I already answered (1) the Battle Faerie from Neopets (^_^)
(5) I know everyone’s opinion on this is different, and mine will probably be drastically different from everyone else’s but… How much fun you have in the costume makes it great. I can’t judge others for their costumes or shiny wigs because maybe they’re having a jam! For me though, I can say my first run of Sayaka and Eren were terrible (they were almost finished costumes, enough to wear out on the con floor and look good) but I was having nervous melt downs in both of them and I felt so ugly wearing them and all the tiny tiny missing details were just killing me. Anarchy Panty though? Kind of falling apart every time I wore her, but I always had fun when I wore her! I met cool people, went on crazy adventures (yes in THOSE heels) and ate the best food while wearing that cosplay so I think of it as my best one, even though it has many problems and lacks a lot of things.
(11) Hmmm I’m thinking too hard about this probably haha but I guess I’d have to say it’s a tie between Sayaka and Anarchy Panty. I made Panty in March of… 2011 and it was a struggle to get it right and getting everything to come together and actually stay on me. I begged with crocodile tears for my dearest friend alleriax to help me re-make her before A-Kon so she let me come over every night after work for a week and some straight to work on it and teach me how to do pretty much everything! I wouldn’t know how to do a thing nowadays without those nights back then haha! It was practically done before I left for the con, but it even still took a few more months of putting together the final touches and getting all the details correct. As for Sayaka… It was a grueling month of sculpting, waiting, sculpting, waiting, casting, sculpting, waiting, more casting, more sculpting, and even more waiting. Then back to the beginning and cycle over again. It was a pain but a glorious pain I love. Everything else came together pretty quickly but the breast plate was just… So long… Uguuu
(28) My cosplay-kit kind of varies depending on what cosplay I bring to a con, but it always involves; mini sewing kit with all the goods, hot glue gun and a ziplock baggy half full of extra glue sticks (I’ll bring different colours too depending on the costume haha), travel size wrinkle release spray, travel size febreeze to-go, a stick of Kiss-Off, eye drops/saline, fray-away, fashion tape, witch tape, regular scotch tape (LOL), and coloured pencils in the colours of fabric of the cosplay I brought. In case there is a small stain that doesn’t require cleaning out, but will bother me I just go right over it with a prisma colour premier.
Oh wow, I didn’t think I would get responses so fast! Haha!
As for (1)… My very first cosplay was when I was in 6th or 7th grade… I wanted to be the Battle Faerie from Neopets! I begged my mom to help me make it, so she drove me everywhere trying to find the right materials and dealing with my pickiness haha! We put so much work into it from dying the fabric for the one-piece, gluing each individual gem onto the belt, airbrushing the wings the right colour and dousing the sword in sparkles (> v<) (the bathtub was green for a few weeks…)
I’ll have to find a photo and share with you all! All the photo albums are in storage right now but if i do a little digging I’m sure i can get it… (Unfortunately it was during the days that digital camera were not a thing! Annnnd now you know how old I am LOL)
(30)… I don’t really know what qualifies someone to be a professional cosplayer, I don’t really follow all the big stuff about that so forgive my ignorance. I don’t know if it’s your follower count/popularity, or winning WCS, or even just making money off of cosplaying? I don’t know what counts someone as a professional (>_<) I don’t follow cosplayers that I don’t know personally either except a few friends of friends so this is probably the worst question to ask me LOL but I guess I’ll put down Teca/Mandy! She is a super silly sweet human with the coziest hugs I can’t believe how lucky I am to know her cause she is so kind and amazing AND HER COSPLAYS ARE AMAZING! She is actually in Wild Garden Cosplay and they compete at WCS every year (though this year they are taking a break) you can check Teca out here! (^ o^)/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teca/839762459387142
Available at the show: “My Eyes Are Up Here” (veils included)
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