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Thanks to my beautiful friends :) by Afireinsidegirl
Thanks to my beautiful friends :)
I wrote a journal recently thanking people for their support. While writing it I stated that 'without my friends I would be nowhere and know nothing'.
This couldn't be more true! I would not have continued cosplaying over the years without my friends supporting me.
When I am unsure of a material, wig or pattern they offer advice. When I feel self conscious they push me to join cosplay groups, have fun and have photo shoots. And above all they support my costume efforts 100% by giving me advice and encouragement on my development as a cosplayer, casting their eyes on my wips and finished costumes and being honest!

A friend of mine has recently started posting cosplay/con highlights, I think I will start doing the same so I can share my experiences with you all and credit my lovely friends! I will share these posts on my Facebook page: Facebook.com/Afigcostumeandcraft

Photo by Joshua:
jandrewfilmandphotography.com/
Costume by:
Einmyria
Hair, make up and pose by me!

Journal I speak of:
afireinsidegirl.deviantart.com…
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Firstly I'd like to say a huge thank you to all my friends who have supported me in making costumes :) these past few years of making costumes have been a bit weird. I've never had a hobby that I've kept for this long O_O
I know that I will never be 'the best cosplayer' and that my costumes will never be 'perfect' but I don't care about those things. I'm so so so happy that I have such a great and productive hobby which has lead me to make so many fantastic friends.

I have had a couple of low points with cosplay, made something that I didn't like (many times) and once I put extreme pressure on myself to finish a costume by a set date (it made me very ill). But I have learnt from those low points. The last two years have been great (I have been on da for 2 years, wow!)
Thanks to you my lovely friends I have managed to set up a Facebook page for my wips, I love that page and my friends are so supportive of my costumes on there. I have also managed to try new skills and gain advice/feedback on my costumes and this year I came third in an online cosplay competition. Without my friends I would be nowhere and would know nothing! :)


So now I've been emotional here are my updates:
Frimelda -plodding along with this one, may be done without a weapon for MCM, if not maybe done for CFCC. Or maybe even for next year, let's see how it goes.
Sheeta -going well. Should be done for MCM. I hate the material that I bought though. Polycotton, never again. We have another big Ghibli meet arranged for Sat of MCM so I'm very excited!
The Groke - on hold, can't find good wire for it.


Cons:
Cardiff Mini-con - hopefully will cosplay Sheeta

Mcm - hopefully Sheeta and Frimelda (back up of Sophie Hatter or San or Nauiscaa)

CFCC - who knows! :p maybe Frimelda.


I have lots and lots and lots more cosplays planned right now. Too many to mention. more Ghibli, more Marvel, Disney, Moomins, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon and so much more. :D
  • Mood: Love
A cosplay message by Afireinsidegirl
A cosplay message
why do people cosplay a particular character?
...who cares?!!!!

A response to some very unfortunate and rare nastiness on the part of a couple of cosplayers. I hate nastiness and just want to promote the good side of the community (which is thankfully the side I see most often!)

Cosplay and edit by me.
Original photo by Matt Calvert Photography
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Please consider voting (ends very soon) www.in2thereview.com/?contesta…
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Hi guys :)

Hope you are all good!

First thing is please consider voting in this competition www.in2thereview.com/competiti…
I've entered it and so have a few of my friends, it's just for fun but support would be appreciated. And the great thing is that you get a fresh vote every day, which means if you like more than one cosplayer you can vote for them on a different day OR you can just vote for the same cosplayer over and again ;)

Costumes:
So where am I with everything? In a mess is the answer... I have been working on Frimelda (FFTA2) but I keep re-doing bits etc so it's taking me a while. I was hoping to make her armour from foam only but I've decided to go against this and use worbla, so we'll see how that goes.
Also I've just ordered lots of the items I need for my Sheeta cosplay (Laputa). I'll be working on both of these costume exclusively until MCM October has passed as these are the two costumes I hope to take :)

As per usual I'd love to hear what everyone else is upto?
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Disney songs
  • Reading: Too many comic books
  • Watching: Mononoke Hime
  • Playing: MtG
  • Eating: Crisps :p
  • Drinking: Teeeeeeea

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Sarah, Saz
United Kingdom
>open to suggestions/advice on anything I post!<

Disclaimer* My photos are for browsing and feedback, they can also be used for your own costume reference. Please do not use my photos for your personal benefit, do not submit them to groups/pages without my permission, do not sell them and do not claim they are your own.

