Introduce yourself! β˜†

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Topic started 3 weeks ago

Hi everyone! ✨
Happy to see that the forums are back. It'd be nice to meet other cosplayers from all around the globe, whether you're just starting or have been around for years. What better way to start than with a short intro?
I'd love to know more about you guys and see what everyone has been up to in the cosplay world over the years!

Here's a template to help out. πŸ’– Blank version is underneath.
Name: The name you go by
Pronouns: Your pronouns
Social Media: List where we can find you on SNS
Specialties: Sewing, Crafting, Prop making, Makeup, Wig styling, Photography/editing, etc
How long have you been cosplaying?: How many years have you been cosplaying? Experience level?
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Tell us your fave
Most recent cosplay you've done: What's the most recent cosplay you've done
Other: Anything else? Maybe talk about contests you've entered/won, your favorite series, where you're from, etc!

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Name:
Pronouns:
Social Media:
Specialties:
How long have you been cosplaying?:
Your favorite cosplay you've done:
Most recent cosplay you've done:
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I'll start! ✨
Name: V
Pronouns: They/Them
Social Media: fvrrons on Twitter, Instagram, Cosplay dot com, and Original Glaze. fvrronscosplay is my cosplay specific twitter. https://beacons.page/fvrrons are all of my links.
Specialties: Wig styling, makeup, graphic design and editing. Just started sewing, crafting/prop making this year.
How long have you been cosplaying?: Since 2008-2009 casually, but as of 2020, I've picked it up as a hobby!
Your favorite cosplay you've done: NoΓ© Archiviste from The Case Study of Vanitas
Most recent cosplay you've done: Oberon Vortigern from FGO (Fate/Grand Order)
Other: HI! I'm V, a graphic designer and hobbyist cosplayer residing in the eastern US. I adore cosplay and am quickly learning more skills on the sewist and prop making side. ☺ I've placed in 2nd at the Momocon Winterfest 2021 hall costume contest. πŸŽ‰ Hoping to compete in a judged competition and hone my craft even more in 2022. My upcoming cosplans include Ashura from Onmyoji and Antarcticite from Houseki no Kuni; plan to make both myself. My favorite series is Final Fantasy XIII and I hope to cosplay from it one day. One of my dream cosplays is Bartz Klauser from FFV. Nice to meet you all! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯°

Avatar for FrozenNight FrozenNight

3 weeks ago

Hello everyone and nice to meet you! ^^

Name: Jenangel or FrozenNight
Pronouns: she/her
Social Media: jenangel_cosplay instagram / http://www.jenangel.nl my own website
Specialties: Crafting
How long have you been cosplaying?: I cosplay since the end of 2004 and my first cosplay was Yuna (Summoner) from Final Fantasy X.
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Umi Ryuuzaki from Magic Knight Rayearth
Most recent cosplay you've done: Leafeon but it's more of a self portrait with my headpiece
Other: Hello, I'm Jenangel and I'm cosplayer from the Netherlands. Cosplay allows me to become my favorite anime/manga or game character and finding some intresting new skills.
I started to get more intrest in photography through cosplay and mostly I’m doing my own portraits.

Avatar for ashweez ashweez

3 weeks ago

Omg the forums have returned!!!

Name: Ash/Ashweez
Pronouns: she/they
Social Media: ashweezcosplay on everything (IG, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, website)
Specialties: sewing, embroidery, prop-making (foam), some wig styling, graphic design, vector graphics for cosplays
How long have you been cosplaying?: Since 2005! But making cosplays from scratch since 2016
Your favorite cosplay you've done: that's tough! Probably Grimm Reaper / Maria Calavera from RWBY
Most recent cosplay you've done: Kena from Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Other:
Hey there! I love competing in cosplay contests and just recently got promoted to master level! I've judged two contests and have done a few online panels but never irl ones. I hope to guest and panel at future irl cons once it feels safe enough to do so. My biggest cosplan for 2022 is Lio Fotia from Promare and I hope to do a dance performance as him for a contest, which would be my first performance! (I've only ever entered craftsmanship before.) My next cosplay craftsmanship goal is to win a Best in Show!

Avatar for Black Blossom Black Blossom

3 weeks ago

Name: My username is fine.
Pronouns: She/her is fine.
Social Media: I do have SM for room for cosplay, however it's more of a side thing rather than a focus. The main thing on my page is art.
Specialties: I would say sewing and wig styling.
How long have you been cosplaying?: Almost 10 years (wow!)
Experience level?: Still beginner.
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Pale Serpent Widowmaker
Most recent cosplay you've done: Pale Serpent Widowmaker
Other: While I'm still beginner I really hope to be able to go cons again next year and and return with a bang, as my objective is go to as Ferrijit the Barren Blossom to Anime North, my main con of the year. I really hope to get her done not just because I like her design (and I like cats!) but my other thing is to get smarter with planning my cosplays out better than before.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Avatar for horrorqueencos horrorqueencos

3 weeks ago

Hello Hello!!!

