My friend Bethany insisted, I had a Pocahontas bed spread and I really wanted Poco's friend raccoon Meeko as a child. The costume was sewn by my awesome mother !
I first discover cosplay through a cosplay magazine called Cosplay Gen when I was in middle school, I fell in love! My first cosplay was Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy Advent Children. I didn’t have much self-esteem when I first started, I felt Tifa would be an easy cosplay to pull off. My response of the con scene was “WOW” others who like what I like! I was mind blown by how many people came to conventions in costume! People watching at cons is so much more fun, asking other cosplayers how they made things on their costumes. Being with new friends and old, having fun and enjoying a hobby together. You can’t get any better than that.
I keep at it because I have fun! Why else? I’ve learned I can’t walk in heels on a concrete floor for more than 8 hours. Cosplay is special to me because I’ve met some of the best people to enrich my life for the better through this awesome hobby. You don’t have to look at cosplay as an elitist, who’s costume is the best type of deal. I really think most cosplayers just want to enjoy themselves in costume with others.