I've posted my costume plans for the upcoming year and all the conventions I'll be attending! You can see them all here:
Hi there! I'm Heidi, and I play dress up for fun! XD|
I've been designing and sewing clothing and costumes ever since my grandmother bought me a giant green metal beast of a sewing machine from a garage sale when I was just thirteen, and I still haven't lost the passion for it! I am completely self-taught when it comes to sewing and patternmaking, and if there's one piece of advice I can give, it's that practice really does make perfect.
Anyways, yes...I dress up as imaginary people for fun. Cosplay, or costume play, involves dressing up as characters from different movies and anime, comics and manga, or video games. It's my favorite hobby, simply because I love the challenge of bringing my favorite characters to life. I have a blast working on the detail involved in a costume, from putting it together to finding just the right wig and make-up to learning how to make armor and accessories (chicks with power tools! Whoo!). Then there's the reward of seeing all that time and hard work magically come together. Those are half the fun...prancing around in my creations is the other half! I never quite outgrew my love for playing dress up. ^_^
Besides cosplaying and sewing, I have a lot of other hobbies I enjoy as well. Traveling and exploring is my second passion – more often than not I'm probably outside somewhere in a nice foresty place, hiking...I love being outside in fresh air and sunshine. I also enjoy reading and dancing, and going out to eat with friends.
All in all, I'm a very busy girl, but I'm also very happy with where I am in life. I've got a degree in Graphic Design, and love that I get to earn my living as both a costume designer and an artist. I also love people and am very approachable and friendly, so if you ever bump into me at a convention, be sure to stop and say hello!