Name: Horror Queen (keeping it to my user, I used to go by Hikaru2322/Hikaru Cosplay)
Pronouns: She/Her
Social Media: horrorqueencosplay (twitch, insta, tiktok, facebook) and @horrorqueencos (twitter)
Specialties: I love cosplaying just about anything! But ballgowns, sewing/fabric, tear away costumes, and spooky stuff!
How long have you been cosplaying?: Since 2008!
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Sooo hard! Tie between Krampus, Raven, Queen, and Giselle from Enchanted
Most recent cosplay you've done: (not shot: Lilith from Owl House). Shot: Regency era redesign of the Doom Slayer
Other: I love competing in masquerades (I'm a master). I'm still newer to hall/craftmanship comps, but have a few wins and smaller awards under my belt there. I believe you can learn something new with each cosplay you do, and try to push myself with every new project!

Avatar for OllieTwizzler OllieTwizzler

3 weeks ago

Name: Ollie
Pronouns: they/she
Social Media: ollietwizzler (TikTok), aloofs_travelingcircus (instagram; digital art more than cosplay)
Specialties: noob... but I'm interested in mold making and casting
How long have you been cosplaying?: My first con got cancelled D; but... I picked up my first cosplay project in August and have the materials to jump into more.
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Dr. Delbert Doppler (Treasure Planet)
Most recent cosplay you've done: same as above
Other: I'm absolutely brand new to the scene though I've always admired cosplays and found them the best part of going to conventions. I'm really eager to experiment with my new skills and materials to make some interesting characters and costumes. A lot of my interest is just in challenging myself to see if I can do things, without really thinking about whether I should. :) For example, I'm considering attempting to make a latex Dr. Doofenshmirtz half-mask/prosthetic just to see if I could pull it off. a triangle head. lol

Avatar for Bluehentrooper Bluehentrooper

3 weeks ago

Name: Jessica
Pronouns: she/her
Social Media: pinkchickenwalker on Instagram and facebook. Those are my cosplay accounts.
Specialties: Not giving up. It may take me years to finish, but eventually I get there.
How long have you been cosplaying?: Since 2003
Your favorite cosplay you've done: My Medic from Team Fortress 2 and my Star Wars stormtrooper.
Most recent cosplay you've done: Daisy from the Mario video games. I consider it more of a Halloween costume than a true cosplay, but I plan to wear it to a con or two for fun.
Other: I'm most known for Star Wars costumes and my volunteer work with the costume club I belong to. I do a lot of video game costumes as well, and I'm trying to get back to making my costumes more than buying them. I think I'll always do a mix of both, though.

Avatar for Watsonogus Watsonogus

3 weeks ago

Name: Watsonogus
Pronouns: She/her
Social Media: None for cosplay...maybe I'll make one.
How long have you been cosplaying?: Since 2011
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Belarus since it was my first cosplay ever
Most recent cosplay you've done: Xie Lian from Tian Guan Ci Fu/Heaven's Official Blessing
Other: Hello. I'm Watsonogus. I'm a casual cosplayer and I just enjoy dressing up as my favorite characters. I haven't done it much in the last few years so hoping to enjoy this hobby a bit more and make friends with it.

Avatar for plantlabyrinth plantlabyrinth

3 weeks ago

Name: laby
Pronouns: she/it
Social Media: stomackvirus/vocalsynth on instagram
Specialties: nothing yet...
How long have you been cosplaying?: i've been dressing up as characters since forever but i started calling it cosplay for real in 2019
Your favorite cosplay you've done: sabitsuki
Most recent cosplay you've done: utatane piko (not finished at all but soon)
Other: haiiii

Avatar for ricostarlight ricostarlight

3 weeks ago

Hi everyone!!!

Name: Rico
Pronouns: she/her
Social Media: ricostarlightcosplay on insta, RicoStarCosplay on twitter
Specialties: bodypainting, horns, wings
How long have you been cosplaying?: 9 years in April!!
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Right now my most recent, 3AM Jade Harley from homestuck, is my fave cause it's really sparkly and I got to take my time on craftsmanship
Most recent cosplay you've done: 3AM Jade though I'm working on a superhero AU version of nepeta leijon also from homestuck so that will hopefully soon be my most recent
Other: I'm a software engineer as my day job and I'm from Minnesota :3 homestuck is my favorite series and nepeta leijon is my favorite character from it, though I'm also a big my little pony fan and jojos bizarre adventure fan. I get most of my cosplay joy from doing it at conventions so I don't often cosplay outside of events. Excited to be here!

Avatar for ArlenaFae ArlenaFae

3 weeks ago

Hi!

