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Unread 02-21-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Where do you work? If you work.

I'm curious as what people on cosplay.com do for a living to pay for their costumes.

I'm currently doing temp work. I drive cars for an auto auction. But it's only one day a week.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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Unread 02-21-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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I'm my sister's baby-sitter though I need to get a real job soon cause I don't get paid much and I am now getting less days. Darn fabrics gotta be so pricey /:P
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Unread 02-21-2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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4th grade teacher. Love my kids, and the atmosphere of the school I'm at this year.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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I finished university last September and I haven't been able to find a job. I've been thinking of just going back into education simply so I'm not a NEET.

Costumes are paid for by money from gifts (Christmas/Birthdays/etc) or doing odd jobs (I charge less than most for computer repair), which is one of the reasons it tends to go pretty slowly (the fact I don't have Łenough to get a sewing machine doesn't help).
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Unread 02-21-2012, 09:07 PM   #6
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4th grade teacher. Love my kids, and the atmosphere of the school I'm at this year.
You're a 4th grade teacher!!! I was a teacher's assistant for a 2nd grade teacher when I was a senior in high school! I miss it soooo much. :')
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Unread 02-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #7
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My official title is senior programmer.

My non official tasks go from programming, to customer support, to onsite analysis, passing by systems architecture as well as some project management.

It's a full time job I'm lucky enough allows for some flexible schedule and allows me to work only 4 days a week.

I only got into cosplay once my studies were done, my living situation was taken care of, my financial situation was secure. Then I had both the means to go to conventions and the resources to make it happen.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #8
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I lurk under the floorboards at Kildread's feet, gazing up at him adoringly.

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Unread 02-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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Unemployed right now, but I'm usually a retail slave, specializing with jewellery stores.
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There is a vibe here that says "We're in this together! Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way." <3
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Unread 02-21-2012, 09:32 PM   #10
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You're a 4th grade teacher!!! I was a teacher's assistant for a 2nd grade teacher when I was a senior in high school! I miss it soooo much. :')
This is my 3rd year teaching, 1st year in 4th grade. I did 5th grade the previous two years. There are rough times, but there are also many good times to outweigh the rough.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #11
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This is my 3rd year teaching, 1st year in 4th grade. I did 5th grade the previous two years. There are rough times, but there are also many good times to outweigh the rough.
Wow that's cool! Yes I do agree about the rough times but I like to remember the great times! ^_^
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Unread 02-21-2012, 10:31 PM   #12
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Unread 02-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #13
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Unemployed right now, but I'm usually a retail slave, specializing with jewellery stores.
Jewelry stores? What kind of jewelry do you make/sell/something?
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Unread 02-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #14
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Jewelry stores? What kind of jewelry do you make/sell/something?
Fine and casual/silver-based jewellery. I know karats, cuts, chain types, gold, silver, hallmarks, diamonds, gemstones, and so forth for selling it (as in, I can describe/identify a "Marquis-cut 14 karat mystic topaz ring" and a "20 inch sterling figaro men's chain" and the like). I'm going to be making my own fine jewellery eventually (on a bigass waiting list for a local silversmithing and lapidary course), but for now I sell and at one of my old jobs occasionally repaired it (it was mostly beaded jewellery, regluing stones or small adjustments then. No smithwork).
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Unread 02-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #15
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