I’ve been away from the blogging world for too long and I’ve been meaning to come back for a while~ Sigh … I’d start typing away on a blog post only to put it on the back burner like almost every other writing project I’ve taken on (outside of school). And to be honest, lately, most of my creative energy has been put into Cosplay and the community I’ve suddenly become a part of.
With some contemplation, I’ve decided: why not try and mix my two loves (or obsessions) together? Cosplay and Writing in to one project sounds pretty easy… I hope? So with some effort, I’ve drafted a few posts, mostly work logs/behind the scenes stuff of my past and current projects.
I’m thinking with the amount of “work-in-progress” photos that I have sitting around on my hard drive, I can post something hopefully once every other week or so~ I don’t know. No promises over here because I can’t seem to keep any blogging promises. Ever.
Now to some long-time followers (if you’re still here haha), you may be wondering, “Why cosplay?” To which I’ll say, “Why not?”
It’s just one of those things where I fell into it fast and hard in typical Sam-Obsessed fashion.
There’s just this energy I get when making something for cosplay, and watching a project come-together… it’s just turned into something I love. As some may know, I used to be an Arts student (I left because I hated the grading system on something so subjective) and I think it’s the old non-practicing artist in me that fell in love with the crafting aspect. There’s also the plus-side of this collaborative aspect I’ve found in cosplay and the community that just fascinates me; it’s something I never really found when I was in the fine arts.
Since I’ve put in a little more effort in my cosplay work, I’ve found myself collaborating with other creators to bring something fun and amazing together. With the photographers, videographers, and other cosplayers I’ve worked with we’re actually bringing these characters some life. I’m just amazed and in love with the fact that I’ve found like-minded people and I think life-long friends along this journey.
And this is the journey that I want to share. I’m not telling you to go out there and join the cosplay community (unless of course you’re totally down!) but I’m hoping that my passion for this hobby of mine can inspire you to find something you’ll passionate about to share~ with all the bad and the sad stuff in the media right now, I think some passion is a nice direction to go in, no?
I hope it won’t bore you too much. But, I do understand cosplay is an acquired taste~ I hope you still stick around! I’ll have some non-cosplay stuff pop in every once in a while (probably ranting and raving over anime since I’ve been going on a binge lately~ who knows!).
The collage above is what I’ve worked on since I’ve put some more effort to my craft! All but one of the cosplays pictured are from 2016~
Ignoring pink-haired and out-of-cosplay self~ I’ll list the characters from Top Left to Bottom Right:
(GenderBend) Vincent Valentine – Final Fantasy VII [Photographer: Alex O’Neill Cosplay Photography]
Rory Mercury – GATE: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri [Photographer: HM Cosplay Photography]
(GenderBend) Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes – Marvel Comics [Photographer: Flux Studio]
(GenderBend) Varus Heartseeker Skin – League of Legends [Photographer: Lost Dumplings Photography]
(New) Thor/Jane Foster – Marvel Comics [Photographer: Lost Dumplings Photography]
Leafeon (Original design Gijinka) – Pokemon [Photographer: HM Cosplay Photography]
Terra (Teen Titans) – DC Comics [Photographer: My Mother XD]
Until the next post~
p.s: I’ve gathered from my list that I like taking male characters and making them females haha.
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