Just popping my head in to briefly wave hello. I've been interested in cosplay since I went to Dragon*Con a few years ago (and every year since). I saw so many people in amazingly beautiful costumes wandering the convention and I was insanely jealous. *g* So I decided to give it a go myself.
I've done the Dawn-Look-A-Like Contest at Dragon*Con in the past, and those were technically the first costumes I ever did. I also did a generic schoolgirl outfit for Anime Weekend Atlanta last year, but I think I'm ready to move on to something more challeging.
So this year I'll be doing another Dawn costume for DC, as well as Jenny Sparks from the Authority (comic book character), and Janis from Animal Magnetism.
I was looking for somewhere to get tips on costumes and sewing, and I think I've found the place.