Name: Arlena Fae
Pronouns: She/Her
Social Media: arlena_fae on IG, ArlenaFae on Twitter/Facebook/YouTube
Specialties: armor and prop making/foam work, sewing, photography + photo editing, patterning
How long have you been cosplaying?: I think it's been 10 years since I first started cosplaying
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Either Tyrande or Li Ming from Heroes of the Storm
Most recent cosplay you've done: I haven't got to cosplay that much this past year but I think the most recent one I completed was Blood Moon Katarina from LoL.
Other: I'm Arlena, a cosplayer from California and I cosplay from a variety of different things, especially video games. I also record the crafting process for almost every cosplay I make and turn them into work logs or tutorials that I post on my YT channel :) And make/sell patterns to pair with it.

Avatar for firespunalchemy firespunalchemy

3 weeks ago

Name:
Name: Rowan
Pronouns: she/they
Social Media: @firespunalchemy on IG, FB, and Twitter
Specialties: none really! i've only recently started learning how to sew, mostly working with modifying existing clothing, which is fun. i really enjoy building props though!
How long have you been cosplaying?: technically, i started back in 2005ish, but i took about a decade break before i started getting back into it. so around 8 years?
Your favorite cosplay you've done: medusa from soul eater, it's just so fun to wear her!
Most recent cosplay you've done: the last one i finished was punk sailor venus, the last from my series of punk sailor scouts. i have one i'm currently working on though (gideon from gideon the ninth).
Other: i'm a nerd in general; i love manga and anime, but i also play tabletop roleplaying games, video games, collect nendoroids, and really enjoy reading about how terrible films got made and watching rifftrax. i love to cook and bake too. in general, my philosophy on cosplay is to do what appeals to me and have fun. if that's not happening, then it's time to change tactics.

Avatar for steeveliphoto steeveliphoto

3 weeks ago

Name: Steeve Li
Pronouns: He
Social Media: @steeveliphoto on IG, FB and Twitter

Specialties & How long have you been cosplaying? :
I specialize in photography & videography since 2011 in France.

I am not particularly a Cosplayer, however, I have done a lot of work in this field thanks to my photos. I hope to be able to discover new talents across the horizons and beyond the borders. I also realize a magazine which should be out by the end of the year, I also manage the Facebook page of Cosplay MAG.

I love the staging in the realization of the photographs, to carry out an artistic direction and to give the possibility to the models that I take photographs to help them in the setting thanks to the expressions and the decorations set up in my photographic sessions.

Avatar for Doomed_Gav Doomed_Gav

3 weeks ago

I just stumbled upon this site, so talk about good timing for an intoduction lol.

Name: Gavin

Pronouns: He/Him

Social Media: Doomed_Gav (same username on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok)

Specialties: Foamsmithing, Prop-making, Drawing, Dishwashing,

How long have you been cosplaying?: Since 2016. I have been making my own props and cosplays since 2018.

Your favourite cosplay you've done: Doom Slayer 🀘

Most recent cosplay you've done: Postal Dude 😎

Other: Just some Scottish metal head who's been cosplaying as a hobby for over 5 years now. I'm currently studying 3D Design/Model Making at college, and I'm hoping to gain a profession utilising the skills and talents I acquired and developed from cosplay. In addition to attending various comic conventions, it has been a great way of coming out of my comfort zone and confronting my social anxieties, so it's a hobby that really means a lot to me. Video games have also been a big part of my life growing up, so I typically cosplay as my favourite characters from video games.

Avatar for bad_luck bad_luck

3 weeks ago

So glad the forums are back, and it's been awesome getting to know you all so far! Here's me:

Name: Bad_Luck

Pronouns: She/her

Social Media: I don't have a cosplay social media. Maybe someday.

Specialties: I'm more of a "jack of all trades, master of none" :P

How long have you been cosplaying?: Since about 2001. My first con was Anime Iowa in August 2002. The last one I attended was Galaxy Con in 2019 ("It's been 84 years!")

Your favorite cosplay you've done: It's a toss-up between Ziggy from Lazy Town and Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Most recent cosplay you've done: Doofus Drake from the original Ducktales

Current projects: Dark Princess from Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealers (dipping my toes into the world of gem-making for this one!)

Other: Hey! I'm a transplant from Minnesota. I was born and raised there, and then got sick of the never-ending winters and moved to SoCal several years ago. No regrets! (Okay, SOME. But not many.) I still have friends and family there, so I still sometimes go to cons in the Twin Cities area as well as in SoCal.

I've been cosplaying for quite awhile, though I've only ever participated in a cosplay competition twice. I'd love to try it more often, because I love theatre and being onstage, but I don't like how much time participating in the competition eats up. I like to have time to hang out with friends, roam the halls, and attend the occasional panel.

