I was cosplaying before I even knew what it was!! For Halloween, I always liked to dress up as characters. So instead of generic witch or fairy, I would typically dress up as Dorothy, Betty Boop, or Daria! I always loved to go all out and dress up for other holidays and events too! I started dressing up for movie premiers (like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Pirates of the Caribbean). Once I found out there was a name for my hobby, and a large community of people who shared it, it was all over! Right before I attended my first official convention (Anime Expo 2006) I did some research and put together a few of my first cosplay outfits for me and my cousin who was attending the con with me. I think my background in theatre and performing also lent its hand to me embracing this lifestyle! Also my love for fashion and design, drives me ceaselessly to create better and more accurate costumes!!
Tell us a little about yourself
I have been cosplaying since 2006 but have really gotten serious about it over the last few years!! To me, there is no better way to express your love of a show or for a particular character, than to actually dress up and "become" that character for a day!! I have always created parts of my costume (modifications/accessories/props), but I am finally branching out to start sewing my costumes from scratch! I love the process of costume making - having a vision and making it a reality. Other than cosplay, I design jewelry, dabble in photography, and do alternative modeling. I am also a performer through and through! I have been singing, acting, and dancing since I was a little kid! I could not live without coffee, strawberries, red velvet cake, and pizza! My life can be pretty excitement-filled, but I also love to just veg out at home, watching anime or playing video games with my friends! I love to make new friends, especially ones that share the same passions as me! If you have an event and you need cosplay performers for entertainment or you would like a commission, please send me a message or contact me at ichigo_dreams@hotmail.com I've been working on uploading all my cosplay pics, working from my first costumes, to the newest! It is proving to be a daunting task, so please bear with me! ^__^

ichigo dreams

United States

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