Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Chat > Introductions

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 09-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
lemuries
Registered User
 
lemuries's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 559
Hello from the shadows

I have been making costumes for more than 25 years, starting with Halloween and then Renn Faire and then LaRPs and with some community theaters. Sadly, I left the Renn Faire and LaRP and theater communities many years ago to pursue love. About the only reason I have to do costuming any more is commissions from friends, Halloween, and Dragoncon.

Given how much audience exposure I've had at Renn Faires, you wouldn't think I have a problem with shyness, but I'm only slightly better in front of a crowd than I was in my speech class when I nearly passed out in front of the podium. In the SCA we used to joke about "freaking the mundanes," but these days I get really uncomfortable imagining the reaction to walking in public in a costume.

This past Dragoncon, I went completely in mundane clothing and hated it. I've decided that I have 12 months to get myself physically and emotionally camera-ready to fix it next Labor Day. In order to do that, I need to join a community of people who are totally comfortable being what I want to be. I figure if I immerse myself here, it'll help me become relaxed when connecting with strangers.

So please go on being as open and friendly and helpful and welcoming, because I will be really grateful for a big dose of you!

-Laurel
lemuries is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 AM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.