I read Fairy Tail manga and I remember a chapter where his armor appeared. It was so different from her other armor and weapons and I knew I wanted to cosplay it! I made the weapons and the wings in the summer of 2016. My mother helped me make my costume together in the spring. It was a fun process and required a lot of creativity. I think they liked the costume. A lot of people asked for photos which made me happy. I saw a younger girl who was the younger version of me in the anime/manga. I wanted to take a picture with her so it was kinda like Erza from the past and present. My sister is a big cosplayer and my whole family is into cosplay and anime. Every year we all attend as a family and it's very fun! It helped me find one of my interests which is building and prop making.