I'll cosplay from pretty much anything. If it's a character I love, I'm willing to cosplay them! I love learning new skills and techniques. I lost a lot of cosplay momentum when the pandemic hit. During the shutdown, I suddenly had a ton of free time, but working on cosplays seemed kind of pointless and sad. I'm still not yet at the point where I feel comfortable attending conventions again, but I'm starting to take up my projects once more, so I'll be ready when the time is right! I cannot WAIT to walk those hallowed convention center/hotel halls again!

Avatar for VermuthCosplay VermuthCosplay

3 weeks ago

Name: Vermuth
Pronouns: she/her
Social Media: vermuthcosplay on IG
Specialties: A little bit of everything but nothing perfect.
How long have you been cosplaying?: Since 2015
Your favorite cosplay you've done: 2B from Nier:Automata
Most recent cosplay you've done: Black Cat D.VA from Overwatch
Current projects: Demon Hunter Sombra from Overwatch
Other: Hey! IΒ΄m Vermuth from Germany.
IΒ΄m cosplaying since 2015 and participated twice in a competion. Never won anyone of them but itΒ΄s the fun and the different people you meet there which count the most. I mostly did cosplays of Video Game charakters. I like learning new things with every new project. In february I will start with 3D printing.

Avatar for RydiaValentine RydiaValentine

3 weeks ago

Name: Rydia Valentine
Social Media: I have a lot of cosplay accounts everywhere. So I put them all together in this link https://linktr.ee/RydiaValentine
Specialties: Sewing is my passion!
How long have you been cosplaying?: I started in 1999 and 2000. Then I continued from 2007 and I'm still cosplaying.
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Krul Tepes.
Most recent cosplay you've done: Kasumi Yoshizawa with her Violet outfit, from Persona 5 Royal.
Other: Hope to see everyone's cosplays in here.

Avatar for Cyberwolfman Cyberwolfman

2 weeks ago

Name: Mark / Cyberwolfman
Pronouns: He/Him
Social Media: Not on it much but I'm @Cyberwolfman (Twitter), facebook.com/Cyberwolfman, Cyberwolfman on IG
Specialties: Electronics (working on some cosplay with lighting)
How long have you been cosplaying?: Since 2006
Your favorite cosplay you've done: King Vegeta
Most recent cosplay you've done: King Vegeta (so many bows and salutes lol) Working on a version 3 as my version 2 is getting older.
Other: Just stoked that the forums are coming back. There were some good times organized here in the past, looking forward to many more.

Working on a King Cold right now, need to find a huge plexi wine snifter.

Also have an OC Gargoyle/Demon I'm getting started on, definitely for after hours events.

Avatar for Angelx624 Angelx624

2 weeks ago

Name: Kitty
Pronouns: She/Her
Social Media: https://twitter.com/KittyBeary624
Specialties: Hand sewing I guess XD
How long have you been cosplaying?: Since 2009! ^^
Your favorite cosplay you've done: I have a lot actually. But I have a soft spot for my Ghibli cosplays :3
Most recent cosplay you've done: I have a few I'm debuting this weekend at SacAnime! ^^
Other: Idk yet XD

Avatar for Foodzorz Foodzorz

2 weeks ago

Name: Patricia/Foodzorz
Pronouns: They/she
Social Media: Foodzorz @ IG, Twitter, Tumblr
Specialties: Uuuh Sewing, big anime swords and JRPG characters

How long have you been cosplaying?: Since ~2010
Your favorite cosplay you've done: Four - Drakengard 3, Eguille - Tales of Zestiria
Most recent cosplay you've done: Inuart - Drakengard
Other: Hey'all! Cool seeing this site back!
I've been cosplaying since ~2010 and competed p much since then. Since ~2017 I also started doing skits (as that's part of the higher ranks here) and really enjoyed the writing and audio/video producing part of that too.
I tend to do mostly JRPG characters, big swords and white hair is not a must but highly preferred haha. It mostly leans towards sewing, parts of armor and weapon props.

Current projects are Ardbert and my own character from FFXIV, both I'm reeeeally excited about

Avatar for Elycium Elycium

2 weeks ago

Name: Ely / Elycium

Pronouns: They/Them

Social Media:
fb - ElyciumCosplay
IG/Twitter/tiktok - @Elycium

Specialties: fabric crafting / sewing

How long have you been cosplaying?: I've been in this game since 2003. I started out with thrift store cosplay and then moved into sewing my own, and have been at it ever since.

Your favorite cosplay you've done: Mollymauk Tealeaf

Most recent cosplay you've done: Zoe Ashildr (Tales of Arcadia: Wizards)

Other: I've really fallen into the d&d cosplay hole as of late, with a lot of my inspiration coming from Critical Role. I'm currently wrapping up my Mollymauk coat re-make, and look forward to not having to embroider another one for a very long time.

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