Well hello all! I'm Ari, and at 24 years of age I'm a ballerina hailing from Colorado who has been lurking around Cosplay[dot]com for a while. I used to cosplay a while back and I think at one time I was even a registered member of the site, but it's been such a while I honestly couldn't remember.
In any case, I got so much negative reaction from family members to my hobby that I gave up everything, all in progress projects were trashed, all materials thrown away, I didn't try to save anything and I quit for a while, which is sad because I really enjoyed cosplaying. Although, during all that downtime I went back to dancing ballet and since entering into a stable relationship with my now fiance,
he has encouraged me to enjoy that I love and its that encouragement that has motivated me to get back in cosplaying.
Soooo hey. =]