So, does anyone else here make costumes for other people? I started making costumes for other people before I even started sewing my own. However, I've found myself in a tough situation where I feel pressured to make a million costumes per convention, almost half of which are for others. It is a drag and I think that it has taken a lot of the initial fun out of cosplaying!
Has anyone else ever felt pressure from others? Is there a nice way to tell them that you want to sew only for yourself? I just don't want to seem like a huge disappointment or a bad friend. So many- too many- of my friends have come to rely on my shoddy sewing skills and it is too stressful for me. I want cosplay to be all about fun! I feel really selfish withdrawing my promises to sew for others... but I think it would be best for me, sanity-wise (I've been up 1~3 days straight before every convention in the last year, and I'm less and less motivated to sew anything anymore).
Argh! I'm a very frustrated cosplayer!!!