I'm pretty easy going, open minded and sociable and I like to try new things, cosplaying is a chance for me to escape how busy I am for a day or two a few times a year and to meet people with similar likes to me/hang out with the friends that I already have.

My first ever costume was Kiki (Kiki's delivery service), I made it to were to a party but it looked really bad and so I didn't want to wear it out of the house! I then bought my Sophie Hatter costume from a friend (S-Lawliet) and I loved it!! From there on I started to make my own costumes and gradually I'm trying to get better at making them :)
I'm lucky that I have made a lot of friends who cosplay and give me advice when I need it (which is pretty often)... I'm also part of a cosplay group called Loki UK with some lovely peeps

Planned and in Progress costumes:
Frimelda (ff ta2)
Shyvana (lol)
Leona (lol)
Zelda (dark)
Re-make Kiki
Gumi -Secret Police


Previous cosplays (with date they were made/bought):
Nausicaa (of the Valley of the Wind) made (2013)
Maze Card (CCS) mixed made and bought (2013)
Gumi Megpoid (Vocaloid) mixed made and bought (2013)
Clarisse (Lupin iii, Castle of Cagliostro) made, with bought shirt (2013)
Sailor Mercury (Sailor Moon) bought (2013)
Boat Spirit (Spirited Away) made (2013)
Hikari (Evangelion) made (2013)
Super Mario (Super Mario Bros) bought (2012)
Major Kusanagi (G.I.T.S Sac) made (2012)
San/Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime) made (2012)
Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty) made (2011)
Beedrill (Pokemon) made (2011)
Oddish (Pokemon) made (2010)
Sophie (Howl's Moving Castle) bought (2010)
Kiki (Kiki's Delivery Service) made (2009)
Firstly I'd like to say a huge thank you to all my friends who have supported me in making costumes :) these past few years of making costumes have been a bit weird. I've never had a hobby that I've kept for this long O_O
I know that I will never be 'the best cosplayer' and that my costumes will never be 'perfect' but I don't care about those things. I'm so so so happy that I have such a great and productive hobby which has lead me to make so many fantastic friends.

I have had a couple of low points with cosplay, made something that I didn't like (many times) and once I put extreme pressure on myself to finish a costume by a set date (it made me very ill). But I have learnt from those low points. The last two years have been great (I have been on da for 2 years, wow!)
Thanks to you my lovely friends I have managed to set up a Facebook page for my wips, I love that page and my friends are so supportive of my costumes on there. I have also managed to try new skills and gain advice/feedback on my costumes and this year I came third in an online cosplay competition. Without my friends I would be nowhere and would know nothing! :)


So now I've been emotional here are my updates:
Frimelda -plodding along with this one, may be done without a weapon for MCM, if not maybe done for CFCC. Or maybe even for next year, let's see how it goes.
Sheeta -going well. Should be done for MCM. I hate the material that I bought though. Polycotton, never again. We have another big Ghibli meet arranged for Sat of MCM so I'm very excited!
The Groke - on hold, can't find good wire for it.


Cons:
Cardiff Mini-con - hopefully will cosplay Sheeta

Mcm - hopefully Sheeta and Frimelda (back up of Sophie Hatter or San or Nauiscaa)

CFCC - who knows! :p maybe Frimelda.


I have lots and lots and lots more cosplays planned right now. Too many to mention. more Ghibli, more Marvel, Disney, Moomins, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon and so much more. :D
  • Mood: Love

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:iconanxioushart:
AnxiousHart Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav! :D
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:iconafireinsidegirl:
Afireinsidegirl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Your welcome :) loving the Digimon costumes!
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:iconanxioushart:
AnxiousHart Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm planning on wearing tai to animanga pop. You going next week?
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Afireinsidegirl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
No sorry. You going mcm London and cfcc?
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Afireinsidegirl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
No sorry. You going mcm London and cfcc?
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XxmorwullxX Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fav! I hope you liked it :happybounce: Hug :happybounce: 
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Afireinsidegirl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
I do like it. I also posted it to a very large Ghibli community so that people can see it and buy items with the design on ;)
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XxmorwullxX Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: THAT'S AWESOME, THANKS THANKS THANKS Hug 
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Afireinsidegirl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Your welcome. If you do any more Ghibli designs (or Disney) please share them my way ;)
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SistersOfCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Thank you for the llama!!!
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