This is the very first Blog I have ever written... which is strange because I talk and write so much I don't understand why I haven't delved deeper into this type of thing. I wanted to start this blog, telling and teaching others through my escapades as both a cosplayer and an artist. Though many people when I started out in 2011 has either seen me as either an artist or a cosplayer, it was a little tough to break into both lifestyles; trying to excel in both while not neglecting one for the other. After trying to keep them separate for a while myself, believing deep down that they were two separate things I had an epiphany. Cosplay is Art. A form of Art is Cosplay.
When I look in the mirror I see an artist. I've used paint, pencils, and inks to write, draw, and create. I treated everything else like artwork so why not cosplay? If I began to see cosplay as just another art form, another medium I would like utilize to form my ideas into real life artwork why not treat it like art? As I paint my face, as I pencil my templates, and as I ink the small details on my finish piece, I solely began to curse myself out for not seeing it sooner.
Throughout the years, I've done what every other cosplayer has done: gain experience, find cosplay hacks, and figured out some things. I would like to start telling the world all of the cool stuff that I found out that I could do to make my cosplay into what I want; into something I'm proud of when I walk into a con like a boss.
So here it is, my introduction to this blog, letting you know why I'm starting. If you've made it to this blog, thank you for reading and you can always reach me here, Facebook, Instagram, email, and at a con! I always ready to answer questions and hopefully some of them can get answered here before someone asks them.